Wednesday, Oct. 26
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson (“Another Brooklyn”) delivers a lecture, “Life of a Poet,” on race and literature. At 11 a.m., Adelphi University, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City; 516-877-4555, adelphi.edu
Bayville author Bill Bleyer talks about his new book, “Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House.” At 7 p.m., East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow; 516-794-2570, eastmeadow.info
Thursday, Oct. 27
Author Laura Schroff (“An Invisible Thread”) discusses and signs copies of her new book, “Angels on Earth: Inspiring Stories of Fate, Friendship and the Power of Connections.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com
Saturday, Oct. 29
Author Kerriann Flanagan Brosky and paranormal investigator and medium Joe Giaquinto, discuss “Historic Haunts of Long Island . . . Ghosts and Legends from the Gold Coast to Montauk Point.” At 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Smith Haven Mall, 600 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, 631-724-0341.
Sea Cliff children’s author John Duvall and illustrator Rebecca Gibbon discuss and read from “The Great Spruce.” At 2 p.m., Forest Books, 182 Birch Hill Rd., Locust Valley; 516-759-1489.
Hal Johnson reads from his children’s book, “Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods.” Guests encouraged to wear costumes. At 3 p.m., Turn of the Corkscrew, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-764-6000, turnofthecorkscrew.com