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.

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

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 Presented by 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

Literature Series – To Ban a Mockingbird – Call to Register

Call to register. To Ban a Mockingbird in 2018. Literature Series presented by Barbara Parr.To Kill a Mockingbird is a masterpiece of American literature that speaks to our current time as poignantly as it did in 1960. This work continues to be banned from school reading lists due to its controversial subject material. Harper Lee’s […] Read More

Author Event – A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio

Book by Ian Adams. With 3,600 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, more than 120 state parks and nature preserves and the world’s largest Amish community, Ohio’s photographic subjects are nearly endless. In more than 150 color photographs, Ian Adams shows you how to capture the beauty of the seasons when photographing Ohio’s […] Read More

Non-Fiction Book Club – Killers of the Flower Moon

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 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Read More

Talk – How to Become Fiscally Fit

Presentation by Michael Zawatsky. Taking control of one’s finances may seem like a pipe dream, but by creating a budget and making financial goals, creating a financial blueprint becomes an attainable goal. Learn the basic principles of cash management and identify potential roadblocks to your financial success. Identify and maximize discretionary income and learn the […] Read More

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV) (1955) with Terry Meehan

By 1955, Alfred Hitchcock had completed dozens of films, dating back to the silent era; and in each one, he made his signature cameo appearance. For most people, however, the first time anyone ever heard his voice was on the evening of October 2, 1955 when he introduced the premier broadcast of his legendary TV […] Read More