Centerport author Scott Starkey.

Centerport author Scott Starkey. Credit: Handout

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Remsenburg resident and children's author Wendy Wax ("City Witch, Country Witch") reads and signs books at a program for kids 3-5. $3, registration required. At 10:30 a.m., Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational and Cultural Center, Stony Brook Village Center, Main Street, Stony Brook; 631-689-5888,


Friday, Jan. 25

Queens author Rita Plush discusses her new book, "Lily Steps Out" (Penumbra Publishing). At 6 p.m., Shelter Island Library, 37 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island; 631-749-0042,


Saturday, Jan.  26

Centerport teacher Scott Starkey will speak and sign copies of his new middle- grade novel, "The Call of the Bully" (Paula Wiseman Books/ Simon & Schuster). At 3 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,


Psychologist Anne-Renee Testa, author of "The Bully in Your Relationship," leads a chat on beating the post-holiday blues; registration required. At 3 p.m., East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-0222, ext. 3,


North Babylon educator Matt Erickson discusses and signs his novel, "International Harvester" (Damnation Books). Proceeds donated to Long Beach residents affected by Sandy. At 6 p.m., Minnesota's Bar & Grill, 959 W. Beech St., Long Beach; 516-432-4080,

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