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Weekends with Wee Ones

Do you have a child under the age of two? Spend a part of your family weekend time clapping your hands, tapping your feet, singing nursery rhymes and, of course, sharing books. Reading with children from the very start is a very important part of early childhood development, and at Lakewood Public Library, we make it lots of fun.

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Volume 9, Issue 24, Posted 5:47 PM, 11.28.2013

Strokes Of Genius Concludes With Art Show

The seven week fall session of Strokes of Genius at the Lakewood Public Library came to a close in November as participating second, third, and fourth graders proudly showcased their talent at an Art Show for family and friends. Each week students learned about the life and work of a different artist and then completed an art project motivated by the style of that artist.

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Volume 9, Issue 24, Posted 2:01 PM, 11.12.2013

Polka With Attitude: The Chardon Polka Band

Polka and punk are two words not commonly used in the same breath, unless you are familiar with the Chardon Polka Band. From traditional polka standards to Lady Gaga, this local group is anything but the average oom-pah band.  

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Volume 9, Issue 23, Posted 2:01 PM, 11.12.2013

Paul Dimmick: A Friend Of The Library

The Lakewood Public Library mourns the passing of Paul Dimmick, a highly-respected member of the Library’s Board of Trustees and a tireless volunteer for the Friends of Lakewood Public Library. He will be deeply missed by friends and family, by the Boy Scouts of Troop 81, by his fellow Kiwanians and Trustees, by the volunteers who followed his example and by the staff of the Library who regarded him as a permanent fixture around the place—always smiling and often joking and constantly on the lookout for what challenge he could face next. He will not be soon forgotten.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 4:09 PM, 10.29.2013

Online Book Clubs At Lakewood Public Library

For Grades K-12: Post Book Reviews Online

Are you too busy to attend a book club? Tell everyone about the great book you just read on the Web! Share comments, questions, and read about books other students are reading. Agree or disagree with the book reviews of others!  Rate the book you just read with one to five stars and let others know your thoughts. To get started, visit www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/youth.

For students in grades K-5 click on the Miss Spider’s Book Club link and sign up!

For students in grades 6-12 click on the Name That Book! Link and sign up!

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 4:09 PM, 10.29.2013

Lakewood Public Library Board Of Trustees

The Lakewood City Schools Board of Education is accepting applications for appointment to the Lakewood Public Library Board of Trustees for an unexpired seven-year term ending September 12, 2017. Additional information concerning the duties and responsibilities of Library Trustees is available: www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/trustee.pdf. Interested candidates should direct a letter of interest and qualifications to the Superintendent of Schools by November 15, 2013: Superintendent, Lakewood City Schools Board of Education, 1470 Warren Road, Lakewood, OH 44107.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 4:09 PM, 10.29.2013

Lakewood Public Library Spelling Bee Winners!

We are so proud of our Spelling Bee winners this year. On Friday, October 18th, all of our spellers competed in two separate bees to determine the winners. The second to fourth grade group graced the stage first in a half hour spell-off that determined three winners. Noah Eisel took first place, Max Page was named second, and Maggie Dineen won third place. All three students are in the fourth grade. The second competition was held directly after with a just three participants. Zearatus Perry Jr.; a seventh grader, won first place, Noah Persinger; a sixth grader, came in second, and fifth grader; Amanda Li won third place in the fifth to eighth grade competition. All of the spellers did a fabulous job! We hope to see all of you back next year.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 4:09 PM, 10.29.2013

Meet New Local Children's Book Authors At The Lakewood Library

The Lakewood Public Library presents and evening with new local authors from Lakewood and nearby communities who have recently published books for children. Meet the authors and enjoy their stories as they take turns reading their books. They look forward to sharing their stories with young listeners and readers. Books are available for check out with your Lakewood Library card or for sale and signing at the event. Pick up new books for yourself or as gifts and support local talent. Our close-to-home authors who will appear are as follows:

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 4:09 PM, 10.29.2013

Free Concert With Jazz Great Ernie Krivda At Lakewood Public Library

You may think you know Ernie Krivda from the Fat Tuesday Big Band, but Ernie Krivda has a past…and (ahem) a reputation. People have been talking ever since he hit the stage in 1963 that he’s been hanging around with some of the biggest names in jazz. And his reputation? It’s come to the point that many consider him one of the world’s great tenor saxophonists. 

