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Throughout the month of August, Heights Libraries programs will include a selection of events on the theme “Looking through the LGBT Lens,” to coincide with the Gay Games being held in Cleveland.
Coventry Village Library
1925 Coventry Road, 216-321-3400
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 4 p.m.
Clayworks: Birds of a Feather. Participants will enjoy a hands-on project about birds. For grades 3-6. Registration began July 29.
Lee Road Library
2345 Lee Road, 216-932-3600
Thursday, Aug. 7, 6:15 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. performances
LGBT Theater Showcase and Art Exhibition. Judah Leblang ("One Man's Journey Through the Middle Ages"), Christine Howey ("Exact Change"), and award-winning slam poet Eris Dyson will treat us to samples from their powerful works. Performances will take place at Dobama Theatre. A reception in the Lee Road Library art gallery will precede the performance, highlighting the LGBT art exhibition on display Aug. 4–30. This program is part of the "Looking through the LGBT Lens" series. Registration began July 24.
Noble Neighborhood Library
2800 Noble Road, 216-291-5665
Monday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.
West African Drum and Dance Class. Bring the whole family to free West African Drum and Dance classes taught by Shenee King. Children, parents and elders are encouraged to dance and drum, regardless of skill level. If you can talk, you can sing; if you can walk, you can dance (West African proverb). Registration began July 28.
University Heights Library
13866 Cedar Road, 216-321-4700
Monday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m.
Cultural Encounters Film Series: "Carlos" (Spain and Romania, 2013, 116 minutes). This series features a hand-picked selection of foreign films, all with subtitles. No registration is required.
Julia Murphy is the marketing assistant for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library.