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Arts Festival Book Sale

On August 4, 2018, the Annual Lakewood Arts Festival will be held in downtown Lakewood.

The Library will be joining in on these festivities by hosting our Friends of the Library Book Sale.

The sale will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library Friends Book Sale Room, come on inside to enjoy a little air conditioning and to browse all of our bargain priced treasures waiting for you here.

The support we receive from our community, not only in proceeds but also in thoughtful donations, helps the Library bring you the spectacular entertainment and educational programming, of which we are so proud, including the famous front porch concerts and our Sunday with the Friends events.

 

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 5:57 PM, 07.17.2018

Summer Reading “Libraries Rock!” Party At Madison Park

Calling all summer readers! Get ready to celebrate the end of another great summer with games and goodies galore. The Lakewood Public Library Summer Reading Club, "Libraries Rock!," which celebrates music this year, is drawing to a close. That means it’s time for a party! Our summer readers have done a fabulous job, and now it all pays off. All children ages birth through fifth grade can participate in a variety of fun games and activities, and might even win a prize. Those who completed their reading records can participate in our “dunk a librarian” contest. Bring your completed reading record for your chance to soak the staff! The party will be held on Wednesday, August 8th, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Madison Park Pavilion behind the Madison Branch Library at 13229 Madison Ave. This family event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary. Call (216) 226-8275 ext. 140 for more information.

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 5:57 PM, 07.17.2018

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

The Magic of Michael Mage

For the whole family

Comedy and audience participation highlight a hilarious show you have to see to believe. No registration required. Free and open to public.

Friday, July 27, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

Get Ready for Kindergarten

For you and your 3 ½ to 6 year old child

Four days of fun stories and acclimating to activities in preparation for kindergarten. No registration required, come any or all days.

Monday, July 30, 2018 through Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Main Library Activity Room.

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 5:57 PM, 07.17.2018

North Coast Winds Performs Summer Concert

Escape the summer heat for the tranquility of mountain streams when North Coast Winds performs “Of Mountains and Rivers” in the Main Library Auditorium on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 5:57 PM, 07.17.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Booked for Murder: Reader’s Choice

If you share a passion for mystery, join the group each month to discuss your favorites and selections made by group members. Tonight we will discuss: "May We Be Forgiven: A Novel" by A.M. Homes.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 5:57 PM, 07.17.2018

Enjoy The Magic Of Michael Mage

Known as a comedian stuck in a magician’s shoes, Michael Mage incorporates comedy and endless audience participation into his hilarious shows. With years of professional experience, Michael is able to develop his show based around the people in attendance. Come to the Lakewood Public Library and enjoy a child-friendly presentation as the audience becomes the highlight of this comedy magic spectacle. National award winning magician Michael Mage will delight all who attend. Come and be amazed. This entertaining performance will take place on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 5:57 PM, 07.17.2018

This Land is Your Land: Family Storytimes About Diversity

The final session of "This Land is Your Land: Family Storytimes about Diversity" will be coming up on July 15th, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. The series will conclude with a storytime about poverty and economic justice, an issue that effects over 16 million American children today. The issue, then, is best tackled with books about children, but in a way that humanizes the issue and creates empathy. After all, if 1 in 5 children in this country experiences hunger, then poverty is a very real issue facing young people today. Songs, videos and a craft will round out the storytime, along with a discussion on how children and families can help those experiencing poverty. "Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice." - Nelson Mandela

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 6:19 PM, 07.03.2018

Mark Twain Lives At Lakewood Public Library

How does a performer collaborate with a writer who’s been dead since 1910? Ask Mark Dawidziak, television critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, who’s been portraying Mark Twain on stage for thirty-eight years.

