Author Dorothy Cannell will be guest speaker in the Lincolnville Community Library’s spring presentation series Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at the library, 208 Main St./routes 173/52. Music for the evening will be provided by The Pinwheel Brothers.

Cannell is the author of mystery novels and numerous short stories, including the award-winning Ellie Haskell mystery series. Born in Nottingham, England, she came to the United States in 1963. She traces her writing aspirations to the English 110 course she took at Illinois Central College, where her instructor encouraged her to write for publication. Her short stories have been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines, and several have been nominated for the Agatha award; “The Family Jewels” won in 1994. Cannell is a member of Mystery Writers of America, American Crime Writers and Sisters in Crime.

The Pinwheel Brothers play a mix of Americana and original jaunty, upbeat string music. The band formed after many shared open mic and fiddle group jams. For the past three years, the Brothers have been singing and playing throughout Waldo County. Bassist Vic Tredwell, though from the Bangor area, has spent a lot of time in Santa Fe, N.M. Phil Mancini (mandolin, banjo, and guitar) is the band’s West Coast California influence, and Ben Hatfield (guitar) is a flat-pickin’ flatlander who calls Montville home.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. sharp. Advance reserved tickets are $10, free for those older than 90. For more information, call Rosey Gerry at 975-5432.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or