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.

Nonfiction 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 Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Read More

Front Porch Concert Series: Cats on Holiday- Presented by LakewoodAlive

The Front Porch Concert Series adds vibrancy and an enhanced sense of community to Lakewood’s urban core. Concerts take place on the Library’s front porch, are sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James and are presented by LakewoodAlive. Tonight we welcome Cats on Holiday, a roots-based “Swamp Pop” band. This quintet has been pleasing […] Read More

Film – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) Presented by Terry Meehan

Alec Leamas (Richard Burton) plays a disgruntled British spy who is recruited by the East Germans to be a double agent. John le Carré wrote this story while he was still a spook in Germany; years later, the former head of the Stasi wanted to ask him how he knew so much about their operation. […] Read More

Concert – Sinatra CLE

Sinatra CLE is one of Cleveland’s premier Frank Sinatra tribute acts. Patrick Lynch formed the band with the purpose of reinvigorating the music and sounds of the Great American Songbook, made popular so many years ago on the Vegas Strip. Sinatra CLE’s many influences include Dean Martin, Elvis, Michael Buble and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. […] Read More

Author Event – Rust Belt Burlesque: The Softer Side of a Heavy Metal Town

Book by Erin OꞌBrienThe performance art of burlesque, once a faded form, has made a comeback in the twenty-first century, and it has shimmied back to life with a vengeance in Cleveland. Thanks to fans and entrepreneurs, neo-burlesque has taken the stage—and it’s more inclusive, less seedy, and emphatically fun. Today’s burlies come in all […] 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 Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel by J. D. Robb. Read More

Front Porch Concert Series: LMC Student Ensembles – Presented by LakewoodAlive

The Front Porch Concert Series adds vibrancy and an enhanced sense of community to Lakewood’s urban core. Concerts take place on the Library’s front porch, are sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James and are presented by LakewoodAlive. Tonight we welcome LMC Student Ensembles. Read More

Film – Anonymous (2011) Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

In the London of Queen Elizabeth I (Vanessa Redgrave), the play’s the thing. Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans) refuses to be known as a common playwright. He pays playwright Ben Jonson (Sebastian Armesto) to stage de Vere’s plays as his own. Jonson tells actor Will Shakespeare (Rafe Spall), and Shakespeare publicly […] Read More

Concert – Alexis Antes

Alexis Antes is a well-established name in the region. Her singer-songwriter parents owned a coffeehouse in Lakewood in the late ‘70s, which allowed Antes to soak up all that the local Cleveland folk scene had to offer. At eighteen, she was the youngest founding member of the popular and influential Cleveland-based folk-pop group, Odd Girl […] 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 discuss The Secret Life of Violet Grant: A Novel by Beatriz Williams. Read More