A presentation on Benedict Arnold, the Colonial general who traitorously switched to the British cause during the American Revolution, will take place Sunday at the Fairfield Public Library.

Eric Lehman, the author of “Homegrown Terror — Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London,” will speak at 2 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the library, corner Old Post and Post roads. Books will be available for purchase.

Lehman’s book chronicles how on Sept. 6, 1781, Connecticut native Arnold led a force of British soldiers and loyalists to capture Fort Griswold and burn New London to the ground, according to library publicity for the event.

Lehman is a professor of English at the University of Bridgeport and the author of several books about Connecticut history.

Advance registration is required for the free program.

For more information and to register, call 203-256-3160 or visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org .