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 4:09 PM, 10.29.2013

Steampunk Jewelry For Teens

Steampunk is coming to Lakewood Public Library! What is Steampunk? It is a type of subculture that mixes the styles of past generations (such as the Victorian era) with modern conveniences, creating inventions that look as if they could have been created generations ago.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 4:09 PM, 10.29.2013

The Journey Continues

Ninety minutes doesn’t seem that long. It’s the time it takes to watch two, one hour TV shows (minus the commercials) or go out for a nice dinner. But ninety minutes for an epic adventure that covers 1,400 years of history and spans nine countries doesn’t seem possible. Add to that seeing some of the world’s most beautiful art and you have "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World." Directed by Robert Gardner and narrated by Susan Sarandon, this documentary explores the richness of the Islamic world, from the great ornamental palaces and monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work. Along the way you will discover the variety and diversity of Islamic art and get a glimpse into Islamic culture. Dr. Kara Morrow, Associate Professor of Art History at The College of Wooster, will be your tour guide providing an introduction to the movie and a post-film discussion on Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 4:09 PM, 10.29.2013

Nick Shamhart On Authorship And Autism

The idea of writing a book from the perspective of an autistic narrator did not just appear to Nick Shamhart out of nowhere. He imagines every day what life is like for his severely autistic daughter. Olmsted Falls author Shamhart will discuss his experience as a novelist and father when he appears at the Lakewood Public Library on November 13 in the Main Library Auditorium.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 4:09 PM, 10.29.2013

It's A Block Party!

The Lakewood Public Library is having a block party, but it’s not in the street and we won’t be sharing a picnic or enjoying potato sack races. That’s because our block party is a Lego® block party. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to build a Lego® masterpiece at home and bring it to the Children’s desk at either the Main Library or the Madison Branch between Saturday, November 9th, and Monday, November 11th. We will then display their creations for all of Lakewood to see! Children will be able to bring their creations back home after Monday, November 25th. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity for your child show off brick by brick. Please contact the Children’s Department at (216)226-8275 ext. 140 for any questions.

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Volume 9, Issue 21, Posted 8:54 PM, 10.15.2013

Join Cleveland Playhouse Script Club At Lakewood Public Library

Discover a new twist on book clubs on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium with the Cleveland Play House Script Club. Instead of a book, CPH Script Club puts a play in the spotlight! Check out a copy of the script and read it beforehand, then join CPH Artistic Staff for interactive discussions and group readings of selected scenes. The discussions and readings will illuminate key themes and explore how theatre professionals take a play from page to stage.

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Volume 9, Issue 21, Posted 8:54 PM, 10.15.2013

Sufi Music Ensemble

Don’t miss your chance to experience the uplifting and transcending experience of the Sufi Music Ensemble. Sufi represents the mystical dimension of Islam. Led by the University of Alberta’s Karim Gillani, this band plays in the tradition of Islamic poetry with a modern twist creating soul penetrating rhythms.

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Volume 9, Issue 21, Posted 8:53 PM, 10.15.2013

Teen Read Week Events At LPL

Teen Read Week is approaching fast! October 13th through 19th has been designated Teen Read Week by the American Library Association, a week dedicated to the idea that teens should read for fun. I know, I know, you’re in school, you have tons of assigned reading and mountains of homework…but what better way to relax during your downtime than to escape into an amazing book? We know you’re out there teen readers, and that’s why all of our most popular teen titles here at Lakewood Public Library spend more time off the shelf than on it!

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 8:12 PM, 10.03.2013

Homework ER

For students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 8:12 PM, 10.03.2013

Sho-jo-ji Japanese Dancers

The mission of the Sho-jo-ji Japanese Dancers is to preserve, teach, and perform classical folk dances from Japan. Let your children have the opportunity to experience another culture when this talented group appears at the Lakewood Public Library. They will perform Japanese dances, demonstrate how to wear a kimono, and teach the audience some authentic Japanese folk dances.

