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Library to host lecture series

The Washington County Free Library will start their Spring edition of the McCauley Lecture Series with an exploration of Washington County’s less-known history, legend and lore on Monday, March 6 at 7p.m.

Author James Rada, Jr., will share tales of the mythical Snallygaster, the county’s last hanging, the “Second Battle of Antietam,” and the world’s only albino frog colony – which just happens to make its home right here in Hagerstown.

James Rada, Jr., is an Amazon-bestselling author of historical fiction and history, including Secrets of Washington County, Battlefield

Angels, and Canawlers. He also writes fantasy, horror, and middle-grade novels as J. R. Rada. He has received more than two dozen awards for article writing and advertising copywriting. His newest book, Secrets of Franklin County, will be out in April.

Additional lectures will be held this April and May.

The lecture will be held in Room 334 at the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. This is the library’s conference room, seating up to 60 persons, and is different from the one in which the McCauley Lectures are usually held.