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This Land Is Your Land: Family Story Times About Diversity

Lakewood Public Library is launching an exciting new story time series this fall, This Land is Your Land: Family Story Times about Diversity. This story time is open to families with children ages 0-8, but ALL are welcome! The goal is to promote an inclusive community by creating a safe space for children and families to learn and discuss current issues through story time. Topics for this fall and winter include differently-abled people, LGBTQ+ people, gender identity, immigrant and refugee rights, and racial equality. Research suggests biases may form at a much earlier age than previously thought, sometimes as early as three years old. Literature is a wonderful way to introduce topics of diversity to children in a way that is developmentally appropriate and fun! Each month will focus on a different social justice issue through age-appropriate books, songs and a craft or activity at the end.

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 9:25 PM, 09.19.2017

Fall Art Programs

Calling all young artists! Fall is nearly upon us, which means there are a cornucopia of art programs at the Lakewood Public Library for students from kindergarten all the way through eighth grade to choose from.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Local Poets At Library In October

If words are the foundation of a library’s essence, poetry is the soundtrack of its being. Lakewood Public Library traditionally celebrates this art form in April during National Poetry Month, but we had too much fun in the spring to let it go. Therefore, the Library will continue throughout fall and winter to feature presentations by local poets in its Coast Line Poetry Reading Series.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Dr. Bob De Maria Discusses Hormone Imbalances

We are living in a sea of estrogen which taxes the body’s detoxifying organs. Up to ninety-five percent of breast cancer cases may be linked to estrogen saturation.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, September 21
Author Event - "The Great Forgetting"
Book by James Renner

When history teacher Jack Felter gets a call that his father, a retired pilot suffering from dementia, is quickly losing his memories, he reluctantly returns to his hometown of Franklin Mills. Jack has been trying to forget about Franklin Mills ever since Sam, the girl he fell in love with, ran off with his best friend, Tony. But Tony has vanished and everyone assumes the worst. Soon Jack is pulled into the search for Tony, but the only one who seems to know anything is Tony’s last patient, a paranoid boy named Cole.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Children & Youth: Thinking About Money

Good financial habits can be taught at an early age. The Library is proud to feature a number of programs aimed at youth of all ages. To celebrate,  we’ll be hosting a money-themed scavenger hunt for children of all ages throughout September.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Congratulations To 671 Lakewood Summer Readers! THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS!

Congratulations to 671 Summer Readers from birth through twelfth grade who finished the Lakewood Public Library summer reading club by reading either 30 books, 30 chapters or 30 hours from May 15, 2017 through August 7, 2017. A total of 2,792 children and students were registered for the Summer Reading Club this summer; 21,803 books/chapters and 3,090 hours of reading were completed. WOW! Readers recorded their reading and checked in at the Main Library and/or the Madison Branch throughout the summer and received support and encouragement from library staff, parents, caregivers, and community supporters as we all joined together to prevent the "summer slide."

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, September 6 (for Burmese speakers)
Financial Literacy Workshops for Burmese and Nepali Speakers
Presentation by Asian Services in Action

Asian Services in Action (ASIA Inc.) will present Financial Literacy workshops for Burmese (Sept. 6, 2017) and Nepali (Sept. 13, 2017) refugee families to learn about budgeting, banking, credit and more. This program is being held in conjunction with the Thinking Money exhibit, which is will be on display at Main Library from September 1st through October 6th. Thinking Money strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics—like saving, spending and avoiding fraud—in a way that is not only understandable, but fun. 
7:00 p.m. in the Madison Branch Meeting Room

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Space: Above & Beyond Roleplay At The Library: 5th-8th Grade

What role would you play if you were given the opportunity to be one of the first colonists on Mars? What skills would you need to survive years in space with no help from Earth? How would you design the perfect space station or colony using Lego bricks? Just how different would the world be now if the Russians had won the space race instead of the Americans? Join us and find out!

