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LI book signings & readings, week of Sept. 22

Suffolk County Chief Deputy County Executive Regina Calcaterra

Suffolk County Chief Deputy County Executive Regina Calcaterra at work in her office in Hauppauge. (March 1, 2012) Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Kimberly McCreight discusses and signs copies of her debut novel, "Reconstructing Amelia" (Harper). At 1 p.m., Bryant Library, 2 Paper Mill Rd., Roslyn; 516-621-2240,


Wednesday, Sept. 25

Former U.S. poet laureate Philip Levine, author of "News of the World," "Breath" and other collections, discusses his work. At 7 p.m., Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, first floor, Hofstra University, south campus, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead; 516-463-5410,

Regina Calcaterra discusses and signs copies of her new memoir, "Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island" (William Morrow). At 7 p.m., theRIVERHEADPROJECT, 300 E. Main St., Riverhead; 631-284-9300,


Saturday, Sept. 28

Sag Harbor resident and children's author Kate McMullan reads her new book, "Hit the Road, Helen!" (Myth-O-Mania). At 11 a.m., Canio's Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4926,


Sunday, Sept. 29

Salvatore J. LaGumina, director of the Center for Italian American Studies at Nassau Community College, lectures and signs copies of "Long Island Italian Americans: History, Heritage and Tradition" (History Press). At 9 a.m., St. Rose of Lima Church, 2 Bayview Ave., Massapequa; 516-798-4992,


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