LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Meet the Author
"Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys"
Book by David H. Mould
Main Library Auditorium

In the sequel to "Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia," historian and journalist David Mould traverses the Indian Ocean—from Madagascar through India and Bangladesh to Indonesia. It’s an unpredictable journey, and along the way he meets journalists, professors, students, aid workers, cab drivers and slum-dwellers. Mould has traveled widely in Asia and southern Africa. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Booked for Murder Book Club
Main Library Meeting Room

If you share a passion for mystery, join the group each month to discuss your favorites and selections made by group members. Tonight we will discuss "The Meursault Investigation" by Kamel Daoud and "The Stranger" by Albert Camus.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (88 minutes)
Lakewood Public Cinema
"Smoke Signals"
Directed by Chris Eyre
Main Library Auditorium

A young Native American man Thomas (Evan Adams) is a nerd on his reservation, who wears oversized glasses and tells stories no one wants to hear. When his parents die in a fire, he is saved by Arnold (Gary Farmer). Arnold soon leaves his family. His son Victor (Adam Beach) hasn’t seen him for ten years. When they hear Arnold has died, Thomas offers Victor funding for the trip to retrieve Arnold’s remains, but only if Thomas can accompany him.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday with the Friends
Debbie Darling: Songs of the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s
Main Library Multipurpose Room

This performance is a musical walk down memory lane through the biggest hits of each decade. Debbie Darling will perform songs, describe what was happening in the world and what prompted some of the most noted pieces to be written. Darling is a singer and songwriter who has performed a wide range of musical styles from opera, to jazz, to blues and everything in between. Darling will be accompanied by musician Owen Rasmussen.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Genealogy Workshop
Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD
Main Library Learning Lab

Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates and death notices in this hands-on workshop. Unravel your history using the free Library Edition of, the world’s largest collection of online records. The Library Edition of is free to use every day at the Library Technology Center and Madison Branch. Call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127 to register.

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Library Closed

Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (117 minutes)
Lakewood Public Cinema
Film Series—From Books to Films: "If Beale Street Could Talk" (2018)
Directed by Barry Jenkins
Main Library Auditorium

In early 1970s Harlem, Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that connect her and her artist fiancé, Alonzo Hunt (Stephan James), who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Based on the 1974 novel by James Baldwin, this film continues our series of films based on books.

Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday with the Friends
Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet
Main Library Auditorium

The Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet is comprised of professional musicians John Perrine, Breegan Arnett, Allie Denham and Tom Lempner. The quartet has been performing in the Cleveland area for over a decade. The group is dedicated to bringing their music to traditional and untraditional spaces in order to reach a broad audience. Performances include traditional jazz favorites, 18th century dance music, English baroque, popular hits and more.

Read More on Library
Volume 15, Issue 22, Posted 4:39 PM, 11.20.2019