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.

Knit & Lit Book Club – The Boys in the Boat

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 Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Read More

Booked for Murder – May We Be Forgiven

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: May We Be Forgiven: A Novel by A.M. Homes. Read More

LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert – Mimi Arden

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 5 features Mimi Arden, a talented indie rock band from Cleveland with influences in folk and soul music. Read More

Film – Night Must Fall (Barbara Steffek-Hill)

A woman who went missing is found murdered in a peaceful English village. Her killer is at large. Cantankerous invalid Mrs. Bramson (Dame May Whitty) owns and lives on a nearby estate with niece Olivia (Rosalind Russell). One of the maids introduces handsome Welshman, Danny (Robert Montgomery) to them as her fiancée. Then and there, […] Read More

Concert – Jody, John and George with Special Guest Wallace Coleman

Jody, John and George met at a jam night at a local coffee shop. Soon their love for vocal harmony and naturally blended voices made them want to play and sing together more. Part rock, blues, folk, standard, jazz, original and pop music, it’s difficult to say what kind of music they play, but it […] Read More

Talk – Normandy to the Netherlands: A Fighter Pilot’s View

Lakewood Historical Society. Presentation by James Frolking. James Frolking has a good reason to remember D-Day. It was on June 6, 1944, that he flew his first mission as a fighter pilot in World War II. In all he would fly fifty-two combat missions with the 479th Fighter Group of America’s 8th Air Force—fifty missions […] Read More

Author Event – Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio

Book by Rick Armon. In Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio, veteran beer writer Rick Armon picks the can’t-miss brews in a roundup that will handily guide everyone from the newest beer aficionado to those with the most seasoned palates. Some are crowd pleasers, some are award winners —some are just plain unusual—the knockout beers […] Read More

LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert – Drumplay

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 6 features Drumplay, a percussion-based band that brings a unique sound to each live performance. Read More

Film – The Sea Inside (2004)

Directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Former sailor Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem) is left living as a quadriplegic after a diving accident. His life is limited to his music, radio, television, visitors and the view from his window. For Ramón, this is not a dignified way to live, and he embarks on a campaign for the right […] Read More

Concert – Victor Samalot

Victor Samalot is an acoustic guitar instrumentalist mixing Latin, Jazz, Light Rock, World, improvisations and live looping from Cleveland. He reinvented his sound in 2010, launching his solo career after cofounding a Jazz Rock Fusion instrumental group called Rare Blend. Samalot switched from electric to acoustic guitar and this time called upon his Latin roots […] Read More