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Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required.
Parking is available in adjacent pay lots. Discounted parking is available in the main Convention Center garage, two blocks north of Town Hall, with voucher obtained from any Town Hall staff. Doors will open at 1:15 p.m.
This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
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Former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine K. Albright, discusses "Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948." Description:
Using her parents' writings, as well as her own memories, Albright presents a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, the onset of the Cold War and her eventual immigration to the United States.
As she discusses her experience growing up during this period, Albright reflects on the discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, and the choices that her parents and their generation faced as complicated events unfolded on the world stage.
Madeleine Albright served as America's 64th Secretary of State -- the first female to hold the position -- from 1997 to 2001. Her books include "Madam Secretary" and "Memo to the President." Albright's career includes positions in the National Security Council, on Capitol Hill and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.