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Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano to speak

T COLLECTED WORKS: Former Secretary of Homeland Security – and Sandia High School alumna – Janet Napolitano will discuss “How Safe Are We?” in the auditorium at Santa Fe Prepatory School, 1101 Camino de Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, at 6 p.m. today.

An artist reception for Ricardo Cate will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.

Collected Works is located at 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe. Call 505-988-4226.

AT BOOKWORKS: Amanda Skenandore will talk about “The Undertaker’s Assistant” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug . 10. Set during Reconstruction-era New Orleans, and with an extraordinary and unforgettable heroine at its heart, the book is a powerful story of human resilience – and of the unlikely bonds that hold fast even in our darkest moments.

Poet, playwright, performer, publisher, painter and composer Larry Goodell will perform and discuss his work at 3 p.m. Ann Waldman says that Goodell presents in his work “A personal vocal mythology of New Mexico expressed in songs of words.” These plays, whether long as in “Pecos Bill” or short as in “The Football Game,” move dialogue entertainingly from the characters to the audience.

Bookworks is located at 4022 Rio Grande NW. Call 344-8139.

AT TREASURE HOUSE BOOKS & GIFTS: Fred De Guio will discuss and sign “Images of Aviation: Albuquerque International Sunport” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. In 1928, two Santa Fe Railway employees became so intrigued with aviation that they took it upon themselves to lease a parcel of land and build an airport for Albuquerque. Within one year, Charles Lindbergh chose Albuquerque to be a stop on the nation’s first commercial transcontinental air route between Los Angeles and New York.

Treasure House Books & Gifts is located at 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town. Call 242-7204.

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