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Give A Dog A Bone - Read To Them

Hey kids, are you having a “ruff” time keeping up on your reading this summer? Then come to Lakewood Public Library where therapy dogs can help you bone up on your reading skills. We welcome beginner readers to join us Saturdays, July 11 and August 8 for Tail Waggin’ Tutors, a program for school-age children to enjoy reading books to our fabulous four-legged friends.

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Volume 11, Issue 14, Posted 3:05 PM, 07.07.2015

Powerhouse 5: The Music Of The Raymond Scott Quintette

It’s unlikely you have ever heard of Raymond Scott or his eponymous Quintette that got started in 1936, but it’s a sure thing you have heard his music. The compositions of this brilliant, classically trained musician have been playing behind the laughs on cartoons like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Looney Tunes and the Simpsons for decades.

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Volume 11, Issue 14, Posted 3:05 PM, 07.07.2015

The 2015 Front Porch Concert Series Begins First Show Friday Night July 3

Warm summer memories are waiting for you on Lakewood Public Library’s front porch.  Join friends and neighbors for the 2015 Front Porch Concert Series presented by LakewoodAlive. The live music starts each Friday night at 7:00 p.m. from July 3 thru September 11. Bring along some chairs, a blanket, something good to eat and enjoy the atmosphere and free music from this talented line-up:

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 3:05 PM, 07.07.2015

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 expired seven year term ending September 12, 2015. Additional information concerning the duties and responsibilities of Library Trustees is available at www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/trustee. Interested candidates should direct a letter of interest and qualifications to the Superintendent of Schools by August 14, 2015.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.23.2015

Our Zoo To You Animal Show

Did you know that a coatimundi is also known as a South American raccoon? Would you like to see one? Have you ever seen a ringtail lemur, a kinkajou, or a Columbian tegu? These are just some of the exotic creatures that Bryan and Terri Wise, owners of Our Zoo to You, may bring to their upcoming family friendly program at the Lakewood Public Library. Their zoo is constantly growing and changing and they will bring a variety of animals to keep everyone interested. Meet, learn about, and even pet many of the animals on Friday, June 26 at 3 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.23.2015

Sketchbook Club For Teens!

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.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.23.2015

LPL Calendar Of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Saturday, June 27
"Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) Directed by Mike Nichols
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor draw on the turmoil of their own storied romance as George and Martha—a miserable couple who play hateful mind games in between bouts of hard drinking. Based on the play by Edward Albee, the film includes gorgeous cinematography by Haskell Wexler. Nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, the film walked away with five Oscars, including a Best Actress Award for Elizabeth Taylor.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.23.2015

WordStage Brings A Thurber Carnival To Lakewood Public Library

Celebrated cartoonist, playwright, wit, and author of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” James Thurber was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1894. Now, returning from their standing-room-only performance of Gilgamesh, the players of WordStage bring Thurber to life in A Thurber Carnival on Sunday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 5:52 PM, 06.09.2015

Afternoon At The Movies

Are you sick of the pool? Do you want to keep cool? Are the movie prices so high that you think you will cry? Well don’t fret, my friends, there’s no need to fear! Whoopee, hooray, the Lakewood Public Library is here. Our Afternoon at the Movies is the perfect place for you! You can even bring along the whole family too! From June sixteenth to July twenty first we’ll be showing movies at 1 p.m. Come on Tuesday afternoons, it will be so much fun! We have six great movies you’re sure to enjoy! Films that will bring delight to every girl and boy. We’ll be showing LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers, Mulan, Monsters vs. Aliens woo-hoo! Kiki’s Delivery Service, Wreck-It-Ralph and the Incredibles too! In the Main Library Auditorium, it will be cool as ice, but remember, no food, no drinks and turn off your mobile device. Thanks to the Lakewood Public Library, your vacation won’t be such a bummer! Here’s a list of the movies we’ll be showing this Summer:

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 5:52 PM, 06.09.2015

Zap! Bam! Kapow! Create A Super Hero Cape

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane! No, it’s super kids! Does your child dream of being a super hero? Let his or her imagination come to life at Lakewood Public Library where your pint-sized public protector can make his or her own super hero cape with personalized symbol. Children ages 4 to 7 and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us on Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m. for this hour-long, hero-inspired program in the Main Library Multipurpose Room. Together you and your caped crusader will create a unique super hero symbol and apply it to a ready-made cape provided by the library. And then it’s up, up and away to save the day!

