Adult Virtual Events Archive


Meet The Author—Derf Backderf

Derf Backderf talks about his graphic novel, a retelling of the tragic story of the Kent State shootings. Read More

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Meet The Author—Jen Hirt

Hirt reflects on the places she has lived, finding beauty and fascination in nature. Read More


Meet The Author—Diane Vogel Ferri

Join us for a virtual talk by local poet and novelist Diane Vogel Ferri as she discusses her latest book, Read More

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Meet The Author—Betty Weibel

Weibel highlights our state literary sites, and shows Ohio’s role in shaping literature and culture across the world. Read More

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Meet The Author—Certain Streets at an Uncertain Hour

Join us as poet Jeff Tigchelaar shares poems from his collection Certain Streets at an Uncertain Hour. This award-winning poet shows us that poetry can be both humorous and dramatic, and we can find inspiration in the world around us. Read More

susan petrone

Meet The Author—The Heebie-Jeebie Girl: A Novel

Watch local author Susan Petrone talk about her latest book The Heebie-Jeebie Girl, an unforgettable tale of family, redemption, and magic. Read More

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Meet The Author—Barnstorming Ohio

Watch Akron author David Giffels discuss Barnstorming Ohio, an account of his travels around the state, visiting people and places to try to better understand America and Ohio. Read More

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Meet The Author—Rust Belt Femme

Watch author Raechel Anne Jolie read excerpts from her critically-acclaimed memoir Rust Belt Femme. Read More

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Meet The Author—Our Son’s Life

Watch author and illustrator John Plymak read excerpts from a beautifully illustrated journey of two dads as they watch their son grow from boy to man. Read More

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Preservation Talk—Reusing Historic Buildings

Lakewood Historical Society Trustee Linda Barbero, BUP, MPA explains the importance of reusing buildings as a way of sustainability and historic preservation. Read More