Add this Event to Calendar 11/13/2020 02:00 PM 11/13/2020 03:00 PM The Missouri Aground Virtual Program with Mike Plaskett

Join Mike Plaskett, from radio's Rhythm Sweet & Hot, for a discussion on The Missouri Aground. The true story of the grounding of the USS Missouri on Thimble Shoal, Chesapeake Bay, in 1950.

The presentation will be based, in part, on the book, Mighty Mo, by Gordon Newell.  Nobody was hurt, but the ship was stranded for two weeks and had to be rescued by a large fleet of tug boats.  The Navy was acutely embarrassed, and the captain and the navigator of the Missouri lost their jobs.
Listen to Mike Plaskett with co-host Dale Abraham for Rhythm Sweet & Hot on 90.5 FM, WESA, an NPR station, every Saturday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Admirals in Collision Virtual Program with Mike Plaskett will be conducted via the free video conferencing software Zoom and a Library staff member will be supervising the session.  The Librarian coordinating the event will email each registrant a Zoom meeting invitation before the start of the program.  Zoom is available as a free desktop (for Windows, MacOS, and Linux Operating systems) and mobile application for Android and Apple iOS devices. Once Zoom is installed, you will be able to join the virtual Library program.
Registration is required.  By registering for this event you have agreed to comply with the library's patron behavior policy. All non-compliant participants will be immediately and permanently blocked from further participation.  Because the Librarian facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also contact the Library’s Virtual Reference Service for assistance learning Zoom.  You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. For more in-depth instructions please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting. 

Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian 412-531-1912