Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and more: LPL Events

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and more: LPL Events

Postby Lakewood Public Library » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:21 pm

Jan. 28
Lakewood Art House Cinema: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
Can love survive a mindwipe? Jim Carrey has a broken heart and he needs to forget the painful memories of all those late night fights and how much worse it felt when she finally left. Kate Winslet loved him, but she’s ready to shed all her memories of the good times when a doctor promises her the cure for heartache. As the past stretches out, shrinks and slowly fades, they try to hold on before it is too late.
Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Jan. 29
Sunday with the Friends: Sunday Afternoon Cinema “Stormy Weather”
Lena Horne sings her signature tune in this musical biography of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, featuring Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, and the Nicholas Brothers. Filmed in breathtaking black-and-white. Recorded in heartbroken surround sound.
Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Feb. 2
The Worlds of Maurice Sendak: Coming to America Lecture
The Sendaks’ struggle to assimilate into American life is not so different from the experience of Cleveland’s early Jewish settlers. This illustrated lecture features images and objects from the Maltz Museum collection that reveal how the preservation of tradition continued alongside the desire to become an American.
Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Feb. 4
Film Neo Noir: “The Man Who Wasn’t There”
Billy Bob Thornton stars as a taciturn barber who hatches a revenge blackmail scheme on his cheating wife and her over boss that will bankroll his new life as a dry cleaning mogul. (It's a new invention.) But someone gets murdered and someone else gets blamed. Thornton’s deadpan voiceover and the film’s slick black-and-white cinematography hark back to the early days. But with the Coen Brothers, there might be more than meets the eye.
Saturday, February 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Feb. 5
Sunday with the Friends: The Hollywood Slim Trio
Hollywood Slim and his brother John have been harmonizing on swing, jazz and blues standards for over thirty-five years and they’re still having a ball, learning new tricks and playing old favorites. You can’t go see Ray Charles, Little Walter or Nat “King” Cole anymore, so come to the Library and catch a glimpse of one of Cleveland’s best kept secrets.
Sunday, February 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Feb. 8
Health and Wealth: Sharpening Your Axe
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, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Feb. 9
Booked for Murder: “Down River”
Though he was acquitted of the murder of a small town football star, many people still believe that Adam Chase is a coldblooded murderer—even his parents. When he is unexpectedly called back home by an old friend, the old demons return and suspicion, rumor and death soon follow. This thriller is packed with enough family drama to fill the cast of a Shakespearean tragedy.
Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Feb. 11
Lakewood Public Cinema: “Joe Versus the Volcano”
This wry fairy tale is a Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan romantic comedy for people who don't particularly like those kinds of movies. A miserable office drudge discovers the simple fact that life is worth living when he prepares to sacrifice himself to the angry volcano that threatens a South Sea island paradise. Abe Vigoda, Ossie Davis and Lloyd Bridges bring the laughter with one gem performance after another while a clever selection of songs conspires with the moon to move you to tears of joy.
Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Feb. 12
The Worlds of Maurice Sendak: Guided Tour of the Maltz Museum
This special guided tour of the American Story Gallery examines the concerns of Jewish immigrants to Cleveland during the great waves of immigration in the first half of the 20th century and explores the tensions between ethnic identity, ancient traditions, American citizenship and the ongoing creation of a multicultural nation. After the tour, explore other Museum galleries on your own. Space is limited.
Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Feb. 16
The Worlds of Maurice Sendak: “Where the Wild Things Are” Movie
You know the story! When the mischievous, wolf-suited Max is sent to bed without his supper, he runs away through the forest of his mind and sails to the Island of the Wild Things where he conquers all and dances in the Wild Rumpus! Director Spike Jonze transforms the Caldecott Award-winning classic into a piece of pure cinema with a masterful visual approach beyond the imagination of just about everyone but Max.
Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Feb. 18
Five Star Films: “Woman of the Year”
Star political journalist Katherine Hepburn and sportswriter Spencer Tracy like to fight it out in the pages of the newspaper. The fur flies, but we know that opposites attract. And yet... While Hepburn remains committed to being a career woman, Tracy begins to feel neglected. Then things get even worse.
Saturday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Feb. 19
Sunday with the Friends: Northcoast Jazz Collective
What can we say? According to Scene Magazine, these guys are the Best Jazz Group around. Playing straight up modern jazz that’s creative, emotional and accessible, this quartet braves the post-bop world with a hard-working trademark sound that says Cleveland all the way. We can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to another great season of Sundays…
Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Feb. 21
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, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Feb. 22
Meet the Author: Maria Doria Russell: From The Sparrow to Doc to Other Novels
In her critically acclaimed debut novel, a Jesuit priest is the first human being to make contact with an alien civilization. “It was predictable, in hindsight. Everything about the history of the Society of Jesus bespoke deft and efficient action, exploration and research. During what Europeans were pleased to call the Age of Discovery, Jesuit priests were never more than a year or two behind the men who made initial contact with previously unknown peoples; indeed, Jesuits were often the vanguard of exploration.” Since then, Maria Doria Russell continues working to reconcile divine inspiration with human experience, exploring subjects ranging from Jewish refugees in the Italian Resistance to the foundation of the modern Middle East at the Cairo Peace Conference. In her latest book, Russell tackles the western and the murder mystery with no less an icon than Doc Holliday as her leading man. It may sound like an odd departure at first, but watch as Russell peels away layers of wild west cliché and reveals the human beings inside the heroes. These gunfighters have never been more compelling. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Feb. 25
Lakewood Art House Cinema: “Heartbeats”
Nicolas and Marie are best friends and bitter rivals. These trendy Montrealers are über cool and painfully so, but when they both become infatuated with a young Adonis, their carefully-constructed facades begin to fray. This beautiful boy only returns gestures of friendship halfheartedly. Their obsessive needs are driven to new levels…
Saturday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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