LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Meet the Author
"Cafe Abyss: John O’Brien’s Fiction, A Reflection"
Edited by Dave Megenhardt and Rob Jackson
Main Library Auditorium

Editors and contributors of "Cafe Abyss" discuss the fiction of John O’Brien, Lakewood native and author of four novels including "Leaving Las Vegas." O’Brien’s sister, Erin O’Brien, will discuss John’s life and legacy. Contributors Sara Dobie Bauer, Patrick Snee, Matt Marshall and Tanya Pilumeli, will speak about discovering O’Brien’s work and share their analyses of it. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (101 minutes)
Film Series—Sam Fuller: Audacious Auteur: "Shock Corridor" (1963)
Directed by Samuel Fuller
Presented by Terry Meehan
Main Library Auditorium

Johnny Barrett (Peter Breck) is a journalist who wants to win a Pulitzer Prize. He learns of a murder at a mental institution and decides that an inside investigative piece will get him recognized. He hires a psychiatrist to coach him on how to appear insane and gets himself locked up. Terry Meehan continues his series Sam Fuller: Audacious Auteur, introducing each film with an original video followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday with the Friends
Concert - Global Connections
Main Library Auditorium

Global Connections performs a unique mix of original compositions and popular musical genres from around the world. The group uses various musical styles from South America, Africa, North America, Europe and Asia to create a high energy performance. Musicians Patricia Bussert, Chano Gibson, Josh Sherman, Mike McNamara, Ismail Douglas, Damon Cody and Baba David Coleman will perform using cultural instruments for music with a distinctly world flair.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Lakewood Historical Society Programs
Cuyahoga and Its Burning River
Presentation by Western Reserve Historical Society
Main Library Auditorium

The Cuyahoga River plays a central role in Cleveland’s history. Its terminus in Lake Erie was chosen by Moses Cleaveland as the location for the capital city of the Western Reserve. It was both used and abused, catching fire at least a dozen times from industrial waste runoff. Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the most notorious blaze, a speaker from the Western Reserve Historical Society will review the history of Cleveland’s crooked river.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Meet the Author
"White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing"
Book by Gail Lukasik, PhD
Main Library Auditorium

"White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing" is the story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s racial passing, Lukasik’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption. Haunted by her mother’s fear and shame, she embarks on a quest to uncover her mother’s racial lineage. Lukasik is an award-winning mystery author and Ohio native. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Nonfiction Book Club
Main Library Meeting Room

Come and join the conversation with our newest book club. There are sure to be serious and thought-provoking discussions about many subjects inspired by these nonfiction works. Tonight we will discuss "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming" by David Wallace-Wells.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (124 minutes)
Lakewood Public Cinema
"The Painted Veil"
Directed by John Curran
Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill
Main Library Auditorium

Newlywed society girl Kitty (Naomi Watts) realizes that her frivolous pursuit of romantic ideals clashes with her intelligent, yet dull, husband Dr. Walter Fane (Edward Norton). The couple takes their troubled marriage to a remote Chinese village in search of connection. In the midst of a raging cholera epidemic, the couple faces new hardships together. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday with the Friends
Mary Beth Ions
Main Library Auditorium

Violinist Mary Beth Ions will take you on a journey from Bach to Broadway, from country fiddle tunes to fiery Gypsy music and even showcase contemporary uses of the violin, like in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and on American Idol! Her story-telling inspires awe of the violin, its history and how it has developed through the centuries. Ions is one of Northeast Ohio’s most active musicians, playing in the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and at Playhouse Square.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. (80 minutes)
Weekday Documentaries
"Kusama: Infinity"
Directed by Heather Lenz
Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art - Sculpture + Expanded Media Department
Main Library Auditorium

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers. Joining us to discuss the film will be Sarah Paul, associate professor and chair of Sculpture + Expanded Media at Cleveland Institute of Art.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Knit & Lit Book Club
Main Library Meeting Room

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas.

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Volume 15, Issue 21, Posted 12:59 PM, 11.06.2019