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.

Documentary – Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Directed by Morgan Neville (94 minutes) Presented by Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues in a simple, direct fashion. While the nation changed around him, Rogers stood firm in […] Read More

Functional Movement, Stress Reduction and Mindfulness

Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center Functional Medicine Series Presentation by Kevin Heine, ACSM EP-C Chronic, or ongoing, stress has been proven to have a negative impact on health. The physiologic stress response is a factor in five of the six leading causes of death in the United States. Improve your health and reduce your […] Read More

Great Decisions in Libraries – The Rise of Populism in Europe

Presentation by Javier Morales-Ortiz, Ph.D.Mass migration has directly abetted the rise of populism in Europe. In addition to calling for stronger borders, however, these parties are invariably illiberal, making their rise a matter of serious concern for national security. After a brief video, Javier Morales-Ortiz, professor at Baldwin Wallace University, will lead a discussion and […] Read More

Film – Tully (2018)

Directed by Jason Reitman (95 minutes) Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a struggling mother of three, including a newborn. Her husband, Drew (Ron Livingston), is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. Marlo’s brother Craig (Mark Duplass) hires a night nanny as a gift. Hesitant about the […] Read More

Concert – The Whispering Tree

The Whispering Tree is the Franco-American duo of singer and songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour. The pair crafts immersive folk-rock music brimming with evocative lyrics, perspectives from travel and a panoramic musicality that encompasses traditional folk, indie rock, classic rock and ’60s pop and rock n’ roll. The twosome has garnered favorable comparisons […] Read More

American Cultural Events in the 20th Century: Alfred Hitchcock and Woodstock

Presentation by Dr. Joel Keller. This event is held at the Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Avenue. Join us for an exploration of two very different cultural events of 20th Century American. Weeks one and two will be a retrospective of the twenty greatest films of Alfred Hitchcock. Weeks three and four will be a look […] Read More

Genealogy Workshop Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD

Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates and death notices in this hands-on workshop. Unravel your history with professional results using the free Library Edition of ancestry.com, the world’s largest collection of online records. The Library Edition of ancestry.com is free to use […] Read More

Film Series—From Books to Films: Frankenstein (1931)

Directed by James Whale (71 minutes) Frankenstein tells the classic story of a monster come to life. Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is a brilliant but obsessive scientist attempting to discover how to make the dead walk again. He is successful in assembling a creature using body parts of exhumed corpses but, creates a creature […] Read More

Concert – Anne E. DeChant

Anne E. DeChant is an award-winning Nashville recording artist, originally from Cleveland where she was a five-time Singer-Songwriter of the Year. She has played venues ranging from the Clinton White House to storied listening rooms like Nashville’s Bluebird Café. DeChant began her career as the dynamic lead singer of the folk-rock band Odd Girl Out. […] Read More

American Cultural Events in the 20th Century: Alfred Hitchcock and Woodstock

Presentation by Dr. Joel Keller. This event is held at the Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Avenue Join us for an exploration of two very different cultural events of 20th Century American. Weeks one and two will be a retrospective of the twenty greatest films of Alfred Hitchcock. Weeks three and four will be a look […] Read More