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Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese

2018-07-18 18:30:00 2018-07-18 19:30:00 America/Chicago Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women. Cedar Lake

Wednesday, July 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-07-18 18:30:00 2018-07-18 19:30:00 America/Chicago Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women. Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake

Meeting Room A

From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women.

From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this exhilarating novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women and brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt’s most remarkable paintings.

In the dazzling glitter of 1900 Vienna, Adele Bloch-Bauer—young, beautiful, brilliant, and Jewish—meets painter Gustav Klimt. Wealthy in everything but freedom, Adele embraces Klimt’s renegade genius as the two awaken to the erotic possibilities on the canvas and beyond. Though they enjoy a life where sex and art are just beginning to break through the façade of conventional society, the city is also exhibiting a disturbing increase in anti-Semitism, as political hatred foments in the shadows of Adele’s coffee house afternoons and cultural salons.

Nearly forty years later, Adele’s niece Maria Altmann is a newlywed when the Nazis invade Austria—and overnight, her beloved Vienna becomes a war zone. When her husband is arrested and her family is forced out of their home, Maria must summon the courage and resilience that is her aunt’s legacy if she is to survive and keep her family—and their history—alive.

Will Maria and her family escape the grip of Nazis’ grip? And what will become of the paintings that her aunt nearly sacrificed everything for?

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Cedar Lake

Phone: 219-374-7121

Branch manager
Jon Davis

Hours
Mon, Jul 16 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Tue, Jul 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jul 18 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Thu, Jul 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 21 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 22 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, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Children's Programming Room
Fri, Jul 20, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Jul 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Courtyard
Mon, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cedar Lake Tables
Mon, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:15am

Meeting Room A
Mon, Jul 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cedar Lake Tables
Mon, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Tue, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Aug 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Meeting Room A
Thu, Aug 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Cedar Lake Tables
Mon, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cedar Lake Tables
Mon, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Tue, Aug 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Quiet Study Room C
Wed, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Aug 17, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Aug 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Aug 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Aug 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm