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.

All Access Cleveland: The Rock And Roll Photography of Janet Macoska

Book by Janet Macoska with Peter ChakerianIf rock and roll has been the soundtrack of your life, Janet Macoska has likely provided the accompanying visuals. Her celebrated body of work can be seen in the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grammy Museum and […] 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 Dollhouse Murders: A Forensic Expert Investigates 6 Little Crimes by Thomas Mauriello. Read More

Film – Ruby Gentry (1952) Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Free spirited, backwoods North Carolina girl Ruby Corey (Jennifer Jones) is more than her parents can handle. They send her to live in the household of wealthy businessman Jim Gentry (Karl Malden). Ruby blossoms into a knockout, leading to a tempestuous on and off again affair with Boake Tackman (Charlton Heston), handsome scion of the […] Read More

Performance – Cleveland Opera Theater: Operatic Favorites

Join Cleveland Opera Theater for an intimate performance of live opera. The program will feature a mix of operatic favorites as well as newer repertoire sung by professional singers based in Northeastern Ohio. Cleveland Opera Theater’s mission is to build a sustainable, professional outstanding Opera Company for Northeast Ohio championing Opera For All. We break […] Read More

Great Decisions in the Library – U.S. Global Engagement and the Military

Led by Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler. The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the United States at a turning point with respect to its level of engagement and the role of its military. Some argue for an “America First” paradigm, while others call for a more assertive position overseas. Others advocate for a restoration of […] Read More

Preventing Diabetes

Presented by University Hospitals St. John Medical Center.Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Thirty million Americans have diabetes, including nine million Americans who are unaware that they are affected by the disease. Despite being the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, it […] Read More

Film – Wings (1927)

Two men from the same town dream of becoming fighter pilots in World War I. The pair share a hometown but also share a common love interest, Mary Preston (Clara Bow). Lovable boy next door Jack Powell (Charles Rogers) fights the wealthy David Armstrong (Richard Arlen) for Mary’s affections. Thrills of war beckon the two […] Read More

Concert – SLAP Jazz Quartet: Led Zeppelin Tribute

SLAP members Michael Zubal (bass), John Henry Scully (drums), Tom Zubal (guitar), and Michael Scheiman (guitar) have been carrying on a musical conversation for over three decades. During this time a group that has had tremendous influence on the band is Led Zeppelin. In honor of this, SLAP will be performing a musical tribute to Led […] Read More

Genealogy Workshop Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD

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 and other resources. Space is […] Read More

Documentary – Alive & Well (2013)

Presented by Huntington’s Disease Society of America. A powerful documentary film about the human condition, Alive & Well follows seven resilient people coming to terms with the profound reality of living with the hereditary chronic illness known as Huntington’s Disease (HD). Its subjects range from a young woman hoping to start a family, to a […] Read More