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.

Concert – Billy Kemp

Billy Kemp is a multi-instrumentalist best known for his tasteful and inventive guitar playing. He performs passionate homemade roots music. During the ‘80s, Kemp followed his heart and went to Nashville, where he played the Grand Ole Opery. While based in Music City, he toured internationally with Tommy Overstreet, Terri Gibbs and Bandana. From Lone […] Read More

Genealogy Workshops 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, the world’s largest collection of online records. The Library Edition of is free to use […] Read More

Documentary – Free Riding Iran (2018) Directed by Alec Wohlgroth

Presented by Beat Cycles. While traveling in Iran, Enduro professionals Anita and Caro Gehrig encountered open-minded people with a passion for mountain biking. Freeride reaches another dimension in the land of mullahs. Although you might not be able to understand each other’s words, on a bike you always speak the same language. Free Riding Iran […] Read More

Front Porch Concert Series: Rey Citron Latin Jazz – Presented by LakewoodAlive

The Front Porch Concert Series adds vibrancy and an enhanced sense of community to Lakewood’s urban core. Concerts take place on the Library’s front porch, are sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James and are presented by LakewoodAlive. Tonight we welcome Rey Citron Latin Jazz. Read More

Film – A Dry White Season (1989) Directed by Euzhan Palcy

In the 1980s, in South Africa during apartheid, white school teacher Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland) is faced with a serious ethical dilemma. The government declares a state of emergency, and arrests and tortures tens of thousands of black residents. After learning that his gardener’s son has been brutally beaten by the police, Ben must […] Read More

Functional Medicine Series – The Ketogenic Diet

Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center Functional Medicine Series. Presentation by Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD. The Ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate diet that induces the metabolic fat-burning state of ketosis and has been studied as nutrition therapy for a variety of conditions including diabetes, obesity and cancer. Typically used as a therapeutic […] Read More

Double Author Event: Mama, Mama, Only Mama and Mrs. Morhard and the Boys

Books by Lara Lillibridge and Ruth Hanford MorhardThese books are about the lengths that single mothers will go to create a memorable childhood. In Mama, Mama, Only Mama, Lara Lillibridge offers advice she’s gained while raising children in a non-nuclear family. In Mrs. Morhard and the Boys, Ruth Hanford Morhard shares how her mother-in-law, out […] Read More

Film Series—From Books to Films: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Directed by Stephen Chbosky (103 minutes) Trigger warning: suicide. Charlie (Logan Lerman) is about to start high school. He is an endearing and naive outsider coping with first love, the suicide of his best friend and his own mental health. The introverted freshman is taken under the wings of Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra […] Read More

Concert – Scimitars Swing Band

In the ‘30s and ‘40s, America needed a break from the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II. Relief came in the form of a new up-tempo jazz called swing that swept the country with its cheerful syncopated rhythms. The Scimitars Swing Band specializes in the music of the ‘40s, ‘50s and […] Read More

because I said I would – Presentation by Amanda Messer

Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit organization dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Co-Founder Amanda Messer learned the effect of broken promises at a young age. She uses her deep personal connection to promises to motivate her audiences to become better with their commitments. She […] Read More