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Eddie IzzardEddie Izzard
Amy Silverman and Deborah SussmanAmy Silverman and Deborah Sussman
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Richelle MeadRichelle Mead
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THURSDAY, MAY 25
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »
5:30pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. |
Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at shariannegaylee@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 27
5:30pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB) | THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED | Teens meet to discuss Becky Albertalli's latest, a funny, authentic novel about sisterhood, love, and identity. 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.

MONDAY, MAY 29 | MEMORIAL DAY

TUESDAY, MAY 30
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »
ALL DAY | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT NEW MENU TASTING |
Join us at First Draft Book Bar in our Phoenix store to sample items off our new menu.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | HEALING CHANTS AND DEVELOPING REPERTOIRE | Chanting vibrates body, mind and spirit. Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts a workshop focusing on the breath, vibrational seed mantras, and developing repertoire of call-and-response chants from various world cultures. No previous singing experience necessary. Cost: $20. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 1
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
5:30pm | TEMPE | GETTING INVOLVED 101 | Volunteer orientation with HandsOn Greater Phoenix. A one-time tax deductible activation donation of $25 applies to ages 19 and older. Info: 602.973.2212 x231 or handsonphoenix.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: LITTLE CRITTER | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Mercer Mayer's classic character Little Critter.
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | MOLLY & PIM AND THE MILLIONS OF STARS | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Martine Murray's story about mothers and daughters and magical trees. Club Read Badge Members: Get 3 points for attending and 1 point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands. Don't have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS 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.
7pm | PHOENIX | CHELSEA MUELLER | BORROWED SOULS | The contemporary fantasy writer visits with the first book in her new Soul Charmer series. Renting souls is big business for the religious population of Gem City. Those looking to take part in immoral—or even illegal—activity can borrow someone else's soul, for a price, and sin without consequence. To save her troubled brother, whose mob connections have put his life in imminent danger, Callie needs a borrowed soul, but she doesn't have anywhere near the money to pay for it. The slimy Soul Charmer is willing to barter, but accepting his offer will force Callie into a dangerous world of magic. Losing her brother isn't an option. Losing her soul? Maybe. More »

SUNDAY, JUNE 4
2pm | TEMPE | PHAKYAB RINPOCHE | MEDITATION SAVED MY LIFE | Phakyab Rinpoche, abbot of Ashi Monastery in Tibet, shares his memoir which reveals the secret of the great healing powers that lie dormant within each of us. A dramatic escape from imprisonment in China left him with life-threatening injuries. American doctors gave Rinpoche a shocking choice: accept leg amputation or risk a slow, painful death. An inner voice, however, prompted him to try an unconventional cure: meditation. He began an intensive spiritual routine that included thousands of hours of meditation over three years in a small Brooklyn studio. Against all scientific logic, his injuries gradually healed. More »
 

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