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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
7pm | TEMPE | JUAN GONZÁLEZ | RECLAIMING GOTHAM: BILL DE BLASIO AND THE MOVEMENT TO END AMERICA'S TALE OF TWO CITIES | Former New York Daily News columnist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan González presents his book about New York's mayor Bill de Blasio and the new generation of municipal leaders who offer valuable lessons for those seeking grassroots reform. More »

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
5-8pm | TEMPE | EDUCATORS' APPRECIATION DAY | Teachers, educators, and librarians, tonight we're celebrating YOU. Enjoy a 20% storewide discount all day, free Tarot readings, refreshments, chair massages, and more. Hachette Book Group's Rick Cobban will offer an exclusive sneak peek at forthcoming buzz books for young readers, and Tanja Bauerle will discuss how to host a successful author visit in your school. RSVP at 480.730.0205. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
10-11:30am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | MUSICAL STORYTIME PRESENTED BY ARIZONA OPERA | THE MAGIC FLUTE | Join us for a special storytime based on Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. Costumed actors read and sing selections from the opera, and children create crafts based on The Magic Flute. More »
1pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | GLITTER MAGIC: A GENDER FLUID STORYTIME | Put the rainbow in reading! Join us for Glitter Magic Storytime featuring Arizona's best, brightest, and brilliant gender non-conforming storytellers. Celebrate diversity with stories and bubbles. Play dress-up with feather boas, hats and sparkly sunglasses. Be yourself and have a blast with us at this family-friendly event! More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | ROAR | Teens meet to discuss New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack's young adult debut, Roar. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
11am-12pm | PHOENIX | GARDENING WORKSHOP | DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN: "DESIGN YOUR GARDEN FOR YEAR-ROUND ENJOYMENT" | Learn the key adaptations of desert plant species, and discover a palette that can add both color and sustainability to your garden with Angelica Elliott, Tina Wilson, and Luana Vargas from Desert Botanical Garden. Luana Vargas, editor of Desert Landscape School, also offers practical information on how to plant a tree that will add value and beauty to your garden for years to come. Cost: one copy of Desert Landscape School: A Guide to Desert Landscaping and Maintenance ($68 + tax). Register online or call 602.274.0067. More »

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CLUB ITALIANO | Study the cultures of Italy and Italian travel with Carla Langille. For more information, call 480.650.9509 or email carlastro123@gmail.com to RSVP.
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | MARIE LU (WARCROSS) AND SCOTT REINTGEN (NYXIA) | Marie Lu, author of the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series, and debut author Scott Reintgen present their new novels. More »

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MICAH | Join Micah, Tempe Public Library's Youth Services Librarian, for a thematic storytime including finger-plays, storyboards, songs, rhymes, interactive stories, and bubbles! More »
6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | CRAFTING WORKSHOP | LA CRAFTY NOCHE WITH CRAFTY CHICA: PAN DULCE PLUSHIES | Get crafty with "Crafty Chica" Kathy Cano-Murillo as she shows you how to hand-stitch plushies that look like empanadas and conchas! Kathy will bring all the supplies and teach guests how to hand-sew, stuff, and paint these adorable pieces to look like the real thing. Use them as a pin cushion, a key ring, a holiday ornament—anything you like! Cost: $20 per person. All supplies included. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | FOUND IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB | THE VEGETARIAN | Whether you're a seasoned traveler, an armchair traveler yearning to see the world, or just a lover of great books, all are welcome at our new international book club. Join us as we discuss this month's pick, Han Kang's The Vegetarian, a beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul. You can also enjoy coffee, beer, and wine drinks from our own First Draft Book Bar, located in Changing Hands Phoenix! More »
7pm | TEMPE | KERRIE DROBAN | THE LAST CHICAGO BOSS | Author and criminal defense attorney Kerrie Droban discusses her latest, an exposé of the inner workings of the Outlaw Nation from the perspective of its leader, Peter "Big Pete" James. Big Pete was the most revered gangster in the Outlaw Nation. He first perfected his skills with the Hells Angels, the Outlaws' chief rival, before persuading thousands of disgruntled members from splintered Outlaws chapters to unite. Together they formed a powerful syndicate involved in extortion, contract murders, drugs and arms trafficking, and money laundering. Then a shocking medical diagnosis forced Big Pete to face a new life on the outside of the organization he built, dodging snitches, federal law enforcement, and contract hits. More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 | ROSH HASHANA

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | FRESH | TheStoryline.org, a Phoenix storytelling collective, presents the first in a monthly slam competition. Storytellers share six minute true stories based on a common theme. They are judged by the audience and the story with the most points at the end of the show receives a cash prize. Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Register online or call 602.274.0067. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | AMY FELLNER DOMINY & NATE EVANS | COOKIESAURUS REX | Dominy and Evans share their picture book about a little cookie with a big attitude. As soon as Cookiesaurus Rex comes out of the oven, he declares that he is King of All Cookies. He should be frosted before all of the standard-shaped cookies, in a nice bright green. But the other cookies are getting sprinkles, or shiny stars, or even gumdrops . . . WAIT ONE STINKIN' STOMPIN' MINUTE, Cookiesaurus wants a do-over. Problem is, he might not end up with the kind of "do" he wants. Storybook Kitchen joins the authors with a cookie decorating activity. More »
3pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THE ARSONIST | Teens meet to discuss Stephanie Oakes's latest, The Arsonist, in which three points of view are woven together in a story that's part Cold War mystery, part contemporary coming-of-age, and completely unputdownable. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzi Coggins. "Your Angels Are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.
7pm | PHOENIX | DEBORAH KABWANG | CHASING FREEDOM | Local author Deborah Kabwang presents her self-published novel, which explores the journey of Bijou, a twenty-two-year-old refugee and rape victim from D.R. Congo. Bijou resettles in Dallas and finds herself in the home of a profoundly religious couple. After meeting another refugee, Bijou must make a choice to take charge of her own life or keep chasing freedom. More »
8pm | PHOENIX | BANNED BOOKS ADULT STORYTIME WITH AZ LGBT+ HISTORY PROJECT | Join us for a special adult storytime featuring Sister Sur Mon Visage and Karm A Sutra of the Grand Canyon Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. A group of gender variants celebrate the freedom to read by reading aloud from banned books! Admission benefits the Arizona LGBT+ History Project. Warning: explicit content. Cost: $10. Register online or call 602.274.0067. More »

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