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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

2018-06-20 18:30:00 2018-06-20 19:30:00 America/Chicago Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue The unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy Cedar Lake

Wednesday, June 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-06-20 18:30:00 2018-06-20 19:30:00 America/Chicago Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue The unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake

Meeting Room A

The unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.

However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades.

When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

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Cedar Lake

Phone: 219-374-7121

Branch manager
Jon

Hours
Mon, Jan 14 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Tue, Jan 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jan 16 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Thu, Jan 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jan 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 20 Closed

About the branch

The Cedar Lake Branch of Lake County Public Library is known for its spacious, beautiful building, which opened to the public in May of 2006. At 20,000 square feet, this new building is the third largest branch in the library system and is located just to the east of the high school from the Hanover School Corporation on West 133rd Ave. We have three private study rooms and a public meeting room that can accommodate up to 100 people. Every month we hold many preschool, toddler, infant, family and adult classes and events. From computer classes, to arts and crafts, to game night, we've got something for everyone, no matter your age!

Upcoming events

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Jan 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Children's Programming Room
Fri, Jan 18, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Meeting Room A
Sat, Jan 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Meeting Room A
Sat, Jan 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Children's Programming Room
Mon, Jan 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Jan 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Tables
Mon, Jan 21, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Tue, Jan 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Jan 23, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Meeting Room A
Wed, Jan 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Jan 24, 10:30am - 11:15am

Meeting Room A
Mon, Jan 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Tables
Mon, Jan 28, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Thu, Jan 31, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Feb 01, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Feb 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Feb 02, 12:00pm - 2:15pm

Children's Programming Room
Mon, Feb 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Public Tables
Mon, Feb 04, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Thu, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Feb 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Public Tables
Mon, Feb 11, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Tue, Feb 12, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room A
Tue, Feb 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Feb 13, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
This event is full

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:15am

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Feb 15, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Feb 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm