New York Times best-selling author Jeff Shaara to speak at annual Night Out @ the Library event April 19

Jeff Shaara will be appearing at the Jarrettsville Library for the annual A Night Out @ the Library on April 19th.

New York Times best-selling author Jeff Shaara is scheduled to visit the Jarrettsville Library for a fireside chat and book signing at the annual A Night Out @ the Library on Friday, April 19. Here are the details:


(Belcamp, Maryland – February 20, 2013) Meet New York Times best-selling author Jeff Shaara for a fireside chat and book signing at the annual A Night Out @ the Library on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jarrettsville Library. Tickets can be purchased now for the event plus there are a limited amount of VIP tickets for a private reception with Mr. Shaara prior to the fireside chat along with reserved seating and parking.


“We are thrilled to partner with Jeff Shaara for our 2013 A Night Out @ the Library,” stated Amber C. Shrodes, Director, Harford County Public Library Foundation. “Through his novels, Mr. Shaara brings the complex characters of the Civil War to life.  Guests will be fascinated by his extensive knowledge on the subject and his detailed portrayal of individuals like ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Winfield Scott Hancock and Joshua Chamberlain.”


After writing Gods and Generals, Mr. Shaara published 11 books and met with similar acclaim on topics as varied as the American Revolution, World War I and World War II in addition to the Civil War. Shaara’s most recent book, A Blaze of Glory, which debuted in May, will be the focus of his discussion in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.


Jeff Shaara’s father, Michael Shaara, was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Killer Angels which was the basis of the 1990s movie “Gettysburg.” Jeff Shaara was approached to write his first book, Gods and Generals, after his father’s death. Gods and Generals is a prequel to his father’s work and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 15 weeks.


Mr. Shaara has received numerous awards for his work including the National Library Association’s “Boyd Award,” the Lincoln Forum’s “Richard Nelson Current Award” and the “Bell I. Wiley Award” from the New York Civil War Round Table.


Tickets to this fireside chat and book signing are $55 per person and include lite fare, wine and beer. VIP tickets are available for $100 per person. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-273-5600 or going to


Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves more than 175,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of 4.5 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting a love of reading within the community.


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