Author Christopher Webber is the guest of honor at the Washington County Free Library's fundraiser from
7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Washington County Fine Arts Museum, City Park, Hagerstown.
Maryland Room and the Museum's Children's Educational Programs.
Webber is the author of the newly released book "American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington. The Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists."
A light reception and book signing will follow the presentation.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Tickets are $25 per person. Visit www.washcolibrary.org or call 301-739-3250, ext. 128, to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.