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 – Toney Rocks

Singer-songwriter, Toney Rocks delivers an intimate concert exploding with diversity featuring his soulful singing supported by acoustic guitars, ukulele and piano. The Las Vegas Weekly recently named Rocks as one of 10 Las Vegas Artists to Watch in 2017. Kathy Forste, Music Director of KC Cafe Radio said, “Toney Rocks’ voice is cool and sweet, […] Read More

Veteran’s Voices

Presentation by Northeast Ohio Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Read More

Author Event – Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes

Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes: The First Solo Thru-Hike of Ohio’s 1,444 Mile Buckeye Trail. Book by Andy Niekamp. Imagine walking 1,444 miles with a backpack carrying the bare necessities of life, twenty-six maps and a whole lot of grit. When four-time Appalachian Trail Hiker, Andy “Captain Blue” Niekamp decided to hike Ohio’s Buckeye […] Read More

Film – Barbarosa (1982) Presented by Terry Meehan

In many ways, this film typifies the dry spell that the Western movie experienced during the first half of the decade. Influential film critic Pauline Kael praised it as “spirited and satisfying,” but the box-office take left the studio’s saddlebags all but empty. Barbarosa (Willie Nelson) is an infamous outlaw who rides across Texas robbing […] Read More

Concert – The Singing Angels Special Veterans Day Performance

The Singing Angels, founded in 1964, is a non-profit dedicated to youth development through the highest level of artistic achievement in the performing arts. The mission is to engage youth from all communities in quality music and performing arts education that teaches teamwork, builds confidence, and provides a foundation for life. In honor of veterans […] Read More

Documentary – Free CeCe! (2016)

Directed by Jacqueline Gares. Presented by the American Civil Liberties Union. CeCe McDonald is an African American bi transgender woman. In 2011, McDonald was attacked and during the altercation, her attacker was killed. After a forceful interrogation, she was unable to enter a plea for self-defense and was sentenced to forty-one months in a male […] Read More

Lakewood Historical Society – Jesse James: The Last Rebel of the Civil War

Presentation by Mel Maurer.  Jesse James was an early celebrity for all the wrong reasons. Was he a true folk hero—an American Robin Hood? Or was he a ruthless criminal—a killer who served only his own interests? Mel Maurer will cover his life from his baptism under fire as a Confederate guerrilla to his assassination […] 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 Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan. Read More

League of Women Voters and Case Western Reserve Forum

Presented by Case Western Reserve Read More

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