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.

Forum – Single Payer Healthcare

Single Payer Healthcare-How does it Work? Could it work? Moderated by Ginger Christ, Plain Dealer Healthcare Reporter.  Some think that single payer healthcare is the answer to our healthcare problems and others think it will bankrupt the country and won’t work. This forum will explore both sides with a particular emphasis on how it might […] Read More

Biking Thru Lakewood

Presented by Beat Cycles. Interested in taking advantage of living in a bicycle friendly community this season? Lakewood Public Library and Beat Cycles are collaborating to bring you Biking thru Lakewood. This event will cover everything from basic bicycle inspection to navigating the local roads. Join us as we discuss the ins-and-outs of commuting by […] Read More

Author Event – The Necklace – Book by Claire McMillan

Always the black sheep of the tight-knit Quincy clan, Nell is cautious when she’s summoned to the elegantly shabby family manor after her great-aunt Loulou’s death. A cold reception from the family grows chillier when they learn Loulou has left Nell a fantastically valuable heirloom: a stunningly ornate necklace from India that Nell finds stashed […] Read More

Film – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Bob Curtin (Tim Holt) are down-and-out Americans in Mexico looking for work. When they run into a grizzled old prospector named Howard (Walter Huston), he piques their interest with tales of his gold-hunting experiences. The three Americans buy the tools they need and set off in search of a […] Read More

Performance – The Cleveland Opera: Marriage by Lantern-Light

Marriage by Lantern-Light or rather, Le mariage aux lanternes, is a comic opérette in one act by Jacques Offenbach sung in English. This delightfully hilarious score stars a young farmer, Guillot, who has affection for his orphan cousin Denise. He hides his feelings by treating her roughly, driving the young girl to despair. Both write […] Read More

Staying Independent through Aging – Call to Register

Call to register. Presentation by Peggy Lee-Tocco. Most of us want to stay in our own homes throughout our lifetime. The cost effective way to avoid calamity is to educate ourselves about planning for the future. Join us for a six week series on independence and aging. Each session will be presented by experts from […] Read More

Meditation Series with Nadine “Ddeani” Feighan

Meditation is shown to reduce anxiety and stress, leading to balanced living and a healthier life. Developing a meditative practice is one step toward establishing a healthier state of mental well being by increasing one’s internal awareness. Meditation allows time for self-reflection and can benefit individuals. Ddeani Feighan has studied meditation and energetic medicine for […] Read More

Talk – From Spain to Lakewood: The 1918 Flu Pandemic

Presentation by Lakewood Historical Society. “I had a little bird, her name was ‘Enza.’ I opened the window and in-flu-enza.” What began as a joke soon became the deadly Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918. In the hectic aftermath of the First World War, it emigrated from Europe to the United States. Before it subsided early […] Read More

Film – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Idealistic Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) is thrust into the spotlight as a United States Senator despite a total lack of political clout. The country bumpkin is blind-sided by the fact that his appointment is not due to his own success, but to the manipulative workings of Washington. He is shocked by the corruption among the […] Read More

Concert – Judy Crawford

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s prolific work on Broadway has been enjoyed by audiences for over seventy years. The golden age of musical theatre was created in large part due to the talent of two men, composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist-dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. The duo earned thirty-four Tony Awards, fifteen Academy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and […] Read More