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SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | DREW SHAW | ROSEWOOD CIRCLE: THE FIRST DAY | Local author Drew Shaw presents the first book in his self-published Rosewood Circle series for children. When third-grader David Spencer moves to a new neighborhood, the first day at his new school makes him anxious. Will he make new friends? Will anyone play with him at recess? What should he wear? Despite lots of good advice from his parents and his older brother, David soon realizes that he must navigate the tricky terrain of a new school and new classmates all by himself. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | Teens meet to discuss some of the latest YA novels. Books we'll discuss this month include Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau, Dear Reader by Mary O'Connell, and The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault. More »
5pm | PHOENIX | ICONICA GAME NIGHT | Iconica is a turn-based, tabletop card game featuring characters from the World of Rynaga—a fictional setting imagined by Eric Torres and developed right here in Phoenix. Join us as the creators demonstrate and play Iconica. Games usually last about 30-40 minutes. Iconica enthusiasts and newcomers welcome. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SANDRA MARINELLA | THE STORY YOU NEED TO TELL — FINDING YOUR 'HERO STORY' | Sandra Marinella (The Story You Need to Tell) leads this two-session creative workshop on writing and exploring the power your personal stories hold to heal, grow, and transform you. There will be opportunities to share your writing in a nurturing environment. This workshop will engage writers of all levels, novice to advanced. The second session is on August 28 at 6:30pm. Cost: $35 for two sessions. Attendees must sign up for both sessions. Registration at 480.730.0205 or online. More »
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CLUB ITALIANO | Study Italian, the cultures of Italy, and Italian travel with Carla Langille. For more information call 480.858.9440 or email carlastro123@gmail.com to RSVP.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME |Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | STEPHEN FLORIDA | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Gabe Habash's debut novel Stephen Florida, a coming-of-age story about a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Stephen Florida for 20% off, then meet us and Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar at 7pm to discuss and enjoy happy hour prices during the event. More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
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 shariannegaylee@gmail.com.
7pm | PHOENIX | STEPHEN R. COLWELL | FLYING WITH DRAGONS | Master teacher Stephen Colwell, who studied under Master Zhi Gang Sha, visits with his latest, a chronicle of his road to enlightenment from the psychedelic Sixties to the present. Cowell recounts stories, anecdotes, and practices about his 45-year spiritual journey studying and practicing with many spiritual Masters in the Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions. He also offers ancient spiritual wisdom in the form of daily practices to help each soul progress on its own unique journey. More »

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | SARA ELLA | UNRAVELING | YA fantasy author Sara Ella shares the second installment of her Unblemished series, asking "What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?" More »
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