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Paul Scharbach, Robert Melikian and John Jacquemart: Phoenix Past and Present

PHOENIX | 7PM SATURDAY, MAY 13

Phoenix Past and Present
Three local historians present Phoenix Past and Present, a hardcover photography book taking readers on a journey through the city's past and present, juxtaposing vintage photographs with their present-day counterparts.

Phoenix Past and Present, a full-color, highly researched book, tells the story of Phoenix through 84 pairs of side-by-side images, one historical and one contemporary. Extensive research was done to identify the photographer's vantage point in the historical image and to take the contemporary photograph from the exact same spot. Each pair of images includes a brief narrative providing historical background and the location of every photograph. This hardcover photography and history book by photographer Paul Scharbach and local historians Robert Melikian and John Jacquemart showcases the stunning growth of a great American city through an expansive collection of historical photographs spanning the late 1880s to the early 1960s, with many rare images never seen before. More »

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Crafts and Drafts

Crafts and DraftsFirst Draft Book Bar presents a monthly crafting series.

This month learn to make realistic crepe paper flowers that can highlight a special occasion, decorate a room, a special gift, or be used as a corsage. More »

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FRIDAY, MAY 12
6-8pm | PHOENIX | CRAFTS AND DRAFTS | PAPER FLOWERS | First Draft Book Bar presents a monthly crafting series. This month learn to make realistic crepe paper flowers that can highlight a special occasion, decorate a room, a special gift, or be used as a corsage. Cost: $5, includes instruction and all supplies. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY | Join us for Friday Poetry featuring poet Jennifer Harmon with Celebrating Sound. Plus an open reading. More »

SATURDAY, MAY 13
9-10:30am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | READING ROAD TRIP KICKOFF PARTY WITH SCHOLASTIC | Bring the kids! The Scholastic Road Trip RV is touring the country with their favorite authors, illustrators, and characters—and we've got them! You'll also enjoy activity stations, giveaways, free treats, and more. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: OLIVIA | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Ian Falconer's classic character Olivia!
11:30am | TEMPE | BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF AZ (BIAAZ) | Changing Hands Tempe hosts a Survivor Author Panel in cooperation with the Brain Injury Alliance of AZ, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals with brain injuries and their families. More »
2-4pm | TEMPE | JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY MEETING | The Jane Austen Society visits to discuss Emma. Bring your ideas to share with fellow Austen enthusiasts! RSVP to jasnaphx@gmail.com. More »
3-5pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | READING ROADTRIP KICKOFF PARTY WITH SCHOLASTIC | Bring the kids! The Scholastic Road Trip RV is touring the country with their favorite authors, illustrators, and characters—and we've got them! You'll also enjoy activity stations, giveaways, free treats, and more. 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.
7pm | PHOENIX | PAUL SCHARBACH, ROBERT MELIKIAN, AND JOHN JACQUEMART | PHOENIX PAST AND PRESENT | Three local historians present Phoenix Past and Present, a hardcover photography book taking readers on a journey through the city's past and present, juxtaposing vintage photographs with their present-day counterparts. More »

SUNDAY, MAY 14 | HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

MONDAY, MAY 15
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW | The local comedy troupe performs an interactive show in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? 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, MAY 16
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH THE TEMPE PUBLIC LIBRARY | Join Micah, Tempe Public Library's Youth Services Librarian, for a thematic storytime including fingerplays, storyboards, songs, rhymes, interactive stories, and bubbles! More »
7pm | TEMPE | KATE MOORE | THE RADIUM GIRLS: THE DARK STORY OF AMERICA'S SHINING WOMEN |
Kate Moore shares the true story of the women who fought America's "Undark" danger. As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive—until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. More »

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TRAVEL WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ROBERT ISENBERG | WISH YOU WERE HERE | The award-winning writer and actor teaches participants how to write about adventures on the road. Learn how to transform vacations into compelling stories, prescient cultural profiles, and lyrical love letters. Cost: $25 per person. Register at 480.730.0205 or online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | PHILIP CAPUTO | SOME RISE BY SIN | The New York Times bestselling author shares his latest novel, the story of a Franciscan priest struggling to walk a moral path through the shifting and fatal realities of an isolated Mexican village.  More »

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 »

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The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History

by Hope Nicholson | Hardcover, $24.95 »
The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History
Comics have never been afraid to showcase strong females. From superpowered juggernauts like Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel to super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, this book covers the most ground-breaking women to grace newsstands and comic book shops. While the first two installments of the Comic Book History series focused on the strange and regrettable characters from comics, the women covered in Nicholson's book are definitely the cream of the crop. Granted, some of Marvel's top female characters didn't make the cut here (Storm, Rogue, Jean Grey, Pepper Potts, Jessica Jones) so Marvelites may be a bit disappointed, but the rich history of comic book women is most assuredly showcased here.  —Scott


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