Northport Historical Society hosts a discussion with Pulitzer Prize winner Edwin G. Burrows, author of "Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War" (Basic Books). A $5 fee includes light refreshments. At 3 p.m., Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport; 631-757- 9859, northporthistorical.org
Adriana Trigiani discusses her novel "The Shoemaker's Wife" (Harper). Registration required, Farmingdale residents given preference. At 7:30 p.m., Farmingdale Library, 116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale; 516-249-9090, farmingdalelibrary.org.
Former New York Times reporter James Gleick, author of "Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman" (Vintage), is interviewed by Daniel Menaker. At 7 p.m., Chancellors Hall, Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Hwy., Southampton; 631-632-5030, stonybrook.edu/mfa
Randy Cohen, former author of The New York Times' The Ethicist column, signs copies of his book "Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything" (Chronicle Books). At noon, Port Washington Library, 1 Library Dr., Port Washington; 516-883-4400, pwpl.org
Author and humorist David Sedaris reads from his journals and other unpublished writings, followed by a book signing, with several of his books for sale. Tickets $80-$100. At 8 p.m., Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach; 631-288-1500, whbpac.org