OWLS HEAD — The third in a summer series of four Garden Gatherings hosted by the Owls Head Village Library will take place Thursday, Aug. 18, at a private oceanfront home at 86 Lucia Beach Road. Acclaimed author Tess Gerritsen speaks at 4 p.m.

Physician, author, TV show writer, fiddle player, pianist, composer and filmmaker — these are just a few of Gerritsen’s many talents. She will share her journey, her process, a bit about her books (including “Playing with Fire,” the library book club’s latest read) and a bit about her latest film “Magnificent Beast.”

Garden Gatherings are a celebration of community, books and ideas enabling community conversations in a COVID safe and beautiful environment.

Please bring your own chair or blanket. Inclement weather date is a week later. RSVPs suggested but not required to owlsheadvillagelibrary@gmail.com. All are welcome. Free; donations encouraged. To reserve, send an email to owlsheadvillagelibrary@gmail.com.