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Merose Hwang Discusses Shamanism In South Korea

With rising health care costs and a scarcity of doctors, people are considering alternatives to traditional health care.  In neoprimitive communities, many see shamanistic rituals as providing both preventive and curative medicine. Learn more about shamanism when Merose Hwang presents Shamanism in South Korea on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

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Volume 13, Issue 6, Posted 8:14 PM, 03.21.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, March 22
Lakewood Historical Society - Lakewood’s Templar Motors: 100 Years Since the Founding
Presented by Dave Buehler

With legendary names such as Winton, Baker, Sperry, Lang and Parrish associated with the city on the lake, Lakewood’s own transportation history is vast. The core of Lakewood’s automobile history could be based around the city’s one and only automobile manufacturer—the Templar Motors Company. Located on Athens Avenue, the Templar Motors Company operated from 1917 to 1924 and manufactured cars for a global market with over 130 dealers worldwide.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 6, Posted 8:14 PM, 03.21.2017

Lakewood Public Library Adapted & Special Needs Programming

Sensory Storytime and Music Therapy & More are back for another season at Lakewood Public Library. In partnership with Connecting for Kids and in collaboration with other area libraries Sensory Storytime will transition to Adapted Storytime. Adapted Storytime is where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. Similar to a traditional story time, Adapted Storytime is a perfect option for any child who has trouble sitting still, and requires more interaction to stay engaged. This program is geared towards children ages 3-7, but all ages are welcome.

Music Therapy & More is a program delivered in collaboration with Connecting for Kids and is supported by a generous grant from the Community West Foundation. Presented by a Board Certified Music Therapist for children ages 1-6, families will enjoy thirty minutes of music-making fun, dancing, and instrument playing. At the conclusion of the program, parents will receive handouts with resources for continuing the music therapy experience at home.

Adapted Storytime will be held on Sundays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Main Branch of Lakewood Public Library in the Toddler Storytime Room.

Spring and Summer dates are April 9th, Mat 7th, June 4th, July 30th, and August 27th.

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Volume 13, Issue 6, Posted 8:14 PM, 03.21.2017

National Poetry Month At The Library

Have you ever wanted to make long, boring paragraphs into something cooler? Would you rather rap than write an essay? Do you want to bend or break the rules of writing to make something uniquely you? If so, you’re probably a spoken word artist or poet. The Library is celebrating National Poetry Month in April, and we need middle and high schoolers to help.

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Volume 13, Issue 6, Posted 8:14 PM, 03.21.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, March 8
Author Event - "The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting" by Anne Trubek

Anne Trubek argues that the decline of handwriting in daily life does not signal a decline in civilization but rather the next stage in the evolution of communication. Trubek uncovers the significant impact handwriting has had on culture and humanity, from the first recorded handwriting on the clay tablets of the Sumerians, to the invention of the alphabet as we know it. Each innovation has threatened entrenched interests, yet new methods of communication have always appeared. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 5, Posted 6:18 PM, 03.07.2017

Extreme Survivor Roleplay At The Library: 5th-8th Grade

What would you do if your ship sunk and you found yourself in the middle of the ocean surrounded by sharks like the crew of the USS Indianapolis in 1945? How would you survive if you were separated from your team members on a mountain climbing expedition with temperatures dropping by the minute? What if you were trapped right in the middle of the… Zombie Apocalypse?

Each week, we’ll explore a different survival scenario, participate in interactive discussions of survival techniques, and then put them into practice! We’ll also try trivia, play games, and face challenges both mental and physical that relate to Extreme Survival. On our final meeting, we’ll have a costume contest, photo opportunities, games, and prizes! Extreme Survival is a six-week program for students in fifth through eighth grade. Register online, stopping by Children’s and Youth Services, or call (216)226-8275 ext. 140. Wednesdays, March 15 – April 19; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 13, Issue 5, Posted 6:18 PM, 03.07.2017

Zap's Wild And Wacky Balloon Show

Zap is back at Lakewood Public Library! Saturday March 18th, 2017, join us for Zap’s Wild and Wacky Balloon Show, an event that blends magic, comedy, and balloon art into one fun-filled night. If you have never seen Zap the Magician perform, now is your chance!

