Simon Van Booy, author of "The Sadness of Beautiful Things,"...

Simon Van Booy, author of "The Sadness of Beautiful Things," will read at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor. Credit: Lucas Hunt

Monday, Dec. 10

Lynbrook author Angela LaRosa talks about and signs copies of “Smile! Be Happy!: Life Lessons from an Uncommon Housewife.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Karin Tanabe, author of “The Diplomat’s Daughter” and “The Gilded Year,” talks about her work, part of the Author Breakfast & Book Signing series. Ticket, $40, includes breakfast and valet parking. At 10:30 a.m., Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills; 516-484-1545,

Hunter College history professor Benjamin Carter Hett talks about and signs copies of “The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic.” At 7 p.m., Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett; 516-374-1967,

Thursday, Dec. 13
Long Beach author Donna Gaines talks about her new book, “Why the Ramones Matter.” At 7 p.m.  East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow; 516-794-2570,

Friday, Dec. 14 
Wendy Moonan talks about and signs copies of “New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms.” At 4 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939,

Saturday, Dec. 15
Simon Van Booy reads from his new story collection, “The Sadness of Beautiful Things.” At 5 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4926,

Compiled by Nyasia Draper

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