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July Events at Changing Hands

June 2012
Tsoknyi Rinpoche M. Shawn Crahan Lawrence M. Krauss
7/2 | Meet Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Tsoknyi Rinpoche III
 
7/5 | Slipknot's M. Shawn Crahan signs The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey
 
7/9 | Fresh off The Colbert Report, meet theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss
 
Suzanne Young Jennifer Spiegel Susan Elizabeth Phillips
7/12 | Teen Event | Suzanne Young: A Want So Wicked
 
7/13 | Jennifer Spiegel visits with her short story collection
 
7/16 | Meet bestselling romance author Susan Elizabeth Phillips
 
Dee McCaffrey Ilchi Lee Joy Harjo
7/20 | Plan D Cookbook author Dee McCaffrey shares new book
 
7/21 | Brain Education founder Ilchi Lee with The Call of Sedona
 
7/23 | Award-winning poet/musician Joy Harjo shares memoir
 
Tony Volpentest Karla Kay Jessica Wagenfuehr
7/26 | Meet Paralympic Gold Medalist Tony Volpentest
 
7/27 | Karla Kay shares Grief: The Universal Emotion of Loss
 
7/30 | Teen | Jessica Wagenfuehr: Guardian Angels: Black Suns
 
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SUNDAY, JULY 1
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

MONDAY, JULY 2
7pm | TSOKNYI RINPOCHE | OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND | Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Tsoknyi Rinpoche III, elder brother of New York Times bestseller Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presents his new book Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love. More »
7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO |
Advanced study of Italian language and culture. More info: carlastro@fastq.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 | HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Store hours: 10am – 4pm.

THURSDAY, JULY 5
10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | PRESCHOOL STORYTIME | interactive storytime for preschoolers, every Thursday morning except where otherwise noted.
7pm | SIGNING EVENT | M. SHAWN CRAHAN | THE APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY | Changing Hands and 98KUPD present M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, founder of the Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Slipknot, who visits to sign his new art book, The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey. More »

FRIDAY, JULY 6
7pm | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY | Open reading; local poets share one or two original poems from their collections. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 7
10am | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME WITH LADYBUG GIRL | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by David Soman and pictures with Ladybug Girl! More »
2pm | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | WILDWOOD | Club Read members discuss Colin Meloy's Wildwood and eat free pizza from Clockwork Pizza. More »
5:30-8:30pm | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | Tarot reader James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment: 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.

MONDAY, JULY 9
7pm | LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS | A UNIVERSE FROM NOTHING | Fresh off his appearance on The Colbert Report, internationally-known theoretical physicist and ASU professor Lawrence M. Krauss presents A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing. More »
7-8:30pm | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your original poems once a month with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 10
7pm | TALK | ISSUES IN YOUR TISSUES: IF YOUR BODY COULD SPEAK, THE STORIES IT WOULD TELL | Integrative Medicine Physician Param Dedhia, MD, and Energy Healing Practitioner Catherine Kenney Yunt, MC, host an exploration of the connections between the mind, body, and spirit. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 12
10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Storytime for preschoolers, told in Spanish and English, every second Thursday.
7pm | TEEN EVENT | SUZANNE YOUNG | A WANT SO WICKED | Suzanne Young visits with her new paranormal teen novel A Want So Wicked, the sequel to A Need So Beautiful. More »

FRIDAY, JULY 13
CANCELED - WORKSHOP | RACHEL BERMAN BLYTHE | BABY SIGN LANGUAGE | Language specialist Rachel Berman Blythe hosts a four-week workshop to help adults communicate with their young children with American Sign Language.
7pm | JENNIFER SPIEGEL | THE FREAK CHRONICLES | English professor Jennifer Spiegel presents her short story collection The Freak Chronicles. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 14
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PUPPET STORYTIME | Enjoy stories and crafts with educator and storyteller Alana. We'll read Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, make pretend tacos, and talk about eating right.
5:30-8:30pm | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzie Coggins. "Your Angels are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment: 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 15
10:30am-Noon | SOCRATES CAFÉ | A philosophical discussion group based on the book Socrates Café by Christopher Phillips. More info: dish@cox.net.
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

MONDAY, JULY 16
7pm | SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS | THE GREAT ESCAPE | Bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, the only four-time winner of the Romance Writers of America's Favorite Book of the Year Award, visits with The Great Escape, the continuation of the story she began in Call Me Irresistible. More »
7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO | Advanced study of Italian language and culture. More info: carlastro@fastq.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 17
7pm | CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FORUM | ARIZONA'S NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT | Changing Hands hosts a forum, moderated by John D'Anna, with Democratic primary candidates David Schapira, Kyrsten Sinema, and Andrei Cherny. More »

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
6:30-8:30pm | WRITERS WORKSHOP | STELLA POPE DUARTE | REAL STORIES: THE FABRIC OF CREATIVE WORK | In this memoir workshop, American Book Award-winner Stella Pope Duarte offers techniques for sifting through the good and bad times to figure out what really happened. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 19
10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | PRESCHOOL STORYTIME | interactive storytime for preschoolers, every Thursday morning except where otherwise noted.

