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Meet Author Adam Lazarus

2023-11-17 14:00:00 2023-11-17 15:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Adam Lazarus Join us when author Adam Lazarus visits to discuss his latest book, <i>The Wingmen: The Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams</i>. Orange Branch - The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)

Friday, November 17
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-11-17 14:00:00 2023-11-17 15:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Adam Lazarus Join us when author Adam Lazarus visits to discuss his latest book, <i>The Wingmen: The Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams</i>. Orange Branch - The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)

Orange Branch

The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)

Join us when author Adam Lazarus visits to discuss his latest book, The Wingmen: The Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams.

About the author:

Adam Lazarus is an author specializing in nonfiction books featuring iconic and compelling figures in American history, including Chasing Greatness, Super Bowl MondayBest of Rivals, and Hail to the Redskins: Gibbs, the Diesel, the Hogs, and the Glory Days of D.C.'s Football Dynasty. His writing has appeared in USA Today, ESPN the Magazine, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among other publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from Kenyon College and a master's degree in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and twin boys.

The Wingmen is the untold story of the unique fifty-year friendship between two American icons: John Glenn, the unassailable pioneer of space exploration and Ted Williams, indisputably the greatest hitter in baseball history.

It was 1953, the Korean War in full throttle, when two men—already experts in their fields—crossed the fabled 38th Parallel into Communist airspace aboard matching Panther jets. John Glenn was an ambitious operations officer with fifty-nine World War II combat missions under his belt. His wingman was Ted Williams, the two-time American League Triple Crown winner who, at the pinnacle of his career, had been inexplicably recalled to active service in the United States Marine Corps. Together, the affable flier and the notoriously tempestuous left fielder soared into North Korea, creating a death-defying bond. Although, over the next half century, their contrasting lives were challenged by exhilarating highs and devastating lows, that bond would endure.

Through unpublished letters, unit diaries, declassified military records, manuscripts, and new and illuminating interviews, The Wingmen reveals an epic and intimate portrait of two heroes—larger-than-life and yet ineffably human, ordinary men who accomplished the extraordinary. At its heart, this was a conflicted friendship that found commonality in mutual respect—throughout the perils of war, sports dominance, scientific innovation, cutthroat national politics, the burden of celebrity, and the meaning of bravery. Now, author Adam Lazarus sheds light on a largely forgotten chapter in these legends' lives—as singular individuals, inspiring patriots, and eventually, however improbable, profoundly close friends.

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

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Orange Branch

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Phone: 216.831.4282
Fax: 216.831.0714
Branch manager
Ginaya Willoughby

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

Located in Pepper Pike, the Orange Branch offers a cozy fireplace reading area, community meeting spaces and a full service drive-up window. The branch’s interactive children’s area features artwork from the book Aesop’s Fables by the late beloved illustrator Jerry Pinkney.

Upcoming events

Thu, May 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Youth Programming Room (40)
Boost your toddler's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3. Connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Learn how to make delicious homemade hummus using Vitamix.
This event is full

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Youth Programming Room (40)
Boost your toddler's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3. Connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Programming Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. After storytime, stay and play with library toys.

Mon, Jun 03, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Programming Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. After storytime, stay and play with library toys.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Step into the world of floral design and learn the techniques to achieve a beautiful arrangement.
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Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Programming Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. After storytime, stay to play with library toys, and engage with other families.

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Programming Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. After storytime, stay and play with library toys.

Mon, Jun 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Programming Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. After storytime, stay and play with library toys.

Tue, Jun 11, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Youth Programming Room (40)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Come try out a new craft every month.

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Programming Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. After storytime, stay to play with library toys, and engage with other families.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Programming Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. After storytime, stay and play with library toys.

Mon, Jun 17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Programming Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. After storytime, stay and play with library toys.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Youth Programming Room (40)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Learn to make simple salsas.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Join us for a film and discussion that explores Juneteenth and one man’s journey to understanding the story and origins of this holiday. Screening made possible by the CIFF.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Programming Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. After storytime, stay to play with library toys, and engage with other families.

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)
Join us when author Mark Sullivan visits to discuss his book, Thrive: When Trouble Visits.