ONLINE: ETHEL MERMAN – AN AMERICAN ICON Learn about the...

ONLINE: ETHEL MERMAN – AN AMERICAN ICON

Learn about the life and career of Broadway performer Ethel Merman, as well as the standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals including "Everything’s Coming Up Roses," "Anything Goes" and more, 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by Glen Cove Library, free, register for a link at glencovelibrary.org, 516-676-2130. Credit: Getty Images/Hulton Archive

Many listed events are virtual; please call ahead before going to any event.

BOOK AND AUTHOR EVENT 

Author Wake Smith discusses his nonfiction book “Pandora’s Toolbox: The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention,” 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main St., Sag Harbor, free, register at johnjermain.org, 631-725-0049.

PLANTS THAT ATTRACT BIRDS, INSECTS AND FRIENDLY ANIMALS

Learn about plants that attract birds, insects and friendly animals, held in-person and on Zoom (plants will be raffled to in-person attendees), 3 p.m. Monday, East Meadow Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow, free, register to attend held in-person or online at eastmeadow.info, 516-794-2570.

ONLINE: SECRET MUSEUMS OF NEW YORK CITY

Learn about the lesser known museums in New York City, including the abandoned elevator shaft that is now a museum and elegant mansions converted to museums such as the Frick Collection and the Carnegie Mansion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, hosted by Bethpage Library, free, register for a link at bethpagelibrary.info, 516-931-3907.

VIRTUAL PROFILES: TRUMAN CAPOTE

Learn about the life and works of writer Truman Capote, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, hosted by Jericho Library, free, register at jericholibrary.org, 516-935-6790.

GO WEST! NATIONAL PARKS AND CANYONS

A virtual tour of the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Zion National Park, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Sayville Library, free, register for a link at sayvillelibrary.org, 631-589-4440.

ALL ABOUT AMAZON PRIME

Learn about everything you can do with your Amazon Prime membership, from music, e-books, videos, photo storage, same-day delivery, to shopping discounts and more, 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Elwood Library, 1929 Jericho Tpke., East Northport, free, Suffolk County cardholders can register at elwoodlibrary.org, 631-499-3722.

ONLINE: EARLY DAYS OF THE COLD WAR

Learn how the partitioning of Berlin in 1945 set the stage for the Cold War, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Peninsula Library, free, visit peninsulapublic.org for a link, 516-239-3262.

ONLINE: THE MAGIC OF FRED ASTAIRE

Discuss the life and career of actor, dancer and entertainer Fred Astaire, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Rockville Centre Library, free, register for a link at rvclibrary.org, 516-766-6257.

ONLINE: FEMALE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS OF AMERICA

Learn about the women who have kept the lighthouses of America for centuries, but not always with the acknowledgment they deserve, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Sachem Library, free, register for a link at sachemlibrary.org, 631-588-5024.

HELP WITH HEALTH INSURANCE

A bilingual (English and Spanish) New York State of Health Navigator will be available to assist in enrolling for health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace, including brand-name health plans, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, and Thursday, Brentwood Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, free, register at brentwoodnylibrary.org, 631-273-7883.

ONLINE: BASIC ESTATE PLANNING

Learn the importance of the last will and testament, power of attorney and health care proxy, 6 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Bayville Free Library, free, register at bayvillefreelibrary.org, 516-628-2765.

ALZHEIMER’S PRESENTATION

Health presentation on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Westbury Memorial Library, 445 Jefferson St., Westbury, free, register at westburylibrary.org, 516-333-0176.

ONLINE: INTRO TO GOOGLE EARTH

Learn how to use the popular internet resource Google Earth to explore and map out your next trip, 7 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by Elmont Library, free, register for a link at elmontlibrary.org, 516-354-5280.

ONLINE: CENTRAL PARK

Discuss the history of Central Park, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by Jericho Library, free, register for a link at jericholibrary.org, 516-935-6790.

DOWNTON ABBEY ON THE GOLD COAST

Discuss the influence of English manor houses on the homes of American tycoons and robber barons during the early 20th century, including Planting Fields, Old Westbury Gardens, Mill Neck Manor, Oheka Castle and more, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Rd., Locust Valley, free, register at locustvalleylibrary.org, 516-671-1837.

VETERANS' COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Learn about resources available to veterans, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sachem Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, free, sachemlibrary.org, 631-588-5024.

LUCILLE BALL AS BUSINESSWOMAN

Discuss the life and career of entertainer Lucille Ball, 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Syosset Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset, free, held in-person or visit syossetlibrary.org for a link to view online, 516-921-7161.

ONLINE: LOCAL EATS — CRUNCHY CARROTS

Registered dietitians from Cornell Cooperative Extension demonstrate recipes with carrots while providing basic cooking tips and nutritional value, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, hosted by Deer Park Library, free, Suffolk County cardholders can register for a link at deerparklibrary.org, 631-586-3000.

QUILTING WORKSHOP

Workshop for beginner and experienced quilters, bring your own project to work on or start something new, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13, West Islip Library, 3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, free, register at westisliplibrary.org, 631-661-7080.

With Daniel Variano and Keri Wall-Treudler