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.

NEA Big Read 2019 Concert

Cleveland vocalists Kristine Caswelch and Matt Jones will sing songs related to the vignettes in Citizen: An American Lyric written by poet Claudia Rankine, for the Cleveland National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read 2019. Caswelch sings with Trinity Cathedral Choir and Chamber Singers. She is also the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Cleveland Transgender […] Read More

Performance – The Cleveland Opera Presents: Susanna’s Secret

Il segreto di Susanna or Susanna’s Secret is an intermezzo, a composition which fits between other musical or dramatic entities, written by Enrico Golisciani and composed by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. Count Gil, a jealous husband, suspects his wife, Susanna, of flirting with another man. Count Gil hilariously tries to trick his sly wife into revealing her […] Read More

Music of American Immigrants — Brian and Kristen Bigley with Ruairi Hurley

Brian and Kristen Bigley are a local musical duo specializing in Irish and American folk music. They will be joined by Ruairi Hurley, a guitarist and vocalist from Dublin. Together they will play Irish songs that celebrate Ireland and its rich culture. This performance will kick off our four-part series: Music of American Immigrants. These […] Read More

Music of American Immigrants — Chardon Polka Band

As a modern polka band that brings polka music to a new generation, The Chardon Polka Band’s range of style could be called eccentric. They play traditional polkas reminiscent of The Lawrence Welk Show, which has endeared them to the traditional polka fans, but their music sometimes morphs into punk-rock renditions. This continues our series […] Read More