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ReelAbilities Film Festival: Family & Hope

Join us for Family & Hope a double feature and discussion as part of ReelAbilities Cleveland 2019 film fest. The Lakewood Public Library will be featuring two short documentaries, The Unconditional and Unstuck, which touch on parenting, kids and disability. ReelAbilities is the largest film festival in the US dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation […] Read More

Front Porch Bike Workshop with Beat Cycles Presentation by Ryan Sheldon

Learn the basics of bike repair, from fixing a flat tire to adjusting a popped chain. Learn what you need to assemble an emergency kit and how to prevent minor issues while out on the road. Bring your bike and learn how to utilize the bike repair station on the Main Library Front Porch. With […] Read More

Documentary – Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Directed by Morgan Neville (94 minutes) Presented by Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues in a simple, direct fashion. While the nation changed around him, Rogers stood firm in […] Read More

Functional Movement, Stress Reduction and Mindfulness

Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center Functional Medicine Series Presentation by Kevin Heine, ACSM EP-C Chronic, or ongoing, stress has been proven to have a negative impact on health. The physiologic stress response is a factor in five of the six leading causes of death in the United States. Improve your health and reduce your […] Read More

Great Decisions in Libraries – The Rise of Populism in Europe

Presentation by Javier Morales-Ortiz, Ph.D.Mass migration has directly abetted the rise of populism in Europe. In addition to calling for stronger borders, however, these parties are invariably illiberal, making their rise a matter of serious concern for national security. After a brief video, Javier Morales-Ortiz, professor at Baldwin Wallace University, will lead a discussion and […] Read More

American Cultural Events in the 20th Century: Alfred Hitchcock and Woodstock

Presentation by Dr. Joel Keller. This event is held at the Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Avenue. Join us for an exploration of two very different cultural events of 20th Century American. Weeks one and two will be a retrospective of the twenty greatest films of Alfred Hitchcock. Weeks three and four will be a look […] Read More

Genealogy Workshop Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD

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, the world’s largest collection of online records. The Library Edition of ancestry.com is free to use […] Read More

American Cultural Events in the 20th Century: Alfred Hitchcock and Woodstock

Presentation by Dr. Joel Keller. This event is held at the Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Avenue Join us for an exploration of two very different cultural events of 20th Century American. Weeks one and two will be a retrospective of the twenty greatest films of Alfred Hitchcock. Weeks three and four will be a look […] Read More

Documentary – Apollo 11 (2019)

Directed by Todd Douglas Miller (94 minutes)Presented by Lake Erie Nature & Science Center A film fifty years in the making, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission. Crafted from newly discovered 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, we’re able to experience those momentous […] Read More

Great Decisions in Libraries – Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

Presentation by Jason Keiber, PhDNuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency to dealing with them. Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future? After a brief video, Jason Keiber, assistant professor of International Studies and National Security at Baldwin Wallace University, will lead […] Read More