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June 2012
Chris Guillebeau Tony Duncan and Radmilla Cody M. Zuhdi Jasser
6/2 | Meet entrepreneur and blogger Chris Guillebeau: The $100 Startup
 
6/8 | Concert | Flutist and hoop dancer Tony Duncan and Navajo vocalist Radmilla Cody
 
6/13 | Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser shares new book A Battle for the Soul of Islam
 
Sarah McLean Eleanor Brown Neil Giuliano
6/14 | Sarah McLean shares a secular view of meditation in her new book
 
6/15 | Enjoy a literary lunch with Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters
 
6/18 | Former four-term Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano launches his memoir tour
 
Katie Workman Justin Halpern Jodi Picoult
6/20 | Cookstr.com's Katie Workman shares new cookbook
 
6/23 | Justin Halpern (Sh*t My Dad Says) presents new book
 
6/27 | Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer: Between the Lines
 
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FRIDAY, JUNE 1
7pm | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY | ERIC WERTHEIMER | ASU English professor Eric Wertheimer reads from Mylar, his debut poetry collection. Open reading follows. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 2
10am | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME WITH CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by Norman Bridwell and pictures with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
2pm | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | THE PARADISE TRAP |
Club Read members discuss The Paradise Trap by Catherine Jinks, who attends via Skype, and eat free pizza from Clockwork Pizza. More »
4pm | CHRIS GUILLEBEAU | THE $100 STARTUP | Entrepreneur and blogger Chris Guillebeau, author of the The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World visits with his second book The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future. 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.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 4
7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO | Advanced study of Italian language and culture. More info: carlastro@fastq.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 7
6:30-8:30pm | WRITING WORKSHOP | ELIZABETH WELLES | JOURNALING FOR WELL-BEING AND PEACE | Elizabeth Welles, author of Journaling for Well-Being and Peace, hosts a journaling workshop to inspire you to greater creative and healing heights. More »

FRIDAY, JUNE 8
7pm | CANYON CONCERT | TONY DUNCAN AND RADMILLA CODY | Canyon Records presents two acclaimed native performers in one special evening of music and dance. Two-time NAMMY Award Navajo vocalist Radmilla Cody, one of NPR's "50 Great Voices," performs selections from her new album Shi Kéyah: Songs for the People. Native American flutist and world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan, who performs with Nelly Furtado in her recently released "Big Hoops" music video, also performs selections from his new album, Earth Warrior. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 9
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PUPPET STORYTIME | Enjoy stories and crafts with educator and storyteller Alana.
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: mysticjourneys.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10
11am-Noon | GETTING INVOLVED 101 | Volunteer opportunities with HandsOn Greater Phoenix. A one-time tax deductible donation of $25 applies to ages 19 and older. More info 602.973.2212 x242.
1-2pm | SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS |
Basic sign language class taught by Cindy Ashcraft, a teacher of hearing impaired children. Open for children and teens. More info: Cindy at 480.472.5528.
2-4pm | WORKSHOP | DEBBIE ELMAN | JIN SHIN JYUTSU: EXPERIENCE SELF-HELP THROUGH THE POWER OF TOUCH |
Debbie Elman teaches simple routines to promote optimum health. By facilitating the body's own healing capacity by using points located along energy pathways, anyone can help bring harmony to body, mind, and spirit. More »

MONDAY, JUNE 11
6:30-8:30pm | WRITING WORKSHOP | MICHAEL STACKPOLE | 7 STEPS TO A GREAT NOVEL | New York Times bestselling author Michael Stackpole (At the Queen's Command and I, Jedi) lays out seven critical steps to creating a great novel. 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.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
7pm | M. ZUHDI JASSER | A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM | Former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), presents his book A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 14
7pm | SARAH MCLEAN | SOUL-CENTERED | Sarah McLean, founding Director of Deepak Chopra's mind-body health center, presents Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation. More »

FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Noon | LITERARY LUNCH | ELEANOR BROWN | WEIRD SISTERS | Enjoy a lunch of sandwiches and salads from Wildflower Bread Company while Eleanor Brown presents her New York Times bestselling novel Weird Sisters. More »
7pm | ALYSON MEAD | SEARCHING FOR SASSY | Professional psychic Alyson Mead shares her memoir Searching for Sassy: An L.A. Phone Psychic's Tales of Life, Lust, and Love. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 16
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PHOENIX ZOO ANIMAL TAILS | Animal specialists from the Phoenix Zoo read George and the Dragonfly by Andy Blackford and discuss how to care for our pet friends!
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.
7pm | MAT DRY | THIS IS AFRICA: TRUE TALES OF A SAFARI GUIDE | Join African safari guide Mat Dry for a "viritual safari" and discussion of his new book This is Africa: True Tales of a Safari Guide. More »

