Author Richard Pollak will read from his latest book, “After the Barn,” a compelling memoir that is investigative, introspective, remarkably candid and reflective about the life-long impact of his brother’s death and his own struggle with epilepsy and memory loss. Pollak will answer questions and inscribe copies of the book following the talk.

WHEN: Noon Friday

WHERE: Portland Public Library, Meeting Room No. 5, 5 Monument Square

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: portlandlibrary.com; 871-1700, ext. 723