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.

Concert – Jody, John, and George

Every couple of months, Jody Getz, John Lucic and George Lee each bring a new song for their trio to learn. Recently, Lee chose a 1960s Jimi Hendrix rock song, Lucic chose a Bull Moose Jackson big band novelty tune and Getz chose a slick CeeLo Green pop song. This eclectic mix is exactly what […] Read More

Genealogy Workshop (Deborah Abbott, PhD) Call to register

How far back would you like to trace your family tree? 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 with professional results using the free Library Edition of ancestry.com and other resources. Space is […] 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

Book Discussion – The Sixth Extinction

Book by Elizabeth Kolbert. Led by Greg Smith. Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that […] Read More

Literature Series – Gentle Subversive. Call to Register

Call to register. Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement. Literature Series presented by Cheryl Wires. In this three-week series, we’ll discuss The Gentle Subversive, Mark Hamilton Lytle’s account of Rachel Carson’s life and legacy. By writing Silent Spring, this woman scientist reluctantly challenged the use of pesticides in […] Read More

LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert – Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts

Join us on the Lakewood Public Library Main Front Porch Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series. Week 2 features Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts, a rocking blues band that also combines elements of soul, Motown, gospel and roots to create a unique sound. Read More

Film – Do the Right Thing

Directed by Spike Lee. A hot summer Sunday in a Brooklyn neighborhood is complicated by heating racial tensions. Mookie (Spike Lee) is always at the center of the action in his role as pizza delivery man for pizzeria proprietor Sal Fragione (Danny Aiello). The neighborhood has a full cast of characters including Da Mayor (Ossie […] Read More

Concert – Three Strands

Love, loss and community have a looming influence over what we find true and good. Through honest and simplistic arrangements and strong influences from the American folk revival as well as early gospel and blues traditions, Three Strands is a project that exists to dredge those deep waters in search for the strands that unite […] 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

Documentary – 1 in 3 (2010)

Directed by Lagueria Davis. Presented by Laura Cowan of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority. One in three women experience a situation of domestic violence in their lifetime. It’s a prevalent issue, yet not one often talked about. This film features Ophelia Metz, mother of two, as she escapes her own violent situation. When she leaves, […] Read More