Local romance novelist Chele Pedersen Smith will read from her work on Monday, March 19, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Stevens Memorial Library, 20 Memorial Drive, Ashburnham. She will bring her first two novels, “The Pearly Gates Phone Company,” and “Behind Frenemy Lines,” which were both released in 2017. She may also give us a preview of the forthcoming sequel. Ms. Smith will have books on hand for purchase. For teens through adults; no registration is required and there is no cost to attend this event.