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Volume 13, Issue 5, Posted 6:18 PM, 03.07.2017

Illustration Creation

Calling all artists in kindergarten through first grade! Do you love to look at the illustrations in picture books? Create your own masterpieces in Illustration Creation, an engaging art program featuring picture book illustration. This six week program will feature a different children’s book illustrator and author each week for project inspiration and will culminate in an art show for family and friends. We’ll read a story, learn a little bit about the illustrator and create our own works of art for sixty fun filled minutes! This program at the main branch of the Lakewood Public Library is for students in kindergarten through first grade. Illustration Creation will be on Thursdays, March 9 through April 13 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library Activity Room of Children’s and Youth Services. Space is limited and registration is required. Stop by the Children’s desk or call 216-226-8275x140 to register.

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Volume 13, Issue 5, Posted 6:18 PM, 03.07.2017

Oleg Kruglyakov Concert

The balalaika is a Russian stringed musical instrument with a triangular body and three strings. It comes in various sizes and can produce several different pitches. 

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Volume 13, Issue 5, Posted 6:18 PM, 03.07.2017

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

For school-age children

Bone up on your reading skills by reading to a dog. Drop in for a one-to-one session with one of our dogs and owners that have been certified through Therapy Dogs International.

Saturday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

Sensory Story Time
For you and your 3-7 year old child

This story time program can be enjoyed by all children, but it is specifically designed for young children with special needs, autism or those with sensory processing challenges. Registration required.

Sunday, March 12, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Main Library Toddler Story Room.

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Volume 13, Issue 5, Posted 6:18 PM, 03.07.2017

Great Lakes Theater Presents “The Jabberwocky” At The Library

As part of their Classics on Tour series, Great Lakes Theater will present “The Jabberwocky” on Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved poem, Great Lakes Theater’s production of “The Jabberwocky” tells the tale of two students who band together after being bullied.

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.21.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, February 22
Literature Series - "A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
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The Afghani culture told through the folktales and poetic voice of Omar will be the primary focus of this third installment of our free, four week course, presented by Barbara Parr, an instructor with Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.21.2017

Strokes Of Genius Fun

Do you enjoy art? Do you like to use markers, paint, and glue? Are you in the second, third, or fourth grade?

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.21.2017

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

For school-age children

Bone up on your reading skills by reading to a dog. Drop in for a one-to-one session with one of our dogs and owners that have been certified through Therapy Dogs International.

Saturday, February 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

Sew Your Own Library Tote
For anyone age 8 and up

Create your own unique and stylish tote bag in this hands-on, no experience necessary craft program. Registration required.

Saturday, February 11, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library Homework Room.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017

Library Presents Two Part Series: Judaism and …

Lakewood Public Library presents a two-part series on Judaism and its relevance to ongoing concerns in our lives.

The first program, Judaism and the Environment, takes place on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium. What does the ancient religion of Judaism have to say about protecting the environment? We will consider the concepts of bal tashchit  (“do not destroy”) and l’vadah ul’ shamrah (“to till and to tend”).

The second program, Judaism and Particularism and Universalism, takes place on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium and will consider the balance between particularism and universalism through the lens of the Siddur, a Jewish prayer book.

Both programs will be led by Rabbi Enid Lader, the Rabbi of Beth Israel – The West Temple. Admission is free and open to all.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, February 8
Literature Series - "A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
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Qais Akabar Omar, a young Afghan writer, born in 1982 writes a riveting memoir of his family’s experiences in Afghanistan. The Afghani culture told through the folktales and poetic voice of Omar will be the primary focus of this free, four-week course, presented by Barbara Parr, an instructor with Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program. Please Register in advance at www.lifelonglearningcleveland.org, or by calling the Library at (216) 226-8275.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017

Mr. Alex's Magic Show

Abracadebra! Hocus pocus! Alakazam! Witness an amazing display of tricks and illusions and be dazzled by this performance when Lakewood Public Library presents Mr. Alex’s Magic Show. Children and their families are invited to join in the magical fun as Mr. Alex executes fascinating tricks and amazing illusions. Classic magic fills this child friendly presentation that will be a delight for all ages. These mystical maneuvers will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room, which is located in Children’s and Youth Services. This show is free and open to the public and no registration is required. For details about other youth programs at the Lakewood Public Library, please call (216) 226-8275, ext. 140 or visit www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/youth.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017

The Music And Tradition Of Turkey

A cultural center opened on Madison Avenue in Lakewood in 2012 with a mission to promote interaction and understanding between Turkish and American culture. The Turkish American Society of Ohio continues that mission with two programs at the Lakewood Public Library in February.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017

Teen Fine Artists Paint The Classics

The Lakewood Public Library is looking for some talented teens for their new fine art program, “Paint a Masterpiece.” This is one of the first teen art programs ever offered by the Library which will focus on young artists of some experience rather than beginners, and aims to offer a little more insight and skilled instruction. For this exciting series, each young artist will be assigned a famous painting to recreate. Visual skills will be key as they dissect complex color creation, composition, brush stroke style, and other components in an attempt to mimic a masterpiece.

