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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »
6pm | TEMPE | URBAN GARDEN TALK | "CREATING A SUSTAINABLE URBAN GARDEN WITHOUT A SOIL FOOTPRINT" | Desert Marigold High School teachers Christie Martin and Linda Roessler present experiences, research, findings, and results from their first year of growing produce utilizing aeroponic tower gardens. In addition to this talk, there will be a tour of Desert Marigold High School at 10am on Saturday, November 18th. Please RSVP separately for the tour online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | NEW TIMES LIVE | Phoenix New Times and First Draft Book Bar present New Times Live!—a chance to interact with the characters, subjects, and authors of the alternative newsweekly's cover stories.
7pm | PHOENIX | DANIEL STIH | MOLD MONEY & HEALTHY LIVING SPACES | Microbial Consultant (CMC) and Aerospace Engineer Daniel Stih shares industry secrets of the mold remediation and inspection business and tells how to know if you have mold in your home and why treating mold doesn't work. He shares tips and stories from his latest, Mold Money: How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Mold Remediation and Make Sure the Mold is Gone. More »

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
7pm | PHOENIX | VICTOR LODATO | EDGAR AND LUCY | The playwright and the author of the PEN Center USA Award-winning novel Mathilda Savitch presents his latest, a stunning examination of family, love, and betrayal. Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear, not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30pm | TEMPE | JAMES VAN PRAAGH (WISDOM FROM YOUR SPIRIT GUIDES) AND MELINDA VAIL (DIARY OF A MAD MEDIUM) TALK AND BOOK SIGNINGS | Authors and spiritual mediums James Van Praagh and Melinda Vail discuss and sign their new books. In Wisdom from Your Spirit Guides, world-renowned spiritual medium James Van Praagh teaches readers the benefits and rewards of having a conscious relationship with their guides. The work includes exercises and meditations (along with a description of the various guides who help us on this earthly adventure), to enrich and assist readers during their physical journey. Diary of a Mad Medium serves as a guide to understanding Karmic Profile. This new offering is a very personal story in which Melinda Vail shares her journey to understanding the challenges she has found in her own life. By sharing her Karmic Profile in a poignant and touching way, readers will learn how to take a more objective understanding in the gifts, difficulties, and opportunities that you attract within the Universe's Law of Attraction. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | GLITTER MAGIC STORYTIME | Put the rainbow in reading! Join us for Glitter Magic Storytime featuring Arizona's best, brightest, and brilliant gender non-conforming storytellers. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | 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.
7pm | PHOENIX | AMBER CANTORNA | REFOCUSING MY FAMILY | Amber Cantorna, founder of Beyond—a nonprofit organization that supports LGBTQ people through their coming-out process—shares her personal story of hope and survival. As the daughter of a Focus on the Family executive, Cantorna grew up homeschooled by parents who seemed to model the group's conservative Christian values. In 2012, after struggling for years with the fear of rejection, Amber came out to her family as gay. That transparency cost her everything. In Refocusing My Family, she shares her journey of self-discovery and exposes the dark truths of how the values of Focus on the Family tore her family apart. More »

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CLUB ITALIANO | Study the cultures of Italy and Italian travel with Carla Langille. For more information, call 480.650.9509 or email carlastro123@gmail.com to RSVP.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MICAH Storyteller Micah from the Tempe Public Library joins us for a thematic storytime including fingerplays, storyboards, songs, rhymes, interactive stories, and bubbles! More »
7pm | PHOENIX | FOUND IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB | THE FOX WAS EVER THE HUNTER | Join us as we discuss this month's pick, Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller's The Fox Was Ever the Hunter, a haunting early novel of surveillance and paranoia. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | BRIAN FLATGARD | THE WIND ON MY GRANDMOTHER'S GRAVE | The local poet and founder of Chiswell Street Press shares the re-release of his book of poetry. For 20 years, readers have cherished these poems of family, humor, and the cycle of life. The Wind on My Grandmother's Grave is a remembrance of growing up in the prairie farmlands of southwest Minnesota, as well as observations from road trips across the American West. The re-release of these well-loved poems—along with some new writing—will win over a whole new generation to Brian Flatgard's brand of down-home, evocative, and accessible poetry. Whether pondering the world's fleeting moments or exclaiming our common humanity, Flatgard's poetry invites the reader to travel together on "the web of long roads that connect us all." More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 | HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | HOLIDAZE | TheStoryline.org presents their monthly slam competition in which storytellers share six-minute true stories based on a common theme. They are judged by the audience, and the story with the most points at the end of the show receives a cash prize! Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Register online or call 602.274.0067. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25
ALL DAY | PHOENIX / TEMPE | SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY | SHOP AND SHARE | Support local charities while you shop! Changing Hands Bookstore and First Draft Book Bar will donate a percentage of Small Business Saturday sales to three local charities. At 1pm, members of our kids team and gift department present the hottest books of 2017, and a overview of our favorite toys for the holidays. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH SANTA | Santa visits Changing Hands for storytime by the fire before he hops on the "Phoenix Solar Express" (otherwise known as the light rail). The "Phoenix Solar Express" ends at CitySkate to watch Santa and Phoenix city officials turn on the lights for the holiday tree at the rink. More »
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MOLLY IDLE | SANTA REX | Join us for a special storytime with Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator Molly Idle with a special dinosaur guest. More »
2-4pm | PHOENIX | BOOK SIGNING ONLY | ROBERT MELIKIAN, PAUL SCHARBACH, AND JOHN JACQUEMART | PHOENIX PAST AND PRESENT | Three local historians sign their book Phoenix Past and Present, which juxtaposes vintage photographs spanning the late 1880s to the early 1960s—many rare images never seen before—with their present-day counterparts. 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.