Chattanooga Library To Host NY Times Bestselling Author Jeff Shaara On June 5

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

The Chattanooga Library Board announced that New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara will be visiting the Chattanooga Library on June 5, for a special author event.

The event will be free to the public and will take place on the fourth floor at 6 p.m. Free parking will be provided and a special story time session for children will be offered by the library on the second floor.

One board member said, "He's actually coming here to do this as a courtesy to libraries and encouraging people to read.

Jeff Shaara's latest novel, "The Smoke at Dawn," continues in his tradition of Civil War literary fiction, this time centering around the battles that took place around Chattanooga.

The board also discussed several upcoming projects, including working with the city to get library cards to all Hamilton County students. 

The library also plans to work with Erlanger, specifically with the Women's Center. To promote literacy, they want to also give library cards to women and children there.

During the Tuesday meeting, the date for this year's Club Lib was also announced. The party will be on Oct. 18, a bye weekend for football at UT and UTC. Regular tickets will be $125 and VIP tickets will be donation-based.


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