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 1:46 PM, 01.24.2017

Sharing The Dream

These beautiful handmade cards were crafted by students attending a program at the Lakewood Public Library on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. After stories and a song celebrating King’s life and legacy, the participants had fun making a greeting card to warm the hearts of nursing home residents. The cards are being distributed to folks living at O’Neill Healthcare Lakewood. Each child took home a booklet about the life of Dr. King to cut and color, a song sheet, and a bookmark.

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 1:46 PM, 01.24.2017

Yin Tang Dance Performs At Lakewood Public Library

In celebration of Chinese New Year, Yin Tang Dance will perform traditional Chinese dances on Saturday, January 28 at 2 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium. Under the direction of Yin Tang, the dance company is the premier Chinese dance company in Cleveland.

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 1:46 PM, 01.24.2017

How To Overcome Heartbreak: Recovering From Misguided Love By Nicole D. Miller

If heartbreak is a part of life, how can we survive it? Nicole D. Miller, MBA, provides many thoughtful answers to the question as she describes her journey through the pain of lost love in her new book, "How to Overcome Heartbreak: Recovering from Misguided Love." The local author and speaker will be coming to Lakewood Public Library as part of our Meet the Author series on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The talk will take place in the Main Library Basement Auditorium at 15425 Detroit Avenue.

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 1:46 PM, 01.24.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, January 25
Talk - Lakewood Historical Society
The Art and Architecture of Lakewood Public Library

The Library buildings themselves are works of art. Library Director Mr. Crawford will discuss the buildings’ architects and artists including Edward R. Tilton, who designed the original Carnegie library; Abram Garfield, who renovated the Madison Branch; Reed Thomason’s mural of literary characters; David Deming’s "Lake and Wood"; the Richard Haas murals; and "Transversion" by Peter Diepenbrock.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, January 26
Author Event - "The Cubicle Chronicles" by Lynn Brookdale

Bethany Bowers is like most recent college grads: idealistic, underemployed, and broke. After leaving her dead-end telemarketing job, she happily accepts a position at a prestigious Pittsburgh recruiting firm. She soon discovers, however, that it’s a corporate world and she’s just living in it. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 1:46 PM, 01.24.2017

Family Music And More Presents The Mad Mountain Juggler

You don’t need to run away to the circus to see a crazy great juggler. Come on down to the Lakewood Public Library for our Family Music and More program where we’ll be presenting the Mad Mountain Juggler. John Flower is the zaniest showman around, and will put on a rousing interactive walk-around juggling show. Bring the whole family for a wild and wacky time.

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

MTA: Leadership For Adolescents Author Dr. Carolyn Anderson

Lakewood Public Library welcomes Dr. Carolyn M. Anderson, the author of "Leadership for Adolescents," on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. for a discussion about the guide that helps teenagers develop the qualities of a leader in school and work. This Meet the Author program will be held in the Main Library Basement Auditorium.

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Volume 13, Issue 1, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, January 11
Lakewood Historical Society
Extra! Extra! A History of Cleveland’s Front Pages

From 1818 to the present, Cleveland has never been without a daily newspaper. John Vacha, an associate editor of the "Encyclopedia of Cleveland History," will review the history of journalism in the Forest City. Come and hear all about it!
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 1, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

The Art And Architecture Of Lakewood Public Library

The Lakewood Public Library is a popular place for residents to visit, whether they browse for books and magazines, check out the awesome collection of DVD’s and CD’s, take the kids to story hour or attend one of the many free movies, lectures or musical performances. What’s in the library is so enchanting, many people forget the buildings themselves are architecturally significant, with impressive works of art within their walls.

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Volume 13, Issue 1, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

Share The Dream: A Celebration Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For some children, being off from school on January 16, 2017, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, means sleeping late, playing video games, and watching television. The Lakewood Public Library is offering a meaningful alternative. Your child can still catch some extra shut-eye, however from 2 to 3 p.m. they can take part in a program that will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through stories, songs, and a craft.

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Volume 13, Issue 1, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

The Lark of the Clans, Ginger Ackley… Celtic with a Twist.

