Sunday, Jan. 10

Patty Chang Anker, author of “Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave,” discusses overcoming anxiety with Jennifer Paolicelli, director of Aquabilities with Jennifer, a swim program for all. At 2 p.m., Turn of the Corkscrew, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-764-6000,


Monday, Jan. 11

Co-authors Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer discuss and sign copies of “Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth.” At 12:30 p.m., East Meadow Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow; 516-794-2570,


Saturday, Jan. 16

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Freeport resident Brenda Triplett, author of “Mommy? Jagged Pieces Along the Road to Dementia,” talks about her book and her experiences as a caregiver for her mother, followed by an optional workshop for caregivers. At 11 a.m., Freeport Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport, 516-379-3274,


Sag Harbor poet Megan Chaskey signs copies of her new collection, “Birdsong Under the Wisdom Tree.” At 5 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4926,