Dear Ukraine

Lakewood Public Library aims to create awareness of the unique history and cultural achievements of Ukraine through library programming for all audiences. Youth can create crafts inspired by Ukraine and listen to Ukrainian folk tales. The Library will host a number of important Ukrainian films and speakers and feature Ukrainian folk music for an adult audience. Please join us in thanking our sponsors and community partners:

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Exhibit—Dear Ukraine

  • Now through March 31, 2023 at the Main Library First Floor Gallery and Madison Branch

Read the sample Dear Ukraine poem by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, and create a poem of your own to share with people all over the world. Read More

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Dear Ukraine—Poet in Residence

  • Workshops During Fall 2022

Katie Daley, Dear Ukraine, Poet in Residence, engages sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in Lakewood and ESOL students of all ages by leading poetry workshops during fall 2022. Read More

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Ukrainian Folk Tales and Art: For Students in Kindergarten through Second Grade

  • Through March 8, 2023 in the Main Library

Join us once per month as we read a Ukrainian children’s folk tale and create our own pieces of Ukrainian art. Read More

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Five-Star Films, Barbara Steffek-Hill: Kingdom of Swords (2018)

  • February 4 at the Main Library Auditorium

Come view this film presented by film aficionado Barbara Steffek-Hill in her series of four Ukrainian films selected from both classic and popular cinema made-up from the celebrated Ukrainian catalog. Read More

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Five-Star Films, Barbara Steffek-Hill: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)

  • February 18 at the Main Library Auditorium

Come view this film presented by film aficionado Barbara Steffek-Hill in her series of four Ukrainian films selected from both classic and popular cinema made-up from the celebrated Ukrainian catalog. Read More

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Five-Star Films, Barbara Steffek-Hill: Legend of the Carpathians (2017)

  • March 4 at the Main Library Auditorium

Come view this film presented by film aficionado Barbara Steffek-Hill in her series of four Ukrainian films selected from both classic and popular cinema made-up from the celebrated Ukrainian catalog. Read More

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Ukrainian Pysanky for Adults

  • March 9, 2023 at the Main Library Activity Room

Join Linda Hubert, a professional Ukrainian Pysanky artist and make your own Pysanky, a centuries-old egg decorating tradition. Read More

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Dear Ukraine Poetry Reception

  • March 12 at the Main Library Auditorium

Join us for this culminating event with Poet in Residence, Katie Daley from Wick Poetry Center, Kent State University, which will highlight local students. Read More

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Film—Pulse (2021)

  • March 18 at the Main Library Auditorium    

Based on a true story of Ukrainian track and field athlete and paralympic champion, Pulse tells the story of Oksana Boturchuk. Read More

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The Poetry of Taras Shevchenko

  • March 19 at the Main Library Auditorium

WordStage will stage a performance on the creative life of Taras Shevchenko, the founder of Ukrainian poetry, an artist and symbol of Ukrainian nationhood. Read More