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 6:08 PM, 07.03.2018

Meet The Author Of "50 Must-Try Craft Beers Of Ohio"

If you ask Rick Armon, your bucket list is not complete without trying all fifty of his carefully selected Ohio-made craft beers. The hours of exhausting research might have broken any other man, but Armon has endured to bring you his latest, aptly titled book, "50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio." The author will be visiting Lakewood Public Library on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 6:08 PM, 07.03.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Documentary - "1 in 3" (2010)
Directed by Lagueria Davis
Presented by Laura Cowan of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

One in three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. This film features Ophelia Metz, mother of two, as she escapes her own violent situation. When she leaves, the only place for her family is a shelter. Through the eyes of Ophelia and her Advocate, Sydell Thomas, the intricacies behind this largely undiscussed problem are revealed. Laura Cowan is a long-time activist for survivors of domestic violence; she launched the Laura Cowan Foundation, which raises money to help women and children escaping abusive situations.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 6:08 PM, 07.03.2018

Xtreme Magic With David

Children and their families are invited to the Lakewood Public Library to enjoy a performance of Xtreme Magic with David. This versatile entertainer’s love for magic and the performing arts started at a young age. David Anthony received his first magic kit, given to him by his uncle, when he was just five years old. He started performing at various functions throughout the city when he was twelve. While in high school he became a member of the St. Ignatius Circus Company. This opportunity helped him hone his magic and juggling skills. David attended his first magic convention when he was fifteen years old. Since then he has entered many competitions and won several awards with his winning act. From New York to Las Vegas, David has entertained thousands. You can be one of the many who have been awed by David Anthony’s show!

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 6:08 PM, 07.03.2018

Cozy Mystery Author Loves Her Genre

The word “cozy” means warm, comfortable or beneficial, not traits usually attributed to murder. However, in the genre of literature known as cozy mysteries, a character is murdered and an amateur sleuth follows clues to solve the crime. One author of these cozies, as the books are affectionately called, is local writer and librarian Amanda Flower.

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.19.2018

Armstrong Air & Space Programs At The Library

Armstrong Air & Space programs at the Library

The Lakewood Public Library has partnered with The Armstrong Air & Space Museum to put on two exciting, informative, and hands-on programs this summer. These programs are the perfect combination of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – and our summer reading club theme, “Libraries Rock!” And as always, they’re free! To register, stop by the Children’s and Youth Services desk or call us at (216) 226-8275, ext. 140.

Gemini Jams

For youth entering kindergarten through fifth grade

Monday, July 9, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.  

Do you play an instrument? Did you know that astronauts like Chris Hadfield play instruments while in space? It’s a match made in the celestial heavens, and now you can join in the fun! Participants in this program will learn about the instruments played on the Gemini VI mission and built a harmonica out of household items. Kids will then be challenged to create their very own song with it!

 

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.19.2018

Concert By Three Strands

Lakewood Public Library is pleased to welcome Three Strands to our Main Library Auditorium concert stage on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.19.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Literature Series - "Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement"
Presented by Cheryl Wires

The second in our three-week literature series discussing "The Gentle Subversive," Mark Hamilton Lytle’s account of Rachel Carson’s life and legacy. Previous registration required.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.19.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Coast Line: Poetry Reading Series
Readings by Juliet Cook, Diane Ferri and Ryan Pearl

Juliet Cook is the author of "Red Demolition, Poisonous Beauty Skull Lollipop and Horrific Confection." Diane Vogel Ferri is the author of "Liquid Rubies," and "The Desire Path." Ryan Pearl’s work has appeared in "The City Poetry, Brandt 21" and the "GTK Creative Journal."
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 06.05.2018

"Lost Cleveland": Memories of A City

Cleveland has been through many changes over the centuries. One notable pattern is what reporter and author Laura DeMarco calls Cleveland’s “rise-and-fall-and-recovery story.” The city was once a glimmering jewel, one of the largest in the country. In the mid to late 1900s, though, many historic Cleveland landmarks and treasures were demolished, closed, or abandoned. A number of these landmarks are highlighted in DeMarco’s book, "Lost Cleveland."

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 06.05.2018

Movie Makers Is Back At Lakewood Public Library

Calling all Movie Makers! Our stop-motion animation class is back for a summer session. Join us on Tuesdays, June 12, 2018 through July 17, 2018 for a five week adventure in film making. We’ll spend two and a half hours from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. exploring the various formats and props used to create a short animated film with the stop motion technique. You will also learn how to use Movie Makers software to edit and produce your own cinematic wonder.  All of the materials and equipment needed to create your film will be provided. The class is open to student entering sixth through twelfth grade in the fall of 2018, however, we will consider students entering fifth grade if space allows. Please call (216) 226-8275 ext. 140 for more information and to register.

