The new book “Lost Cleveland” explores the rise, the fall, and the spirit of a gritty city that clawed its way back, featuring more than 200 photos and 65 lost landmarks from the 1800s to today. Author Laura DeMarco will take guests on tour through Cleveland’s glorious past and the ghosts that inspire us today. “Lost” places include architectural gems, elegant theaters, famous concert halls and stadiums, grand department stores and bustling factories that helped turn Cleveland into America’s fifth biggest city — and one of its most prosperous. Copies of Ms.
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Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. This performance feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his compositions
Monday, September 10
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson - In the one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel, she is still the greatest crime writer in the world, selling over four million copies each year. However, who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet perpetually pleasing puzzlers? The author explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, most notably her eleven-day disappearance in 1926.
Most Clevelanders are familiar with foods such as potica or klobasa and their Old World roots. Joseph Valancic, president of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum, returns to speak on the food, music and holidays that characterize Slovenian heritage and attract other Americans to join in on the fun.