Vose Library in Union will host a free virtual presentation on Wednesday, September 29, at 7 p.m., with Gigi Georges, author of the recently released nonfiction book “Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America.”

Georges followed the lives of five teenage girls living in Washington County in Maine’s far northeast corner, a region marked by a dwindling population, vanishing jobs, and pervasive opioid addition.

The author turned to narrative nonfiction writing after an extensive career in politics, public service and academia. A former White House special assistant to the president and United States Senate state director, she has taught political science at Boston College and served as program director at the Harvard Kennedy School.

To register, email librarian@voselibrary.org or call 785-4733.