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

International Dot Day Fun

International Dot Day was created to encourage students to explore their creativity. The inspiration behind the event is the children’s book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. It tells the story of a teacher who motivates a doubting student to trust in her own abilities and from a dot on a page the child goes on to make her mark. The book The Dot has been translated into over 25 languages, including Braille. Since the first Dot Day in 2009, the number of involved students in both schools and libraries around the globe has skyrocketed. It has grown to a world-wide celebration with children from 168 countries expected to participate in 2017.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Family Fun With Magic Bob

Witness a fascinating display of tricks and illusions and be dazzled by this versatile performer when Lakewood Public Library presents Family Fun with Magic Bob. Children and their families are invited to join in the fun as Magic Bob executes dazzling illusions and clever sleight of hand tricks. Classic magic fills this child friendly presentation that will be a delight for all ages.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Thinking Money: Financial Literacy Lessons for All Ages

Lakewood Public Library is pleased to announce that Thinking Money, a traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their lives about financial literacy, will be on display from September 5th to October 6th, 2017 in the Main Library 2nd Floor Gallery.  Lakewood Public Library was one of only fifty libraries nationwide chosen to host the exhibit and receive programming allowance.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

It's Time for a Teddy Bear Picnic!

The teddy bear is over 100 years old but it’s still a popular children’s toy. This lovable stuffed animal has a day all its own, National Teddy Bear Day. To celebrate, Lakewood Public Library is hosting a Teddy Bear Picnic on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Girls Who Code Club

Technology is developing and expanding at a rate more rapid than at any other time in history. One might assume that the tech savvy youth who are highly immersed in a world that is practically half digital would be heavily focused on the whats, hows, and whys of that world’s inner workings. To some extent many are, but there is an issue regarding technological education that has fallen through the cracks; one which a national fellowship program has chosen to make its focus. Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. The problem is that tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17. Data shows that 66% of female students between the ages of 6-12 show interest or are enrolled in computer programming classes, but that number drops to 32% in the 13-17 age range and to an even more drastic 4% among college freshman. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Local Writer Of Historical, Christian Novel To Speak At Lakewood Public Library

Keena Tomko decided to be a writer at the age of twelve. This Lakewood resident has come a long way since then, with five novels and a host of nonfiction writing behind her. Life has a way of interrupting the best plans, however, and Tomko ended up not only a writer, but also a widow raising two children and an entrepreneur running a tech business from home.

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Volume 13, Issue 16, Posted 6:15 PM, 08.15.2017

LibraryCon Celebrates All Things Comic Sunday, August 20!

 

From that physical marvel, that champion of the oppressed, the one and only Superman to “everyman” Funky Winkerbean, Cleveland is the birthplace of many famous comic characters; not to mention generations of their enthusiastic fans.  

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Volume 13, Issue 16, Posted 6:15 PM, 08.15.2017

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, August 16
Swing Dance Party with Live Swing Band

Get started swing dancing by learning the Jitterbug! An introductory lesson will be taught by swing dance champion Valerie Salstrom, owner of Get Hep Swing. Valerie’s lesson will be followed by a dance party with the Scimitars Swing Band. Don’t worry about bringing a dance partner as we will rotate partners during the lesson. Iron your poodle skirt and shine your wingtips for this one.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

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Volume 13, Issue 16, Posted 6:15 PM, 08.15.2017

Summer Reading “We Are Family” 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, which celebrates all families 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 9th, 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 13, Issue 15, Posted 5:08 PM, 08.01.2017

ContempOpera Cleveland Presents "Time Passages" At The Library

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear operatic arias spanning five centuries when ContempOpera Cleveland performs "Time Passages: A Musical Journey through the History of Opera." Soprano Andrea Anelli and other artists will perform works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Mozart, Puccini, Gershwin, and Sondheim.

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Volume 13, Issue 15, Posted 5:08 PM, 08.01.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, August 3
Author Event - "Whiskers of the Lion: An Amish-Country Mystery" by P. L. Gaus, PhD

Sheriff Bruce Robertson is charged with finding Fannie Helmuth, a young Amish woman who is hiding from a murderous drug ring. Wrestling with a recurring childhood nightmare, Robertson finds himself torn between allegiance to the legal system he upholds and the beliefs of the Amish people he has sworn to protect. 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 15, Posted 5:08 PM, 08.01.2017

Join The Swing Dance Party At Lakewood Public Library

Get ready to jitterbug! On Wednesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m., the Library will host a Swing Dance Party in the Main Library Multipurpose Room. Come alone, or bring a partner. Either way, be ready to have fun!

