Writer Crash Barry will talk about his new book, “Marijuana Valley,” the true story of a free-loving (and smoking) Maine community growing a valuable crop. In his inimitable style, Crash provides a behind-the-scenes look at a sliver of a secretive subculture.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

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