The South Portland Public Library will host Maine-based writer Monica Wood on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Wood will discuss her books, including her latest novel, “The One ­in­ a Million Boy,” which revolves around the friendship between a 104­-year-­old Lithuanian immigrant woman and an 11­-year-­old Boy Scout obsessed with Guinness world records.

Books by Wood will be available for purchase at a reception and signing following the talk. See or call 767­-7660, ext. 2, for more information.