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Placitas resident Michael O’Keefe will discuss the Battle of Little Big Horn at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Placitas Community Library. His two-volume bibliography, “Custer, the Seventh Cavalry and the Little Big Horn,” recently was released by the Arthur H. Clark Company. He is president of the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association and has received the Little Big Horn Associates’ John M. Carroll Book of the Year Award. The library is at 453 Highway 165 in Placitas.

IN SANTA FE: Author Rosemary Zibart will present a reading and sign her new book, “Forced Journey: The Saga of Werner Berlinger,” at 2 p.m. today at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse. The book was inspired by true accounts of children who fled Nazi-held Europe and came to America.

Collected Works also will present a reading and book signing by author Kevin Fedarko for his new book, “The Emerald Mile,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. It chronicles Kenton Grua’s quest to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat trip ever down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead.

Both events are free. The bookstore is at 202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe.

AT TREASURE HOUSE: Author Stephen Scott signs his fourth novel, “Septimus,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town. The book is set in 1940, and the shores of southern England have been mined against Hitler’s expected invasion. Young Septimus, running away from home, where he has just heard that his brother has been shot down, stumbles along those shores only to find himself part of a desperate, high-powered world he does not understand.

And from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today Terri Q. Sayre and canine celebrity Travelin’ Jack sign their book “Terri Q & Travelin’ Jack’s Pet Friends.” The compilation features treasured pets, including those of Gov. Susana Martinez, Mayor Richard Berry, Anne Hillerman, Rudolfo Anaya and others.

From 1-3 p.m. today author Nasario García reads from and signs his latest bilingual book for children, “Grandma’s Santo on Its Head: Stories of Days Gone By in Hispanic Villages of New Mexico.”

The events are free.

MEET THE AUTHOR: Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum will host an opportunity for fans to meet the author of the newest book in the American Girl series from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10. Jesse Haas tells the story of Saige, the spirited young girl whose passion comes alive in Albuquerque.

The event is included with regular museum admission, $4 for adults ($3 for New Mexico residents), $2 for seniors 65 and older, $1 for children 4-12 and children 3 and under are free. The museum is at 9201 Balloon Museum NE.

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