Monday, March 19
Setauket resident Carl Safina talks about and signs copies of “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel,” part of the Della Pietra Family lecture series. Reception at 5 p.m., lecture at 5:30 p.m., West Campus, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, 100 Nichols Rd., Stony Brook; 631-632-2816, calendar.stonybrook.edu
Tuesday, March 20
Min Jin Lee talks about and signs copies of her novel, “Pachinko,” a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. A Q&A and book signing follow; registration suggested. At 2 p.m., Glen Cove Public Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove; 516-676-2130, glencovelibrary.org. The author also appears for a talk and book signing at 7:30 p.m., East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow; 516-794-2570, eastmeadow.info
Wednesday, March 21
Poet Jericho Brown (“The New Testament”) reads from and discusses his work, part of the “Writers Speak” series. Reception at 6:30 p.m., reading at 7 p.m., Chancellors Hall, Stony Brook Southampton, 39 Tuckahoe Rd., Southampton; 631-632-5030, stonybrook.edu/mfa
Thursday, March 22
Activist Donna Kaz, a former Glen Cove resident, talks about and signs copies of “UN/MASKED: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour.” At 7 p.m., Glen Cove Public Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove; 516-676-2130, glencovelibrary.org.
Friday, March 23
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” and other titles, gives a talk on “Leadership Lessons from the White House: Doris Kearns Goodwin on the American Presidents.” Tickets $45-$65. At 8 p.m., Tilles Performing Arts Center, 720 Northern Blvd. Brookville; 516-299-3100,tillescenter.org.