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Volume 13, Issue 15, Posted 5:08 PM, 08.01.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, July 19
Talk - Exploring Mars Part I
Presentation by Dr. Geoffrey Landis

In this two-part series, Dr. Geoffrey Landis will discuss the history of exploring Mars with telescopes, space probes and rovers, what we have learned about the red planet (and what we have yet to learn) and the possibilities of future human missions to explore and settle Mars.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 14, Posted 12:35 PM, 07.18.2017

Art Festival Book Sale

On August 5 the Annual Lakewood Arts Festival will be held in downtown Lakewood, and the Library will be hosting the Art Festival Book Sale. The sale will take place in the Main Library basement from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. so we invite you inside to enjoy a little air conditioning and to browse all of our bargain priced treasures waiting for you here.

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Volume 13, Issue 14, Posted 12:35 PM, 07.18.2017

Mars Adventures

Scientists have always wondered about the possibility of life on other planets. However, to consider any planet habitable, three factors are necessary: a temperature between zero and forty degrees Celsius, water, and oxygen. With the help of rovers and satellites, scientists now believe the red planet, Mars, may have the answer. Mars and Earth have approximately the same land mass. In addition, there are signs of ice on Mars. NASA is working hard to see if there is any chance of life on our red neighbor. 

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Volume 13, Issue 13, Posted 3:03 PM, 07.05.2017

Library Fun For Minecraft Fans

Is your child a Minecraft fan? I bet they are. Minecraft is a crazy-creative cube world where adventure abounds, architecture arises, and the only limit is your own imagination. A gameworld randomized for every player and fully customizable. It looks simple but Minecraft can become fairly complex for those brave enough to plumb its depths. If the youngsters in your family are total blockheads, have explored every crevice of the Overworld, the Nether and the End, confronted the Ender Dragon and lived to tell about it, if they’re true Minecraft Explorers then come join us for six weeks of Minecraft themed crafts, games and other activities.

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Volume 13, Issue 13, Posted 3:03 PM, 07.05.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, July 6
Author Event - "What is a Schizophrenic Supposed to Look Like?" by Lori Rochat

Lori Rochat describes how she overcame difficult life challenges as a person with schizophrenia, and she shares her experiences with others who face similar challenges. 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 13, Posted 3:03 PM, 07.05.2017

The Wonderful World Of Bubbles

What do you get if you remove the Crocs from your feet, dip the shoes in a bucket of soapy water, and blow? You get bubbles! If this idea has never occurred to you, you are not alone. But it has occurred to The Bubble Lady, Sue Durante. Sue searches her home for everyday household items that become the tools for producing remarkable frothy creations. A piece of rope, a mesh strawberry basket, and the plastic holder from a 6 pack of soda are among the numerous objects that enable The Bubble Lady to construct magnificent balloons of soap. Come to the Library and be amazed as you witness her inflating tiny bubbles, long bubbles, giant bubbles, and a remarkable square bubble. The feat that is sure to draw the most enthusiastic response involves a small wading pool filled with a special concoction of soap, water, and glycerin and a hula hoop with a handle. The audience will marvel as the hoop is raised and volunteers are enveloped in a giant, glistening bubble.

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Volume 13, Issue 13, Posted 3:03 PM, 07.05.2017

Drug And Alcohol Abuse Is Killing Americans

Ohio is in the midst of a deadly epidemic. Overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, and Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths. Are we doing enough to stop it?

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Volume 13, Issue 13, Posted 3:03 PM, 07.05.2017

Fishy Fun

Smiling students display unique artwork created at the Lakewood Public Library during a recent Art Connection program. A paper tube dipped in paint was used to create bubbles and colorful strips of construction paper were woven into textured fish. Registration for the next Art Connection program for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade opens on July 1st.  This fun, inventive class will take place on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a new engaging project.

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Volume 13, Issue 12, Posted 2:48 PM, 06.20.2017

Revisit The 2016 Cavaliers With Terry Pluto

Last year, Cavs fans rejoiced. As of this writing, the Cavaliers are working their way toward another NBA Championship and it seems like a good time to revisit the spectacular events of 2016. Join Terry Pluto, columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium as he presents his book, “The Comeback: LeBron, The Cavs & Cleveland.”

