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.

Film – Memento (2000) Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Leonard “Lenny” Shelby (Guy Pearce) has extreme short term-memory loss since suffering a severe head injury as a result of the break-in that killed his wife. On the hunt for his wife’s murderer, Lenny keeps track of people and places by constantly writing notes to himself and taking Polaroid pictures. Ever-present Teddy (Joe Pantoliano) was […] Read More

Concert – Blu Monsoon

Cleveland’s very own contemporary jazz trio will be performing a selection of original music, jazz standards and modern covers. Their music is created to have broad appeal without being cliché. In addition to original material, Blu Monsoon performs unique interpretations of classics such as “The Chicken”, “Autumn Leaves”, “Chameleon” and “Fly Me to the Moon”. […] Read More

Presentation: Aid and Attendance Benefit for Veterans

Presentation by Rich Rompala of Senior Veterans Administration Services of Ohio. Since 1951, the little-known Aid and Attendance Benefit has been available to qualifying veterans, their surviving spouses and dependent children. Senior Veterans Administration Services of Ohio functions as a resource for war time veterans and families and specifically exists to provide information, without cost […] Read More

Knit & Lit Book Club

Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. Tonight we will discuss The Fire by Night: A Novel by Teresa Messineo. Read More

Film – Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

A difficult childhood gives Rocky Graziano (Paul Newman) a contempt for all authority figures. After joining a street gang, the law catches up to Rocky and he is sent to prison for his criminal behavior. Upon release he is drafted into the Army but immediately resists the regimented lifestyle and goes AWOL. Strapped for cash, […] Read More

Performance: Women In History: Annie Sullivan

At the age of five, trachoma struck Annie Sullivan, leaving her nearly blind. Despite being left in an orphanage with no formal educational facilities, Sullivan prospered. After regaining her eyesight from a series of operations and graduating as class valedictorian in 1886 from the Perkins Institute for the Blind, she began teaching Helen Keller. All […] Read More

Genealogy Workshop Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD

Call to register. 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. Unravel your history with professional results using the free Library Edition of ancestry.com and other […] Read More

Documentary – Intelligent Lives (2018)

Presented by The Up Side of Downs. This film stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities: Micah, Naieer and Naomie. They challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper narrates their stories while unpacking the ongoing and shameful track record of intelligence testing […] Read More

Documentary – The Mask You Live In (2015)

Directed by Jennifer Siebel NewsomPresented by Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice America’s narrow definition of masculinity demands that boys often sacrifice intimacy, ridicule emotional expression and reject anything feminine. They are taught to degrade women and solve issues with violence. The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true […] Read More

Lakewood Historical Society – The History of Immigration in America

Presentation by Richard Boyd “Who have we welcomed, and who have we not?” That is one of the key questions to understanding the history of immigration to the United States. Dr. Richard Boyd will shed light on some fascinating answers to that and other questions about this always current and controversial topic. Boyd is no […] Read More