SUNDAY, JUNE 17 | FATHER'S DAY
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, JUNE 18
7pm | NEIL GIULIANO | THE CAMPAIGN WITHIN | The former four-term mayor of Tempe (and the first openly gay mayor of a large U.S. city) Neil Giuliano visits with his memoir The Campaign Within: A Mayor's Private Journey to Public Leadership. More »
7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO | Advanced study of Italian language and culture. More info: carlastro@fastq.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19
7pm | ALAN M. EHRLICH | PLUNKET IN WONDERLAND | Former Orion and Paramount Pictures script reader Alan M. Ehlrich presents his independently published debut novel Plunket in Wonderland: A Hollywood Tale. More »

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
7pm | KATIE WORKMAN | THE MOM 100 COOKBOOK | Huffington Post food writer Katie Workman, founding editor-in-chief of Cookstr.com, presents The Mom 100 Cookbook: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 21
7pm | CONNIE ROBINSON | 48 WOMEN | Women's Funding Network board member Connie Robinson presents 48 Women: Arizona's Most Intriguing Women, an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project. More »

FRIDAY, JUNE 22
6:30pm | MOVIE SCREENING | VEGUCATED | Changing Hands and Vegan Arizona present a free screening of the feature-length guerilla-style documentary Vegucated. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 23
2pm | FAMILY EVENT | JUANITA HAVILL | CALL THE HORSE LUCKY AND GROW | Children's book author Juanita Havill introduces two of her picturebook characters who make the world the better place in Call the Horse Lucky and Grow: A Novel in Verse. More »
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: mysticjourneys.com.
7pm | JUSTIN HALPERN | I SUCK AT GIRLS | Justin Halpern, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Sh*t My Dad Says, visits with his hilarious new book I Suck at Girls. It's the Arizona Republic's current "Republic Recommends" selection, which means it's 25% off all month! More »

SUNDAY, JUNE 24
1-2pm | SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS | Basic sign language class taught by Cindy Ashcraft, a teacher of hearing impaired children. Open for children and teens. More info: Cindy at 480.472.5528.
2-3:30pm | WORKSHOP | PINNA JOSEPH | CHANTING THROUGH OBSTACLES |
As we experience "stuck places" in our daily lives, we can use our voices to move through obstacles to a more open and relaxed space. Today, we'll explore specific seed syllables and chants from a variety of world cultures to gently massage the body, mind, and spirit with the healing power of sound. More »

MONDAY, JUNE 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!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
7pm | OFFSITE | JODI PICOULT AND SAMANTHA VAN LEER | BETWEEN THE LINES | #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter Samantha van Leer present Between the Lines, their first-ever novel for teens. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 28
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 | CANDICE C. COURTNEY | HEALING THROUGH ILLNESS, LIVING THROUGH DYING |
Candice C. Courtney visits with her book Healing Through Illness, Living Through Dying: Guidance and Rituals for Patients, Familes and Friends. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 30
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.

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HHhHHHhH by Laurent Binet
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In what is technically a novel, Laurent Binet tells the story of the two Czechoslovakian parachutists (one Czech, one Slovak) who pulled off the most daring assassination of World War II. These two brave men took down Reinhard Heydrich, one of the most powerful men in Hitler's regime. The title, HHhH comes from a German phrase of the time which translates to "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich." Binet also explores the idea of writing historical fiction, and agonizes about how to honor these two brave souls by telling their story accurately. Amazing! —Sarah B.

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new releases
Canada As Texas Goes The Enchantress Fearless
Canada by Richard Ford | $26.99 hardcover, $14.99 ebook | (Selected as June 2012's #1 Indie Next Pick) "Powerful and atmospheric, Canada will excite and gratify Ford's fans and introduce newcomers to a masterful American writer" –Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore Buy now: print » or ebook »

As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star Hijacked the American Agenda by Gail Collins | $25.95 hardcover | Through its vigorous support of deregulation, lax environmental standards, tax cuts, and championing of states rights, Texas has become the bellwether of a far-reaching national movement that continues to have profound social and economic consequences. Buy now: print »

The Enchantress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6 by Michael Scott | $18.99 hardcover, $10.99 ebook | The twins of prophecy have been split. Nicholas Flamel is near death. John Dee has the swords of power. And Danu Talis has yet to fall. The future of the human race lies in the balance—how will the legend end? Buy now: print » or ebook »

Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm | $21.99 hardcover, $10.99 ebook | Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators. This story is about a man of extremes, whose determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, the Navy SEAL's final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Buy now: print » or ebook »
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