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 8:12 PM, 10.03.2013

The Turkish American Society Of Ohio Seeks To Foster Friendship And Understanding Between Cultures With Muslim Journeys And More

In existence since 2010 and headquartered in Columbus, The Turkish American Society of Ohio’s mission is to introduce Turkish culture into American Society. Through their efforts in dialog and unique community services they also seek to promote friendship and understanding between cultures. In his second year of working with this organization, Murat Gurer organizes a wide variety of programs to make sure their mission is upheld. These programs include Turkish Coffee Nights, breakfast, luncheons, forums and cultural activities as well as intercultural trips to Turkey. One of the latest efforts of Gurer and the rest of TASO Cleveland is their sponsorship of Muslim Journeys at the Library.

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 8:12 PM, 10.03.2013

The Friends Of Lakewood Public Library Fall Book Sale: A Proud Lakewood Tradition

How do they do it, again and again? The Friends of Lakewood Public Library pay for nearly all of the Library’s concerts, films, lectures and publications with no source of revenue other than deep discount book sales and two dollar membership dues. There is no doubt that the sales are successful. But after all these years of pennies-on-the-dollar prices, you would think that their supplies would be running low. So how do the Friends keep their shelves stocked with great books, magazines, movies and more? The answer lies in the generous nature of Lakewoodites and their book-loving ways.

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 8:12 PM, 10.03.2013

Lakewood Public Library Events

Wednesday, September 18
Lakewood Historical Society:
Preservation 101
Margaret Lann of the Cleveland Restoration Society will give a brief overview of the historic preservation movement and explain the legal and governmental structures through which preservation activities are carried out. Learn how the movement has evolved from concern for the homes of founding fathers to preserving recently historic resources and presenting a broader vision of cultural significance.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 8:12 PM, 10.03.2013

Henna Tattoos Are Back

Back by popular demand: Henna Tattoos at the Lakewood Public Library! Henna has been used throughout history to dye nail, hair, clothing, and many other things. It has also been used in traditional celebrations to create beautiful body art. Teens sixth through twelfth grade are welcome to come learn all about it, and even have a small tattoo applied!

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 11:41 AM, 09.20.2013

Lakewood Public Library Annual Spelling Bee

Attention Spellers! And we know from experience, there are a lot of you out there! This year we will be combining the championships for the second through fourth, and the fifth through eighth graders on one special night.

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 11:41 AM, 09.20.2013

Do You Believe In Magic?

Close your eyes and imagine a show that combines Dr. Seuss and magic. Now open your eyes and bring your kids to a fascinating program starring magician Jim Kleefled at the Lakewood Public Library. Children and parents alike will watch in amazement as magical events take place. Dr. Seuss’s words will literally fly right out of a book! The routines will be light and fun, with a lot of comedy and audience participation.

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 11:41 AM, 09.20.2013

Stuffed Animal Friend Sleepover

Did you ever wonder what happens in the Library at night when it’s closed to the public? Here is a chance for your favorite stuffed animal to find out for you. If you are between the ages of 4 and 7 have your parent bring you and your favorite stuffed animal to the Main Library on Thursday September 12th at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room. We will have special stories and a craft. Then you can kiss your stuffed animal good night and leave them at the Library for a night of fun and games. Join them the next morning, Friday, at 10 a.m., watch a slide show of their sleepover fun and receive a special memento of the evening.

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Volume 9, Issue 18, Posted 1:37 PM, 09.05.2013

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Long distance communication is such a commonplace part of our lives that most people probably wouldn’t even be able to fathom what life would be like without it. Until a little over 150 years ago, that was the reality of life though. Due to the absence of instant communication, something so tragic happened in the life of one man that he dropped everything and dedicated himself to the development of a long distance communication system. That man was Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the Morse code and one of the developers of the telegraph. It was one of the first technological inventions of the industrial age, and it changed communication forever. The transmission of coded signals via electricity through long wires made instantaneous communication over long distances a reality. It put an end to the then-current methods of the pony express, carrier pigeon and more.

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Volume 9, Issue 18, Posted 1:37 PM, 09.05.2013

InCREASE Your Skills

Fun fact: “origami” literally means folded paper. Well, I suppose that’s not that surprising. What is surprising though, is how incredibly easy it is to make beautiful origami pieces with just a bit of practice. Lakewood Public Library is revisiting our popular origami program for teens: Origami Go! Sixth through twelfth graders can come once a month to try their hand at the art of paperfolding. But it’s not just for beginners- all skill levels are welcome! Novices will be introduced to basic folding terms and techniques, and we will create a simple piece together as a group. Afterward, it’s origami open-studio, with books and supplies at your disposal to try and create whatever you like. Here, the more seasoned origami artists can shine, and show off their skills to their peers.

