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Authors! with Heather Morris presented by the Library Legacy Foundation

Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Monday, April 15, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Authors! with Heather Morris presented by the Library...

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Authors! Heather Morris - no book included   more info Apr 15, 2019 $20.00 $0.00

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The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is happy to welcome Heather Morris to Toledo!

This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov’s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

About the Author:
Heather Morris is a native of New Zealand, and now resides in Australia. For several years, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, she studied and wrote screenplays, one of which was optioned in the United States. In 2003, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who “might just have a story worth telling.” The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Their friendship grew, and Lale embarked on a journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her. Heather originally wrote Lale’s story as a screenplay before reshaping it into her debut novel, THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ.

About the Presentation:
At each program, authors speak for about forty-five minutes, followed by a short question and answer session. A
fter the program, the author is generally available for a book signing. Book signings and restrictions are at the discretion of the author and the publisher. Books will be available for purchase before and after the program (subject to availability).


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Friends of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library



FAQs:

Can tickets be purchased by phone?
No, tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite, or through any Toledo Lucas County Public Library location.


What time do the doors open?
General admission seating starts at 6:30 p.m.

What are my parking options at the event?
The facility has free parking.

Are there assigned seats?
No. Seating is general admission.

Is handicapped seating available?
Handicapped seating is available. For special seating arrangements, please call 419.259.5196 at least one week prior to event.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please do not bring outside food / beverages. There is no video recording or flash photography allowed.

Will the authors hold a book signing after the talk?
A
fter the program, the author is generally available for a book signing. Book signings and restrictions are at the discretion of the author and the publisher. Books will be available for purchase before and after the program (subject to availability).

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call the Library at 419.259.5200.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, tickets will be scanned at the door. If you choose to utilize your mobile device, tickets can be scanned via your Eventbrite email receipt. Note: Screen shots/captures of the ticket receipt cannot be scanned. Please have your device with ticket receipt open and available for scanning at entry.

Have questions about Authors! with Heather Morris presented by the Library Legacy Foundation ? Contact Toledo Lucas County Public Library

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Scott High School Auditorium
2400 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43620

Monday, April 15, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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