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Meet Author Buzz Bissinger

2022-09-22 19:00:00 2022-09-22 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Buzz Bissinger Join us when author Buzz Bissinger, author of <Friday Night Lights</i>, visits to discuss his latest book, <i>The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in WWII</i>. Parma-Snow Branch - Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)

Thursday, September 22
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-22 19:00:00 2022-09-22 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Buzz Bissinger Join us when author Buzz Bissinger, author of <Friday Night Lights</i>, visits to discuss his latest book, <i>The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in WWII</i>. Parma-Snow Branch - Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)

Parma-Snow Branch

Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)

Join us when author Buzz Bissinger, author of , visits to discuss his latest book, The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in WWII.

About the author:

Buzz Bissinger was born in 1954. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose books include the New York Times bestsellers Three Nights in August and Friday Night Lights. He has served as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and as a sports columnist for the Daily Beast, and has written for the New York TimesThe Washington Post, the New Republic, Time, and many other publications. He lives both in Southwestern Washington State and Philadelphia. He is married to Lisa Smith with three children. 

The Mosquito Bowl is an extraordinary, untold story of the Second World War. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, college football was at the height of its popularity.  As the nation geared up for total war, one branch of the service dominated the aspirations of college football stars: the United States Marine Corps. Which is why, on Christmas Eve of 1944, when the 4th and 29th Marine regiments found themselves in the middle of the Pacific Ocean training for what would be the bloodiest battle of the war – the invasion of Okinawa—their ranks included one of the greatest pools of football talent ever assembled: Former All Americans, captains from Wisconsin and Brown and Notre Dame, and nearly twenty men who were either drafted or would ultimately play in the NFL.   

When the trash-talking between the 4th and 29th over who had the better football team reached a fever pitch, it was decided: The two regiments would play each other in a football game as close to the real thing as you could get in the dirt and coral of Guadalcanal.  The bruising and bloody game that followed became known as “The Mosquito Bowl.” 

Writing with the style and rigor that won him a Pulitzer Prize and have made several of his books modern classics, Buzz Bissinger takes us from the playing fields of America’s campuses where boys played at being Marines, to the final time they were allowed to still be boys on that field of dirt and coral, to the darkest and deadliest days that followed at Okinawa. 

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

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Tue, Oct 18, 10:00am - 10:20am
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Tue, Oct 18, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Tue, Oct 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Wed, Oct 19, 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Wed, Oct 19, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Registration is required and begins September 1 for October storytimes.

Wed, Oct 19, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. Registration required and begins Thursday September 1 at 9 am for October storytimes.

Wed, Oct 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Wed, Oct 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, Oct 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Thu, Oct 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Fri, Oct 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Fri, Oct 21, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Sat, Oct 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Mon, Oct 24, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Mon, Oct 24, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
A six-week MOS Certification Preparation course that will prepare you for the MOS Specialist Exam -Excel.

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New date Saturday, October 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for the award-winning senior vaudeville dancers from Parma, Ohio.

Tue, Oct 25, 10:00am - 10:20am
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Tue, Oct 25, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Tue, Oct 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Innovation Center ,Resource Room (40)
Learn the basics of plush creation in our six-week series. Registration required. Please only register if you can attend all six sessions.
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Wed, Oct 26, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Wed, Oct 26, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Registration is required and begins September 1 for October storytimes.

Wed, Oct 26, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Oct 26, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. Registration required and begins Thursday September 1 at 9 am for October storytimes.

Thu, Oct 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Oct 27, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Thu, Oct 27, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Kindergarten Club is for children entering kindergarten this fall who did not attend preschool, Head Start or a childcare center.
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Thu, Oct 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)
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Fri, Oct 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Fri, Oct 28, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.