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Volume 9, Issue 18, Posted 1:37 PM, 09.05.2013

Muslim Journeys: Children’s And Youth Edition

Lakewood Public Library—along with our friends from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Bridging Cultures initiative, and the Turkish American Society of Ohio—is proud to present our Muslim Journey programs. The entire library is working together to educate and enrich our wonderfully diverse community on the subject of Islam. It is especially important to educate our youth, in order to promote understanding of different cultures and religions. That’s where the Children’s and Youth Services Department comes in. We have put together several age-appropriate and entertaining programs at the Main Branch:

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Volume 9, Issue 18, Posted 1:37 PM, 09.05.2013

Escape! A Civil War Role-Play Event

If you are a student in the fifth through eighth grade and crave a historical adventure, travel back in time at the Library! Take an active role in history as an escaped slave looking for freedom through the Underground Railroad! Professional from Women in History (http://www.womeninhistoryohio.com/) take on the role of abolitionists who will help you while slavers tirelessly hunt for you. Learn about your people, culture, and past… then master secret codes and skills to survive on the run! The exciting climax to this challenging hands-on, interactive program takes place at the Rocky River Reservation in the Metroparks where participants will attempt their harrowing escape to freedom up north using all the skills they learned!

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Volume 9, Issue 18, Posted 1:37 PM, 09.05.2013

The Best They Could Be: How The Cleveland Indians Became The Kings Of Baseball, 1916-1920: Meet The Author At Lakewood Public Library

Before they became the Cleveland Indians in 1915, they were the Cleveland Molly McGuires. Yes, the Molly McGuires. And sadly, they were a laughingstock with a losing record. How this nearly defunct team reemerged with a new name and rallied to win the 1920 World Series is the subject of Scott H. Longert’s latest book, The Best They Could Be: How the Cleveland Indians Became the Kings of Baseball, 1916-1920. The local author and historian is visiting Lakewood Public Library to talk about this dramatic era of Cleveland baseball on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

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Volume 9, Issue 18, Posted 1:37 PM, 09.05.2013

Library Book Clubs Begin New Season in September

A detective pregnant with twins, an Irish immigrant seeking to clear her own name, a possible kidnapping by witchdoctors in Botswana . . . get ready to delve into these thrillers and more during the new season of Booked for Murder at the Lakewood Public Library. Or if you prefer making handicrafts while having literary discussions, the Knit and Lit Book Club offers an opportunity to show off your handiwork and your opinions at the same time.

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Volume 9, Issue 17, Posted 11:29 AM, 08.21.2013

Teen Writers, Filmmakers, And Artists wWanted

For students in sixth through twelfth grade
As part of Teen Read Week, the library is hosting three creative contests. Contest details and submission forms are available online at www.lakewoodpubliclibrary/youth/ or at the Children’s and Youth Services desk, Main Library.

BOOK TRAILER CONTEST: Aspiring filmmakers can create a video trailer of five minutes or less for your favorite teen book. Film deadline: Monday, Oct. 7, 9:00 p.m. Viewing Party and Awards: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

COVER ART CONTEST: Paint, draw, photograph, or composite as you re-imagine the cover of your favorite teen title! All submissions will be on display in the New Book Room of the Main Library through October. Art deadline: Friday, Oct. 11, 9:00 p.m. Viewing and Awards: Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

WRITING CONTEST: Submit your creative short story about zombies – two thousand words or less – and we’ll post it on our webpage for public voting. Submissions will be compiled into a booklet for participants to keep. Story deadline: Monday, Oct. 7, 9:00 p.m. Winners announced Friday, Oct. 18, 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 9, Issue 17, Posted 11:29 AM, 08.21.2013

Dig Into Reading Party At Madison Park

Calling all summer readers! Get ready to celebrate the end of another great summer with games and goodies galore. LPL’s summer reading club, Dig Into Reading, is drawing to a close, which means it’s time for a party! Our summer readers have done a fabulous job, and now it’s time to reap their rewards. All children ages birth through fifth grade will be treated to frozen yogurt from Menchies, and cookies will also be provided for them. The games are open to all, but only those who completed 30 books or 30 hours of reading can participate in our “soak the staff” event. Bring your completed reading record for your chance to soak the staff! The party will be held on Wednesday, August 7th from 6-7:30 in the Madison Park Pavilion behind the Madison Branch at 13229 Madison Ave. This family event is free and open to the public. Call the Children and Youth Services department (216) 226-8275 ext. 140 for more information.

