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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

Weekday Documentaries Continue At The Library

In addition to showing the popular Lakewood Public Cinema films on Saturday evenings at 6 p.m., Lakewood Public Library is also offering a series of weekday documentaries, which begin at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, May 5, 45365 will showcase small town American life with its portrayal of Shelby County, Ohio. American Revolutionary, screening on Monday, May 15, considers the life of Chinese American activist and philosopher, Grace Lee Boggs. On Friday, June 2, Death by Design reveals the dark underbelly of the electronics industry.

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

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, May 3
Author Event - Women Honoring Women Book Signing Event
Introduced by Torey Worren of Lakewood Women’s Club

This special event features two authors, Laura Ponticello and Traci Medford-Rosow. In Live the Life of Your Dreams: 33 Tips to Inspire Your Life, Ponticello interviewed women from all over the country to uncover what inspires them in their daily lives and how they tap into this inspiration. In Inflection Point, Medford-Rosow tells the true story of her legal team at Pfizer, who found themselves at the epicenter of a decade long, world-wide, multi-billion dollar battle. The author charts the course of the team's courageous effort to protect the company’s most prized asset and the unforeseen personal consequences suffered as a result.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

For school-age children

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

Saturday, May 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

“We are Family” Summer Reading Club Starts
For birth through those entering twelfth grade

Read 30 books, 30 chapters, or 30 hours and enjoy crafts, stamps, and activities all while reading for prizes!  Registration required.

Monday, May 15 through Monday, August 7 at Main Library and Madison Branch.

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

Lakewood Public Library Cleaning/Janitorial

Lakewood Public Library is seeking an energetic, organized individual to perform maintenance routines including dusting; floor care; collecting trash; cleaning restrooms; shoveling snow; basic electrical and plumbing; must be able to lift 75 lbs.  Valid Ohio driver’s license required to drive Library commercial van.  Day, evening and weekend work.  40 hours per week.  Salary is $13.25 per hour.  Application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017.  Qualified and interested applicants may call Jody Wilkerson at (216)226-8275 ext. 104 to arrange for an application.

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

Graphic Novels For Young Readers

Are graphic novels “real” reading? Many parents and even educators my find themselves asking this question when faced with a young reader who loves the format. Graphic novels are fighting the stigma against comics as anti-literature in a big way recently, being included in school curriculums, winning awards historically granted to traditional literature, and carving a new path in the realm of literacy. Still, some may be intimidated by the concept as it challenges the idea of what many have always thought of as quality reading.

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Volume 13, Issue 8, Posted 10:01 PM, 04.18.2017

Women Honoring Women Book Signing Event At Lakewood Public Library

At first glance, Laura Ponticello and Traci Medford-Rosow have little in common. They’ve each written a book, but their subjects are vastly different. When these two women team up to present their books and inspirational messages to patrons of the Lakewood Public Library on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 7 p.m., the connection between the two may become clearer.

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Volume 13, Issue 8, Posted 10:01 PM, 04.18.2017

A Free, Five Week Course On Class Strife: A Multi-Generational Look Through Literature

Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program is presenting a free, non-credit five week course at Lakewood Public Library. Class Strife: a Multi-Generational Look through Literature will be presented by instructor Barbara Parr on Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 13, Issue 8, Posted 10:01 PM, 04.18.2017

Gentleman Joe's Juggling Show

Come one, come all! Bring your family to the Lakewood Public Library to enjoy Gentleman Joe’s Juggling Show. This versatile performer is a veteran of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Get ready for eye-popping balancing stunts, juggling, musical entertainment and more. All ages will be delighted with this entertaining show that combines humor, clowning and magic. Prepare to laugh and get ready to be amazed! This will be a night to remember - one that will live in your child’s memory for years to come.

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Volume 13, Issue 8, Posted 10:01 PM, 04.18.2017

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, April 19
Documentary - Prisons for Profit (2014) Presented by ACLU of Ohio

What happens when prisoners become dollar signs? Prisons for Profit, a short documentaryproduced by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU), chronicles the first eighteen months after Corrections Corporation of America purchased the Lake Erie Correctional Institution from the state of Ohio. The film reveals the disturbing events, including rampant drug use, violence, inadequate medical care, incompetence and confusion that unfolded in the aftermath of that sale.
6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 8, Posted 10:01 PM, 04.18.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, April 5
Author Event - "Make a Joyful Noise" by Mendi Joi Wilson

Do you love poetry? Have you ever been discouraged, felt lost or disrespected? "Make a Joyful Noise" is a book of inspirational poems to warm your heart, mind, body and soul. It was written to encourage, to inspire, to share love and to provide hope for people of all ages through faith, honor, feelings, relationships and self-worth. "Make a Joyful Noise" is created with Psalm 100:1 as its base. 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 7, Posted 5:10 PM, 04.04.2017

‘Hart Crane”: A Literary Concert Performed By WordStage

                 

Hart Crane (1899-1932) struggled his entire life against despair. On a personal level, he lost the fight, giving in to alcoholism and suicide. His poetry tells a different story.

On Sunday April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Tim Tavcar, the artistic director of WordStage, invites you to explore the work and vision of Hart Crane through letters, poetry and music. This Sunday With The Friends program will be held in the Library’s Main Basement Auditorium at 15425 Detroit Avenue.

Hart Crane was the only son of a Cleveland candy magnate. His tumultuous relationship with his parents had him moving back and forth from Cleveland -- where he worked in his father’s candy store, in a World War I munitions factory and as a reporter for the Plain Dealer -- to New York City.

In New York he pursued a literary career and began his major work, "The Bridge," being inspired by his apartment’s perfect view of the bustling Brooklyn Bridge and by T.S. Eliot’s seminal epic, "The Waste Land."

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Volume 13, Issue 7, Posted 5:10 PM, 04.04.2017

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

For school-age children

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

Saturday, April 8, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.

Sew Your Own Library Tote
For anyone age 8 and up

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

Saturday, April 8, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library Homework Room

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Volume 13, Issue 7, Posted 5:10 PM, 04.04.2017

Merose Hwang Discusses Shamanism In South Korea

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

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

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

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

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

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

Lakewood Public Library Adapted & Special Needs Programming

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

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

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

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

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

National Poetry Month At The Library

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

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

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zap's Wild And Wacky Balloon Show

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

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

Illustration Creation

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

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

Oleg Kruglyakov Concert

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

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

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

For school-age children

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great Lakes Theater Presents “The Jabberwocky” At The Library

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

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

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

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

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

Strokes Of Genius Fun

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

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

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

For school-age children

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

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

Sew Your Own Library Tote
For anyone age 8 and up

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

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

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

Library Presents Two Part Series: Judaism and …

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

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

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

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

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

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

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

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

Mr. Alex's Magic Show

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

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

The Music And Tradition Of Turkey

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

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

Teen Fine Artists Paint The Classics

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

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