June 28 was a horrible day for our country, shaking Annapolis to its core, when five employees of the Capital Gazette were attacked and killed.

On Friday, October 19, Anne Arundel County Public Libraries will be hosting a book launch in honor of one of the Capital Gazette victims, Robert Hiaasen, at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library.

At 7 p.m., members of the community can join Hiaasen's wife Maria Hiaasen, Mayor Gavin Buckley, and Kevin Cowherd to hear a reading of Hiaasen's posthumously released book Float Plan.

Apprentice House Press will donate a portion of the sales to a program that supports gun safety. While the event is free, you can reserve a copy of Float Plan ahead of time for $23. Limited copies will be sold at the event. RSVP and reserve your copy here, or order it online here.

Apprentice House Press describes the book as a "love letter to Annapolis and Baltimore – and to fathers and mothers, old friends, dogs, boats, and second chances." Don't miss this chance to sign your name to such a love letter.

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