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Cleaning/Janitorial Opening At Lakewood Public Library

The 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 $12 per hour.  Application deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016. Qualified and interested applicant may call Jody Wilkerson at (216) 226-8275 ext.104 to arrange for an application.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 12:14 PM, 03.16.2016

America’s Military: Too Big To Fail?

Journalist James McCartney first experienced military life as a foot soldier in France and Germany during World War II. At 19 years old, he was marching past rotting corpses, dodging land mines and spending nights in a foxhole in six inches of freezing water. He later spent much of his life as a Washington-based writer covering national security, reporting on war and conflict from more than thirty different countries.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 12:14 PM, 03.16.2016

Spring Book Sale

Come join us for our springtime book sale on Saturday April 2, beginning at 9 a.m., and continuing until 5 p.m. in our main library basement. As always, you may view the selection early, on Thursday March 31 from 6 to 9 p.m., at our preview book sale. All you need to do is become a member of the Friends of the Library. For those who wish to sign up, a membership fee is only $2.00 a year.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 12:14 PM, 03.16.2016

Discover Carnegie Libraries With Author Mary Ellen Armentrout

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7 p.m., Mary Ellen Armentrout will visit Lakewood Public Library to talk about her book, Carnegie Libraries of Ohio: Our Cultural Heritage as part of our Meet The Author series. The event takes place in the Main Library Auditorium at 15425 Detroit Avenue.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 11:28 AM, 03.01.2016

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

"Deliverance" (1972) Directed by John Boorman
“What did happen on the Cahulawassee River?” In the deep back-country of Northern Georgia, four city slickers set out to tame wild, gorgeous rapids. These men have prepared themselves to face the raging water and wilderness, but not the reclusive inhabitants who live there. Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox play the soft urbanites thrust into a fight for survival.
Saturday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 11:28 AM, 03.01.2016

Meet Author Les Roberts At Lakewood Public Library

Milan Jacovich is a private investigator, a former cop and Vietnam veteran who likes to kick back with a Stroh’s when he’s not investigating crimes in Cleveland. He’s also the creation of Les Roberts, one of our area’s most successful and prolific fiction writers.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 11:28 AM, 03.01.2016

Illustration Creation

Calling all artists in kindergarten through first grade! Do you love to look at the illustrations in picture books?

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 11:28 AM, 03.01.2016

Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary

Did you know that Beverly Cleary is turning one hundred this year? The author of "Beezus and Ramona," "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" and "Dear Mr. Henshaw" has a birthday on April 12 and we’re going to celebrate at the Main Branch of the Lakewood Public Library. Watch classic interviews with Beverly Cleary and scenes from movies based on her books, then create festive birthday cards to send to the author.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 11:28 AM, 03.01.2016

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Connecting For Kids: Music Therapy
For you and your 1-6 year old child

A Board-Certified Musical Therapist will lead families in a fun music-making class for children struggling in an area of development. Register at www.connectingforkids.org/register or call (440) 250-5563.

Saturday, March 5, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the Main Library Toddler Story Time Room.

Art Connection
For students in kindergarten through fifth grade

Create a unique piece of art step-by-step to show off to friends and family. Registration required.

Wednesday, March 9, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library Activity Room.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 11:28 AM, 03.01.2016

Great Lakes Theater Presents Agatha Christie’s "The Secret Adversary"

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. Great Lakes Theater is coming to Lakewood Public Library to perform a world premiere adaptation of Agatha Christie’s "The Secret Adversary." The adaptation is by David Hansen, and Lisa Ortenzi directs the Free Outreach Touring Production.

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 1:37 PM, 02.16.2016

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Tuesday, February 16
Knit and Lit Book Club
Come Share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery, and quilting works-in-progress. This Tuesday’s book is The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 1:37 PM, 02.16.2016

Local Jazz Singer Nancy Redd At Lakewood Public Library

Jazz has its roots in the United States, in New Orleans. Its origins include folk, marches, ragtime, classical and blues. The modern drum set was actually invented by jazz musicians, and the two colloquial words “cool” and “hip” were originally jazz terms. 

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 1:37 PM, 02.16.2016

Cleaning/Janitorial Lakewood Public Library

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.  Day, evening and weekend work. 40 hours per week. Salary is $12.00 per hour. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Qualified and interested applicants may call Jody Wilkerson at (216)226-8275 ext. 104 to arrange for an application.

