TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
7pm | PHOENIX | ANTHONY PAULY, JR | MERLIN'S VETO: CHRONICLES OF THE NEW MERLIN | Pauly presents his independently published debut novel about a young girl navigating the complexities of family tragedy while entering an ancient mystic world filled with tragedy, anguish, betrayal, and self-discovery. Participants will be offered a chance to win a Shamanic Reading with the author. More »
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
7pm | PHOENIX | HAPPY HOUR WITH GARTH RISK HALLBERG | CITY ON FIRE | Hallberg visits with his acclaimed debut novel, a national bestseller that was named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times,Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, and others. More »
7pm | TEMPE | BROOKE BESSESEN | ARIZONA HIGHWAYS WILDLIFE GUIDE: 125 OF ARIZONA'S NATIVE SPECIES | The author and longtime Phoenix Zoo veterinary technician presents her new Arizona Highwayswildlife guide, in which she shares interesting adventures from the field and tips for living with wildlife. Discover how desert animals survive, where to spot interesting species, and ways to support our state's unique fauna. More »
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME |Interactive bilingual storytime (Spanish and English) for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every second Thursday.
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Thursday.
6pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at email@example.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
7–9pm | PHOENIX | ADULT GAME NIGHT | Being an adult is hard; reward yourself with a grown-up game night. Join us for a night of gaming, cookies, and craft beer! Cost: $5. Admission includes one drink ticket for anything on our happy hour menu or a coffee drink at First Draft Book Bar. Register at changinghands.com or 602.274.0067. More »
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | JAMIE LEE CURTIS | THIS IS ME | The actor and #1 New York Times bestselling author visits with her timely picture book about immigration. In This Is Me, a teacher tells her class about her great-grandmother's dislocating journey from home to a new country with nothing but a small suitcase to bring along. And she asks: What would you pack? What are the things you love best? What says "This is me!" More »
5:30–8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | With "The Joy Detective" Sonya Lee Stockhaus. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: actualizejoy.com.
7pm | PHOENIX | DANNY MARIANINO | TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE | The local author, blogger, and former North Side Kings singer—most famous for punching out fellow heavy metal musician Glenn Danzig in a viral YouTube video—presents his latest book, a memoir about his trials and tribulations as a rambunctious youth. More »
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | JAKE PARKER | LITTLE BOT AND SPARROW | The #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator visits with his new picture book, a story of friendship that can inspire anyone, even robots, to dream. More »
2–3:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | TAPPING INTO THE POWER AND EXPRESSION OF OUR TRUE VOICES | Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph helps attendees move to a more open and relaxed space by exploring specific seed syllables and multi-ethnic chants, creating invocations that touch greater depths of the heart and soul. No previous singing experience required. Cost: $20. Register at changinghands.com or 480.730.0205. More »
5–7pm | PHOENIX | UNWINE-D ADULT COLORING NIGHT | What could be better than pairing coloring with wine, beer, coffee, or tea? Pay the admission fee and get coloring tools and sheets, plus a 20% off coupon good for our entire stock of coloring books. Cost: $5. Register at changinghands.com or 602.274.0067. More »
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
6pm | PHOENIX | SILENT BOOK CLUB / INTROVERTS HAPPY HOUR | Bring a book and join us for an hour of silent reading in our First Draft Book Bar–it's the easiest book club ever! More »