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 5:52 PM, 06.09.2015

Down On The Farm Fun! Music, Magic And Puppetry

Come and enjoy the animal antics of some favorite farmyard friends at the Down on the Farm Puppet Show at Lakewood Public Library on Friday, June 12 at 3 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room. Puppetry, music, cool magic tricks, comedy, and audience participation make this a fun and exciting program for the whole family.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 5:52 PM, 06.09.2015

Sample Schubert’s Lieder At Lakewood Public Library

One of the masters of classical music, Franz Schubert is renowned for his solo piano music, symphonies, string compositions (the bubbly "Trout," the hauntingly beautiful "Death and the Maiden"), and sacred works. However, his true accomplishment may be as the greatest songwriter ever. Despite his death at the age of thirty-one, Schubert composed 615 Lieder. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear some of these beautiful Lieder performed live by Great Lakes Light Opera on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 3:04 PM, 05.26.2015

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Saturday, May 30
Lakewood Public Cinema: "The Misfits" (1961) Directed by John Huston
Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe make their final screen appearances in this melancholy masterpiece, graced with humor and humanity. Monroe plays a disillusioned young woman who has come to Reno for a divorce. After making fast friends with Thelma Ritter, an older divorcée who never left the state after her own divorce, and heartbroken mechanic Eli Wallach, she's introduced to a larger-than-life cowboy named Gay, played by Clark Gable. As the last of the real men, Gay is a little too good at masking his pain behind romantic speeches about cowboy freedom and the beauty of nature. After hitting it off at first, her innocent idealism clashes violently with his hard-edged, hard-hearted practicality.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 3:04 PM, 05.26.2015

Bestselling Writer To Visit Lakewood Library

Many teachers and office workers dream of the time they can quit their mundane jobs, let their creativity flow and work full time writing the novels they know are bursting to get out. Mary Ellis made that dream a reality.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 3:04 PM, 05.26.2015

Lakewood Board of Education Accepting Applications for Appointment to the Library Board of Trustees

Lifelong resident of Lakewood, Mary Louise Nixon served the community through participation in many civic and educational groups, leaving a permanent mark on the community she called her home. As such, her passing is deeply felt not just here at the Library, but throughout all of Lakewood. Her service as a Library Trustee started in 1976, and during the 39 years that she served, she was instrumental in shaping the Library into what it is today.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 3:04 PM, 05.26.2015

Library Celebrates 99 Years With New Website, Cards And More

May 19, 2015 will mark the ninety-ninth anniversary of Lakewood Public Library. To celebrate, the Library will unveil a brand new website, redesigned library cards, sharp looking nametags for the employees, free stickers and more.  Stop by the Library and wish us a happy birthday. (No gifts please, just keep reading, watching and listening.) You can pick up one of the new library cards while you’re here and get a free sticker to show the world that you’re a proud patron of the Lakewood Public Library.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 4:47 PM, 05.12.2015

Strokes Of Genius Art Show

An Art Show for family and friends recently ended the spring session of Strokes of Genius at the Lakewood Public Library. Over a six week period, participating second, third, and fourth graders learned about the life and work of famous artists and then completed an art project inspired by the style of that artist.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 4:47 PM, 05.12.2015

Lakewood Public Library Screens "The Jewish Cardinal"

The Lakewood Public Library is proud to announce that it will be one of the free venues for the 2015 Cleveland Jewish Film Fest in October. To celebrate our selection, the Library will screen "The Jewish Cardinal" on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 4:47 PM, 05.12.2015

LPL Calendar of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, May 14
M
eet the Author: "The Bible's Cutting Room Floor" by Joel Hoffman
The Bible you usually read is not the complete story. Passages were omitted accidentally, intentionally for political or theological reasons, or because they contained information everyone already knew. The Book of Genesis doesn’t tell us about Adam and Eve after they get kicked out of the Garden or the lessons they have for us about good and evil. The Bible introduces us to Abraham, but it doesn’t include the troubling story of his early life, which explains how he came to reject idolatry to become the father of monotheism. And while there are only 150 Psalms in today’s Bible, there used to be many more. The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor reveals what’s missing from your Bible, who left it out, and why it is so important. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. Co-sponsored by Beth Israel—The West Temple.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 4:47 PM, 05.12.2015

Socratic Dialogue Workshop

I would never dare to alarm or accuse, O patrons, but as the Greek philosopher Socrates said: the unexamined life is simply not worth living. To be sure, this is bold talk – and the jury he was speaking to put him to death. But do not lose heart; once again your local library has the antidote. Cuyahoga Community College’s own Professor Kerry Tobin will be leading two Socratic Dialogue Workshops, first on May 23rd, and the second on July 25th. Both sessions will fall on a Saturday, and begin at 2 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room; please call ahead to register (216-226-8275 ext. 127).

