Sunday, May 3
Great Neck author Gordon Korman speaks and signs copies of his new YA novel, "Galgorithm," and other books to kick off Children's Book Week. At 4 p.m., The Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main St., Port Washington; 516-767-2650, thedolphinbookshop.com
Thursday, May 7
Tova Mirvis discusses her novel "Visible City." Tickets $50 (includes breakfast). At 10:30 a.m., Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills; 516-484-1545, sjjcc.org
Friday, May 8
Alice Eve Cohen reads from and signs copies of her memoir, "The Year My Mother Came Back." At 7 p.m., Sachem Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook; 631-588-5024, sachemlibrary.org
Saturday, May 9
Stony Brook University professor Patricia Wright talks about and signs her latest book, "For the Love of Lemurs: My Life in the Wilds of Madagascar." At 4 p.m., Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue; 631-653-4771, quoguewildliferefuge.org. The talk is preceded by a guided nature hike at 2:45 p.m. (also free).