Let Me Take You Down: The History of Strawberry Fields Forever
Saturday, January 4, 2:00 pm
Beatles scholar, blogger, and teacher Aaron Krerowicz returns with another fascinating presentation about the Beatles.
“Strawberry Fields Forever” is one of the the Beatles’ greatest musical and artistic accomplishments, establishing the Fab Four as a studio band rather than a concert band. This 60-minute presentation will focus on the history and development of “Strawberry Fields” from Lennon’s initial conception in September 1966 through its release in February 1967. The lecture will be supplemented with audio excerpts of early drafts and discarded takes.
No registration is required.
Affordable Care Act Presentation
Ryan Allen, franchise owner of Liberty Tax in Kent will be here to discuss the Affordable Care Act’s effect on your taxes. He will also discuss recent changes to tax laws and how social security effects your taxes.
No registration required.
Healthcare Reform and the Insurance Marketplace
African American Quilts
In honor of Black History Month, Barbara A. Lyons, musician, choir director, and fiber artist will discuss African American quilts. The patterns stitched into the quilts conveyed messages that were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad.
No registration required
Odd Artists: Drama, Passion, Obsession and Tragedy
The Best They Could Be: Author Scott H. Longert
Monday, April 14, 7:00 pm
Enjoy a presentation by Scott H. Longert, author of The Best They Could be: How the Cleveland Indians Became the Kings of Baseball, 1916-1920.
In the early twentieth century, the Cleveland Indians brought the world championship to their city of passionate fans in a spectacular style that has yet to be replicated. The Best They Could Be recaps the compelling story of the ballplayers and team owner who resurrected this proud but struggling franchise. Longert’s entertaining and poignant narrative traces the rise, fall, and rebirth of one of America’s most beloved baseball teams.
Longert is the author of Addie Joss: King of the Pitchers and has written numerous articles on baseball history for the Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, TimeLine, The Baseball Research Journal, and The National Pastime.
Come and enjoy free concerts in your library. All ages are welcome to attend, and no registration is required.
Sunday, January 19: 2:30 pm
Formed in the fall of 2008, the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble performs a wide variety of Chinese music on traditional string, wind, and percussion instruments.
Sunday, February 9: 2:00 pm
Duende is an exciting duo which combines the sounds of the classical guitar and saxophone. A collaboration between guitarist Krystin O’Mara and saxophonist Ethan Miller, Duende represents a fresh new direction in Contemporary Classical Music.
Performing a mixture of traditional Classical repertoire, Spanish and Flamenco influences, Jazz, Brazilian, World Music, and contemporary compositions, Duende provides highly entertaining, dynamic performances with a focus on audience accessible repertoire.
Make it Pinteresting
Calling all Pinterest fans! This fall come to your library to create interesting projects we’ve found on Pinterest. All supplies provided, except where noted. This program is for adults; registration is requested. Spaces are limited; please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.
Saturday, December 14, 2:00 pm: Snow Globes. Registration is underway.
Wednesday, January 29, 7:00 pm: Chocolate Dipped Oreo Pops. Registration begins December 30.
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm: Wine Cork Brooches. Registration begins January 29.
Every first Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Grab your double points, a hank of yarn, and join your fellow knitters for informal discussion and to share current projects. All skill levels welcome. No registration necessary.