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 4:47 PM, 05.12.2015

Vine & Viral Video Club

You know what’s awesome? The internet. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent more time watching insane YouTube videos than doing, oh, I don’t know, important things. But why watch all those hilarious videos on your puny laptop or even punier smart phone when you could be watching them on our glorious big screen?

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 1:16 PM, 04.28.2015

Remembering Mary Louise Nixon

Out of the rich history of trustee commitments to Lakewood Public Library, Mary Louise Nixon will be remembered for her wise determination that the institution always live near the aspirations, energies, interests, needs, and values of the city’s people. To live and learn purposefully in community with both the Main Library and the Madison Branch as accessible pivot points was Mrs. Nixon’s vision for Lakewood.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 1:16 PM, 04.28.2015

What I Have Learned From Lakewood Literary Legend, Herbert Gold

I’ve never met Herbert Gold. In fact, I didn’t know he existed until the Library invited him to be a guest speaker. (To be fair, I am sure he doesn’t know that I exist). After researching his life I have discovered a great many things about this celebrated writer: what he’s done, who he’s met and where he’s been. In the process of writing this article I realized that I would have to write a whole series of books to cover the amazing life of this captivating man. Since I am limited by space, I will share two important things that I have learned from him.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 1:16 PM, 04.28.2015

Discover The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor When Dr. Joel M. Hoffman Visits Lakewood Public Library

Weighing in at sixty-six books and over 800,000 words, the Bible is no one’s idea of a quick read. But what if our version of the Bible isn’t the whole story? What if important information has been omitted from the Bible, either deliberately or inadvertently? In "The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor:The Holy Scriptures Missing from your Bible," Dr. Joel M. Hoffman claims that our version of the Bible is the abridged version. According to Hoffman, biblical passages were omitted to save space, for political reasons, or because the information contained in the texts was already well known at that time. Dr. Hoffman will discuss The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium as part of the Library’s Meet the Author series.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 1:16 PM, 04.28.2015

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, April 29
Lakewood Historical Society
"The Cleveland Cavaliers: A History of The Wine & Gold"
by Vince McKee
Take a courtside seat with author Vince McKee as he dishes out the complete history of the Cleveland Cavaliers, from the founding of the franchise in 1970 to the triumphant return of LeBron James in 2014. Relive every major moment in team history. Highlights include draft picks turned all-stars, coaching changes, heated rivalries, player departures; and dubious distinctions like “the Shot” and “the Stepien Rule.” Get insight and analysis of every epic run from legendary sportscaster Joe Tait; players Austin Carr, Craig Ehlo and Larry Nance; and others as they reveal the untold true stories behind every major event in Cavs history. 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 9, Posted 1:16 PM, 04.28.2015

Mary Louise Nixon, 1934-2015

Sharp-witted, feisty, loving and bursting with energy until the very end, Mary Louise Nixon set a daunting example for a life lived well. The longtime member and former president of Lakewood Public Library’s Board of Trustees passed away peacefully on April 17, depriving us all of the irreplaceable wealth of her experience—not to mention her passion, shrewd judgment and wry sense of humor. A tireless advocate, not just for the Library, but for the people who work here, for those who frequent the Library and especially for those who have not yet discovered what the Library has to offer, she will be deeply missed by many.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 1:16 PM, 04.28.2015

Juggling And Magic!

