Wednesday, Dec. 16

Biographer Victoria Wilson signs copies of “A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940,” following a screening of “Remember the Night” (1940). Tickets $15. At 7:30 p.m., Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington; 631-423-7611,

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Thursday, Dec. 17

Historian Robert B. MacKay, former director of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, speaks about and signs copies of “Gardens of Eden: Long Island’s Early Twentieth-Century Planned Communities.” At 7 p.m., Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor; 631-692-6820,

James Kaplan discusses the second volume of his two-part biography, “Sinatra: The Chairman,” with TV producer Bob Waldman. At 7:30 p.m., Port Washington Library, 1 Library Dr., Port Washington; 516-883-4400,

Saturday, Dec. 19

Simon Van Booy reads from his short story collection “Tales of Accidental Genius,” with a holiday reception to follow. At 5 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4926,