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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

LPL Calendar of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Author Event - "Too Lucky To Live: A Somebody's Bound to Wind Up Dead Mystery"
Book by Annie Hogsett

Cleveland divorce-survivor Allie Harper needs a nice, smart, hot guy and enough money to get her car fixed. The hot guy arrives first in a crosswalk, clutching a bag of groceries while a blonde in a Hummer is learning hard on her horn, sending the man's groceries and white cane flying. How has this woman missed the fact that the man is blind? Allie jumps to his rescue and the money is in the bag- literally. Thomas Bennington III, the handsome stranger, has bought a MondoMegaJackpot ticket. Allie and Tom grasp two things: one, they're hot for each other, and two, the ticket is a hot target, and now so are they. 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 14, Issue 3, Posted 4:45 PM, 02.06.2018

Internationally Touring Band Members To Bring Americana To The Library

Prepare yourself for a rousing performance by Jen Maurer and Anthony Papaleo, who play an awe-inspiring variety of music, including blues and Americana. Join us at the Main Auditorium of the Lakewood Public Library at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018. This concert is part of the Sunday With The Friends program series.

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

Great Lakes Theater Performs Huck Finn At The Library

On Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium Great Lakes Theater's Classics on Tour will present the play "Huck Finn." Great Lakes Theater's play has been adapted by Eric Schmiedl from the novel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain. It was first published in the United Kingdom and then in the United States. It was — and still is — one of the greatest American novels.

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

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 will be distributed to folks living in a facility in 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 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, January 24
"The World in Your Backyard: Immigrants and Refugees Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
Presentation by Kenneth J. Kovach

The purpose of the World in Your Backyard Program is to increase cultural awareness and bridge-building among neighbors in diverse communities of Northeast Ohio and introduce to these communities a wide range of "cultural ambassadors" who are available to make presentations to these communities to help residents connect with their diverse neighbors.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018

Author Of Crescent City Crimes Reveals New Orleans’ Dark Side

New Orleans evokes images of the French Quarter, Cajun cuisine, revelers partying during Mardi Gras and jazz. Local author Charles Cassady, Jr. has a different take on the Big Easy in his book “Crescent City Crimes: Old New Orleans 1718-1918.” He examines the first two centuries of the underbelly of New Orleans history - its pirates, smugglers, murderers and notorious red light district.

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

This Land is Your Land: Family Story Times about Diversity

For you and your birth through 8-year-old child

Story time features age-appropriate book on various social justice issues, including discussion and activities. This session’s theme is Immigrant Justice. Registration required.

Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in the Main Library Activity Room.

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018

MTA: The Family Gene By Joselin Linder

People in Joselin Linder’s family have been dying from strange, agonizing symptoms for generations. Without diagnosis or cure, doctors and loved ones have had no choice but to watch helplessly as the same ruthless pattern took its deadly course time and again. 

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, January 10
Discussion - Queers, Jeers, and Beers: The Relationship between Alcohol and Other Drugs and the LGBTQ Community
Presentation by Ken Schneck
Presented by B. Riley Sober House
What little research has been conducted results in one glaring fact: If straight folks are using alcohol and other drugs (AOD), LGBTQ folks are using AOD more. In fact, some studies show that the LGBTQ community is two to three times more likely to interact with substances than their straight peers.
7:00 p.m. Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

Meet The Author: "The Last Voyageurs"

Join sixteen teenaged students on an inspiring odyssey along one of America’s most famous rivers. On Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Lorraine Boissoneault is coming to the Lakewood Public Library’s Main Auditorium to discuss her book, "The Last Voyageurs: Retracing La Salle’s Journey Across America: Sixteen Teenagers on the Adventure of a Lifetime."

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

This Land Is Your Land: Family Story Time About Diversity

In October of 2017, Lakewood Public Library launched an exciting new story time series, "This Land is Your Land: Family Story Times about Diversity." The October and November sessions were a huge success, with over 80 people in attendance. Children as young as 6 months and as old as 10 years joined in the fun, diving into two important topics in social justice today- LGBTQ+ and Disability Rights.

