Suffolk County Chief Deputy County Executive Regina Calcaterra at work...

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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