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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

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 ancestry.com 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

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

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

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

Lakewood Historical Society – Who Killed RFK?: Fifty Years Later

Presentation by Bev Sadowski Robert F. Kennedy’s campaign for the presidency was reaching its zenith when he was struck down in Los Angeles after winning the California primary in June 1968. The events surrounding his assassination, like those of his brother and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., are fraught with contradictions. What evidence exists to […] Read More

Great Decisions in the Library – Russia’s Foreign Policy

Led by Dr. Stephen Crowley. Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russia’s historical borderlands. Putin’s foreign policy toolkit includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How […] Read More