Author and Colby College professor Debra Spark will talk about “The Pretty Girl,” her new novella and six stories, revolving around artists, artistry and the deceptions they create. Her appearance is part of the library’s Brown Bag Lecture series, so you’re welcome to bring your lunch. 

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 871-1700; www.portlandlibrary.com