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May Events at Changing Hands

May 2012
Ann Patchett
5/10 | One of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, Ann Patchett visits with her bestselling novel State of Wonder.
Aprilynne Pike Steven Raichlen Sean Connolly
5/1 | Aprilynne Pike: Destined, the final novel in the Wings series
5/3 | Meet "America's Master Griller" Steven Raichlen
5/4 | Tween & Kids Event | Sean Connolly visits with new book
Jon Lewis Chris Gall Tony DiTerlizzi
5/8 | Jon Lewis with The Grey Griffins: Clockwork Chronicles #3: The Paragon Prison
5/12 | Chris Gall, award-winning illustrator, shares Revenge of the Dinotrux
5/14 | Tween Event | Spiderwick Chroincles author Tony DiTerlizzi: A Hero for WondLa
Augusten Burroughs Jackson Galaxy Dee Snider
5/16 | Meet Augusten Burroughs, the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors
5/17 | Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's My Cat From Hell, presents Cat Daddy
5/18 | Radio host, actor, and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider signs memoir
Neal Stephenson Matt de la Pena Alyson Noel
5/22 | Meet Hugo award-winning author Neal Stephenson who visits with REAMDE
5/27 | Matt de la Peña with Mexican Whiteboy (which was banned at Tucson High School)
5/31 | Alyson Noël (The Immortals) kicks off new teen paranormal series with Fated
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Selected drawings by Allison Leigh Davis, ASU Master of Fine Arts student. More info: www.allisonleighart.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 1
7pm | TEEN EVENT | APRILYNNE PIKE | DESTINED | #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike visits with Destined, the fourth and final book in her Wings series for teens. More »

THURSDAY, MAY 3
7pm | STEVEN RAICHLEN | BEST RIBS EVER | America's "master griller" (Esquire) presents his newest cookbook, Best Ribs Ever: 100 Killer Recipes Including Slaws, Baked Beans, and Finger-Lickin' Sauces. More »

FRIDAY, MAY 4
4:30pm | CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK EVENT | SEAN CONNOLLY | THE BOOK OF PERFECTLY PERILOUS MATH | Children's author Sean Connolly visits with The Book of Perfectly Perilious Math, the follow-up to his Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science. More »
7pm | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY | Pushcart Prize nominee Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow visits with her new poetry collection The Day Judge Spencer Learned the Power of Metaphor. More »

SATURDAY, MAY 5
10am | CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME WITH LLAMA LLAMA | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by Anna Dewdney and pictures with Llama Llama!
2pm | CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK EVENT | CLUB READ | A WRINKLE IN TIME |
Club Read members meet to discuss the Newbery Award-winning A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (in honor of its 50th anniversary) 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.

SUNDAY, MAY 6
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

MONDAY, MAY 7 | CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK
7pm | KIDS' BOOK WEEK EVENT | SHELLEY CORIELL, JANETTE RALLISON, AND AMY FELLNER DOMINY | Three teen authors in one night! Shelley Coriell (Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe), Janette Rallison (My Unfair Godmother), and Amy Fellner Dominy (OyMG) visit with their newest comedic teen novels. More »
7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO | Advanced study of Italian language and culture. More info: carlastro@faq.com.

TUESDAY MAY 8
7pm | CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK EVENT | JON LEWIS | THE PARAGON PRISON | Jon Lewis, the author of the Invasion series, visits with the third and final book in The Grey Griffins: Clockwork Chronicles series, The Paragon Prison. More »

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
6:30pm | TAO SONG: SACRED SOUNDS FROM THE SOURCE | Master Allan Chuck, a worldwide representative of Zhi Gang Sha and editor of his books, hosts an experiential workshop and discussion of Tao Song and Tao Dance, the latest book in Sha's his New York Times bestselling Soul Power series. More »

THURSDAY, MAY 10
7pm | ANN PATCHETT | STATE OF WONDER | Fresh off her hilarious appearance on The Colbert Report, Ann Patchett, co-owner Nashville's Parnassus Books and one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World visits with her bestselling novel State of Wonder. More »

FRIDAY, MAY 11
7pm | SYD HOFFMAN | ALL-DAY ENERGY | Health and wellness educator Syd Hoffman visits with All-Day Energy: 100 Ways to Boost Your Energy... Now!. More »

SATURDAY, MAY 12
10am | CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK EVENT | CHRIS GALL | REVENGE OF THE DINOTRUX | Join us for a special storytime with award-winning picturebook author and illustrator Chris Gall, who shares his new book Revenge of the Dinotrux. More »
2pm | FAMILY EVENT | JENNIFER LEON | THE PENGUIN (EL PINGÜINO) | Join educator Jennifer Leon for an interactive bilingual reading of her new book The Penguin (El Pingüino). 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: mysticjourneyz.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 13 | HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
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 adults and teens. More info: Cindy at 480.472.5528.

