And please remember our other ongoing fundraiser:
At Don’s Carwash - when you return bottles & cans ASK for your deposit money tobe
you take in your returns - the quicker we are sent any refunds!

PLEASE consider asking them to credit Lakewood Library with your refund.



Issues and Interests is a discussion group that meets twice a month. Each meeting focuses
on a different topic chosen by our group members. Anyone can attend, and anyone
can volunteer to choose a topic for a future meeting
. Healthy debate is encouraged,
our goals are to educate one another and be exposed to new information
and different points of view.

Meetings are held the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month
From 5:30 - 6:30 PM

All are welcome!




This program is designed to appeal to all ages - a chance to join other community residents
to enjoy a variety of activities such as - simply conversing, working individually on a project,
adult coloring, crafts, partnering to play board games or cards, doing puzzles, extreme dot-to-dot, etc.
There are science kits & new electronic-building kits available to learn & challenge!

We are always OPEN to new ideas for activities!
Thursdays 2:00–3:00
Light refreshments will be available




Free Computer Classes with Rajabali Karimi

Thursdays 2:30-3:30 PM
Sign up now to reserve your seat & to let us know how we can best serve you!




The group will meet at the library on Tuesday, August 21, 2:30 p.m.

Come in to pick up a copy of the printed discussion schedule at the circulation desk.

Copies of the book are available at the library and through OFF THE BEATEN PATH.

Those attending are encouraged to bring recommendations for titles
to be discussed at future meetings.

Meetings Scheduled - 3rd Tuesday of month at 2:30 pm


August 21:

In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides (NF)
On July 8, 1879, Captain George Washington De Long and his team of thirty-two
men set sail from San Francisco on the USS Jeanette.  Heading deep into
uncharted Arctic waters, they carried the aspirations of a young country burning
to be the first nation to reach the North Pole. Two years into the harrowing voyage,
the Jeannette's hull was breached by an impassable stretch of pack ice, forcing
the crew to abandon ship amid torrents of rushing water.  The ship sunk
marooning the men a thousand miles north of Siberia, where they faced a
terrifying march with minimal supplies across the endless ice pack. With thrilling
twists and turns, this is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the
most brutal place on Earth.

September 18:

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly (NF)  
A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard
the International Space Station.  A candid account of his remarkable voyage, of
the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.

October 16:

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (NF)
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the
Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land,
they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to
study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off.   As the death
toll climbed to more than twenty cases, a former Texas Ranger, Tom White, was
named to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including
one of the only American Indian agents in the FBI.  Together with the Osage they
began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 

November 20:

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance (NF)
A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, this
is the story of how upward mobility really feels.  And, it is an urgent and troubling
meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

December 18:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (F)
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned –
from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful
lives its resident will go on to lead.  And no one embodies this spirit more than
Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.  Enter Mia Warren
who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl and rents a house
from the Richardsons.  But, Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for
a the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.  




Heritage Room for July
Arnold Halpern will have his photographs
on display for the month of July.
Artist’s reception Saturday July 7th 10:00-12:30