Sunday With The Friends

Join us at 2:00 p.m. every Sunday afternoon for special concerts and performances provided through the generous support of the Friends of Lakewood Public Library. Sunday with the Friends programs are held in the Main Library Basement Auditorium. Admission is free and open at all.

Music of American Immigrants – Shri Kalaa Mandir

Shri Kalaa Mandir (Center for Indian Performing Arts) was founded by Bharathanatyam enthusiast Sujatha Srinivasan to cultivate and preserve the ancient classical dance and music of India. Shri Kalaa Mandir has staged critically acclaimed productions weaving traditional, spiritual, innovative and original themes. This continues our series of performances reflecting the culture of different groups of […] Read More

Concert – Gong and Singing Bowl Improvisations by Paul Stranahan

Percussionist, composer and teacher Paul Stranahan uses ancient gongs and Tibetan singing bowls to make music that is completely modern and original. He creates sounds and moods which can range from meditative to chaotic, by using sticks and mallets, including a special striker, to gently rub the rim of the bowls. Each performance is improvised […] Read More

Concert – George W. Lee

Bassist George W. Lee has played with many of the best musicians in Ohio, and his talents span multiple genres, from jazz standards to musical theater, pop, rock and more. Recently George has performed with Jody, John & George, Drumplay, Wallace Coleman, and currently serves as the bass player for The Gateway Band at Trinity […] Read More

Musical Performance- Doan Brook Trio: My Family Immigration Story

The Doan Brook Trio is a collaboration between Cleveland musicians Ian Hoy, Martin Neubert and Alix Reinhardt. As classical, Romantic and French musical influences intertwine with the history of American immigration, special attention is drawn to New York and the Statue of Liberty. The inspiration for this performance stems from Hoy’s own family immigration story. […] Read More