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This week’s featured shelter pet is Alabama, a brown and white tabby cat currently up for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter. 

Estimated to be around 5 years old, she was found in a vehicle wheel well and was dropped off at the shelter in May. 

This girl is not afraid to demand your attention, and is a ball of constant affection and motion.  She is the cat that does figure 8’s around your ankles and chirps for attention 24/7. She is a gentle and friendly cat that would make anyone lucky.

This beauty has elevated 3rd eyelids that do not require medication and seem to not cause her any issue. She is unsure around other cats as they tend to bully her, but will likely be able to live amicably with feline friends.

If you would like to meet Alabama, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting.

The Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Visitor hours are currently Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings by appointment only). For more information, call 631-360-7575 or visit www.townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com.

Join the Port Jefferson Free Library on Sunday, Sept. 20, for a discussion of Harper Lee, the author of one of the most popular books that deal with race relations in the United States, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The southerner recently released her second book, “Go Set a Watchman,” 55 years after her first was published. The story, like “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is seen through the eyes of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch and returns the protagonist and hero Atticus Finch, Scout’s father. The books are set in the fictional Maycomb, Ala., the first in the 1930s and the second in the 1950s.

Both books are loosely based on the hometown and life experiences of Lee.

In the library program “Harper Lee: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma,” Stony Brook University professor emeritus Michael Edelson will present an illustrated talk of Lee’s life and work, including unpublished writings. Edelson will use interviews, film clips and photos analyzing both books and the Oscar-winning 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird” starring Gregory Peck as Atticus.

Copies of each book will be available for those who attend the program, which starts at 2 p.m.