Tuesday May 15, 2018 – The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will host their 36th author event at 2pm, in the Community Rooms of the library located at 402 W. 8th Street. Map Below
The featured speaker will be local author, MJ Hegar, who published ‘Shoot Like a Girl’ in 2017.
On June 29, 2009 Air National Guard major Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar was shot down while on a Medevac mission on her third tour as a pilot in Afghanistan. Despite being wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. But soon she would face a new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve.
After being commissioned into the U.S. Air Force, MJ Hegar was selected for pilot training by the Air National Guard, finished at the top of her class, then served three tours in Afghanistan flying combat search and rescue missions, culminating in a harrowing rescue attempt that would earn MJ the Purple Heart as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device.
But it was on American soil that Hegar would embark on her greatest challenge—to eliminate the military’s Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, which kept female armed service members from officially serving in combat roles despite their long-standing record of doing so with honor. (From Goodreads.com)
In Shoot like A Girl, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: an inspiring, humorous, and thrilling true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice.
Tickets are $15 in advance ($18 at the door) and go on sale April 2, 2018. They’re available at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, and online at www.folgeorgetown.org/calendar. Tickets are available at the door for $18. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Coffee Company is included.
The event will be in the Friendship Room and is from 2 to 3pm; doors open at 1:30pm. Proceeds are used to fund unbudgeted items and other ongoing library projects.
Ms. Hegar is running in the Democratic primary for the senate seat in District 31. In May the primary election will be settled. Ms Hegar has agreed to not make political references during her presentation.