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 – North Coast Winds

From the shores of Lake Erie, the North Coast Winds (NCW) has emerged as a dynamic player in the cultural and educational fabric of Northeast Ohio and beyond. Formed by five alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2013, NCW’s commitment to inspired music-making, memorable educational programming and connecting with the broadest possible audiences […] Read More

Non-Fiction Book Club – Codename Tricycle

Come and join the conversation during our newest book club. There are sure to be serious and thought-provoking discussions about many subjects inspired by these non-fiction works. Tonight we will discuss Codename Tricycle: The True Story of the Second World War’s Most Extraordinary Double Agent by Russell Miller. Read More

LakewoodAlive Front Porch Concert – FireSide

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 8 features FireSide, a local quintet that has amassed a large following by playing both classic and current rock tunes in our own acoustic interpretations. Read More

Talk – How to Interpret Your Dreams.

Presentation by Cindy Summer. Each night as we drift off into sleep, we are given clues to help us navigate the journey of life through the gift of dream. Dreams often provide suggestions on how to solve problems in waking life. Since dreams are usually highly symbolic, we must look at pieces of the dream […] Read More

Film – The Wrong Man (Terry Meehan)

The “wrong man” narrative has been a favorite theme of Hitchcock’s since 1927’s The Lodger, when silent era matinee idol, Ramon Novarro, was wrongly accused of being Jack the Ripper. For this movie, Hitchcock steps away from the fiction film and into the realm of real life. Based on Maxwell Anderson’s non-fiction book, it tells […] Read More

Performance – The Cleveland Dance Project

The Cleveland Dance Project (CDP) is a dance, choreography and performance outlet for dancers who want to continue performing and/or choreographing into their adult life. Their dance family includes everyone from the dance teacher, to the dance professional, to the person who’s always wanted to boogie but never had the opportunity until now. CDP’s mission […] Read More

Talk – Vietnam: An Army Nurse’s Experience

Lakewood Historical Society. Presentation by Mary Reynolds Powell. As a young American Army nurse, Mary Reynolds Powell went to Vietnam in 1970. She served in the 24th Evacuation Hospital near Saigon during the “winding down” of the Vietnam conflict, when thousands of American troops still made the ultimate sacrifice. Mary described her experiences in the […] Read More

Author Event – Cleveland A to Z

Cleveland A to Z: Historical Essentials for Newcomers and Residents in Northeastern Ohio. Book by Lauren R. Pacini.Cleveland A to Z was published in November 2017, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Western Reserve Historical Society. It is a compendium of essays written by John Grabowski, PhD, with vintage images from the Historical […] Read More

Booked for Murder – A Casualty of War

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: A Casualty of War: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd. Read More

Film – The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill. Young runaways Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) and boyfriend Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) are found. She’s returned home to rich aunt Mrs. Ivers (Judith Anderson). Hours later, the woman falls down a flight of stairs and dies. Martha and friend Walter O’Neil (Kirk Douglas) are the only witnesses and claim it was […] Read More