Sunday, Feb. 10

Following a writer's workshop at 2 p.m., Greenlawn author Gae Polisner talks about her young adult novel "The Pull of Gravity" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), with live music and refreshments. At 3 p.m., Huntington Library, 338 Main St., Huntington; 631-427-5165,


Wednesday, Feb. 13

Poet Major Jackson "Leaving Saturn" (University of Georgia Press) will kick off the Spring Writers Speak Wednesdays with readings of poetry, free. At 7 p.m., Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall, Stony Brook Southampton Campus, 239 Montauk Hwy., Southampton, 631-632-5030,

Dorothy McPartland reads and signs copies of "Wishing Stars" (Little Light Press) at a program for kids 3-5. $3, registration required. At 10:30 a.m., Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational and Cultural Center, Stony Brook Village Center, Main Street, Stony Brook; 631-689-5888,

Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary performs and signs copies of his children's book "I'm in Love With a Big Blue Frog" (Imagine/Peter Yarrow Books). At 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place; 516-747-7234

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Thursday, Feb. 14

Former New York Met Mike Piazza signs copies of his book, "Long Shot" (Simon & Schuster). At 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place; 516-747-7234. Wristbands handed out starting at 9 a.m.


Saturday, Feb. 16

Philip McFarland discusses his book "Mark Twain and the Colonel: Samuel L. Clemens, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Arrival of a New Century" (Rowman & Littlefield) . At 2 p.m., Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay; 516-922-4788,