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

Online Dating

In this era of internet, everything falls at the tip of your fingers. You can enter a world of knowledge just by pushing some buttons on your phone or computer. How convenient it is! From educating ourselves, to paying bills, applying for jobs, completing documents, or even finding a lifelong companion - all can be achieved online.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Author Event - "Lisa's Legacy Trilogy"
Book by Tom Batiuk

Since 1972 Batiuk has blended comedy and drama to create the familiar world of the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip. A cancer diagnosis for the character of Lisa spotlights the masterful way Batiuk weaves emotional narratives into a traditionally humorous medium. 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 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

An Innovative Musical Experience: Night Terrors At LPL

Meditative singing bowls, clashing Chinese cymbals, gongs of every size and pitch, ancient drumbeats and the modern squeal of an electronic guitar pedal; these are some of the instruments Paul Stranahan and Tim Mirth use to create Night Terrors, a mystical soundscape that leaves the unsuspecting concertgoer with a collection of thrills, chills and frissons.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

Library Screens Ground-Breaking Documentary: “What the Health”

In their 2017 documentary, “What the Health,” award-winning filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn uncover one of the United States’ largest health secrets when they expose the collusion between government and big business that costs trillions of dollars and keeps us sick.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, December 7
Author Event - "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation"
Book by Brad Ricca

"Mrs. Sherlock Holmes" tells the true story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime fighters. Grace opened a legal clinic in the city for low-income immigrant clients and also solved several true crime cases, including the 1917 disappearance of Ruth Cruger.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

Out With The Old, In With The New!

Clean out the kids' closets and bring their old t-shirts and sweaters to the Library where they can upcycle them into something new! Students in third through eighth grade are invited to join us for Upcycling: from Rags to Riches on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

Teacher, Writer, Poet And Filmmaker Brad Ricca To Speak At Lakewood Public Library

Brad Ricca is an expert in subjects many people know little about. While writing his book "Super Boys," published in 2013, Ricca uncovered new information about the creators of Superman by spending every Saturday for four years in the Cleveland Public Library. Now he’s back with a new book, "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes," about a woman who became a lawyer, a consulting detective for the New York City Police Department and the first female U.S. district attorney.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017

Friends of Lakewood Public Library Winter Book Sale December 2

              

It’s in the air again!  The Friends Winter Book Bag Sale returns Saturday, December 2, 2017. From the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. you can fill up a large paper grocery bag full of books and magazines from the Bargain Book Room for only $3.00! Better Book Room and Lobby items will be half price during this huge holiday clearance sale.

If you want to get an early start, there is a member’s only preview sale on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  You can become a Friends of Lakewood Public Library member and get a sneak peek at the selections for a small fee right at the door.  The sale takes place in the Main Friends Book Sale Room.

In addition to Saturday’s extra-special pricing, a lovely collection of genealogy books will be displayed, along with the second half of a very large and generous donation of Warfare, Aviation and Seafaring books.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017

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 3, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 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 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday November 23
Library Closed
Library closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 25
"The Kite Runner" (2007)

In 1970s Afghanistan, two boys from conflicting ethnic groups bond over the popular pastime of kite fighting. After Amir witnesses an attack on Hassan, he is haunted by his cowardly behavior, and their lives are changed forever. Years later, an adult Amir (Khalid Abdalla) is an aspiring writer living in the United States. A phone call from Afghanistan gives Amir a second chance to come to Hassan’s rescue.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, November 26
Jazz Clinic Series
Led by Chris Vance

How would you like to be more involved with the performances? Would you like to hear from the musicians, get background on the songs and instruments and ask the questions during performances? Chris Vance leads a series of concerts dealing with various specific topics in jazz. Each concert will consist of performances by a wide array of artists, a brief lecture dealing with the topic at hand, and a Q & A session where audience members can engage with the performers.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017

Strokes Of Genius Ends With Art Show

The 2017 fall session of Strokes of Genius at the Lakewood Public Library recently came to a close 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 in the style of that artist. Artwork created by Pierre Auguste Renoir, Leonardo da Vinci, Frederic Remington, Diego Rivera, Maya Lin, and Jackson Pollock provided the inspiration for the students’ creative efforts. Watercolor paints, oil pastels, markers, clay, and tempera were some of the art mediums used. Each participant took home their creative work and a certificate. Look for information about our spring session of Strokes of Genius in the Lakewood Public Library’s Spring/Summer Program Guide.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017

