This Week at Bookworks Includes Andrew Guilford, Sarah Stark and More
This week at Bookworks includes Andrew Guilford with Outdoors in the Southwest, Sarah Stark with Out There, and more. There are also many events for kids like Story Time - Bed Time Math! and more. Visit bkwrks.com/event for more information.
Saturday, June 5
3pm • Andrew Guilford • Outdoors in the Southwest
More college students than ever are majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education, or Adventure Education, but fewer and fewer Americans spend any time in thoughtful, respectful engagement with wilderness.
Sunday, July 6
3pm • Sarah Stark • Out There
Jefferson Long Soldier, a young Army veteran of Native descent returns home safely from Iraq, and is convinced that the novel he carried with him over the ocean and across the desert (One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez) saved his life. Jefferson attempts to reclaim his peaceful life in Santa Fe, but the heart-breaking memories of war will not be quelled.
Thursday, July 10
6pm • Lucy Lippard • Undermining
Award-winning author, curator, and activist Lucy R. Lippard is one of America's most influential writers on contemporary art, a pioneer in the fields of cultural geography, conceptualism, and feminist art.
Friday, July 11
1pm • 2nd Cup of Coffee Book Club • Carla's Rivet by Nicole Gramlich at The Coffee Shop 700 2nd NW
Purchase the book at Bookworks for a 10% discount. This is a fictional account of a homeless woman and the terrifying scenes of life on the streets.
Saturday, July 12
3pm • Jane Lindskold • Artemis Awakening
Artemis Awakening is the start of a new series by New York Times bestseller Jane Lindskold. The distant world Artemis is a pleasure planet created out of bare rock by a technologically advanced human empire that provided its richest citizens with a veritable Eden to play in.
5pm • Pamela Windo • Him Through Me
In the fall of 1969, two months after the Woodstock festival, a young man leaves America and returns home to England. He knocks at the door of a girl he'd known in school. Gary has paid his dues as a saxophone player in New York City's jazz clubs and sets his sights on rousing the British music scene. Pam has traveled in Europe and North Africa, has two young sons, and has just left her marriage in suburbia.
Thursday, July 3
10:30am • Story Time - Bed Time Math!
Try your hand at light stick sculptures for a Bedtime Math Story time! Why not attend decked out in your favorite pjs?!
Wednesday, July 9
4:30pm • Sammy Keyes Book Club!
Bookworks premiers a new Sammy Keyes mystery book club with teh first of the series, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, by Wendelin Van Draanen. Book club purchases receive 10% off.
Thursday, July 10
10:30am • Teddy Bear Picnic Story Time
Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your teddy bear and join us for bear stories with Contessa Connie.
Saturday, July 12
10:30am • I Can Read Story Time
Perfect for those young readers just getting started reading on their own and who like just a few words on the page with pictures too!
4-6pm • Jenny Ruden • Camp Utopis and the Forgiveness Diet At the Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE. The party will be poolside, with free swiming. Jenny will also be serving cake and ice cream. Sixteen-year-old Baltimore teen Bethany Stern knows the only way out of spending her summer at Camp Utopia, a fat camp in Northern California, is weight-loss. Desperate, she tries The Forgiveness Diet, the latest fad.
Wednesday, July 9
7pm • Bookworks Book Club
New members are most welcome. This month's selection is The Readerby Bernhard Schlink. A riveting, provacative, and deeply moving novel about a young boy's erotic awakening in a passionate, clandestine love affair with an older woman, and what happens to them both when the secrets in her past are reveled.
Tuesday, Aug 5
7pm • Livia Blackburne • Midnight Thief
Growing up on Forge's streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that's not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she's not sure she wants to play by his rules.
Saturday, Aug 16
3pm • John Nichols • American Blood & An Elegy for September & Conjugal Bliss
American Blood: Michael Smith survives the Vietnam war only to find himself angry and adrift in a United States at war with itself. Though he cannot forget the pornographic atrocities he witnessed abroad, it is the pervasive brutality of civilian life that threatens to destroy him until he lands in a tormented yet life-saving relationship.
An Elegy for September: He is fifty, a man of middle years with a weak heart and two failed marriages. Mourning the loss of the boundless energy he squandered as a young man, he is a creature of habit now, relying on daily patterns to pace himself, to conserve what is left.
Conjugal Bliss: What happens when two oft-divorced and middle-aged sex fiends tie the knot again? Birds do it, bees do it, and Roger and Zelda do it whenever their teenage kids aren't looking. Their ecstasy is boundless. But when the darker side of Paradise rears its comical head, they suddenly find themselves trapped in a Three Stooges movie directed by Freddy Krueger.
Saturday, Aug 23
3pm • Hampton Sides • Kingdom of Ice
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores.
Saturday, Aug 30
3pm • Max Evans • Max Evans' 90th Birthday Bash
Bookworks and Rio Grande Books celebrate the 90th birthday of western writer Max Evans and the launch of a new anthology about him and his work.