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AND CHILDREN OF ALL AGES! Announcing an exciting juggling and magic performance at the Lakewood Public Library by the one and only St. Ignatius Circus Company! Prepare to be amazed by high school students who have an interest in juggling, magic, unicycle riding, and performance acrobatics! These performers meet weekly for practice and entertain at more than 150 events each year.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 6:10 PM, 04.14.2015

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

April 15
Lakewood
Historical Society
"
AsiaTown Cleveland: From Tong Wars to Dim Sum" by Alan F. Dutka
Cleveland, Chinese immigrants often earned poor pay for long hours of strenuous work. In 1925, Cleveland police responded to an especially brutal outbreak of Tong war violence by arresting every Chinese person in the city, creating an international scandal. Today, Clevelanders and tourists travel to the growing AsiaTown neighborhood to enjoy authentic Asian dinners and shop at stores. Alan F. Dutka vividly portrays one of the oldest and most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the city. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 6:10 PM, 04.14.2015

Anonymous, The Original Artist

In today’s world, we wouldn’t think twice about backing up information, storing ideas in the Cloud, even uploading or downloading material for research. But generations ago, every piece of a story had to be told from one person to another, by word of mouth. Which stories, though, and who told them, you ask? We may never know who to credit, and they will forever remain “Anonymous,” because the truth is, it never was just a single artist. Rather, they are the cumulative works of many artists who added their own voices to the stories until they collectively became a cultural representation. The oral traditions that survived the longest and spread the furthest are the musical histories, in the form of melodies and lyrics known as folk music.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 6:10 PM, 04.14.2015

He Who Saw The Deep: WordStage Presents The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Reader, you are cordially invited by the Friends of the Lakewood Library to travel with the players of WordStage four thousand years in the past. Your journey will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23rd in the Main Library Auditorium, where our resident theatricals will regale us with their dramatic adaptation of the epic of Gilgamesh. Dating back at least four millennia and almost certainly well beyond that, Gilgamesh is humanity’s oldest known story, and comes from the Akkadian and Sumerian empires that flourished upon the fecund soil of the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys. We have inherited from the timeless epic a thousand and one symbols destined to reappear in subsequent life and literature: the antediluvian world, the fear of death, the crooked path to wisdom, jus primae noctis, the flood myth, the goddess-born pater patriae, the noble savage, the hero’s journey – or, most specifically, the quest for immortality; the creative legacy of the epic cannot be understated.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 6:10 PM, 04.14.2015

Haiku & You

April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, the Lakewood Public Library is hosting a one-time program for teens, “Haiku & You”. Students in the sixth through twelfth grade can come learn the fine art of Haiku composition and will hopefully find the inspiration to write a few moving lines of their own. We will also learn some basic calligraphy techniques and use them to pen our simple poems, creating a beautiful display piece to take home.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 6:10 PM, 04.14.2015

"Nancy Drew, I Wish I Were You! For Nancy Drew Fans Of All Ages"

Saturday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

In the juvenile mystery market, few characters can match the popularity of amateur detective Nancy Drew. Created in 1929, Nancy was the brainchild of New Jersey publisher Edward Stratemeyer, whose “formula fiction” successfully brought The Rover Boys, the Tom Swift series and numerous other characters to American youth in the 1920s. But the endurance of the Nancy Drew phenomenon is the larger mystery… Join Sharon Morrison Pinzone, PhD and find out why.

In this very visual presentation, learn the real story behind the Nancy Drew series, and share a literary and social history analysis of the impact of such a character that still holds a dominant position in juvenile fiction. Reminisce and introduce Nancy Drew to a new generation of mystery readers! Sharon Morrison Pinzone is a free-lance writer and educational speaker with part-time college teaching experience and a PhD in Urban Education. She retired in 2007 with 30 years of high school teaching experience in college writing, journalism, American, British and World Literature and literature electives.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 6:10 PM, 04.14.2015

Perseverance Paves The Way To Success

Filled with rich history and beautiful photography, "Asia Town Cleveland: From Tong Wars to Dim Sum" showcases a little known chapter in Cleveland’s history. Mr. Dutka takes us on a journey to a place that was once unknown to him: Asia Town. What we know now as the chic cool place to dine and shop,was once described as “peculiar and strange.” The path to success is not always an easy one, but the Chinese have proven that with hard work and perseverance, you can accomplish what you set out to do.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 7:10 AM, 04.01.2015

George McNulty Brings The Trieste Intrigue To Lakewood Public Library

In 1981, when President Ronald Reagan learns of a Russian plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II, Reagan chooses international businessman Colin McHugh to warn and advise the Pontiff’s Swiss Guards. But McHugh is unmasked by a Bulgarian cadre which targets him for assassination, as events lead inextricably to the date which shocked the world, May 13, 1981.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 7:10 AM, 04.01.2015