Come connect with the magical past and the lessons that we need to remember through Ginger Ackley’s Celtic music with a twist. Dubbed “Lark of the Clans” by her musical Renaissance Faire friends, Ackley brings her ethereal autoharp and whistles to share as part of Lakewood Public Library’s Sunday with the Friends.

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Volume 12, Issue 26, Posted 2:29 PM, 01.06.2017

Women In STEM Series

The gender disparity in STEM fields has been well documented, but this month, that’s about to change.

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Volume 12, Issue 26, Posted 8:36 PM, 12.20.2016

LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, December 21
Talk - R. Guy Cowan in Lakewood and Beyond

Cowan Pottery is a distinctive form of American art pottery that was produced in Lakewood from 1912 to 1917 and then in Rocky River from 1920 to 1931. It was the only art pottery in Northeast Ohio and, during its heyday, was recognized as one of the leading potteries of the nation. Lauren Hansgen, curator of the Cowan Pottery Museum at Rocky River Public Library, will speak on the history of Cowan, including its Lakewood beginnings.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 12, Issue 26, Posted 8:36 PM, 12.20.2016

Bike Repair Stand At Lakewood Public Library

Lakewood Public Library recently installed a stainless steel bicycle repair stand. Located in front of the Main Library at 15425 Detroit Avenue, the stand includes an air pump and other tools necessary to perform bicycle repairs and maintenance from inflating or changing flat tires to adjusting brakes and derailleurs.

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Volume 12, Issue 25, Posted 7:29 PM, 12.06.2016

Make Something Old, New Again!

Are you wondering what to do to keep the kids busy during winter break? Bring them to Lakewood Public Library for some upcycling fun! Students in third through eighth grade are invited to join us for Upcycling: from Rags to Riches on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 12, Issue 25, Posted 7:29 PM, 12.06.2016

Poetry Comes Alive At The Library

What was born in France, has thirty-nine lines and repeats itself? A sestina, silly! This poetic form, which dates back to the twelfth century, has been used over the years by poets old and new, including Dante and Petrarch, as well as Ezra Pound, Elizabeth Bishop and John Ashbery.

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Volume 12, Issue 25, Posted 7:29 PM, 12.06.2016

Cowen Pottery At The Lakewood Public Library

A piece of history originated and resides here in Lakewood. Cowan Pottery Studio was one of the leading potteries in the 1920s. Reginald Guy Cowan was born to a family of potters. His great fondness of pottery led him to establish a studio in a barn on Euclid and E. 107th Street. In 1913, he discontinued teaching to move his pottery to Nicholson Avenue in Lakewood. He closed his pottery studio to serve in the United States Armed Forces between 1917-19.

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Volume 12, Issue 25, Posted 7:29 PM, 12.06.2016

LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, December 7
Art to Go: Artists of Our Region

Cleveland Museum of Art staff and trained volunteers will visit the Library with genuine art objects from the museum’s collection. Patrons will be introduced to 20th-century artists who studied and worked at local cultural institutions, schools, and production workshops such as the Cleveland Institute of Art, Karamu House, Huntington Polytechnic, and Cowan Pottery Studio. These interactive sessions offer a unique hands-on experience, engaging learners of all ages. Registration is required. Call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127 to register.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

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Volume 12, Issue 25, Posted 7:29 PM, 12.06.2016

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Comic Crash Course

For students in fifth through eighth grade

Join us for a four-week crash course in writing, illustrating, and publishing comic books. Registration required.

Thursday, December 8 through December 29, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library Activity Room.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

For school-age children

Bone up on your reading skills by reading to a dog. Drop in for a one-to-one session with one of our dogs and owners that have been certified through Therapy Dogs International.

Saturday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 12, Issue 25, Posted 7:29 PM, 12.06.2016

Comics Crash Course For Kids

The Lakewood Public Library is hosting a brief series aimed at helping young aspiring comic creators to focus their ideas and create a short comic in four simple stages. The program will encompass conceptualization, character creation, development of both written and visual narrative, as well as ideas about self-publishing and other ways to get their work out there. In four weeks we will work through each stage while creating our comic strips. Kids who are inspired by their favorite webcomic, syndicated comic strip, comic book or graphic novel are encouraged to join up and try their hand at writing and drawing their own comic.

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016

Gone To The Dogs

Lakewood Public Library hasn’t gone to the dogs, they are coming to us on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Every second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. school-age children may enjoy reading books to a few four-legged friends at Tail Waggin’ Tutors, a literacy program for beginner readers to bone up on their reading skills by sharing a book or two with therapy dogs certified through Therapy Dogs International.

