The Friends of the Kent County Public Library (KCPL) will present a September First Friday special event at the library’s main branch in Chestertown. One in a series of KCPL 50th anniversary celebratory initiatives, the program is sure to provide high entertainment for adult community members. Christopher Tilghman, nationally renowned author and dynamic speaker will sign books and give a presentation from 5 to 8 on Friday, September 7.
For those versed in Eastern Shore revolutionary war history, the Tilghman name is often associated with a local patriot and trusted confidante of General George Washington. For those versed in Eastern Shore culture, the Tilghman name is often associated with a true working watermen’s village with excellent fishing and seafood. For those versed in literature inspired by Eastern Shore history and culture, the Tilghman name is associated with an area native, this University of Virginia English professor, who happens to write family sagas set on a farm—a farm resembling his family’s homeplace.
The general public will be admitted to meet the author and purchase signed copies of his books: The Right Hand Shore and Mason’s Retreat. A ticket will be required for Tilghman’s presentation following the book-signing, and may be acquired FREE OF CHARGE at all branch libraries. However, the number of tickets available is limited to the capacity of the library’s meeting room.
In keeping with the KCPL mission to provide relevant community programs, the adult public is cordially invited to hear Christopher Tilghman’s connection with both eastern shore history and culture at their library on the usual night for cultural mingling in downtown Chestertown. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, compliments of the trustees and staff members.