Author Andre Dubus III will be talking about his memoir “Townie.” The book talks about his upbringing in a depressed Massachusetts mill town in the 1970s. The event is part of the library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series, so bring your lunch. 

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 871-1700; Portlandlibrary.com.