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 1:37 PM, 02.16.2016

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

DIY Mini Book Necklaces
For students in sixth through twelfth grade

We will teach you to sew, bind, and cover a mini book into a necklace with your favorite cover. All materials provided. Registration required.

Friday, February 19, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

Acting Out Puppets
For the whole family

Various puppets, including a dragon, act out fun and playful stories. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Saturday, February 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 1:37 PM, 02.16.2016

Acting Out Puppets

Acting Out Puppets will be performing a 30 minute puppet show for children of all ages on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Two stories of fractured fairy tales will have the audience laughing at the crazy antics of colorful clown and animal puppets. The playful fun-filled tales will delight both youngsters and adults. Generously funded by the Friends of the Lakewood Public Library, this program will take place in the Main Library Multipurpose Room, which is located in Children’s and Youth Services. No registration is required. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Bring your family and enjoy the fun!

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 1:37 PM, 02.16.2016

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 are being distributed to folks living at O’Neill Healthcare 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 12, Issue 3, Posted 2:29 PM, 02.02.2016

SWTF: Vicki Chew’s Valentine’s Day Concert

Love. It’s the word of the day on Valentine’s and the word Vicki Chew uses to describe how she feels about writing and performing a song. The talented singer, songwriter and guitarist will be sharing the love at a special Sunday With The Friends Valentine’s Day concert on none other than February 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Lakewood Public Library.

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Volume 12, Issue 3, Posted 2:29 PM, 02.02.2016

Barbara Greenberg, J.D. Showcases Free Speech, Press, Assembly, And Religion

When America’s founders crafted the Bill of Rights, they appended to the Constitution a set of ten amendments which were revolutionary in their guarantees of individual freedom. No amendment to the Constitution is more important -- or has created more controversy -- than the First Amendment, which includes protections for free speech, the free exercise of religion, the right to peaceably assemble and freedom of the press. What is speech? Who has the right to speak? What types of speech are prohibited? Is the law different if you’re famous? How does the freedom of the press apply in the age of social media? What types of assemblies are allowed? Should any assemblies be curtailed? Does separation of church and state still exist? What is religion? And who gets to decide?

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Volume 12, Issue 3, Posted 2:29 PM, 02.02.2016

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, February 4
The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech
with Barbara Greenberg, JD
This four-week series will focus on the First Amendment, which outlines our most important freedoms: speech, religion, press and assembly. Participants will consider a range of ethical and legal questions related to the First Amendment and review what the U.S. Supreme Court has said about them. Freedom of Speech. Is it all about the words? Who has this right? When/where/at what cost? Does being famous matter? What about kids?
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 12, Issue 3, Posted 2:29 PM, 02.02.2016

Great Lakes Light Opera Performs Gilbert And Sullivan At Lakewood Public Library

A beloved musical duo, librettist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan are renowned for their clever lyrics, haunting melodies, wicked parodies, and social satire. The Lakewood Public Library is pleased to welcome Great Lakes Light Opera (GLLO) back to the Library, where they will perform selections from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.

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Volume 12, Issue 2, Posted 5:45 PM, 01.19.2016

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, January 21
Booked For Murder: Murder in Motion
Lovers of mystery take to the skies, seas and rails this season. This Thursday’s book is "Mystery in White" by J. Jefferson Farjeon.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

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Volume 12, Issue 2, Posted 5:45 PM, 01.19.2016

A Life Changed: "Father’s Day" By Steven Wolotsky

What would you do if suddenly money were no object? Would you buy a mansion or go on a trip around the world? "Father’s Day" by local author Steven Wolotsky is about a man who chooses an entirely different, difficult and unexpected path.

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Volume 12, Issue 2, Posted 5:45 PM, 01.19.2016

Meet The Author: A Local Author Remembers Viet Nam

Publishers didn’t want his book about Viet Nam. It was 1970, and Joseph Patrick Meissner’s honest account of his time spent with the Green Berets from 1968 to 1969 didn’t play into the cultural narratives at the time. He stuck it in the back of a closet and got on with his life.

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Volume 12, Issue 1, Posted 6:19 PM, 01.05.2016

Family Music And More Presents Swifty The Clown's Balloon Show

Looking for something to do in the cold grey days of January? Why not come to the Lakewood Public Library for our Family Music and More program? On January 26th, the Children’s and Youth Services Department will be presenting Swifty the Clown’s Balloon Show!

