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Join us for these author presentations, followed by a book sale and signing.

Carl Safina
Caught in the Same Net, the Ocean and Us
Tuesday, April 21
7:00 pm

Drawing on his two recent books: The View From Lazy Point and A Sea In Flames, scientist and author Dr. Carl Safina shares a story that is deeply personal and broadly global. Safina will share travel stories from his Long Island beach house to the Arctic, and across the tropics. He will discuss how religious and scientific communities are meeting for the common cause of the environment, and how the state of our environment affects all else. 

Carl Safina has been featured in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, PBS, NPR, and a variety of television programs.

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Regina Calcaterra
Etched in Sand

Tuesday, April 28
7:00 pm

Regina Calcaterra, is the author of the New York Times best selling book, Etched in Sand; A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived After an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island. Regina Calcaterra will share her story of self-determination, resilience, optimism, and the unwavering power of sibling bonds. Etched in Sand has received critical praise from the review publications Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. The book has also been featured on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, Inside Edition, Good Day NY and in People Magazine, The NY Post, Newsday, and The New York Law Journal.

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