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THURSDAY, MAY 18
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners.  More »
10am | TEMPE | DEMENTIA CHAMPIONS TRAINING | Want to help community members understand dementia and help make Tempe a livable city for people with dementia? Dementia Friends Tempe will conduct Champion training at Changing Hands Tempe. This is a joint venture between the City of Tempe and Banner Alzheimer's Institute. This training will equip you with the knowledge and activities needed to facilitate a Dementia Friends Information Session. To register, call: 602-839-6850
7pm | PHOENIX | YOUR NOVEL YEAR | PUBLIC READING | Your Novel Year at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is the only online Certificate Program in the country for those looking to write Young Adult novels. Join us as graduating students read from their final manuscripts. Open to the public. More »
7pm | TEMPE | SANDRA MARINELLA | THE STORY YOU NEED TO TELL: WRITING TO HEAL FROM TRAUMA, ILLNESS, OR LOSS | The award-winning author presents inspiring true stories that demonstrate how to use personal stories and writing to move past physical or emotional hardships toward resilience and renewal. Part of the profits from the book support Dr. Susan Love's Cancer Research Foundation, the Military Assistance Mission (MAM), and emerging writers by offering free personal writing workshops at the Integrative Medicine Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. More »

FRIDAY, MAY 19
8-10pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE | UNPACKING | TheStoryline.org, a Phoenix storytelling collective, presents Unpacking, a live storytelling event featuring Marnee Burris, Tanya Chakravarty, Melissa Dunmore, Augustine Edosomwan, Kelcie Grega, Dan Hoen Hull, and Sylvia Torrey. With host Rachel Eseoghene Egboro. Cost: $8 per person. Tickets available only at changinghands.com More »

SATURDAY, MAY 20
10am-Noon | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BRAIN QUEST SUMMER KICK OFF | Local parenting blogger Bettijo Hirschi, co-creator of Paging Supermom, hosts a kick-off event for Brain Quest's summer line of workbooks. Explorers ages 5 and up will participate in crafts and activities designed to keep school skills sharp over the summer months. Purchase any of six new Brain Quest workbooks for a ticket to the event, good for a family of four. Once inside, kids can participate in as many or few activities as they like, while parents hang out at First Draft Book Bar or accompany kids from station to station. Cost: The purchase of one Brain Quest workbook ($12.95 + tax) admits a family of four (4). More »
10:30am-12pm | TEMPE | AMY GOODMAN & DENIS MOYNIHAN | DEMOCRACY NOW! TWENTY YEARS COVERING THE MOVEMENTS CHANGING AMERICA | Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan visit with the paperback edition of their bestselling book, focusing on the issues and movements that are too often ignored by corporate media. This important book looks back over the past twenty years of Democracy Now! news, and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world.  More »
2pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN BOOK SWAP | We're hosting our first Teen Book Swap! Teens are encouraged to bring a favorite book from home (or purchase a copy at Changing Hands) to swap with a fellow book lover. We'll talk about why we love the books we love, and afterwards participants can select a book to take home! More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD | STRANGE THE DREAMER | Teens meet to discuss the new epic fantasy novel from New York Times bestseller Laini Taylor.  More »
4pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN BOOK SWAP | We're hosting our first Teen Book Swap! Teens are encouraged to bring a favorite book from home (or purchase a copy at Changing Hands) to swap with a fellow book lover. We'll talk about why we love the books we love, and afterwards participants can select a book to take home! More »
4pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KATE WATSON | SEEKING MANSFIELD | Young adult author Kate Watson shares her debut, a retelling of Jane Austen's classic Mansfield Park set in the modern day. 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.
6pm | PHOENIX | MUSIC @ THE NEWTON | Join us in Phoenix for a musical night featuring The SunPunchers and The Jon Rauhouse Combo. Tickets only available HERE.

MONDAY, MAY 22
7pm | TEMPE | ARIZONA WOMEN'S EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT | RECRUITING NEW MENTORS | Arizona Women's Education and Employment (AWEE) is recruiting mentors for its Women Living Free program, which seeks to decrease recidivism and create stability for women being released from Perryville Prison. Mentors are involved in correspondence with the mentee (pre-release) and in either one-on-one or group mentoring (or both) for one year after release. The time commitment for mentors is 7 hours per month. More »

TUESDAY, MAY 23
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »
6:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | PROJECT HUMANITIES | FILM SCREENING: REAL BOY |
As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen. More »
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | WRITING WORKSHOP | ROSEMARIE DOMBROWSKI | FLASH MEMOIR: WRITING THE FAMILY IN 750 WORDS OR LESS (2 SESSIONS) | The co-founder and host of the Phoenix Poetry Series leads a two-part creative writing workshop involving the reading and discussion of several works of flash memoir that focus on "family writing," as well as in-class writing exercise. The first session will conclude with an overview of a take-home writing prompt. Part two on May 30 requires participants to workshop an original, newly completed piece of flash memoir. Individualized feedback will focus on a wide range of issues such as style, voice, pacing, detail, development, diction, and syntax. Cost: $35 for two sessions. Attendees must sign up for both sessions. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More »

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, a coming-of-age novel and a literary thrill ride about the price we pay to protect the people we love most. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley 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 | ALI NOORANI | THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: HOW COMMUNITIES OVERCOME PREJUDICE AND MEET THE CHALLENGE OF AMERICAN IMMIGRATION | The Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum shares his book, a compelling approach to the immigration debate that takes the reader behind the blaring headlines and into communities grappling with the reality of new immigrants and the changing nature of American identity.  More »

THURSDAY, MAY 25
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.

SATURDAY, MAY 27
5:30pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB) | THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED | Teens meet to discuss Becky Albertalli's latest, a funny, authentic novel about sisterhood, love, and identity. More »
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: mysticjourneyz.com.
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