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The Bob Minzesheimer Author Series

The Ossining Public Library is thrilled to host the Bob Minzesheimer Author Series. Benefiting the Friends of the Ossining Public Library, the series is a fundraiser that has deep personal significance for the library and the Ossining community.

The series will bring some of the literary world’s biggest names to the library in memory of the late Bob Minzesheimer, journalist and longtime book critic for USA Today. Minzesheimer was an integral part of the fabric of the library and the community. He served as president of the library’s Board of Trustees and oversaw the construction of the new library facility, and later spearheaded the Friends of the Library organization, volunteering his time to support the library’s mission. Minzesheimer himself moderated several book discussions at the library, including visits from James Patterson and Jeff Kinney.


An Evening With Douglas Brinkley

7:00pm | Budarz Theater Jun 12

Douglas Brinkley will be appear at the series inaugural event to discuss his newest book American Moonshot: JFK and the Great Space Race, New York Times best-seller that received rave reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. 

Published ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, American Moonshot is an enthralling look at President Kennedy’s pledge to land on the moon by the end of the 1960s, told in the thoroughly compelling style Brinkley, CNN’s official historian, has become renowned for. Weaving in themes of technology, diplomacy, politics and leadership, the book is informative and gripping.

Brinkley’s visit on Wednesday, June 12th, will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Budarz Theater and will be moderated by Robert T. Garrett, Austin Bureau Chief of the Dallas Morning News. Copies of the book will be available courtesy of Pleasantville’s Village Bookstore and a book is included in the attendees’ ticket price. Following the discussion, attendees are invited to stay for a reception, with beer, wine, and refreshments. Tickets will be $30 and available for purchase at; all proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library in support of future author events.