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Author Patrick K. O'Donnell

2024-05-16 19:00:00 2024-05-16 20:00:00 America/New_York Author Patrick K. O'Donnell Join us when author Patrick K. O'Donnell visits to discuss his latest book, <i>The Unvanquished</i>. Bay Village Branch - Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)

Thursday, May 16
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 19:00:00 2024-05-16 20:00:00 America/New_York Author Patrick K. O'Donnell Join us when author Patrick K. O'Donnell visits to discuss his latest book, <i>The Unvanquished</i>. Bay Village Branch - Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)

Bay Village Branch

Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)

Join us when author Patrick K. O'Donnell visits to discuss his latest book, The Unvanquished.

About the author:

Patrick K. O’Donnell is a bestselling, critically acclaimed military historian and an expert on elite units. The author of thirteen books, including The IndispensablesThe Unknowns, and Washington’s Immortals, he is the recipient of numerous national awards. O’Donnell served as a combat historian in a Marine rifle platoon during the Battle of Fallujah and is a professional speaker on America’s conflicts, espionage, special operations, and counterinsurgency. He has provided historical consulting for DreamWorks’ award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers and for documentaries produced by the BBC, the History Channel, and Discovery.

At the heart of The Unvanquished is the epic story of Lincoln’s special forces, the Jessie Scouts, told in its entirety for the first time. In a contest fought between irregular units, the Scouts hunted John Singleton Mosby’s Confederate Rangers from the middle of 1863 up to war’s end at Appomattox. With both sides employing pioneering tradecraft, they engaged in dozens of raids and spy missions, often perilously wearing the other’s uniform, risking penalty of death if captured. Clashing violently on horseback, the unconventional units attacked critical supply lines, often capturing or killing high-value targets. North and South deployed special operations that could have changed the war’s direction in 1864, and crucially during the Appomattox Campaign, Jessie Scouts led the Union army to a final victory. They later engaged in a history-altering proxy war against France in Mexico, earning seven Medals of Honor; many Scouts mysteriously disappeared during that conflict, taking their stories to their graves.

An expert on special operations, O’Donnell transports readers into the action, immersing them in vivid battle scenes from previously unpublished firsthand accounts. He introduces indelible characters such as Scout Archibald Rowand; Scout leader Richard Blazer; Mosby, the master of guerrilla warfare; and enslaved spy Thomas Laws. O’Donnell also brings to light the Confederate Secret Service’s covert efforts to deliver the 1864 election to Peace Democrats through ballot fraud, election interference, and attempts to destabilize a population fatigued by a seemingly forever war. Most audaciously, the Secret Service and Mosby’s Rangers planned to kidnap Abraham Lincoln in order to maintain the South’s independence.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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Bay Village Branch

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Phone: 440-871-6392
Fax: 440-871-5320
Branch manager
Maryann Penzvalto

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Closed for Memorial Day weekend.
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Closed for Memorial Day weekend.)

About the branch

The Bay Village Branch features a rooftop terrace with a view of Lake Erie, two cozy fireplace seating areas, an interactive children's play, learn and grow space, study rooms, public meeting spaces and an Innovation Center.

Upcoming events

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.
Registration is now closed

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Boost your toddler’s brain through play! Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3. Registration required.
This event is full

Thu, May 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:25am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join your friends, neighbors, and library staff at the Library's Annual Ice Cream Social. Enjoy delicious ice cream and entertainment for all ages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Library.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:20am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 05, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Learn how to bullet journal so you can keep track of tasks, make a to-do list, or focus on a life goal. Bullet journaling allows you to be organized in an efficient and creative way.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Room (50),Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Learn the basics of the 3D design software Tinkercad.

Fri, Jun 07, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bring a blanket and join us outside the library for stories and chalk the walk. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or visit Food Truck Friday. Weather permitting.

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to Ohio’s Early Childhood Standards. This session, we will focus on counting. Registration required.

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:25am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for fun, adapted programs featuring stories, art, music, and more, specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:20am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in Innovation Centers and Memory Lab in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system.

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Learn how to sow your own seeds using biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground.

Fri, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bring a blanket and join us outside the library for stories and chalk the walk. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or visit Food Truck Friday. Weather permitting.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:25am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Innovation Center
Registration and release form required. Join us in the Innovation Center to tinker with technology and equipment. Explore creative opportunities with staff guidance.

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Is your manuscript ready to submit to editors, publishers, and agents? Whether you write for children, teens, or adults, this manuscript checklist will serve you well on your writing journey.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:20am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Innovation Center
Join us for an introduction to the Laser Engraver/Cutter in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us when author Kyle Robinson visits to discuss his new memoir, Wandering Spark.

Fri, Jun 21, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bring a blanket and join us outside the library for stories and chalk the walk. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or visit Food Truck Friday. Weather permitting.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A-116+B-117(75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mon, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in Innovation Centers and Memory Lab in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system.