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Library News Release

Release Date: 01/24/2013

The Seattle Public Library presents an afternoon with Madeleine Albright Feb. 23 at Town Hall

Madeleine Albright

The Seattle Public Library presents former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for a discussion about her memoir, "Prague Winter: A Personal Story Remembrance and War, 1937-1948," from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is 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 a voucher obtained from any Town Hall staff member. Doors will open at 1:15 p.m.


"Prague Winter" presents Albright's account 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 U.S.


Albright served as the 64th U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001 - the first female to hold the position. Her books include "Madam Secretary" and "Memo to the President." Albright's career includes positions on the National Security Council, on Capitol Hill and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times. It is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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