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.

WordStage Performance ─ Give Me Your Tired: Expressions of Immigration

Poet Emma Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus”. Its most iconic line reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”. Join us for this performance featuring immigrant stories through the poetic voice. The poems featured will come from community members and influential poets. WordStage is a chamber music reader’s […] Read More

Concert – Rupert Wates

Rupert Wates is a UK-born artist who knows how to mix American folk with jazz and cabaret while featuring his trademark virtuoso acoustic guitar. Based in the United States since 2007, Wates is the winner of over forty songwriting and performing awards. At every performance he takes his listeners on an emotional journey that runs […] Read More

Adam Miller Folk Music ─The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer

In his short life, Woody Guthrie wrote over 1,000 American songs – and he didn’t use an original melody for any of them! Folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso, Adam Miller, will perform an outstanding tribute, The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer. It is the story of the man who wrote, “This Land […] Read More

Concert – Wallace Coleman

As a youth in Tennessee where country and western music still prevails, Wallace Coleman was captivated by the sounds he heard on the radio at night. It was Nashville’s WLAC, and they were playing the Blues. The sounds haunted him by day where, he says, “I would be sittin’ in class and hear Howlin’ Wolf […] Read More