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Volume 12, Issue 1, Posted 6:19 PM, 01.05.2016

Share The Dream: A Celebration Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For some children, being off from school on January 18th, MLK Day, means sleeping late, playing video games, and watching television. The Lakewood Public Library is offering a meaningful alternative. Your child can still catch some extra shut-eye, however from 2 to 3 p.m. they can take part in a program that will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through stories, songs, and a craft.

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Volume 12, Issue 1, Posted 6:19 PM, 01.05.2016

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, January 7
Meet the Author: "The Green Berets and Their Victories" by Joseph Meissner
Honored as Cleveland’s Outstanding Veteran of the Year in 2013, Joseph Meissner is a Cleveland attorney with over fifty years of experience serving the underprivileged in our region. His latest book celebrates the accomplishments of US Special Forces soldiers popularly known as the Green Berets in Vietnam during 1968 and 1969, the most crucial years of the conflict. 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 12, Issue 1, Posted 6:19 PM, 01.05.2016

Visions Of 9/11: Author Jovon Belcher

What if one day you began hearing disembodied voices, saw doppelgangers on the street and had prophetic visions of carnage? Would you believe you had gone mad or would you choose to believe in yourself? For a long time, local author Jovon Belcher didn’t tell anyone what happened to him during the months leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Who would believe him? Writing about spiritual awakenings is as old as mankind, but can still be difficult to do. Hades’ Melody is a work of creative non-fiction which mirrors the spiritual enlightenment Belcher experienced that summer. He will appear at the Library on Thursday, January 14 at 7 p.m. to discuss his experience.

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Volume 12, Issue 1, Posted 6:19 PM, 01.05.2016

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, December 10
Origins Science Scholars West
"A Backache of Longstanding" presented by Bruce Latimer, PhD
From sore feet to backaches, blame it on human evolution. Adapting to a very new mode of locomotion, upright walking, has created physical challenges from flat feet and bunions to slipped discs, hernias and fallen pelvic floors. And as bizarre as it sounds, rising from four to two feet resulted in reshaping the face and head, producing dental problems such as wisdom teeth with no room to grow!
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 11, Issue 25, Posted 2:24 PM, 12.08.2015

"Young Ones": A New Form Of Cinema That Seems As Old As The Hills

It is not a stretch to say that Jake Paltrow’s 2014 film "Young Ones" is not the film you are expecting—no matter what you expect. The premise sounds surprisingly simple: set in a future where a near worldwide drought has made water the most valued commodity on the planet, a father attempts to hang onto his old way of life while protecting his admiring son and dreamer daughter. Simple enough? Not even close.

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Volume 11, Issue 25, Posted 2:24 PM, 12.08.2015

Best Of The Grimm Brothers At Lakewood Library

My aunt’s visits to our home always warmed my heart when I was a child. She came prepared with many stories that took me to a different world. Whether “it was a quiet morning” or “a dark and spooky night,” she never hesitated to describe the climate of the tale. Many of the stories she’d memorized and recited to me were from the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales. These stories were amazing, but what truly brought them to life was her narration.

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Volume 11, Issue 25, Posted 2:24 PM, 12.08.2015

Winter Break Youth Programs

Winter break is just about here, and The Library has plenty to keep your kids busy while they’re out of school! Check out the calendar of events here, in our program guide, or on our website (lakewoodpubliclibrary.org) to see specific dates and times. Registration required for all programs below except the movie, which is drop-in and open to the public. Register in person, online, or by calling (216) 226-8275 ext. 140.

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Volume 11, Issue 25, Posted 2:24 PM, 12.08.2015

Ernie Krivda Performs December 20 At Lakewood Public Library

Hailed as one of the world’s best tenor saxophonists, the celebrated musician Ernie Krivda is returning to Lakewood Public Library for a solo performance on Sunday, December 20. The concert starts at 2 p.m. in the First Floor Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 11, Issue 25, Posted 2:24 PM, 12.08.2015

Upcycling: From Rags To Riches Repurpose Something Old To Use in the New Year!

Christmas is coming and the kids will soon be off for the holidays. After the excitement of the big day, you may need an activity to keep them busy during winter break. Bring them to the library for some upcycling fun! Students in third through eighth grade will enjoy turning an old t-shirt into a strand necklace, infinity scarf or tote bag. Get them ready for the cold weather as they transform an old sweater into a slouch beanie with matching mittens. Children will discover how to do this and more at the Upcycling: From Rags to Riches program on Tuesday, December 29 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 11, Issue 25, Posted 2:24 PM, 12.08.2015

Strokes Of Genius Comes To A Close

The 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 in the style of that artist. Artwork created by Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Rembrandt van Rijn, Piet Mondrian, and Pablo Picasso provided the inspiration for the students’ creative efforts. Cut paper, oil pastels, watercolor paints, colored pencils, crayons, and markers were the art mediums used. Each participant took home their creative work, a certificate, and a purple ribbon.

