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.

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Language Learning at the Library: Open Lab

Beginning in March 2020, the Library will offer dedicated talk-friendly time in the Main Library Learning Lab for those learning another language. Learners can check out a microphone headset to use with one of three language-learning resources: Mango Languages, Transparent Language Online and Rosetta Stone Library Solution. All levels of language learning are welcome. This […] Read More

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Weekday Documentary – The Foreigner’s Home (2018)

Directed by Rian Brown and Geoff Pingree (56 minutes). This feature-length documentary explores the vision and work of Lorain native Toni Morrison through “The Foreigner’s Home,” the 2006 exhibition she guest-curated at the Louvre. Morrison invited renowned artists—whose work also deals with the experience of cultural and social displacement—to join her in a public conversation […] Read More

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

Directed by Stanley Kramer (108 minutes). When Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman becomes engaged to black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage brings […] Read More

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Concert – George W. Lee & Friends

Bassist George W. Lee has played with many of the best musicians in Ohio, and his talents span multiple genres—from jazz standards to musical theater, pop, rock, zydeco and more. George frequently travels to surrounding states and Canada to play with numerous, well-established jazz combos. His band, George W. Lee & Friends, includes bassist Lee, […] Read More

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Language Learning at the Library: Open Lab

Beginning in March 2020, the Library will offer dedicated talk-friendly time in the Main Library Learning Lab for those learning another language. Learners can check out a microphone headset to use with one of three language-learning resources: Mango Languages, Transparent Language Online and Rosetta Stone Library Solution. All levels of language learning are welcome. This […] Read More

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Rattle & Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019

Book by John Burroughs. Rattle & Numb is the latest collection from John Burroughs, State of Ohio Beat Poet Laureate 2019-2021, and master of the expressive beat voice which he has toured the United States to share. It features Borroughs’ greatest poems from the past three decades, including a healthy helping of new, previously unpublished […] Read More

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Nonfiction Book Club

Come and join the conversation with our newest book club. There are sure to be serious and thought-provoking discussions about many subjects inspired by these nonfiction works. Tonight we will discuss The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. Read More

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North by Northwest (1959)

Hitchcock’s Best (1958-1963): North by Northwest (1959). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Presented by Terry Meehan (136 minutes). Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is mistaken for a government agent and abducted by Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), a master spy. A cross-country chase ensues, including a confrontation with a crop duster, a treacherous trek on Mount Rushmore and […] Read More

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Lakewood Historical Society: Getting Students Involved in History

Presentation by Mary Manning. Every spring, students from Greater Cleveland compete in National History Day. The program began in Cleveland in 1974, and local winners advance to state and national competitions. Mary Manning, coordinator of History Day at the Western Reserve Historical Society, will discuss the benefits for participants and provide samples of local winning […] Read More

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Booked for Murder Book Club

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 19 Souls by J. D. Allen. Read More