SEASIDE - The Friends of the Seaside Library will host an evening with Peter Ames Carlin, author of "Paul McCartney: A Life," at the Third Thursday Visiting Author event at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the library community room. The event will include time for the author's reading, questions and answers, book sales and signings and refreshments.

Carlin was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and was a freelance writer in Portland for many years, then worked as a senior editor at People magazine. He has been the TV columnist for The Oregonian since 2000, and is the author of "Catch A Wave: The Rise and Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson." Published in 2006, "Catch A Wave" was acclaimed by Wilson collaborator Van Dyke Parks as "the essential Beach Boys saga."

His latest book "Paul McCartney: A Life," is a fan-friendly biography of the former Beatle. It features interviews with many of McCartney's friends and tries to cover his life without going for the jugular.

Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway, across from the Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation District Youth Center and Swimming Pool. For more information, call (503) 738-6742 or visit www.seasidelibrary.org

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