John William Babin will talk about and sign copies of his new book, “Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Portland,” at a noontime event to be held one block away from the house where Longfellow was raised. Discover the Portland that Longfellow knew and the city that shaped a beloved American poet. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN: Noon Wednesday

WHERE: Maine Charitable Mechanic Association’s Mechanic Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 773-8396, [email protected]