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.

Presentation: Person-first Language and Disability Legislation

Presentation by Disability Rights Ohio. Since the landmark signing of the American with Disabilities Act in 1990, certain rights for people with disabilities have been protected by law. This ensures equal opportunity in everyday life, including employment opportunities, purchasing goods and services and participating in state and local government. Three decades later, the struggle for […] Read More

Author Event – Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home

Book by Lara LillibridgeLara Lillibridge grew up with two moms―an experience that shaped and scarred her at the same time. Told from the perspective of “Girl,” Lillibridge’s memoir is the no-holds-barred account of childhood in an atypical household. Girlish is a human story that challenges readers to reevaluate their own lives and motivations. Read More

Film – It Happened One Night (1934)

Spoiled socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) is a bride on the run from her overbearing father. After jumping overboard off the family yacht, Ellie plans to travel to New York to reunite with her lover. On the bus she meets cynical and unemployed reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable) who blackmails her into traveling with him […] Read More

Chinese New Year’s Dancers

Join us for this special performance in honor of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year falls on February 5, 2019, and is the year of the pig according to the twelve year animal zodiac cycle. Yin Tang Dance Company will present a series of traditional and fusion Chinese dances. Many of the dances […] Read More

Resource Fair: Lakewood Community Resources for Persons Living with Disabilities

Presented by Lakewood Public Library, GiGi’s Playhouse, Madison Eye Care, Cornucopia, Connecting for Kids, Lakewood Family Room and Peace by Piece Read More

Author Event – The Super Ladies: A Novel

Book by Susan PetroneFor three middle-aged women in the suburbs of Cleveland, the issues seemed compelling but relatively conventional: sending a child off to college, dealing with a marriage gone stale, feeling “invisible.” But changes were coming . . . and not the predictable ones. Because Margie, Katherine, and Abra are feeling a new kind […] Read More

Non-Fiction Book Club

Come and join the conversation with our newest book club. There are sure to be serious and thought-provoking discussions about many subjects inspired by these non-fiction works. Tonight we will discuss The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism by John U. Bacon. Read More

Film – Silverado (1985) Presented by Terry Meehan

This was another highly successful film which, along with Pale Rider, helped put an end to the decade’s Western drought. A loner named Emmett (Scott Glen) saves sweet-faced Paden (Kevin Kline) from death in the desert. The two of them then spring Paden’s brother, Jake (Kevin Costner) from jail. Joining up with the trio is […] Read More

Concert – Mike & Mary: Valentine’s Day Special

Mike and Mary are a jazz and pop duo specializing in the music of the Great American Songbook. With Valentine’s Day in mind, the main theme of this program is love with all of its joys, sorrows and other highs and lows. They will be performing some of the most beautiful love songs ever written […] Read More

Documentary – Deej (2017)

Directed by Robert Rooy. Presented by Peace by Piece. Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words. In his advocacy on behalf of other non-speaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean. […] Read More