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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | HISTORY OF WOLVES | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Emily Fridlund's thrilling debut History of Wolves, about girlhood, sexual awakening, guilt, belief, and above all the shattering limits of faith. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of History of Wolves 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 »
7pm | TEMPE | DR. RONALD EPSTEIN, M.D. | ATTENDING: MEDICINE, MINDFULNESS, AND HUMANITY | The practicing physician and professor of family medicine, psychiatry, and oncology discusses his debut book, Attending. The commodification of healthcare has shifted doctors' focus away from the healing of patients to the bottom line. Clinician burnout is at an all-time high. Attending is the antidote. With compassion and intelligence, and building on his world-renowned, innovative programs in mindful practice—Attention, Curiosity, Beginner's Mind, and Presence—Dr. Epstein offers a timely book that shows us how we can restore humanity to medicine, guide us toward a better overall quality of care, and remind us of what matters most.  More »

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Early Literacy Specialists from Phoenix Public Library visit every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants.
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every third Thursday.
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Thursday.
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 | TEMPE | POETRY READING | CYNTHIA HOGUE: IN JUNE THE LABYRINTH | JENNY IRISH: COMMON ANCESTOR | Cynthia Hogue, ASU's Marshall Chair in Poetry, and Jenny Irish, Assistant Director of ASU's Creative Writing Program, give a poetry reading to launch Irish's debut collection, Common Ancestor, and Hogue's ninth collection In June the LabyrinthMore »

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
7pm | PHOENIX | ERIKA THOMAS | MAX FACTOR AND HOLLYWOOD: A GLAMOROUS HISTORY | The writer and former actress presents her biography of legendary and innovative cosmetician Max Factor. Thomas reveals the makeup guru's expert beauty tips and the story of how he created the most iconic golden-era looks that are as relevant today as they were nearly a century ago. More »

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
3:30-5:30pm | PHOENIX | WORKSHOP WITH RACHEL EGBORO | TELLING THE WHOLE STORY | Rachel Eseoghene Egboro leads a two-hour introductory workshop on storytelling for anyone interested in being featured on The Whole Story stage or other live storytelling events in Phoenix. As a co-producer of The Storyline Collective and director of The Whole Story, Egboro has learned some simple steps to help you discover your story and to develop it for an audience. Cost: $25. Space is limited. Register at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
5:30pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD | KING'S CAGE | Teens meet to discuss screenwriter and YA author Victoria Aveyard's latest installment of her bestselling Red Queen series. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | See 2/11 for details.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
2-3:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | FREEING AND RELAXING THE VOICE | Enjoy the freedom of expressing your own voice! Singing sacred sounds and relaxing, body, mind, and spirit, attendees will explore ancient and modern chants and create invocations with seed syllables and improvised vocalizations. Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts the workshop. No previous singing experience required. cost: $20. Register at 480.730.0205 or online. More »
5-10pm | PHOENIX | OSCAR VIEWING PARTY | Want to watch the Oscars in style? Changing Hands Phoenix and our own First Draft Book Bar host an Oscar Viewing Party. Settle into our comfy chairs with your favorite wine, beer, or coffee drink and enjoy every minute, from the red carpet to the awards ceremony. Free and open to the public.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27
7pm | PHOENIX | ARIZONA OPERA BOOK CLUB | RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE | The Arizona Opera's official book club meets to discuss Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey, a classic of the Western genre. Riders of the Purple Sage is the story of Lassiter, a gunslinging avenger in black, who shows up in a remote Utah town just in time to save the young and beautiful rancher Jane Withersteen from having to marry a Mormon elder against her will. More »

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MARY LAMBERT | FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES | The local middle school English teacher shares her debut novel about family and friendship, adolescence, and hoarding. Annabelle has a five mile rule: She must keep her friends from coming within five miles of her home. That's because Annabelle's mom is a hoarder. Their house is full of stuff: canned goods, broken toys, old newspapers ... it's everywhere, except for Annabelle's spotless room. Annabelle can't let anyone find out what her house is like. They'll realize that her mom is crazy. They'll make fun of her. Or feel sorry for her. Or try to help. But when the newspaper piles come crashing down on her sister's head one morning, it kicks off an epic fight between her parents that ends up with her dad taking off—and her fix-it-all grandmother stepping in. More »
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