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Volume 13, Issue 12, Posted 2:48 PM, 06.20.2017

Dr. Jane Li-Conrad Discusses Homeopathic Medicine At LPL

“There is always hope,” says Dr. Jane Li-Conrad. As an osteopathic family physician who practices family medicine without pharmaceuticals, Dr. Jane believes homeopathic medicine can offer hope for any medical condition.

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Volume 13, Issue 12, Posted 2:48 PM, 06.20.2017

One-On-One Computer And Job Help At The Library

Are you new to computers and aren’t sure where to start? Are you looking for a new job and need help with your resume? Do you want to learn how to use Microsoft Excel or brush up on Microsoft Word? Do you want to learn how to use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family? We can help! To best serve you, Lakewood Public Library offers personal one-on-one appointments for computer and job help.

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Volume 13, Issue 12, Posted 2:48 PM, 06.20.2017

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

Enhance your child’s education by making learning fun and different with imaginative programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. These programs are funded by a $2,500 Cox Community Charity Grant awarded to the Lakewood Public Library for this purpose. Registration required. Space is limited. Register online at lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/youth or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 140.

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Volume 13, Issue 12, Posted 2:48 PM, 06.20.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, June 21
Talk - Healing Your Life with Homeopathic Medicine

Dr. Jane Li-Conrad will discuss the truth and history of homeopathic medicine, the laws of healing and how to use remedies from your garden. Dr. Li-Conrad is an osteopathic family physician who practices family medicine successfully without drugs.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 12, Posted 2:48 PM, 06.20.2017

The Friends Of LPL Book Sale Returns In June

The Friends of Lakewood Public Library are having their next big sale just in time for that beautiful summer day when it is just you and a porch swing with a warm breeze and a great book.

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Volume 13, Issue 11, Posted 12:39 PM, 06.06.2017

Summertime Anime Club

Teens and tweens can meet up with like minded peers this summer at Lakewood Public Library’s “Otaku Café,” a six week program aimed at fans of anime & manga. The word “otaku” is a Japanese term used to describe someone with an obsessive interest and has come to be synonymous with anime and manga fans in the United States. The genre has steadily grown in popularity over the past 20 years, gradually getting absorbed into the mainstream. The appeal still may baffle some, but fans of the genre can’t get enough.

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Volume 13, Issue 11, Posted 12:39 PM, 06.06.2017

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

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

Otaku Cafe
For students in sixth through twelfth grade

Explore the Japanese culture of manga, anime, cosplay, conventions and more!

Mondays, June 5 through July 10, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 13, Issue 11, Posted 12:39 PM, 06.06.2017

Cindy Summer Presents Herbal Medicine Chest At The Library

Do you suffer from frequent colds, respiratory infections, acid reflux, IBS, insomnia, joint pain, anxiety, stress or depression? If so, Cindy Summer’s Herbal Medicine Chest may be just what you need. Unlike some conventional medicines, herbs, vitamins, and minerals are designed to work with the body rather than against it.

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Volume 13, Issue 11, Posted 12:39 PM, 06.06.2017

Pen Pal Club

What better time than Summer to make new friends? The best part? They’re mystery friends! Rediscover the lost art of letter writing with Pen Pal Club at the Lakewood Public Library. Visit the library weekly and write a letter about the theme of the week. As a bonus, you can practice your reading and writing skills at the same time! One letter per week will be mailed to your secret friend by the Library, and you will also receive one letter per week from your secret friend. Paper, envelopes and postage are provided by the Library. Celebrate your new friends at a meet and greet party at the end of the program.

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Volume 13, Issue 11, Posted 12:39 PM, 06.06.2017

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Tuesday, June 6
Yoga Tuesdays - Historic Hatha Yoga
Presented by Marcia Camino

Most styles of yoga in the West today are considered Hatha Yoga. Hatha’s rich history is both ancient and modern with both Eastern and Western influences. Its practices are designed to align and calm the body, mind and spirit.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room

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Volume 13, Issue 11, Posted 12:39 PM, 06.06.2017

LEGO® Construction Challenge

For youth in K–5th grade.

Last year, families throughout Lakewood came to the Library to click their favorite building block together in the 100th Birthday Building Challenge. It was a hit, and we’re back with another set of challenges!

