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Meet The Author—The Heebie-Jeebie Girl: A Novel

Watch local author Susan Petrone talk about her latest book The Heebie-Jeebie Girl, an unforgettable tale of family, redemption, and magic.

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Meet The Author—Barnstorming Ohio

Watch Akron author David Giffels discuss Barnstorming Ohio, an account of his travels around the state, visiting people and places to try to better understand America and Ohio.

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Meet The Author—Rust Belt Femme

Watch author Raechel Anne Jolie read excerpts from her critically-acclaimed memoir Rust Belt Femme.

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Didgeridoo Down Under

Watch this program from the comfort of your home and you'll learn about Aussie culture, animals and more, all while moving and grooving to the pulse in rhythms of the didge!

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Virtual Solar System Step-Out – Armstrong Air & Space Museum

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 join the Armstrong Air & Space Museum virtually live via Zoom for this fun and engaging one hour program.

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Virtual Special Friday Performance – Lake Erie Nature and Science Center – Mammals

On July 9, 2021, join animal ambassadors via Zoom from Lake Erie Nature and Science Center and discover the world of mammals.

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Storytime—Julie Strunk Reads Karma Wilson and Mem Fox

This Summer, visit the zoo—virtually—with Lakewood Public Library’s Julie Strunk.

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Meet The Author—What a Mess!

Watch designer, illustrator and paper engineer Keith Allen read excerpts from his book that answers the question, "What would happen if we just didn't clean-up?"

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Meet The Author—Our Son’s Life

Watch author and illustrator John Plymak read excerpts from a beautifully illustrated journey of two dads as they watch their son grow from boy to man.

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Virtual Front Porch Concert Series

Tune-in for LakewoodAlive’s 2021 Virtual Front Porch Concert Series

Now in its 11th year, nine live musical performances hosted virtually via LakewoodAlive’s Facebook page each Friday evening at 7 p.m. from June 4 through July 30.

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Preservation Talk—Reusing Historic Buildings

Lakewood Historical Society Trustee Linda Barbero, BUP, MPA explains the importance of reusing buildings as a way of sustainability and historic preservation.

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Tails and Tales Adult Summer Reading Club

Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom this summer and share stories with Tails & Tales. Each time you enjoy a book, eBook, audiobook or graphic novel, enter to win a prize.

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Tails and Tales Children’s Summer Reading Club

Our summer reading club for children is the perfect antidote to summer learning loss and is a great way for students to prepare for a successful school year ahead.

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Tails and Tales Teen Summer Reading Club

Our summer reading club for teens is the perfect antidote to summer learning loss and is a great way for students to prepare for a successful school year ahead.

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2021 Summer Reading Club: Tails and Tales

Kickoff the 2021 Summer Reading Club with readings by Lakewood Public Library librarians and staff.

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Homebound Delivery Service

Find out how homebound patrons may have Library items delivered directly to their residence.

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Sign up for FFL University

These short programs (5 min. to 10 min.) include information to interested individuals about Financial Foundations, Investing in Your Future, Preparing for Retirement, Owning a Home, Small Business Essentials, etc.

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LakewoodAlive’s 2021 Knowing Your Home Virtual Workshop Series

As proud sponsors, Lakewood Public Library is happy to share this educational Series with the Lakewood community.

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Denise Dufala Reads Dr. Seuss

In honor of Read Across America, Denise Dufala reads from Dr. Seuss' book Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises.

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Chromebook and Printing Information

Up-to-date policies regarding Chromebooks and printing services at Lakewood Public Library.

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Browse the Children’s Virtual Events Archive

Explore links to past events geared toward children.

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Adult Virtual Events Archive

Browse the Adult Virtual Events Archive

Explore links to past events geared toward our adult patrons.

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David Mould, Author

Virtual Author Event—Postcards from the Borderlands

Author David Mould rambles through a dozen countries in Asia, Southern Africa and Eastern Europe by car, bus, train, shared taxi and ferry, exploring what borders mean to their peoples.

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Virtual Woke Book Club

In this bimonthly book club for teens, we will read and respectfully discuss books selected to inspire change, embrace diversity, and promote inclusivity.

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Madison Branch – Connecting, Serving and Encouraging

The Lakewood Public Library has been proud to serve the Lakewood community with its two branch locations, Main and Madison, for over 100 years. Today, Library Trustees seek to invest in a much-needed renovation of the Madison Branch. Learn about the plans and how you can support our community of learners and readers.

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Let’s Keep it Up. Let’s All #Maskup.

A letter from Northeast Ohio healthcare leaders encouraging everyone to help decrease the risk for spreading infection, be it coronavirus or flu.

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Reopening the Library

Learn what to expect and safety practices we have put in place upon the reopening of the Main Library and Madison Branch.

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Library Explorers Badge Quest

Read your way through the Children’s and Youth Services area at Lakewood Public Library! You receive a digital badge when you read the number of books required for each category.

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Be a Lakewood Public Library Pen Pal

Kids three years old up to grade six are invited to write a letter to the Library. Then a staff member will read the letter and write back.

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Connecting for Kids

Connecting for Kids Programs

All families, including children with and without formal diagnoses are welcome to participate in virtual educational programs for adults, virtual Music Therapy and More for children, and numerous other resources.

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Proctoring Services Available

Lakewood Public Library continues to offer proctoring services. Please complete a form for each course requiring proctoring services. Once your request is submitted, a Library staff member will contact you to schedule your proctored exam.

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Sign Up for a Juvenile Library Card

Children ages two years to twelve years may register online for a juvenile library card on their own.

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Estamos abiertos de nuevo desde el 1 de julio del 2020

Reapertura de la Biblioteca

Conozca las medidas de seguridad que hemos implementado.

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CDC Guidance for Karen Speakers

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Creativebug offers unlimited access to thousands of free online video workshops and classes taught by design experts and artists.

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Storytime at Home With Your Child – Early Literacy

TumbleBooks adds music, narration, games, puzzles, quizzes and movement to classic fiction and nonfiction titles to create a new book experience for your child.

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Storytime at Home With Your Child – Early Numeracy

TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of animated, talking math story books and nonfiction math books available in the TumbleBook format.

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Learn a New Language at Home

We offer three portals to learning foreign languages quickly and easily. Each option provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.

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Get a Library Card From Home

If you can't access our extensive digital collections and electronic resources then call the Library Monday though Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and register for a Library card.

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Free WiFi Available Outside Library Buildings

Click through for network names at both locations.

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