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NEW 2011! Events at Lakewood Public Library

Postby Lakewood Public Library » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:16 pm

Nov. 5
Film Neo Noir: “Body Heat”
On a hot summer evening on the Florida coast, the classic femme fatale returns in the form of Kathleen Turner. Waiting for her at the bar is William Hurt, a small-town lawyer who is smitten by her beauty and her throaty innuendos. But Turner has a husband who stands in the way... Kasdan’s first picture may be a throwback to old school Noirs, but the age-old themes of lust and greed were not exactly out of place in the '80s.
Saturday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Nov. 6
Sunday with the Friends: Opera for You
Elegance returns to grace the Library with another showcase of wonderful arias and exquisite scenes from famous operas by baroque, classical and romantic composers.
Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Floor Multipurpose Room

Nov. 7
Health and Wealth: You Have Been Named Executor-Now What?
With three decades of financial experience at her disposal, Sandra Anderson helps prospective executors understand the legal process, address their immediate concerns, and decide whether probate proceedings are necessary to settle an estate efficiently. She will also provide information that will help attendees get their own affairs in order.
Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Nov. 8
Business Book Talk: The Thank You Economy
Get down to business with like-minded Lakewoodites. Tim Zaun will put a friendly face on the new ideas and latest innovations coming your way.
Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Nov. 9
Meet the Author: Grant Bailie: Tomorrowland
“Hello. This is the future. See our spaceships. See our moving sidewalks and silent cars. See our tallest, shiniest building and the bright blue sky that teeters upon its point. Walk in our quiet parks and observe the pretty, handsome people, the brightly colored birds living happily in cages built or evolved right into the trees. So much seems to have changed over the years, and yet at certain angles, under certain lights, this world might look the same as it did a decade or a century ago. We seldom tear down and build up from scratch completely. There is always the refurbished, the recreated, the renewed. And away from the city, in other neighborhoods, on other planets, it will forever be the style to live in old-fashioned homes, with wrought iron fences, lampposts and all the trappings of what we imagine to be a more innocent time. Our vehicles (Metal or plastic? Three wheels or four?) might give us away, but we tuck them neatly behind the antiqued wooden doors of garages made to look like carriage houses. And really, our cars and clothes are not so different as you might imagine. Styles change and change back again. Technology advances but then hides itself. People themselves do not evolve (no larger foreheads or telepathic powers, I am sorry to tell you) and if it were to all fall apart tomorrow it would not be long before witches would be burned at the stake again and some randomly selected race or class run out of town on a rail. But it will not all fall apart tomorrow. We will go bravely forward, making new discoveries, inventing new things, then hiding them all behind the wood paneling, the fake bookcase, a plastic shrub.” Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Nov. 10
Booked For Murder: “Blue Heaven”
Small town Idaho is the setting for a grisly crime in the woods witnessed by a young brother and sister. It's a good thing that Blue Heaven is a community filled with retired LAPD, but crooked cops retire, too. With the kids on the run for their lives, an inexperienced sheriff turns to the killers for help. Can a bad luck cowboy save the day?
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Nov. 11
Silent Movie Live with David Drazin: “Sherlock Jr.”
Let’s go back in time! David Drazin is a nationally-renowned pianist who specializes in the lost art of silent film accompaniment. You won’t find any sheet music and you won’t hear any ragtime. David is known for his live improvisation with jazz and blues over black and white. To put him to the test, we’ll be screening Buster Keaton’s eye-popping comic masterpiece about a lovelorn projectionist who literally jumps in and out of the picture. You won’t believe your eyes and you won’t believe your ears! Bring snacks for the whole family, but chew quietly… We’re trying to listen to a silent movie.
Friday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the First Floor Multipurpose Room

Nov. 12
Lakewood Public Cinema: “Funny People”
Adam Sandler is dying. That may be good news to some of you, but perhaps you'll reconsider after his unflinching performance in this hilarious drama about the dysfunctional lives of people who are funny for money. Seth Rogen co-stars as an up-and-coming comic who gets a golden chance to be his idol's lackey and finds himself torn between disillusionment and opportunity. Everybody suffers, of course, but is it funny?
Saturday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Nov. 13
Sunday with the Friends: Michael Bay & Ki Allen
Noted blues guitarist Michael Bay has the pleasure of accompanying one of the great jazz voices in Cleveland—the inimitable Ki Allen. Her warm, clever phrasings will be a welcome addition to your humming repertoire for years to come.
Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Nov. 14
Health and Wealth: How to Buy and Finance a Car
Buying a vehicle can be a harrowing experience, but you can find a great deal and have fun doing it with help from Mark Dubis. He’ll show you how to locate reputable dealers, choose the right vehicle and negotiate the best terms. Should you get the service contract? Are you getting a good price on your trade-in? Ask Mark!
Monday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

School in Cinema: We are the People We’ve Been Waiting For
Although this documentary from across the pond focuses on education in the UK, the lessons learned apply all over the world. Are young people being provided good opportunities to develop their talents? That’s the question put to a diverse group of experts including Henry Winkler, Bill Bryson and Sir Richard Branson.
Tuesday, November 15 at7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Nov. 15
Knit & Lit
Gail Eaton hosts a social club for multitaskers—a combination book club and stitchery group. She’s looking for readers who can enjoy intense discussion of modern classics while relaxing with their latest project. Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. At the close of every meeting, the group decides which book will be read for next time. Visit for a complete list of the books being considered and find out which title you should read to be ready for the next discussion.
Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Nov. 16
Health and Wealth: Inflammation Nation
Would you like to live a more natural and healthful life? Holistic wellness coach and master herbalist Rachel Anzalone confronts your greatest health challenges with her powerful plan.
Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Nov. 17
Health and Wealth: Psychology of the Successful Entrepreneur
Before you turn your passion into a business, study the psychological attributes of successful entrepreneurs with the always-inspirational Laura Varcho. You’ve got what it takes!
Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Nov. 19
Five Star Films: “The More the Merrier”
It’s World War II and Washington, D.C. is suffering from a severe housing shortage. Jean Arthur, a pretty working girl, advertises her apartment to share and Charles Coburn, an elderly millionaire with an eccentric streak, talks her into letting him move in. But when she's out, he pretends that he's the sole occupant and rents a room to handsome young Joel McCrea. It only gets wilder from there!
Saturday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Nov. 30
The Lakewood Historical Society: Detroit Ave Revisited
Take a visual journey down Detroit Avenue from W. 117th Street to Rocky River. Mazie M. Adams, Executive Director of the Lakewood Historical Society, will share photographs and information on the early homes and businesses from the 19th century to 1940. Glimpse the early farms, large homes, and growing business district along the old Plank Toll Road.
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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