FAIRFIELD — The author of the recently published book, “Lost Restaurants of Fairfield,” will discuss her history of dining spots that have faded from the local culinary scene, during a Monday appearance at the Fairfield Public Library.

Patti Woods will be the speaker in the library’s “What’s Cooking” series at 7 p.m. in the main branch of the library, corner of Old Post and Post roads.

Woods, a Fairfield native, takes a look back at the restaurants and bars that, dating back to the historic Sun Tavern to longtime watering holes on the Post Road, proved to be favorites among locals. The book touches on places like Dogwoods and Sidetracks, Scenario and Ottavio’s, Kuhn’s and Rocket Drove-In, Devore’s and the Pie Plate, and Al’s Place and the Driftwood.

Woods, who wrote the EatDrinkShopCook blog for the Fairfield Citizen and Westport News, previously worked for the Minuteman newspapers, was managing editor of Better Nutrition, and wrote freelance articles for publications such as Health, Wine Spectator and Delicious Living.

Advance registration for the free program is required because of limited space.

For more information and to register, call 203-256-3160 or visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org .