MONDAY, MAY 14
7pm | CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK EVENT | TONY DITERLIZZI | A HERO FOR WONDLA | Toni DiTerlizzi, co-author of the Spiderwick Chronicles, visits with A Hero for WondLa, the sequel to his New York Times bestselling The Search for WondLa. 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 MAY 15
7pm | LYNN RUSH: AWAITED | ALAN DEAN FOSTER: BODY INC. | Urban fantasy author Lynn Rush and New York Times bestselling sci-fi author Alan Dean Foster team up for a night of paranormal and high-tech thrills with their new novels Awaited and Body Inc. More »

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
7pm | AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS | THIS IS HOW | Augusten Burroughs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry, visits with This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude and More For Young and Old Alike, his exploration of how to survive the "un-survivable" that will challenge your notion of self-help books. More »

THURSDAY, MAY 17
7pm | JACKSON GALAXY | CAT DADDY | Cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat From Hell, visits with Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean. More »

FRIDAY, MAY 18
7pm | MEET & GREET SIGNING | DEE SNIDER | SHUT UP AND GIVE ME THE MIC | Actor, screenwriter, radio personality, and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider visits with his memoir Shut Up and Give Me the Mic. More »

SATURDAY, MAY 19
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PHOENIX ZOO ANIMAL TAILS | The zoo is full of zookeepers to take care of the animals, but zookeeper isn't the only job at the zoo. As we read Me... Jane by Patrick McDonnell, we'll explore all the different ways you can work with animals at the zoo. More »
2-5pm | MEET THE BUYER |
Have an idea for a new book? Ready to do another printing of your current book? Talk to our children's or adult buyer and get expert advice about shelf appeal before it's too late to make changes. 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.
7pm | JODI JOHNSON | BACK ROADS, DEAD CATS, AND WHAT'S FOR DINNER | Jodi Marie Johnson hosts a food tasting and presents her new memoir and cookbook Back Roads, Dead Cats and What's for Dinner: Growing Up in the Olden Days in Arizona and New Mexico. More »

SUNDAY, MAY 20
10:30-Noon | SOCRATES CAFÉ | A philosophical discussion group based on the book Socrates Café by Christopher Phillips. More info: dish@cox.net.
3pm | JOYCE ANNE LONGFELLOW | I COULD NEVER SAY GOODBYE |
Joyce Anne Longfellow visits with her first book I Could Never Goodbye: A Daughter's Journey to the End of Life with Dad and Mom. More »
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

MONDAY, MAY 21
7pm | MICHAEL KIEFER | THE LION HUNTER | Arizona Republic staff writer Michael Kiefer presents his novel The Lion Hunter. More »
7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO | Advanced study of Italian language and culture. More info: carlastro@faq.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 22
7pm | NEAL STEPHENSON | REAMDE | Hugo Award-winning author Neal Stephenson, whose Snow Crash was named one of TIME magazine's top 100 all-time best English novels, visits with his newest techno-thriller REAMDE. More »

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
7pm | PAUL BENDIX | DANCE WITHOUT STEPS | Paul Bendix visits with Dance Without Steps, his collection of essays offering perspective on a disabled life. More »

THURSDAY, MAY 24
6pm | WRITERS ROUNDTABLE | Share, discuss, and critique two to four pages of writing once a month with a group of peers. RSVP (required) and more info: shariannegaylee@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 25
7pm | TEEN EVENT | BARRY LYGA: I HUNT KILLERS | LISA MCMANN: DEAD TO YOU | Bestselling teen authors Barry Lyga and Lisa McMann visit to discuss their newest novels, I Hunt Killers and Dead to You. More »

SATURDAY, MAY 26
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, MAY 27
3pm | TEEN EVENT | MATT DE LA PEÑA | MEXICAN WHITEBOY | Award-winning author Matt de la Peña visits with his teen novel Mexican Whiteboy, which was banned at Tucson High School for containing "critical race theory." More »
1-2pm | SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS | Basic sign language class taught by Cindy Ashcraft, a teacher of hearing impaired children. Open for adults and teens. More info: Cindy at 480.472.5528.

MONDAY, MAY 28 | MEMORIAL DAY
Open 10am-8pm.

TUESDAY, MAY 29
7pm | RACHEL GIBSON: RESCUE ME | JULIA QUINN: A NIGHT LIKE THIS | New York Times bestselling romance novelists Rachel Gibson and Julia Quinn present their new books Rescue Me and A Night Like This. More »

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
7-8:30pm | WORKSHOP | CHANTING THE CHAKRAS | At this workshop, we focus on the sounds that correspond to the chakras to help you touch and express the essence of your being. More »

THURSDAY, MAY 31
7pm | TEEN EVENT | ALYSON NOËL | FATED | Allison Noël, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, presents Fated, the first book in her new Soul Seekers series. More »

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Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van LeerChanging Hands presents
JODI PICOULT AND SAMANTHA VAN LEER
Between the Lines

7PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

Dobson High School Auditorium

1501 W. Guadalupe Rd. Mesa 85202
Doors open at 6:30pm (google map)


#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 »

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Mark Leyner is probably best known as the co-writer of the #1 New York Times bestseller Why Do Men Have Nipples? (check it out in humor). The Sugar Frosted Nutsack is also a very funny book, as its name may imply—and the insane vulgarity only gets worse from there. But it's also, in parts, equally mind-numbing in the best possible way—written in an unusual narrative style without being pretentious. The self-referential narration consists mainly of analysis of itself, but assures the reader that the book about the epic is indeed the epic itself, and not merely a book about the epic, which has been recited by "blind, drug addled bards" for thousands of years. Yet somehow,The Sugar Frosted Nutsack tells the story of who the Gods have become in an age of reality television, social networks, and their latest prophet/martyr, Ike Karton. —Jeremy

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End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman | $24.95 Hardcover | A call-to-arms from Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times best-selling author Paul Krugman. He has a powerful message for anyone who has suffered over these past four years: a quick, strong recovery is just one step away, if our leaders can find the "intellectual clarity and political will" to end this depression now. Buy now: print »
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