This Week at Bookworks Features Stuart Woods, Alexander McCall Smith at the KiMo, and More!

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Friday, April 10
6pm • Native American Community Academy Fundraiser with WordCraft Circle of Writers & NACA Radical Poets
Native American Community Academy Radical Poets perform at Bookworks. Lee Francis and WordCraft Circle of Native Writers sponsors and presents on WordCraft's new membership plans.

Saturday, April 11
3pm • Shubhraji • In the Lotus of the Heart: The Essence of Relationships
Shubhraji, an internationally renowned Vedanta teacher, draws on her experience working with people around the world who want to create more loving, fulfilling relationships.

5pm • Mas Tequila Review Five Year Anniversary Reading •
Richard Vargas and contributors to Mas Tequila Review read at Bookworks. Readers at the celebration include Rich Boucher; Lauren Camp; Jennifer Givhan; Larry Goodell; Jennifer Krohn, also reading for Liz Napieralski; Mary Oishi; Richard Oyama; Margaret Randall.

Sunday, April 12
3pm • Loretta Hall • Space Pioneers
Ninety space pioneers describe their experiences while working on space research and exploration from the 1940s through the space shuttle program. Their stories disclose events and behind-the-scenes details available nowhere else.

Monday, April 13
7pm • Dan Barber • Third Plate
Today's optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. In his visionary New York Times-bestselling book, chef Dan Barber offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too.

Tuesday, April 14
7pm • Dawn Marie Lopez & Raul Lopez Ponce • Turquoise Trail
The Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway is located in the heart of Central New Mexico. Linking Albuquerque to Santa Fe, it is renowned for its mountainous landscapes, brilliantly painted skies, and diversity of cultures, all of which are reflected in local theater and dance traditions that are found along this 62-mile route.

Wednesday, April 15
7pm • Santiago Vaquera Vasquez • One Day I'll Tell You the Things I've Seen
The stories in Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez's intimate conversational narrative take readers around the world, from the orchards of California to the cornfields of Iowa, from the neighborhoods of Madrid and Mexico City to the Asian shore of Istanbul. As the characters navigate borders and border crossings--both physical and psychological--they attempt to make sense of their increasingly complex memories and relationships.

Thursday & Friday, April 16 & 17
8am-5pm • Head 2 Toe Conference at the Albuquerque Convention Center 401 2nd NW
Now in its 19th year, Head to Toe is a conference for people working to improve student health and academic success in the state of New Mexico. Continuing education and preconference offerings are available as well. Explore our website for current programming information.

Thursday, April 16
7pm • Stuart Woods • Hot Pursuit
It's not often that Stone Barrington finds a woman as accustomed to the jet-set lifestyle as he, so he's pleasantly surprised when he meets a gorgeous pilot who's soon moving to New York, and available for closer acquaintance.

Friday, April 17
7pm • Alexander McCall Smith • Emma: A Modern Retelling •at the KiMo Theatre 423 Central NW
Bookworks, in conjunction with ABC Library, presents the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith, who deftly escorts Jane Austen's beloved, meddlesome heroine into the twenty-first century in this delightfully inventive retelling.

Saturday, April 18
3pm • Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band •
Donations welcome! Come say hello to one of our favorite house duos, Sage Harrington and Jared Putnam, play Happy Gland Band music.

8pm • James Kilstein Hates Standup & #Newsfail Book Signing • ONE NIGHT ONLY! at the Tricklock Performance Laboratory 2nd and Gold NW
Jamie Kilstein has been seen on Conan, FX, Showtime, MSNBC, and has been fired a lot. He Co-Hosts Citizen Radio which has been praised by Janeane Garofalo, Noam Chomsky, Robin Williams and him and his co-host were named by The Nation Magazine as top "media heroes." Most importantly, Glenn Beck has called him a "doofus" and "goofball" and Jonah Goldberg refused to fight him. He coauthored the new book#Newsfail.

For Kids

Saturday, April 11
10:30am • Stories on Saturday!
Local author Caroline Starr Rose will join us for a book signing for her new book, Bluebirds. Caroline is also the author of May B. She writes beautifully about young people in a historical context and brings out not only their stories but an important look at the time and place which shape lives.

Wednesday, April 15
4:30pm • American Girl Book Club • Lanie
We discuss Lanie, a story about a girl who likes to be outdoors and discovers nature is beautiful just outside her door. A most important message in recognition of the environment and Earth Day. Join us for book talk, a craft activity and snack. It is a free event and always open to new members.

Thursday, April 16
10:30am • Story Time!
Go out on a limb and join for a story time featuring books about trees! All part of our nod to Earth Day during the month of April. We will also have a craft activity and snack.

Saturday, April 18
4:30pm • Teen Literature Day!


Monday, April 20
7pm • Reading Purls Knitting Group • The Yarn Whisperer, My Unexpected Life in Knitting by Clara Parkes
Reading Purls is sorely in need of knitters and other fiber folks who like to read about knitting too. Our featured book will be The Yarn Whisperer My Unexpected Life in Knitting by Clara Parkes. Bring your socks, scarf, shawl or whatever else is on your needles and let's purl on!
Looking Ahead

Saturday, May 2
3pm • David Thurlo • Grave Consequences
Charlie Henry, former Special Forces operative and newly minted pawnbroker, thinks that he's finally turned a corner and the calm, quiet life he's always wanted is just ahead. But life never really works out that way. More »

Tuesday, May 5
7pm • Anne Hillerman at the South Broadway Cultural Center 1025 Broadway SE • Rock With Wings
Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman's Daughter. A $5 ticket admits one. All ticket sales benefit Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.

Saturday, May 9
3pm • Michaela Carter • Further Out Than You Thought
From award-winning poet Michaela Carter comes a taut and erotically charged literary debut, set against the chaos of the 1992 L.A. riots, about three twentysomethings searching for meaning in their lives. In the Neverland that is Los Angeles, where make-believe seems possible, three dreamers find themselves on the verge of transformation.

Wednesday, May 20
7pm • Craig Smith • A Vision of Voices: John Crosby and the Santa Fe Opera
A destination for thousands of opera lovers every year and the anchor of Santa Fe's thriving arts scene, the Santa Fe Opera owes its existence to the vision and hard work of one man: John O'Hea Crosby (1926-2002), who created the company when he was only thirty years old and guided its fortunes for the next forty-five years. This book, the first in-depth exploration of Crosby's career, shows how the Opera reflected his passions for music and the arts.

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