This year’s special build will be a community effort as everyone who attends will get a chance to dive into our LEGO® bricks and create something individual and unique. While everyone’s creation will surely shine on its own, it will also become part of something much bigger when you add it to our group display. More activities await as kids can also race against other kids and the clock when trying to build the tallest tower, or attempt to build the strongest bridge before we add weights until it collapses.

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Volume 13, Issue 10, Posted 3:13 PM, 05.16.2017

Free Online Learning Resources At The Library

Learning new things, improving your skills, and getting ready for college or the career that you want has never been easier. Lakewood Public Library offers patrons access to LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator, which provide educational resources including tutorials, practice tests and eBooks to help patrons of all ages and skill levels to build skills in a variety of subjects, career preparation and study guides.

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Volume 13, Issue 10, Posted 3:01 PM, 05.16.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, May 17
Literature Series - Class Strife: a Multi-Generational Look through Literature

The third program discussing "Hillbilly Elegy" and "The Great Gatsby." This free course is 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 10, Posted 3:01 PM, 05.16.2017

Yoga Tuesdays At The Library

"Yoga" means "union." It is a physical and spiritual Hindu exercise that continues to gain popularity in the West. Several researchers worldwide have proven the numerous benefits of yoga. But what draws hopeful yogis to the practice is the peace of mind and coinciding physical gains. Some yoga styles use meditation techniques, such as focusing on breathing. These techniques are excellent for relieving stress and allowing relaxation. Busy thoughts are calmed, and warm feelings dance harmoniously with physical motions. Each yoga posture -- or "asana" -- has a name. Postures work on separate parts of the body to improve health, heal aches, and keep illness away. Yoga can prevent disease and aid in recovery. It boosts the immune system, builds muscles, improves flexibility, aids in weight loss, and enhances posture.

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Volume 13, Issue 10, Posted 3:01 PM, 05.16.2017

Sweet Dreams: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Do your kids ever ask what happens in the Library after hours? (No, the librarians do not sleep there.) You and your 4 to 7-year-old children are invited to join us for a Stuffed Animal Sleepover storytime on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Activity Room.

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Volume 13, Issue 10, Posted 3:01 PM, 05.16.2017

Art Show Concludes Strokes Of Genius

The 2017 Spring session of Strokes of Genius at the Lakewood Public Library recently ended 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. These included watercolor paintings of birds in the spirit of John James Audubon, oil pastel abstract figure drawings in the style of Joan Miro, cut paper story quilts imitating the art of Faith Ringgold, 3 dimensional collages sparked by the work of Robert Swedroe, and chalk drawings inspired by pavement artist Julian Beever. The budding artists also enjoyed expressing themselves with a string art project.

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Volume 13, Issue 9, Posted 4:19 PM, 05.02.2017

MTA: Peanut Butter Dogs Author Greg Murray, Dog Adoption And Pet Food Drive Event At LPL

One of life’s greatest questions has always been, "Why do dogs love peanut butter?" Studies have shown we don’t know the answer, but with Greg Murray’s Peanut Butter Dogs we can just enjoy that they do. Join the local author who is becoming a worldwide sensation on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room of Lakewood Public Library. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

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Volume 13, Issue 9, Posted 4:19 PM, 05.02.2017

"We Are Family" Summer Reading Club 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017 through Monday, August 7, 2017

The Lakewood Public Library Summer Reading Club is a resource for children and students of all ages to read for pleasure and is the antidote to summer learning loss. Children entering fifth grade and under may join our “We Are Family” club. Be part of the Lakewood Public Library family by reading this summer; read thirty books, thirty chapters or for thirty hours.  Sixth through twelfth grade students have their own reading club, “Roots Give Us Wings”.  Participants will gather stamps and prizes as they go, and a special reward awaits those who complete thirty books, chapters or hours of reading (age appropriate goals) by August 7, 2017.

The fun doesn’t end there, either. Arts and crafts abound! Any child with a parent/caregiver may stop by Monday through Thursday, June 5, 2017 through July 27, 2017 anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and pick up a family themed craft to do together. Our craft changes each week!

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Volume 13, Issue 9, Posted 4:19 PM, 05.02.2017