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Volume 9, Issue 15, Posted 10:38 PM, 07.24.2013

Graphic Novels: An Engaging Mix Of Story And Image

Comics have come a long way since the days of superheroes printed on pulp and Sunday morning newspaper strips. What was once enjoyed by a small niche audience is now a well-known and legitimate literary genre with an ever expanding readership.

Comics and Graphic Novels have rapidly increased in popularity during recent years and with good reason. The genre has expanded from its beginnings of classic superhero stories to  a whole variety of subjects, such as  memoirs, classics, and Japanese Manga. They’ve inspired countless movies and television series such as "Watchmen," "Batman" and "The Walking Dead" to name a few, and even well-known authors like Stephen King and James Patterson have taken a crack at adapting their work into graphic formats.

The Lakewood Public Library has nearly 4000 graphic novels currently in its collection and new additions are added every month. Some of the best Graphic Novels and Graphic Novel series  to have been recently released are as follows:

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Volume 9, Issue 15, Posted 10:38 PM, 07.24.2013

Events at Lakewood Public Library

July 26

LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert Series: Bobby Ferrazza

Friday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. on the Main Library Front Porch

July 27

Lakewood Art House Cinema

"Power of One" (1992)                         Directed by John G. Avildsen                                  Rated PG-13

Even before Apartheid, South Africa was a difficult place to find justice. When a young white man whose family spoke up finds himself orphaned and imprisoned, there seems little hope for him or his country. But with the help of some wise men, including Morgan Freeman, Stephen Dorff fights the system with nothing more than his fists. Make no mistake, this film is about more than boxing.

Saturday, July 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

 

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Volume 9, Issue 15, Posted 10:38 PM, 07.24.2013

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Foster Brown
For the whole family

The Parents’ Choice singer/songwriter/storyteller winner shares his love for our natural world with fun and original songs you can move to.

Friday, July 26, at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

The Learning Garden Story Time
For the whole family

Make the Learning Garden a part of your family time with stories, music, and activities about vegetables, fruits, flowers, and good things to eat!

Friday, August 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the Learning Garden right behind the Madison Branch Library.

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Volume 9, Issue 15, Posted 10:38 PM, 07.24.2013

The Friends Of The Library's Arts Festival Book Sale Is Coming!

The Lakewood Arts Festival is being held on Saturday August 3rd, and with it comes the Friends of Lakewood Public Library’s Book Sale. Escape the heat for a little air conditioned shopping at the Friends’ sale. The sale will take place between 9:00 am and 5:00 p.m. in the Friends’ room in the basement of the Library.

Browse through their great selection of bestselling authors, classics, poetry, cookbooks, children’s books, gardening books, romances and more. There are also CDs for music lovers and DVDs of popular movies for sale. And for anyone still looking for videocassettes, the Friends have a great collection.

Looking for a great coffee table book and don’t want to pay $40 dollars or more? Stop by the Friends’ sale and pick one up for a dollar or two. There is something for everyone at the Friends Book sale. Even free public restrooms, which are in short supply during the Arts Festival.

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Volume 9, Issue 15, Posted 10:38 PM, 07.24.2013

Foster Brown Sing-Along

Join us Friday, July 26, at 3:00 p.m. in the Library’s Multipurpose Room for some great songs, stories, and lots of fun as we clap along with Foster Brown: singer, songwriter, and storyteller. Foster Brown works musical wonders with the guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer and various percussion instruments. Families will want to jump in and participate with hand motions, call-and-response, and sing-alongs. This performance is free and open to the public.

