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Mattituck-Laurel Library

The Mattituck-Laurel Library will screen “The Bookshop,” a PG-rated film set in England during the late 1950s when a woman decides to open a bookshop, on February 15 at 1:30 PM.

The library will also sponsor the concert “Something Romantic with Mitch Kahn,” in which Kahn will sing covers of love songs by Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and other artists, on Sunday, February 17, at 2 PM.

The library will present “I Shall Be Good Health to You: 1819-2019 Whitman Bicentennial Celebration” on Tuesday, February 19, at 11 AM. Jerry Matovcik will offer an overview of Walt Whitman’s life and poems. Register at the circulation desk.

The library will also offer health insurance counseling on Tuesday, February 19, from 1:30 to 3 PM for seniors and other Medicare-eligible persons, sponsored by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging. Call the circulation desk for an appointment.

The events and services are free. For more information, visit www.mattitucklaurellibrary.org or call 631-298-4134.

Jamesport Farm Brewery

Jamesport Farm Brewery in Riverhead will host a “Pints, Flights, & Trivia Night” on Friday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. Groups of three can sign up for the hour-long trivia night. Winners will be awarded prizes.

Southold Historical Society

The Southold Historical Society will present “The Story of Long Beach Bar Lighthouse (Bug Light)” as part of the Winter Lecture Series on March 5 at 4 PM.

A navigational tool for mariners around the hazardous sandbar located between Orient Harbor and Gardner’s Bay, the Bug Light welcomes mariners to the protected waters of Peconic Bay. Ted Webb, the chairman of Southold Town Historic Preservation Commission, will trace the history of the lighthouse from the 1870s to the present and also show the video “The Re-Building of Bug Light.”

Webb is also the chairman of Brecknock Hall Foundation, secretary of the Peconic Landing Board of Trustees, and a narrator of the Offshore Lighthouse Cruises Cross Sound Ferry.

“Ted Webb is an enthralling speaker,” Deanna Witte-Walker, the executive director of the Southold Historical Society, said. “He has a terrific way of sharing his extensive knowledge of local history as well as his personal experiences on the North Fork.”

The talk will be held at the Peconic Landing Auditorium in Greenport. Call 631-765-5500 to RSVP. Admission is free.

Suffolk County Historical Society

The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum will host will host “Book & Bottle: African Genealogy” with Sandi Brewster-Walker on Saturday, February 16, at 1 PM.

Attendees can learn about African American family history research accompanied by resources for consolation. Light refreshments and admission to current exhibitions will be included. The event is free for members and $5 for non-members. To RSVP, call 631-727-2881, extension 100. The society is at 300 West Main Street in Riverhead.

Compiled By Genevieve M. Kotz