Huntington Station author Shamara Ray reads from and signs her...

Huntington Station author Shamara Ray reads from and signs her book, "Cater to You," at the Barnes & Noble Country Glen Center in Carle Place on Jan. 8. Credit: Edward Jones

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Celebrity chef and author Rocco DiSpirito discusses and signs his new cookbook, “The Negative Calorie Diet: Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 10 Days with 10 All You Can Eat Foods.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com

Friday, Jan. 8

Huntington Station author Shamara Ray reads from and signs her book, “Cater to You.” At 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place; 516-741-9850

“Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb speaks about and signs her new book, “Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us the Way.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com

Sunday, Jan. 10

Former Newsday sports reporter and copy editor Jim Smith, of Williston Park, discusses his book, “Heroes to the End: An Army Correspondent’s Last Days in Vietnam.” At 2 p.m., Lindenhurst Memorial Library, 1 Lee Ave., Lindenhurst; 631-957-7755, lmlonline.org

Long Island University political philosophy professor Michael Soupios presents a lecture on his latest book, “The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership: Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders,” co-authored with Panos Mourdoukoutas. Book signing to follow; call to reserve a free ticket. At 3 p.m., Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue; 631-207-1313, patchoguetheatre.org/lobby

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