Author Louis Begley discusses "Schmidt Steps Back" in East Hampton...

Author Louis Begley discusses "Schmidt Steps Back" in East Hampton on June 23. Credit: � Bettina Strauss/

June 21

The Bay Shore Historical Society hosts John Hanc, co-author of "Jones Beach: An Illustrated History" (Globe Pequot). At 7:30 p.m., Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 South Country Rd., Brightwaters; 631-665-1707, bayshore.

Movie critic Jeffrey Lyons talks about "Stories My Father Told Me: Notes From 'The Lyons Den' " (Abbeville Press), about newspaper columnist Leonard Lyons. At 7:30 p.m., Long Beach Public Library, 111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach; 516-432-7200,

June 23

Novelist Louis Begley, who lives in Bridgehampton and New York, discusses "Schmidt Steps Back" (Knopf), a sequel to "About Schmidt" and "Schmidt Delivered." At 5 p.m. BookHampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939,

Allan Retzky reads from his novel "Vanished in the Dunes" (Oceanview Publishing). At 5 p.m., Canio's Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4926,

Author Bill Evans signs and discusses his book "It's Raining Fish and Spiders" (Forge). At 4 p.m., BookHampton, 91 Main St., Southampton; 631-324-4939,

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