FRIDAY, JULY 20
7pm | DEE MCCAFFREY | THE SCIENCE OF SKINNY | Organic chemist and nutritionist Dee McCaffrey shares her new book The Science of Skinny: Start Understanding Your Body's Chemistry—And Stop Dieting Forever. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 21
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PHOENIX ZOO ANIMAL TAILS | Some animals live their entire life in just one day! As we read Just a Second by Steve Jenkins we'll learn about what time means to the lives of animals.
4pm | ILCHI LEE | THE CALL OF SEDONA | Ilchi Lee, founder of the Sedona Mago Retreat, Dahn Yoga, and Brain Education, visits with his New York Times bestselling The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart. More »
5:30-8:30pm | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | Tarot reader James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment: 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.

MONDAY, JULY 23
7pm | JOY HARJO | CRAZY BRAVE | Award-winning Muskogee Creek poet and musician Joy Harjo shares her memoir Crazy Brave. More »

TUESDAY, JULY 24
7pm | MANNIE JACKSON | BOXCAR TO BOARDROOMS | Mannie Jackson, former player-turned-owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, visits with his memoir Boxcar to Boardrooms: My Memories and Travels. More »


WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
7pm | FAMILY EVENT | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW | Join non-profit comedy troupe Off the Cuff for an interactive, high-energy, family-friendly show created from audience suggestions. If you enjoy improv comedy in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you'll love Off the Cuff! More »

THURSDAY, JULY 26
10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | PRESCHOOL STORYTIME | interactive storytime for preschoolers, every Thursday morning except where otherwise noted.
6pm | WRITERS ROUNDTABLE |
Share, discuss, and critique two to four pages of writing once a month with a group of peers. RVSP (required) and more info: shariannegaylee@gmail.com.
7pm | TONY VOLPENTEST | FASTEST MAN IN THE WORLD |
Four-time Paralympic Gold Medalist Tony Volpentest presents his book Fastest Man in the World: The Tony Volpentest Story. More »

FRIDAY, JULY 27
7pm | KARLA KAY | GRIEF: THE UNIVERSAL EMOTION OF LOSS | Professional Grief Coach and Advisor Karla Kay, founder of Safe Harbor Support, presents Grief: The Universal Emotion of Loss. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 28
5:30-8:30pm | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzie Coggins. "Your Angels are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment: 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 29
2-3:30pm | WORKSHOP | PINNA JOSEPH | HEALING CHANTS AND THE POWER OF VIBRATION | Experience the healing power of sound with chantress Pinna Joseph, who conducts a workshop focusing on call-and-response chants from various world cultures. More »

MONDAY, JULY 30
7pm | TEEN EVENT | JESSICA WAGENFUEHR | GUARDIAN ANGELS: BLACK SUNS | Local author Jessica Wagenfuehr visits with Black Suns, the second book in her Guardian Angels teen sci-fi series. More »

TUESDAY, JULY 31
7pm | DISCUSSION & READINGS | NATURAL ANIMAL PSYCHIC JOSEPH BORTNIAK | Psychic empowerment coach and animal communicator Joseph Bortniak, author of Standing in Truth, shares his insights on creating a fulfilling relationship with your animal companion. More »

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Summer Reading Program
NOW THROUGH AUGUST 31
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
KIDS CAN WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE!
Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!
"Carpe Librum! Seize the book!" That's our motto this summer at Changing Hands Bookstore.

In that spirit, we're proud to announce a brand-new summer reading program for young readers going into grades K-8!

HOW TO GET STARTED: Come in to Changing Hands to pick up a summer reading bookmark for your grade level. You'll use it to track which books you've read — three from our recommended list for your grade level and three of your own chosing — and then turn it back into us before August 31 for your reward. More »
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staff picks
Yes, ChefYes, Chef: A Memoir
by Marcus Samuelsson

$27 hardcover, Buy now: print »

Marcus was only three years old when he, his mother, and his sister, who were all battling tuberculosis, walked seventy-five miles to a hospital in Ethiopia. His mother died, but Marcus and his sister recovered, and one year later they were adopted by a white family in Sweden. It was there that Marcus's new grandmother sparked in him a lifelong passion for cooking. Markus went on to study in Europe and eventually ended up in New York City, where his talent and ambition earned him rave reviews, awards, and a place on Top Chef Masters. This story gives the readers a view into the European culinary schooling and the issues of race — not only in the kitchen, but in the community at large. —Cindy

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new releases
Gold The Age of Miracles Barack Obama: The Story Legacy of Tril: Soulbound
Gold by Chris Cleave | $27 hardcover | SELECTED AS JULY'S #1 INDIE NEXT PICK. Building on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption. Buy now: print »

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker | $26 hardcover, $12.99 ebook | With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones, and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles is a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss | $32.50 hardcover, $16.99 ebook | In Barack Obama: The Story, David Maraniss has written a deeply reported generational biography teeming with fresh insights and revealing information, a masterly narrative drawn from hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama in the Oval Office, and a trove of letters, journals, diaries, and other documents. Buy now: print » or ebook »

The Legacy of Tril: Soulbound by Heather Brewer | $17.99 hardcover, $10.99 ebook | Seventeen-year-old Kaya, a Healer who wants to learn to fight, must attend Shadow Academy where fighting by Healers is outlawed. So she asks two young men to train her in secret, leading to a choice that will change their lives forever. Buy now: print » or ebook »
book clubs
We host a variety of book clubs for readers of all interests. See our in-store display at the front of the store or click here for more information.
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Red StarWe've reduced select hardcover and paperback books to just $2 and moved them into special Red Star $2 Sale cases in the community room at the back of the store. Have a look next time you're in!

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