Super Powered – A Superhero Role-Play Experience

For youth in fifth through eighth grade
Ever wanted to create a superhero as cool as Wonder Woman or Captain America? Now you can! Join us for "Super Powered" and just like real comic book writers, you’ll design your own superhero from scratch: create an origin story, select your super powers (and weaknesses!), design a costume, and find out which arch-nemesis is going to try to stop you.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 7:10 AM, 04.01.2015

LPL Calendar Of Events

April 2
Meet the Author: "You Got This! A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up" by Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent
The journey young girls face as they transition from girlhood to adulthood can be difficult and filled with obstacles. "You Got This!" is an interactive book which provides direction regarding self-esteem, relationships, social media, friendships and other road blocks. Through journal writings, art activities, affirmations, and discussions, "You Got This!" allows you the opportunity to develop into the phenomenal woman that you are meant to be. Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is a licensed psychologist and motivational speaker who specializes in emotional wellness in children and women. She is also the author of "Girls Got Issues: A Woman's Guide to Self-discovery & Healing." Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Thursday, April 2 at 7:00pm in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 7:10 AM, 04.01.2015

Upcycling: From Rags To Riches

Looking for a fun, free activity to break up the boredom for your brood during spring break? Lakewood Public Library is offering a special afternoon program for students in third through eighth grade. Please join us for Upcycling: From Rags to Riches where children can learn how to transform old clothing and other household items into new treasures.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 7:10 AM, 04.01.2015

Animal Fun

A large audience of children and their parents recently enjoyed “Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show” at the Lakewood Public Library. The crowd was delighted by numerous animals, including a chinchilla, an African pygmy hedgehog, a dwarf caiman, a silver fox rabbit, a blue tegu lizard, and an African spike tortoise.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 7:10 AM, 04.01.2015

The Squirrel Hillbillies: Down Home And Heart-felt

One thing for sure that we are proud of here at The Lakewood Public Library is that we can offer such a wide range of music presentations via our Sunday with the Friends series. If ours is to add and enhance to our community’s cultural experience through literature and the arts, then we are pleased that so many musicians choose to perform here.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:41 PM, 03.17.2015

LPL Calendar Of Events

March 18
Word Processing Basics
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab
March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 22 and August 19

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:41 PM, 03.17.2015

Outback Ray

The Lakewood Public Library is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of Outback Ray. Have your children ever seen a fennec fox, blue-tongued skink, or 13-foot python? Bring them to this educational and fun program and give them the opportunity to see these and other exotic animals.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:41 PM, 03.17.2015

Wallace Coleman: The Best Friend Blues Could Have

The blues have been around for over a century or more. That’s a long time. We tend to forget things that existed but a year ago much less anything from a century past. That is unless there is someone who becomes a spokesperson, an ambassador if you will for one of our most beloved forms of music. Someone who through sheer grit and determination insists on keeping something alive for others to reap its benefits.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:41 PM, 03.17.2015

Spring Into Savings, With Our Springtime Book Sale

One of the biggest highlights of the year is having the pleasure of hosting the Friends’ book sales here at Lakewood Public Library. The large selection of materials, such as CDs, VHS tapes, fiction and nonfiction books, that come either in paperback or hard copies, as well as entertainment and literature for a younger generation, in the form of puzzles, games and a multitude of other wonderful little finds, leave no room for doubt that there is something to be found for everyone who stops by.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:41 PM, 03.17.2015

Eclectic Entertainment; From Modern To Primordial

At the Lakewood Public Library, we are nothing if not eclectic; each member of our staff has something different and vital to offer when it comes to the service we render to this beloved community of Lakewood.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 6:07 PM, 03.03.2015

Time Travelers United At The Lakewood Public Library

Have you ever tried to explain your favorite episode of Doctor Who to someone who is not really a fan? It’s a little like trying to explain rap music to your grandma. The other person’s eyes glaze over after 60 seconds and even though they are nodding along with the cadence of your voice, you know that they aren’t really listening.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 6:07 PM, 03.03.2015

Kerouac Revisited

Fictionalizing the lives of legendary artists is a trend in literature right now. Tracy Chevalier imagined Vermeer painting the girl with the pearl earring; both Nancy Horan and T.C. Boyle examined Frank Lloyd Wright and the women in his life; and Paula McLain depicted Hemingway’s stormy relationship with his first wife.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 6:07 PM, 03.03.2015