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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

Hours
Mon, Dec 10 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Tue, Dec 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Dec 12 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Thu, Dec 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Dec 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 16 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

Meeting Room A
Mon, Dec 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tables
Mon, Dec 17, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Dec 18, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room A
Tue, Dec 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
This event is full

Meeting Room A
Wed, Dec 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Meeting Room A
Thu, Dec 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Dec 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Dec 22, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Dec 26, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Dec 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Dec 27, 10:30am - 11:15am

Meeting Room A
Thu, Jan 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Jan 04, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Jan 04, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Jan 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Tables
Mon, Jan 07, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Tue, Jan 08, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Jan 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Meeting Room A
Thu, Jan 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Tables
Mon, Jan 14, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Tue, Jan 15, 3:30pm - 5:00pm