This Week at Bookworks Includes T.J. Trout, Denise Low and More

This Week at Bookworks Includes T.J. Trout, Denise Low and More

This week at Bookworks includes radio legend TJ Trout, Denise Low and more. There are also many events for kids like Story Time - Let's hear it for Dad! and American Girl Book Club with special guest from Santa Domingo Pueblo. For more information visit

Friday, June 13
7pm • T.J. Trout • Fishing With My Fly Down
Radio legend TJ Trout, who has fished all over NM and the US, entertains us with fishing stories and advice.

Saturday, June 14
3pm • Denise Low • Melange Block
Poetry. Native American Studies. Denise Low's Melange Block maps a vivid landscape of Native Americans and settlers.

Sunday, June 15
3pm • Dave DeWitt • Precious Cargo
A fascinating story of how western hemisphere foods conquered the globe & saved it from mass starvation, but culinarily as well. Focusing on American foods Dewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations were transported around the world.

Monday, June 16
7pm • Ariel Gore • The End of Eve
At the age of 39, Gore has everything she's always wanted: a successful writing career, a long-term partnership, a beautiful home, a daughter in college and a son in preschool. But life's happy ending don't always last.

Tuesday, June 17
7pm • Andres Armijo • Family History in the Rio Abajo
Written in the form of essays, biographies, transcribed oral histories and analysis of primary source documents, Family History in the Rio Abajoprovides context on how people lived and what they did during unique periods in New Mexico's history.

Wednesday, June 18
7pm • Cipriano Vigil • New Mexico Folk Music
This bilingual panoramic book presents the songs that are Vigil's life's work, spanning half a century of listening, playing, composing, and singing ritual, social, and dance music.

Thursday, June 19
7pm • Albuquerque Poets present • Lowriting
The Albuquerque presentation of Lowriting will includes readings from Andrea Serrano, Richard Vargas, Manuel Gonzales, and Angelo Sandoval.

Saturday, June 21
2pm • Lynne Branard at the Cravin' Cookies Bakery
10241 4th NW • The Art of Arranging Flowers
A moving and eloquent novel about love, grief, renewal-and the powerful language of flowers. Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, putting together the perfect arrangement for any occasion.

Saturday, June 21
3pm • Jerry Redfern & Karen Coates • Eternal Harvest
The authors spent more than seven years traveling in Laos, talking to farmers, scrap-metal hunters, people who make and use tools from UXO, people who hunt for death beneath the earth and render it harmless.

For Kids

Thursday, June 12
10:30am • Story Time - Let's hear it for Dad!
Let's hear it for Dad! Join us for stories about fathers, whether they are bears, frogs, or people. We will also make a gift for dad and have a snack.

Wednesday, June 18
4:30pm • American Girl Book Club with special guest from Santa Domingo Pueblo
We will have a special guest at our American Girl Book Club June meeting. A 12 year-old girl from Santa Domingo Pueblo will visit to talk about and demonstrate beading. Kristen is learning to craft bead jewelry. Her mother and brother are also jewelry makers and her grandma was a potter.

Thursday, June 19
10:30am • Story Time - Celebrate Summer!
Soak up some sun! Join us for stories about summer and some lemonade. We'll be making a paper fan for our craft that you can use to cool yourself.

Saturday, June 21
10:30am • Bilingual Story Time!
Readings from bilingual stories.

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, July 1
7pm • Kate Payne • The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen
The author of The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen shows you how to love your kitchen and learn to make creative, delicious food without breaking your budget. You can become a confident cook--even if the drawer with the take-out menus is the only part of your kitchen you currently use. Payne shows you how to master basic cooking techniques--boiling, baking, and sauteing--and simplifies the process of fancy ones, like jamming and preserving, dehydrating, braising, roasting, infusing, and pickling. With this straightforward and fun guide, you can stock up your kitchen with the ingredients, tools, and appliances you'll actually use. You'll also learn how to decode recipes and alter them to make them gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan.

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. Reuniting with his family after almost four years away, Jefferson attempts to reclaim his peaceful life in Santa Fe, New Mexico. But when the heart-breaking memories of war will not be quelled, Jefferson travels south across the border to Mexico on a borrowed motorcycle to find his hero, the great writer behind the magic of the life-saving classic novel. Humorous, redemptive and awash in magical realism, Out There exalts the process of healing, the power of literature and the very real possibility of hope and love emerging amidst tragedy.

Sunday, July 20
3pm • Betsy Chasse • Tipping Sacred Cows
Wife, mother, and award-winning producer of the sleeper hit What the Bleep Do We Know!? Betsy Chasse thought she had it all figured out...until she realized she didn't. She didn't know anything about happiness, love, spirituality, or herself...nothing, nada, zilch.