Foster Brown founded Nature Theatre in 1993. It is the stage for his original brand of edu-tainment, where he weaves storytelling within and between his songs to create a memorable mosaic of educational fun. By sharing natural and cultural history through the arts, he imparts valuable information with self-created educational characters, storytelling, folk songs and original music. He won the Parents’ Choice Recommended Award in 2004 for his recording, “Naturally,” and again in 2006 for “Songs from a Naturalist’s Notebook.”

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Volume 9, Issue 15, Posted 10:38 PM, 07.24.2013

Celebrating Music: Lakewood Front Porch Concerts

The Revolution Brass Band Performed on July 12 as part of Front Porch Concerts held right in front of Lakewood Public Library. Many more bands will be visiting so don't miss out! Check out www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/events to learn more!

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Volume 9, Issue 15, Posted 10:38 PM, 07.24.2013

The Lakewood Library's First Summer Reading Club Finisher of 2013

July 1, 2013 was the first day our Summer Reading Club patrons could finish reading 30 books or 30 hours! Arianna Vaughn was first in the door on July 1. Her reward included a brand new book which she chose from a selection of over 600 books! Arianna chose a Fancy Nancy book by Jane O'Connor. She also received a certificate, a free game of bowling and shoe rental at Madison Square Lanes, a Taco Bell coupon, 8 ounces of Menchie's frozen yougurt, and an invitation to "A Diggin' Good Time at Madison Park" on August 7th. She is standing next to her nameplate on the front of the Children's desk at the main branch. Congratulations, Arianna!

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Volume 9, Issue 14, Posted 8:59 AM, 07.10.2013

Our Zoo To You! Live Animal Show At LPL

Bryan and Terri Wise each loved animals before they married and now currently have 30 animals that have been rescued or re-homed. Get ready to get wild with rabbits, spiders, hedgehogs, snakes, macaws, sugar gliders, chinchillas, foxes and more! Meet, learn about, and even pet many of the animals. Cameras are welcome.

This Special Friday Performance will be held on July 12th in the Multipurpose room of the Main Library. The show will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will last up to an hour. There is no registration; the show is open to the public. And, of course, you can’t beat the price, it’s free!

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Volume 9, Issue 14, Posted 8:59 AM, 07.10.2013

Booked for Murder

Have you always wanted to be in a book club but didn’t know how to start or join one? Lakewood Public Library’s got you covered.

Each month, readers meet to discuss a mystery title in the Booked for Murder club that gathers in the Main Library Meeting Room. There’s no need to register; all are welcome to attend. This friendly group meets on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. A Lakewood librarian chooses the mysteries based on the preferences of loyal book club members and supplies a list of questions and discussion topics for the meetings. Titles are usually a little out of the mainstream so that the books will be fresh for readers. The date of the next meeting and the book to be discussed can be found at www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/events/bookedformurder.htm. Clicking on the book title will link you to the library catalog, where you can check the availability of the book.

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Volume 9, Issue 14, Posted 8:59 AM, 07.10.2013

Wallace Coleman's Living Blues At Lakewood Public Library: A Free Concert!

Like a million other Americans in the 1950’s, Wallace Coleman left his southern home and headed north looking for work. But he didn’t leave the state of Tennessee without a deep and abiding love for the blues, thanks to a radio his mother had given him as a child. He also had a rare talent for playing the blues harp, and it didn’t come from taking music lessons once a week in a dusty parlor. It came from somewhere inside.

Coleman is packing up his harmonica, along with a lifetime of blues experience, and heading for Lakewood Public Library on Sunday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. for another great concert. As always, this Sunday with the Friends event is free and everyone is welcome! It will be held in the Main Library Auditorium at 15425 Detroit Avenue.

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Volume 9, Issue 14, Posted 8:59 AM, 07.10.2013

Events At Lakewood Public Library

June 30           

Sunday with the Friends: Brian Henke: Nimble Fingerstyle

The lion sits alone onstage, playing his acoustic guitar with a quiet intensity that can mislead those who aren't really listening. But if you're there with him, he can conjure thunderstorms as easily as he can paint a rainbow. Flocks of birds soar overhead while ants build cities at your feet. You are a child again and the wonders of nature are yours.

Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

July 4

Holiday: Independence Day – Closed

July 5

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Volume 9, Issue 13, Posted 11:03 PM, 06.26.2013