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Volume 11, Issue 24, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.24.2015

Terrific Technology For Kids: STEM Programs at the Library

Jr. Video Game Creation
For students in first through third grade
Tuesday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.
Aspiring video game designers or just anyone who wants to learn more about programming will not want to miss this workshop! Get started making your own video games with Scratch, a free visual programming language from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Labs that you can use at home long after the class is over. Scratch is a great program for all ages, and is especially easy for young kids to learn with a little instruction and a lot of hands-on time. You’ll be making your first video game in no time! Computers are provided by us, but please bring a flash drive to save your game so you can continue creating at home or just show off to your friends.

Intro to Arduino
For students in fourth through eighth grade
Wednesday, December 2, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.
If you have ever wanted to create a device to control the world around you, now you can – for free – at the Library!  Learn how to program an Arduino® microcontroller, create circuits and use a breadboard in this introductory class. Arduino® hardware can be easily programmed to make robots, motion detectors, light displays, programmable clothes, bubble machines, and remote controlled vehicle (just to name a few)! All materials will be provided for this workshop.

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Volume 11, Issue 24, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.24.2015

Holiday Bag Of Books Sale

Picture this, the snow is falling outside in big fluffy flakes, a glance at the ground shows that it has clearly been snowing all night, and florescent white reflects brightly outside, looking picturesque as a postcard. The only thing that could complete this perfect scene is a good book and something warm to drink as you swim lazily through the pages of a captivating mystery, or a breezy comedy.

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Volume 11, Issue 24, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.24.2015

Particle Physics, Backaches And The Theory Of Evolution

How did we begin? This question has engaged thinkers for as long as human consciousness has existed. Lakewood Public Library is offering a chance to contemplate the science of origins on three successive Thursdays in December, beginning on December 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

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Volume 11, Issue 24, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.24.2015

"Alice" Is 150

"Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" (commonly shortened to "Alice in Wonderland") was published on November 26, 1865. Written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, this imaginative story continues to excite young readers. The 150th Anniversary is the perfect occasion to celebrate a brilliant book. Lakewood Public Library invites children to participate in an “Alice in Wonderland Picture Search.” Young patrons can hunt the Children’s and Youth Services area to find copies of original illustrations from the book. When they find all ten pictures, their names will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! The fun continues throughout the month of November. Come to the Children’s desk at the Lakewood Public Library to get an entry slip and begin your quest. It’s fun and easy!

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Volume 11, Issue 23, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.10.2015

Ralph Hutchison Brings The Words Of Homer To Lakewood Public Library

As Book I of Homer’s "The Odyssey" begins, Odysseus is being held captive after failing to return home from the Trojan War. Penelope, his ever-patient wife, awaits his return in a palace overrun with suitors. With vengeful gods, invocations to muses, bloodshed, and disasters, "The Odyssey"is filled with adventure and mayhem.

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Volume 11, Issue 23, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.10.2015

Saturday Night Cinema At Lakewood Public Library

Terry Meehan wants to take you to the movies. As a popular film host at Lakewood Public Library, he always chooses great titles, educates with anecdotes and rare clips or documentaries and finishes with a lively audience discussion.

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Volume 11, Issue 23, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.10.2015

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Saturday, November 14
"Hour of the Gun" (1967) Directed by John Sturges

In 1957, Sturges made "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. It was very popular with audiences but took a few liberties with history. This time around Sturges wanted to stick closer to the facts in his portrayal of the famous gunfight and its aftermath. The result? Much lower box office figures. Terry Meehan continues his series, “Westerns of the Sixties,” introducing each film with rare clips and original documentaries, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion. Tonight’s program includes a special guest, novelist Mary Doria Russell, who has written two books on Holliday and Earp. In "Doc" she creates a portrait of Holliday that is more compelling than what has been seen in any movie. In "Epitaph," she explores the famous gunfight itself and the events that followed. Both books will be available for sale and signing.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 11, Issue 23, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.10.2015

A Dog-Gone Good Show

Close your eyes and imagine a show that combines animals 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 their parents will meet many vibrant characters, each with a fun and friendly attitude. Your family is sure to enjoy this bright colorful act full of magic tricks and routines about animals.  