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 06.05.2018

Adam Miller: Folk Singer, Autoharpist And Storyteller

Adam Miller returns to the Main Library’s concert stage on Sunday, June 17, 2018. An accomplished autoharpist, Miller is renowned as a folk singer and as a storyteller who appeals to all age groups. He accompanies his resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking and beautiful melodies.

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 06.05.2018

This Land Is Your Land: Family Storytimes About Diversity

Spring is finally here, and so is the next session of Lakewood Public Library's diversity and inclusion storytime- This Land Is Your Land- Body Positive edition. What is body positivity you might ask? Body positivity is recognizing that all bodies are equally valuable and worthy of acceptance and love, regardless of size, shape, gender, race or ability. It's about letting others decide what is good and healthy for their bodies, and that no one deserves bias or prejudice because of their size.

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 3:06 PM, 05.15.2018

You Are Entering The Twilight Zone: Life Lessons From A Timeless Show

You may have watched an episode of "The Twilight Zone" and laughed, shaken your head, cringed, cowered (in my case,) or been amazed at its ingenuity. But did you ever think of "The Twilight Zone" as a body of work from which you could draw countless life lessons? Author and critic Mark Dawidziak was inspired to do just that, resulting in his book, "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone: A Fifth-Dimension Guide to Life."

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 3:06 PM, 05.15.2018

Baby Thief Author Will Sign Books At Library

It sounds like a nightmare: renowned social worker accused of kidnapping and selling babies. But this is no horror story; it’s the true account of Georgia Tann, written by Lakewood author Barbara Bisantz Raymond.

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 3:06 PM, 05.15.2018

Lakewood Public Library Summer Reading Club Starts

Libraries Rock! Music of all kinds is the theme of summer reading this year, so dance your way to either the Main or Madison Branch libraries to sign up for Summer Reading Club! Starting Monday, May 14, children ages birth through fifth grade can sign up to be a part of “Libraries Rock!” Sixth through twelfth graders have their own reading club, “This Party Rocks!” Participants will gather stamps and prizes as they go, and a special reward awaits those who complete thirty hours, thirty books, or thirty chapters of reading by Monday, August 6. 

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Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 12:39 PM, 05.01.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Film - "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939)
Directed by Frank Capra

Idealistic Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) is thrust into the spotlight as a United States Senator despite a total lack of political clout. He is shocked by the corruption among the high-ranking officials and takes on a personal mission to expose them despite the risk to his own career.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 12:39 PM, 05.01.2018

Friends Of Lakewood Library Summer Bag Book Sale

   

Summer’s coming, and the ‘Super’ Friends of LPL are here just in the nick of time to help you prepare for those sunny days spent relaxing by Foster pool or sitting in your favorite shady spot on the front porch with all the books and magazines you’ll need thanks to their Summer Bag Book Sale.

The Members Only Summer Book Sale preview (not a bag sale) is Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You can join the Friends at the door for as little as three dollars to participate.  The Big Better Books in the lower level lobby will be half price on Thursday night.

               

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Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 12:39 PM, 05.01.2018

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Meet Local Author/Illustrator: Michael Samulak

For you and your 2 to 8 year old child

Meet and enjoy a story time with the author of A Wonderful Day and A is for Africa. Registration required.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.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.

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Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 12:39 PM, 05.01.2018

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

When it comes to mental health, we can do better. As a nation, we need more awareness, more treatment and more funding to promote mental health. What we don’t need is more stigma surrounding mental illness.

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Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 12:39 PM, 05.01.2018

Meditation Series Presented By Nadine Feighan

The Library is pleased to welcome back Nadine Feighan for another series on meditation. Building on the popularity of last year’s Heartfulness Meditation series, Feighan will return to the Lakewood Public Library Main Multipurpose Room on Tuesday May 1, 2018 and Tuesday May 8, 2018 for a two-part meditation series.

