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.

History of Folk Rock Music of the ’60s and ’70s

Presented by the Lakewood Division of Aging This four-part series will be held at the Kathleen & Robert Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Ave., Lakewood, Ohio. Read More

Concert – IN2ATIVE

IN2ATIVE’s goal is to emotionally connect with their audience while breaking the stereotypes of two historically conservative, classical instruments, the flute and cello. With their music quoted as “Hot and Edgy,” IN2ATIVE’s vibe is anything but traditional. Although classically trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music, this avant-garde flute and cello duo specializes in a […] Read More

Genealogy Workshop Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD

Registration required. How far back would you like to trace your family tree? 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. Space is limited at the workshops, but you are welcome to register with a partner and […] Read More

Documentary – Burt’s Buzz (2013)

Directed by Jody Shapiro. Presented by Lion & Blue. Burt Shavitz is the accidental co-founder and face of Burt’s Bees, Inc. A hermit and an eccentric, his celebrity status hasn’t upended the simple life he leads as a beekeeper in Maine. The collision of business and personal values reveals the reclusive man behind the logo. […] Read More

Literature Series – Ruin and Rebirth in The Sound and the Fury

Presented by Barbara Parr.The Sound and the Fury is a literary classic known for its unconventional narrative style. William Faulkner’s use of stream-of-consciousness technique and the Southern gothic motif create a novel where the inner workings of the human mind are displayed in an unforgettable style. While Faulkner’s fourth novel was not a success upon […] Read More

Great Decisions in the Library – Media and Foreign Policy

Led by Dr. Ramune Braziunaite. State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has become a common phrase. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media […] Read More

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center Speaker Series – Cold, Sore Throat and Flu

Presented by University Hospitals St. John Medical Center. Your nose is itchy and running, you’ve got a hacky cough, your throat is painful and raw, and you just don’t feel well. Is it the flu or a cold, and how do you tell the difference? When should you seek medical attention, and should you get […] Read More

Film – The Shape of Water (2017)

At a high-security government research facility, Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) is a forlorn evening janitor. The mute Elisa is trapped in her mundane daily routine until a classified specimen is delivered to the laboratory. The arrival of the Amazonian amphibian man piques the interest of her coworker Zelda (Octavia Spencer), and they begin to observe […] Read More

Concert – Lily B

Lakewood artist Lily B will sing songs from the Great American Songbook, as well as selections from today’s more current jazz scene, and other popular musical genres. At this performance you’re sure to hear songs like “Killing Me Softly”, The Title Song”, 10 Cents a Dance”, “Natural Woman”, “My Funny Valentine”, and “Just the Way […] Read More

History of Folk Rock Music of the ‘60s and ‘70s

Presented by the Lakewood Division of Aging The second program in our four-part series will be held at the Kathleen & Robert Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Ave., Lakewood, Ohio Read More