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.

Keeping Kids Safe in an Online World

Children today have access to information and social networks at their fingertips, but with new opportunities come new dangers. Join the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland to hear from U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman, FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Smith and Cleveland Metropolitan Schools Psychologist Bill Stencil. Spectrum News 1 Anchor Lindsay Oliver will […] Read More

Immigration Legislation in the United States. Presented by Magistrate Barbara G

From the very beginning of American history, immigration has been a point of debate in communities and courtrooms across the nation. During this four-week series participants will discuss the cases that made immigration legislation what it is today with Barbara Greenberg, a magistrate for Bedford Municipal Court and the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. She teaches […] 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 be discussing My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry: A Novel by Fredrik Backman, translated by Henning Koch. Read More

Citizenship Workshops Presented by Tri-C ASPIRE

This two-week workshop will show participants how to become a U.S. citizen through the process of naturalization. Practice questions will be shown, and we will discuss how to study for the test. Participants will have access to information on community resources including financial assistance, legal assistance, English language learning, citizenship test preparation and more. Read More

Author Event – We Celebrate our Mother and Father

We Celebrate our Mother and Father relates stories about Joseph Meissner’s family from the perspectives of his, brothers, sisters and himself. Stories shared include how his father went to work in the fields at seven years old, his mother’s story of immigration from Ireland, and other anecdotes like his mother pestering them on her final […] Read More

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 The Woman in Cabin 10: A Novel by Ruth Ware. Read More

Friday Film – Philadelphia (1993) Directed by Jonathan Demme

Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. His secret is exposed and he is fired. Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination with the help of the only willing advocate, Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), who also happens to be homophobic. […] Read More

Film – Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Directed by Kimberly Peirce

Based on true events, this is the story of transgender man Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank). After moving to a small Nebraska town, Brandon finally has everything he wants. He’s dating Lana (Chloë Sevigny), the popular girl and has a group of best friends that he fits in with quite well. Brandon’s life is dramatically torn […] Read More

Music of American Immigrants – Shri Kalaa Mandir

Shri Kalaa Mandir (Center for Indian Performing Arts) was founded by Bharathanatyam enthusiast Sujatha Srinivasan to cultivate and preserve the ancient classical dance and music of India. Shri Kalaa Mandir has staged critically acclaimed productions weaving traditional, spiritual, innovative and original themes. This continues our series of performances reflecting the culture of different groups of […] 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