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

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

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

Cleveland History Special Event

This special event will feature three authors and their two books about time periods and events in Cleveland history. Each story is woven with drama straight from the headlines of our own city newspapers. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event. The Birth of Downtown Cleveland: A Vision Interrupted and LGBTQ […] 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 Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Read More

Film – My Left Foot (1989)

No one expects much from Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis). Born with crippling cerebral palsy, Christy is a burden to his working-class Irish family. His paralysis and inability to communicate lead them to believe he is intellectually disabled. His experience of the world is limited to the use of his one controllable limb – his left […] 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