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10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MICAH | Storyteller Micah from the Tempe Public Library joins us for a thematic storytime including fingerplays, storyboards, songs, rhymes, interactive stories, and bubbles! More »
7pm | TEMPE | LECTURE WITH ROBERT MCWHIRTER | "THE CONSTITUTION V. DONALD J. TRUMP" | Attorney Robert McWhirter, an award-winning author and Bill of Rights expert, leads a discussion on The Constitution v. Donald J. Trump. As President Trump claims to "make America great again," he finds himself bumping up against the greatest charter of government on earth: The United States Constitution. This continues as his presidency progresses beyond the first hundred days, showing no sign of abating. This presentation and question-and-answer session looks at what the United States Constitution really says about what Donald Trump wants to do. Copies of McWhirter's book Bills, Quills, and Stills will be available at the event. More »

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
6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | "WRITE NOW: JUMPSTART YOUR SUMMER" WITH AMY SILVERMAN AND DEBORAH SUSSMAN | In this one-night workshop, New Times editor Amy Silverman and widely published freelance writer Deborah Sussman offer tips and tricks to get you started on a summer writing project. From prompts designed to get you writing in class to a brainstorming discussion meant to help you figure out your next steps (start a blog? submit a story for publication? write a book proposal? make a goal to journal? create a writing group?), this workshop will help you figure out your next step—or at least have fun trying. Cost: $30. Registration at 480.730.0205 or online. More »

6pm-11pm | PHOENIX | CRAFT RAVE | Changing Hands hosts five non-stop hours of crafting, featuring one-on-one instruction from Arizona artisans. Enjoy music, hourly raffle giveaways, and refreshments at our very own First Draft Book Bar and our neighbor, Southern Rail Restaurant. Admission: $5 per person, includes entry to win a fabulous gift basket. Register at the door, at 602.274.0067, or online. Once inside, buy any number of $5 tickets at the ticketing table and exchange a set number of tickets (varies by craft) to participate in a crafter's hands-on project. More »
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW | The local comedy troupe visits to perform an interactive, high-energy, family-friendly show created from audience suggestions in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? More »

10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MICHAEL HALE | BAD MONKEY BUSINESS | Local author and illustrator Michael Hale stops by for a storytime presentation with his new picture book. This illustrated story, told in rhyme, is a humorous tale about an unsuspecting woman and a monkey on a mission. It's a rainy, rainy day and Mrs. McGoody is about to have a cup of tea when she finds a wet little monkey on her doorstep. And he means business. Can she stop the monkey from ruining her clean house or is there something else going on that she does not understand? More »
10am-5pm | PHOENIX | EMANCIPATION MARATHON | Storytellers continue a 20-year literary tradition of commemoration of the victims of American Chattel Slavery. Volunteers read historic and contemporary pieces about slavery—the laws, the definition, and the legacy it left behind. More »
3pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | FLAME IN THE MIST | Teens meet to discuss the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, an action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Throne of GlassMore »
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:

2-3:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | PURIFYING CHANTS AND MEDICINE MELODIES | Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts a workshop utilizing purifying chants from many world cultures, helping attendees develop a repertoire and deepen their own practice of chant. Create your own medicine melodies to aid in your healing journey! No previous singing experience necessary, just the desire to sound your own voice. Cost: $20. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More »

10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »
FOR STARTUPS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND SMALL BUSINESSES | With World Social Media Day coming up on June 30, now is the perfect time to be rethinking your strategy. Social media has a proven value for businesses, but with limited resources in a constantly changing landscape, it can be challenging to use it effectively (if at all). Your application of social media, though, is vital to forging relationships with current customers and networking to new ones. Join us for a collective conversation on social media with a panel of experts who use it for business every day. We'll share ideas, tips, and best practices, and explore which platforms are best for which content, how to use different platforms strategically, and how to organize a plan or schedule. Cost: $5. Registration and pre-payment at 602.274.0067. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | RICHELLE MEAD | MIDNIGHT JEWEL | The #1 international bestselling author presents the latest installment of the Glittering Court series about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love. Mira is not like the other Glittering Court girls. She is a war refugee, cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where she has learned to fight against the many injustices around her. In the new world, she plans to earn off her marriage contract price, and finally be free. Mira pitches herself as an asset to one of the passengers on board the ship: the sardonic and aloof Grant Elliot, whom she's discovered is a spy for the prestigious McGraw Agency—and her ticket to buying her freedom. His cover blown, Grant has little choice but to take her on. Mira applies herself by day, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity. By night, she dons a mask and slips into the city, fighting injustice and corruption on her own terms. More »



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