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Volume 14, Issue 8, Posted 3:27 PM, 04.17.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Author Event - "The Edge of Innocence: The Trial of Casper Bennett"
by David Miraldi

The Edge of Innocence is historical fiction based on the 1964 murder trial of Casper Bennett, a man accused of drowning his wife in a bathtub of scalding water in Lorain. Bennett’s sensational trial pitted an aggressive, mercurial county prosecutor against the author’s father, a civil trial attorney who had never before defended anyone for murder. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 8, Posted 3:27 PM, 04.17.2018

Sunday With The Friends: The Cleveland Opera Performs April 29

Discover the joys of opera as The Cleveland Opera performs at Lakewood Public Library on Sunday, April 29, 2018 as part of our popular Sunday with the Friends program. The 2:00 p.m. show will be a free performance of Le Mariage aux Lanternes, or Marriage by Lantern-Light, by Jacques Offenbach.

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Volume 14, Issue 8, Posted 3:27 PM, 04.17.2018

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show

Have you ever seen a red-footed tortoise, a dwarf caiman, a silver fox rabbit, or a 13 foot Burmese python? These are just some of the animals that Outback Ray might bring to his upcoming performance at the Lakewood Public Library. Outback Ray has had a passion for animals since he was a child and has been doing live animal shows since 1987. He has appeared on television, radio talk shows, and has trained animals for commercials. Outback Ray shares his knowledge with the audience as he tells fascinating facts about each of his beloved animals. All of Outback Ray’s animals live in his home as pets and are given the greatest care possible. The animals are trained and handled daily to ensure the safety of the audience as well as the animals. Bring your family to this educational and fun program and give them the opportunity to see these and other exotic animals.

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Volume 14, Issue 8, Posted 3:27 PM, 04.17.2018

The Beloved Bard Of Kent At Lakewood Public Library

In “Clouds Pile Up in the North,” Maj Ragain describes “the enduring life of poetry, how it can link what is here with the past, how scratchings on a page can come alive, how that voice extends far beyond our brief time.” Ragain’s voice will undoubtedly extend beyond his time; it will also be heard in Lakewood on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. when this acclaimed poet visits the Lakewood Public Library.

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Volume 14, Issue 7, Posted 12:07 PM, 04.03.2018

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Art Connection
For students in kindergarten through fifth grade

Create your own unique piece of art to take home. Registration required.

Saturday, April 4, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library Activity Room.

 

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Volume 14, Issue 7, Posted 12:07 PM, 04.03.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Film - "Goodfellas" (1990)
Directed by Martin Scorsese

Mobster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) begins his life of crime as a gofer for local mob boss Paul “Paulie” Cicero (Paul Sorvino). Upon initiation into the crime family he is introduced to his partners Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) and Jimmy Conway (Robert DeNiro).
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 7, Posted 12:07 PM, 04.03.2018

Sew Your Own Library Tote

In observance of Earth Day later this month, go green and sew your own tote at Lakewood Public Library. The Library stopped handing out plastic bags years ago out of a concern for the environment and as a way to save a little money but that doesn’t mean we want you to stop checking out more materials than you can carry.

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Volume 14, Issue 7, Posted 12:07 PM, 04.03.2018

March "Magical" Madness

Tired of all the basketball hoopla? Then join us for a little March “magical” madness at Lakewood Public Library on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Robert E. from Cleveland Magic and Balloons will delight children of all ages with his magical illusions and amazing balloon creations. The entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 14, Issue 6, Posted 7:14 PM, 03.20.2018

Get To Know The Birds Of Northeast Ohio

As the snow melts and the ground thaws, you may begin to notice an influx of singing visitors to your backyard birdfeeders. From the Northern Cardinal to the Dark-Eyed Junco, over 200 species of birds make their home in Northeast Ohio in a typical year. Migratory birds such as the Blue-headed Vireo head south for the winter but bring their songs back to Ohio in the spring months.

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Volume 14, Issue 6, Posted 7:14 PM, 03.20.2018

LPL CALENDAR OF EVENTS Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Author Event - A Path through Ohio: A Bicycle Journal
Book by Mark J. Looney

Mark Looney explores the state of Ohio by bike, riding on the Ohio to Erie Trail, a newly formed bicycle trail, which links Lake Erie to the Ohio River. “Looney’s Road Rules” provide the details necessary for any intermediate or long distance ride. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 6, Posted 7:14 PM, 03.20.2018

MTA: Author Craig Sanders And The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

The railroad tracks that curl across our American countryside remind us how interconnected the history of the railroad is with that of our nation’s history. “The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad,” by author Craig Sanders, details the life and times of a local train system that has become a favorite feature of Northeast Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley. Sanders will visit Lakewood Public Library as part of our Meet the Author series on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Main Library Basement Auditorium.

