The Friends of the Dalton Public Library present guest speaker Jennifer Trainer Thompson at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Grace Episcopal Church, 791 Main St.

The author of more than 16 books, she will present a program on writing cookbooks, savoring family traditions and raising heirloom chickens.

Nominated for three James Beard awards and featured on many talk shows including "Good Morning America," CNN, and "Live with Regis," Trainer Thompson’s books include "The Joy of Family Traditions," "The Fresh Egg Cookbook," "Jump Up and Kiss Me: Spicy Vegetarian Cooking," and "Hot Sauce!"

The program is open to all and refreshments will be served.