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Volume 11, Issue 23, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.10.2015

Art Club For Teens Winter Session Starts

Are you a teen artist? Do you like to draw, paint, sculpt or do mixed media pieces? Maybe you’d like to meet some other teen artists like you, or possibly nothing like you. Sketchbook Club at Lakewood Public Library is a group for artists of all skill levels in the 9th-12th grades. This is a relaxed meetup group where every week there will be a group exercise available exploring different types of drawing and other artmaking, or, you can come with your own sketchbook to work on your own drawings. Bring any art project you are working on to the club and get some perspective or critique from your peers and the club leader. You can even start something new at Sketchbook--all kinds of supplies and materials will be available for you to use. You can do what you choose! We are looking for teen artists of any kind to join us for this fun and open group so register now and let’s make some art together!

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Volume 11, Issue 23, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.10.2015

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, October 29
Meet the Author: "On Liberty Street" by Margaret Ford-Taylor
Filled with subtle wisdom and simple humor, this often hilarious debut novel from the former director of Karamu House is a fun ride, following a year in the life of Ardelia Rose Watson Cunningham through her private correspondence. To this septuagenarian grandmother of four, every inch of life is important. With her letters—to Malachi, an eight-year-old African pen pal, to neighbors and friends of long and intimate standing, to judges and CEO’s of major corporations and other strangers—she collects relationships and dissects and directs events. To know her is to love her. Unless, of course, your name is Lilah Pitts. Margaret Ford-Taylor is a celebrated playwright, actress, and author. (You might remember her as Aunt Eda in Denzel Washington’s Antwone Fisher). 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 11, Issue 22, Posted 2:57 PM, 10.27.2015

From T-Shirt To Bag Without Sewing A Stitch!

Hey teens! What do you do with your old t-shirts that no longer fit? What about the one that mom has deemed “unwearable” simply because the bottom or sleeves are tattered and torn? You think that lends it character, but no matter how much you argue mom wants that shirt in the rag bag.

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Volume 11, Issue 22, Posted 2:57 PM, 10.27.2015

WordStage Performs Killer Verse: Poems Of Murder And Mayhem

If you don’t get enough spine-tingling creepiness this Halloween, join us on Sunday, November 8 for our Sunday With The Friends program at Lakewood Public Library as we welcome WordStage for a Chamber Music Theater performance inspired by the anthology Killer Verse: Poems of Murder and Mayhem edited by Harold Schechter and Kurt Brown.

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Volume 11, Issue 22, Posted 2:57 PM, 10.27.2015

A Free Case Western Reserve course at LPL: The Return of Religion and Science with Michael Miller, Ph.D.

Is it necessary to choose between Religion and Science? Can a thinking person appreciate both or are they mutually exclusive? 

Few topics evoke so much emotion and carry such significance in our modern age as the seeming battle between Religion and Science.  Lakewood Public Library is hosting a free and open course from The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University that breaks the topic down into four talks being held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in October 2015.  Michael Miller, Ph.D. will be leading the following discussions:

God’s Existence: Arguments for and Against

After establishing a framework for considering science and religion, we will examine a number of influential attempts to argue for and against the existence of God.

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 4:17 PM, 10.13.2015

Children/Youth Events At Lakewood Public Library

Blind Date With a Book
For readers of juvenile and teen chapter books

Don’t judge a book by its cover! Pick a new read sight unseen. Choose from our cleverly disguised titles and maybe fall in love for the first time.

Sunday, October 18, through Saturday, October 24, in the Main and Madison branch juvenile and teen collections.

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.

Saturday, October 17, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library Toddler Story Time Room.

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 4:17 PM, 10.13.2015

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, October 14
"Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy" (2013)
Directed by Michael Kantor
This film explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical and many of the songs that comprise "The American Songbook." A virtual behind-the-scenes-of-Broadway, this is an engaging, humorous, and provocative film with entertaining perspectives on Broadway's most beloved songs, stories, and shows. This documentary showcases the nation's pre-eminent creators of musical theatre including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kurt Weill, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Jules Styne and many others.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 4:17 PM, 10.13.2015

Run, Swim, Bike, Survive

What is the Finish Line Feeling? According to Liz Ferro, it’s a powerful sensation of being the most extraordinary person you can be and feeling as if you can do anything.

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 4:17 PM, 10.13.2015