Chef Rocco DiSpirito will talk about his book, "Rocco's Keto...

Chef Rocco DiSpirito will talk about his book, "Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet" with Newsday's Erica Marcus in Melville on Monday. Credit: Penguin Random House

It's a meet, greet and eat at Jackie Fischer's event for her book “The Lost Branch,” which will include Italian and Mediterranean appetizers by chef Robert Dell’Amore. Registration required. At 6:30 p.m., Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 S. Country Rd., Brightwaters, 631-665-4350,

Chef Rocco DiSpirito chats with Newsday's Erica Marcus about his book, "Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet," presented by Long Island LitFest and Newsday Live. Tickets are $40 and also includes a copy of the book. At 7:30 p.m., Huntington Hilton, Savory Room, 598 Broadhollow Rd., Melville; 516-810-7781,

Thursday, March 5
Mineola author D.Z. Stone talks about "No Past Tense: Love and Survival in the Shadow of the Holocaust." At 7 p.m., Cornerstone Irish American Bar and Grill, 288 Jericho Tpke., Mineola; 516-741-6095,

Poet Jack Donahue will read from his book “Inside/Out.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,

Saturday, March 7
Margaret M. Johnson discusses her cookbook “Teatime in Ireland," and tea will be served. At 2 p.m., Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St.; 631-727-3228,

The New York Times columnist Gail Collins has a new book “No Stopping Us Now,” which she'll talk about. Tickets ($20) include book signing and wine and cheese reception. At 5 p.m., Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, Brown Building, 12 Bell St., Bellport; 631-776-7640,

Compiled by Nyasia Draper

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