Adult Events

From book clubs and meet the author events to lectures and films, the Library offers a wide array of adult programming designed to fit everyone’s interest.

Next Chapter Book Club

A book club for adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Read More

Documentary: Finding Kim (2016) Directed by Aaron Bear Presented by BRAVO

Follow the transformation of Kim, a 50-year-old transgender man from Seattle. Join his journey through top surgery, finding the perfect words for his family, and finally navigating the world as the person he was always meant to be. Finding Kim takes the viewer through this transition in detail, answering questions that many have regarding the […] Read More

International Lakewood: World in Your Backyard Two Part Series Presentation by K

The first part of this series, International Lakewood, explores the great diversity of peoples and cultures in the residents of Lakewood, Ohio and presents a “big picture” of the immigrants and refugees who make Northeast Ohio their home. The second part, The World in Your Backyard: Immigrants and Refugees Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, explores the […] Read More

The Great Gatsby (2013) Directed by Baz Luhrmann

Would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) moves to New York City during the roaring twenties in order to pursue the American dream. His new neighbor is the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is known for his lavish parties. It turns out that Nick’s own cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) is the inspiration behind Gatsby’s […] Read More

Concert – The Hollywood Slim Band

The Hollywood Slim Band is a unique member of Cleveland’s blues family. The band has been entertaining Clevelanders with their swing/jazz/blues music for over 40 years and still enjoys adding arrangements to their repertoire. This translates into music that remains fresh, though some of it is over seventy years old! The band plays rhythm & […] Read More

Next Chapter Book Club

A book club for adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Read More

You’re Welcome, Cleveland: How I Helped Lebron James Win a Championship and Save

Scott Raab’s big-hearted companion to his darkly comic “sports-jeremiad-slash-memoir” The Whore of Akron follows the first two years of LeBron James’s return to Cleveland, where everybody just loves a good story of forgiveness—especially when you fulfill your promise and bring home an NBA Championship, the first major title for a Cleveland team since 1964. “If […] Read More

Lakewood Historical Society – A History of Medications Presentation by Tom Stron

We have come a long way from the development of the first pharmaceutical drug in 1898: Bayer Aspirin. Bayer was the accessible, over-the-counter remedy everyone knew. Tom Strong, health educator and patient advocate, will take us from these humble beginningsthrough the evolution of drugs over the past one hundred years. Strong will cover not only […] Read More

Author Event – Mars Girls Book by Mary Turzillo

Nanoannie is bored living on colonized Mars with her parents, sister, and holo-cat named Fuzzbutt. When Kapera, a friend from online school, shows up at her Pharm asking for help, Nanoannie is quick to jump in the rover. The girls soon find that this adventure is more than they bargained for in this young adult […] Read More

Literature Discussion: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Presente

Cleveland’s Community Read: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityThe City Club of Cleveland and the Libraries of Cleveland and surrounding cities are working together bring Matthew Desmond’s book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, to as many citizens as possible. This book covers a topic that effects every city in America, […] Read More