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Lakewood Lego® League

For youth in kindergarten through fifth grade (caregivers welcome)

Use LPL’s collection of Lego® Bricks and your own imagination to create fabulous new structures and designs each month. No registration, but numbered tickets will be given out first-come, first-served.

Sunday, December 4, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library Activity Room.

Comic Crash Course

For students in fifth through eighth grade

Join us for a four-week crash course in writing, illustrating, and publishing comic books. Registration required.

Thursday, December 8 through December 29, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library Activity Room.

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, November 24
Thanksgiving Day – Library Closed

Library closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 26
Film - "Down Periscope" (1996)

Due to a bet by his superiors, Lt. Commander Tom Dodge (Kelsey Grammer) is finally put in command of a submarine of his own. But, it’s an old junk box of a submarine: the U.S.S. Stingray. With a ragtag bunch of sailors and a bit unconventional in his tactics, Dodge must outsmart his competitors for a chance to command a nuclear sub of his own.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, November 27
Film -
"Earth, Water, Woman" (2013)
Three decades ago, Akilah Jaramogi settled on a barren, deforested hillside in Trinidad and Tobago. She and her late husband, Tacuma, started a family and reforested over 125 acres. "Earth, Water, Woman" tells the inspiring story of a sustainable agro-forestry community led by Akilah called Fondes Amandes.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016

Unsolved Murders Author Chronicles Cold Cases

“Murders and disappearances dig holes in the hearts of those family members and friends who are left behind to sort things out,” Jane Ann Turzillo writes in the introduction to her book Unsolved Murders and Disappearances in Northeast Ohio. “As time goes on, new cases come to the forefront and the old ones get pushed aside. They become nothing more than forgotten papers in a dusty attic or basement record rooms.”

Turzillo, who will speak on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium, tells ten forgotten stories in her book—eight that involve “deceit, treachery, and murder” and two about children who “vanished without a trace.”

These include Louise Wolf and Mabel Foote, two Parma teachers, who, while walking to work one winter morning, were bludgeoned to death by a maniac, and then, there’s the Carnival Girl, whose body was “cast off like a rag doll” on an East Liverpool road in 1944.

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016

Holiday Book Sale

It’s time for our famous bag of books sale! Saturday, December 3 is the Bag Sale starting at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Main Library Friends Book Sale Room located in the basement The price is just $3 a bag! Our sale this time around is just stuffed to the brim with amazing finds. It’s the perfect chance to get ready for the cold winter months with tons of great reading material for such a bargain!

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016

The Library Welcomes The Gage Brothers

The Gage Brothers got their start in 2014 when brothers Ben and Zach Gage were students at the University of Akron. Their first album, Take It Back, was released in August of 2015 and was voted one of Cleveland’s top albums of the year. Ben Gage plays the harmonica and the cajón, a box-shaped drum, while Zach plays the guitar.

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.09.2016

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday November 9
Talk - Math Success: A Series for Parents with Struggling Students

Many students struggle with math. Come get advice, tips and tricks from teachers that will help your student succeed at math, school and beyond. Tonight’s topic is Finding Math Help for Your Children (Tutors, Online and More).
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.09.2016

Fall Fun With Teen Crafts

Craft savvy teens can come have a bit of fun at The Lakewood Public Library this month and walk away with their own handmade fall-themed tabletop display. With just a bit of pretty patterned paper and a little creativity they will create an impressive centerpiece to decorate any table. Teens will learn how to craft two styles of paper flowers and paper strip pumpkins out of tissue, crepe, and scrapbooking paper, then assemble them into centerpiece that will have everyone saying, “Wow! You made that?!”

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.09.2016

Strokes Of Genius Concludes With Art Show

The seven week fall session of Strokes of Genius at the Lakewood Public Library came to a close in November as participating second, third, and fourth graders proudly showcased their talent at an Art Show for family and friends. Each week students learned about the life and work of a different artist and then completed an art project motivated by the style of that artist. Artwork created by Paul Klee, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, and M. C. Escher provided the inspiration for the students’ creative efforts. Oil pastels, wire and paper, markers, clay, and cut paper were some of the mediums used. One project involved painting with string. The young artists dipped long pieces of string into tempera paint and placed the string on paper. This resulted in beautiful works of art! In addition, public art and sculptures in Cleveland and Lakewood were studied. Each participant took home their creative work and a certificate.

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.09.2016