The Eugene I. Earnhardt Speaker Series will host Harry Dunn, former US capitol police officer, as its third lecturer on March 18th, at 11 am, in Merner Gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public.
Dunn was on duty on January 6, 2021, and defended the Capitol during the attacks of that day. He later testified before the bipartisan January 6th Commission and has since recorded his account of the events of that day in his memoir: Standing My Ground: A Capitol Officer’s Fight for Accountability and Good Trouble After January 6th. He was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal two years after the Capitol attack, on January 6, 2023. In January 2024, he announced his run for Congress, hoping to replace retiring Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland’s third district.
Meet the Author Luncheon
Who would have thought that someone who rested… okay, slept through three years of high school English classes would become a writer?
Author Denny Hamann grew up in Albemarle, and he listened to every tale someone would take the time to tell. He started writing short stories that chronicled some of his childhood recollections, but in 2015, he was bitten by the genealogy bug. In just a few short months, he went from only knowing his maternal grandparents to tracing his family tree back to his fourteenth great-grandparents. His second great-grandfather, Henry Garner Aldridge, really got his attention. In 1862, at age 43, Aldridge was paid to enlist in the Confederate Army in place of another man. That story inspired Denny to write Cryin’s for Hungry Babies.
Join the Friends of the Library for the 2024 Spring Meet the Author Luncheon on April 16th, at 11:30am, in Stokes Student Center’s Grady Board Room. Luncheon Tickets – $35/person. Register by April 10th.