Calling All Aspiring Writers

Many of you have dreamed about writing your first book. The idea is there but you may be waiting for the right time. When inspiration strikes, you need to be prepared. For those of you who are eager to learn more about this, Mindy McGinnis is going to put this whole puzzle together. She will walk us through the publication process from brainstorming to bookstores. McGinnis will discuss how to find an agent, the editing process and how to promote your book.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Live Animals at Lakewood Public Library

Jungle Terry is a busy man. He has over one hundred animals requiring care, attention, and twice daily feedings. Despite his full schedule, he seems barely able to contain his energy and enthusiasm for his work as an animal trainer, naturalist, educator, and entertainer.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Ogni Suono Plays Free Concert At The Library

Lakewood Public Library is proud to welcome esteemed saxophone duo Ogni Suono to the Main Library Auditorium on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Formed by American saxophonists Noa Even and Phil Pierick in 2009, Ogni Suono is committed to expanding and promoting repertoire for saxophone duos. Ogni Suono has performed concerts throughout the world, and recent performances have taken place in Singapore, Romania, Chicago, San Francisco, Germany, Israel, Thailand, and Canada.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, November 9
Author Event - Winter's Gambit
Book by Dana McSwain

Saddled with the grim inheritance of a bankrupt Russian teahouse in a Detroit slum, Alex Winters’ life is filled with more misfortune than a Tolstoy novel. But all that changes when an enigmatic stranger walks through her door. Tall, dark and grumpy, ex-Marine Frank Brennan’s daily visits to the teahouse defy any plot twist Alex can imagine. Frank’s mysterious behavior leaves her wondering who he really is.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

LPL’s Jazz Clinic Series Begins October 29

Have you ever wondered what makes jazz …jazz? The Jazz Clinic series, led by Chris Vance, is a four-part educational concert coming to Lakewood Public Library. The classroom is our stage where some of Northeast Ohio’s most talented artists will demonstrate the different elements of jazz in jam sessions.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, October 19
Author Event - "Missing: Coming to Terms with a Borderline Mother"
by Kathy Ewing

Northeast Ohio native Kathy Ewing never understood why her mother was so unhappy. It was not until Ewing herself became a mother of two that she sought to understand her mother’s cold and absent behavior. This behavior mystified her until she made the connection between her mother’s coldness and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In "Missing," Ewing presents a memoir sharing her childhood memories that showcase her mother’s troubling behavior and explain the BPD diagnosis. 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 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Is The Franklin Castle Haunted?

About 100 years ago, rumors of ghosts and unexplained occurrences began circling around the "castle" that stands at 4308 Franklin Boulevard in Cleveland. This imposing Victorian structure has been lived in, torched, renovated and used as a tourist destination throughout its long life. Now it's the subject of a new book, "Haunted Franklin Castle," which details the house's many owners and the rumors of spirits, secret passages and human bones found behind a wall.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Participate In Great Decisions In The Library

On select Saturday mornings this fall and winter, Lakewood Public Library will be joining other libraries across the country for Great Decisions in the Library, America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The Great Decisions program highlights eight critical foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. In libraries across the country, Great Decisions discussion group participants discuss and debate each issue. Each session will focus on one of the eight challenges selected by the Foreign Policy Association, and will begin with a thirty minute video they have provided for each subject after which a discussion will be led by an expert.

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 5:13 PM, 10.03.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, October 5
Documentary: "We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss"

Blockbuster directors team up with economics experts to explain the significant economic issues of our time in the form of short films. Each film explores a key money topic affecting Americans today and answers questions like “What is the Economy?”, “What is the Role of our Government in the Economy?” and “What Causes Inequality?”
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 5:13 PM, 10.03.2017

Soul Nourishment

Eva Starr is an astrologer, blogger, columnist, and writer. In the course of her life, Starr’s losses of her loved ones -- recently, her mother -- gave her the strength to overcome obstacles. She created her own skills to communicate with the beyond, concentrating on the soul desires and on self-fulfillment. Starr, a former resident of Cleveland, Ohio, traveled to San Diego to follow her dreams.

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 5:13 PM, 10.03.2017

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