WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | HOMEGOING | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Yaa Gyasi's debut novel tracing the terrible impact of slavery on generations of a family from Ghana. More »
7pm | TEMPE | DON MIGUEL RUIZ, JR. | THE MASTERY OF SELF: A TOLTEC GUIDE TO PERSONAL FREEDOM | Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr, a Toltec Master of Transformation, combines the wisdom of his family's traditions with his personal insights to help others realize their path to personal freedom. More »
THURSDAY, JULY 28
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Early Literacy Specialists from Phoenix Public Library visit every Thursday to share songs, activities, and books to promote movement and playtime with toddlers and infants. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME |Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Thursday.
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Thursday.
6pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, JULY 29
8–10pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE | ALL-AMERICAN | A live storytelling event featuring local storytellers and produced by Rachel Egboro and Dan Hull. More »
SATURDAY, JULY 30
2–4pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | WHERE'S WALDO PARTY | Join us for a party celebrating the iconic children's book character and the end of our month-long scavenger hunt! We'll have a Waldo look-alike contest and other fun activities. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | LINDA VALDEZ: CROSSING THE LINE | The Arizona Republic columnist and her husband, Sixto Valdez, visit with her memoir, the story of how she, a middle-class American woman, fell in love with the son of an impoverished family from rural Mexico who illegally crossed the border to be with her. More »
10pm–12:30am | PHOENIX | MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY | HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD - PARTS 1 & 2 | Our own First Draft Book Bar hosts a special party celebrating the midnight release of the eighth Harry Potter book. Enjoy Hogwarts-themed refreshments and events, including expert-level trivia, tarot readings, and Butterbeer (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). More »
SUNDAY, JULY 31
9am–1pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | RELEASE PARTIES |HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD - PARTS 1 & 2 | Pre-order the book at Changing Hands to get your commemorative Hogwarts Express ticket. Enjoy crafts, activities, and treats for the whole family. More »