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Volume 14, Issue 6, Posted 7:14 PM, 03.20.2018

The Lakewood Public Library Shows You How

Have you ever wondered how to tackle a task and wished you had something more interactive than written instructions or a YouTube video? The Lakewood Public Library's upcoming How-to Series will try to answer some of these burning questions. Over the span of six months, from March to August 2018, the library will have a series of presentations that cover everything from couponing and composting to dream interpretation.

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Volume 14, Issue 5, Posted 12:07 PM, 04.03.2018

Meet Author/Cyclist Mark J. Looney

Cyclist Mark J. Looney will discuss his latest book, "A Path through Ohio: A Bicycle Journal" in his Meet the Author appearance at the Lakewood Public Library's Main Auditorium on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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Volume 14, Issue 5, Posted 9:40 PM, 03.06.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Friends’ Spring Book Sale Preview
Members-only book sale preview. Memberships may be purchased at the door for as little as $3.00.
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Library Friends Book Sale Room

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Volume 14, Issue 5, Posted 9:40 PM, 03.06.2018

Space Is The Place: NASA@MyLibrary Programs

Engage and inspire your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through special programs made possible by funding through a NASA@MyLibrary grant. Registration required. Space is limited. Register online at http://www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/event-age-group/youth-programs/ or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 140.

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Volume 14, Issue 5, Posted 9:40 PM, 03.06.2018

LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Performance – Great Lakes Theater Classics on Tour Huck Finn

Great Lakes Theater’s Classics on tour presents Huck Finn. Adapted by Eric Schmiedl and based on the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Two runaways – a boy and a slave – team-up for adventure on the mighty Mississippi! On the journey, they learn lessons of integrity, dignity, and friendship.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 12:12 PM, 02.20.2018

Hospice 101: Help Is Available

Hospice provides care for individuals and families when they need it the very most. On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7 p.m., Nancy Miller, RN at The Hospice of the Western Reserve will visit Lakewood Public Library for an informative discussion about end-of-life and palliative care services that are available and how to access them.

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 12:12 PM, 02.20.2018

Illustration Creation And Art Connection

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 at the Lakewood Public Library. 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.

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 12:12 PM, 02.20.2018

Strokes Of Genius Fun

Do you enjoy art? Do you like to use markers, oil pastels and paint? Are you in the second, third or fourth grade? If you answered “yes” to these questions, sign up for the Strokes of Genius program at the Lakewood Public Library. You will have the opportunity to learn about renowned artists and then have fun creating your own masterpiece in each artist’s style. Register for this program online at lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/youth or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 140. You can also register at the Children’s and Youth Services desk at the Main Library or the Madison Branch.

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 12:12 PM, 02.20.2018

Spring Into The Spring Book Sale!

It’s time for our spring book sale, and we are so excited to once again showcase one of our biggest highlights here at Lakewood Public Library.  We have an amazingly large selection of materials for our beloved patrons. This time around, our special attraction for the Spring sale is in the Big Better Book area located in the main library's lower level lobby. They will all be half price, even including new materials. We will also have a nice selection of military history and transportation books for our patrons to peruse. This will be one of the featured areas in the Big Better Book section.

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 12:12 PM, 02.20.2018

Magic By Blake

An enthusiastic group of children and their parents enjoyed an entertaining versatile program at the Lakewood Public Library on a recent Saturday evening. “Magic by Blake” showcased a young illusionist who started the evening with several mystifying tricks. A juggling demonstration followed that had balls, rings, and pins flying through the air. Jaws dropped as Blake pulled a unicycle from behind the curtain and juggled as he rode the unicycle back and forth in front of captivated children. Balloon creations ranging from a flower to Superheroes were quickly fashioned by the able fingers of the magician to reward youngsters who had assisted with puzzling trickery.

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Volume 14, Issue 3, Posted 4:45 PM, 02.06.2018