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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, February 28. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH JEREDITH
MERRIN | "POETIC IMAGERY AND INSIGHT: HOW LOOKING OUTSIDE YOURSELF HELPS YOU SEE (AND SAY) WHAT'S GOING ON INSIDE" | In session one of this two-part workshop, participants will explore the relation between Looking and Making, and discuss examples of imagery—especially visual imagery—in a selection of poems. Attendees are invited (but not required) to bring a short poem (by a poet other than themselves) or a stanza from a longer poem that contains imagery they find moving or striking. In the second session, participants return with newly drafted poems to workshop. Beginners welcome. Cost: $35 + fees for two sessions, February 21 and 28. Register online. More »

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
7pm | OFFSITE | TANIA KATAN | CREATIVE TRESPASSING | Creative disruptor, inspirational speaker, and co-creator of the internationally viral campaign #ItWasNeverADress shows how to sneak more creativity and imagination into your work and life in her new book Creative Trespassing. Whether you're an entrepreneur seeking new ways to innovate, a newbie trying to spice up routine entry-level work, a free spirit with a rich creative life outside the office looking to bring more of that magic into your job, or just someone who occasionally feels the urge to scream "Why does it say paper jam when there is no paper jam!," Katan will show you how to transform monotony into novelty and get your freakin' spark back between the hours of nine and five. Location: Virginia G. Piper Theater, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets available online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | HANIF ABDURRAQIB | GO AHEAD IN THE RAIN | Poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib discusses and signs copies of his latest book. How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre, resurrecting timeless rhythms to create masterpieces such as The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. Seventeen years after their last album, they resurrected themselves with an intense, socially conscious record, We Got It from Here . . . Thank You 4 Your Service, which arrived when fans needed it most, in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Abdurraqib digs into the group's history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself. The result is as ambitious and genre-bending as the rap group itself. Abdurraqib seeks the deeper truths of A Tribe Called Quest; truths that—like the low end, the bass—are not simply heard in the head, but felt in the chest. More »

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
5pm | TEMPE | CHARLES J. BABBITT | BIRDING ARIZONA: WHAT TO KNOW, WHERE TO GO | Third-generation Arizonan Charles J. Babbitt shares his guide for beginning and experienced birders who want to enjoy some of the best bird watching in Arizona. Arizona is recognized as one of America's foremost birding destinations, with almost half of all the birds of North America seen in our state. Birders come from across the country to see our local birds and the occasional Mexican rarity. This book features some of the best birding locations in Arizona, with maps and descriptions of the birds that can be seen at each site. 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.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
2pm | PHOENIX | RITA CONNELLY | ARIZONA CHIMICHANGAS | Join author Rita Connelly as she presents recipes and behind-the-scenes stories from the Grand Canyon State's beloved chimichangas. Many claim to be the first to turn a plain burrito into a crispy chimichanga, but everyone agrees that it happened in Arizona. Fried to golden brown perfection at iconic restaurants like Casa Molina, El Charro, and Macayo's, these crunchy wonders are favorites from Flagstaff to Bisbee, Safford to Yuma and all parts in between. Discover the disputed history of how chimichangas got their name and whether Chinese immigrants really invented them. Learn what goes into making a chimi, down to creating the perfect tortilla, as well as the variety of creative ingredients—from seafood to strawberries—that have been wrapped up in this delightful dish. More »
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 the 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 will conduct this workshop. No previous singing experience required. Cost: $25. Register and pre-pay at 480.730.0205. More »

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | BILL KONGISBERG | THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS | The multi award-winning author of Openly Straight and Honestly Ben shares his latest. It's summer in Phoenix and seventeen-year-old Maximo offers to help Jordan, a fellow high school student, with the food truck that belonged to Jordan's deceased father—which may be the only thing standing between homelessness for Jordan and his mom. The boys are strongly attracted to each other, but as their romance develops it is threatened by the secrets they are hiding—and by the racism and homophobia of those around them. More »

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | CLAIRE EVANS | BROAD BAND: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WOMEN WHO MADE THE INTERNET |
VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans finally gives the women who brought you the internet—written out of history, until now—their proper due with her breakthrough history of the women who made the internet what it is today. The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha-nerds and "bro"grammers. But female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation. In fact, women turn up at the very beginning of every important wave in technology. They may have been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don't even realize, but they have always been part of the story. This inspiring call to action shines a light on the bright minds whom history forgot, and shows us how they will continue to shape our world in ways we can no longer ignore. Co-presented by ASU's School for the Future of Innovation in Society. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI | THE FORK, THE WITCH, AND THE WORM | The #1 New York Times bestselling author presents his collection of brand-new stories set in the world of Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle. More »

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, a brief, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of My Sister, the Serial Killer 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 | ROBIN MARTY | HANDBOOK FOR A POST-ROE AMERICA | Writer, reporter, and activist Robin Marty discusses her latest, Handbook for a Post-Roe America, a comprehensive and user-friendly manual for understanding and preparing for the looming changes to reproductive rights law, and getting the healthcare you need—by any means necessary. The only guidebook of its kind, Handbook for a Post-Roe America includes an extensive, detailed resource guide for all pregnant people (whether cis, trans, or non-binary) of clinics, action groups, abortion funds, and practical support groups in each state, so wherever you live, you can get involved. Co-presented by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Arizona Section, and NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona. More »

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every fourth Thursday. More »
10am-12pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH AMY SILVERMAN | "MORNING MEMOIR" |
Amy Silverman (My Heart Can't Even Believe It) presents a ten-session workshop series. Start the day with stories. Designed for everyone from published authors to secret journal-keepers, this workshop offers prompts and advice to get you writing, as well as a constructive, comfortable setting in which to share your work. Class size is limited. Cost: $250 per person, for 10 sessions. Register online. More »
5:30pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at janiemae1083@gmail.com.
SOLD OUT | 6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH AMY SILVERMAN AND DEBORAH SUSSMAN | "MOTHERS WHO WRITE" | Amy Silverman (My Heart Can't Even Believe It) and Deborah Sussman (ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) present a ten-session workshop series. Motherhood is the only experience necessary in this workshop for writers of all ages and levels of experience. Cost: $200 per person, for 10 sessions. This workshop is sold out. More »

FRIDAY, MARCH 1
7pm | TEMPE | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY FEATURING CHRISTINE SWANBERG | WILD FRUITION | Visiting poet Christine Swanberg reads from her newest collection. Wild Fruition: Sonnets, Spells, and Other Incantations casts a wide net. More »

SATURDAY, MARCH 2
ALL DAY | PHOENIX / TEMPE | BUS RIDE TO THE TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS | Join us for a bus ride to and from the Tucson Festival of Books with fellow book lovers all while avoiding driving, traffic, and parking! The day begins with coffee and pastries at your chosen pickup location. Please meet at 6:45am in Phoenix and 7:15am in Tempe. We will arrive in Tucson for the 9:30am opening. The bus will be hosted by one of our fabulous booksellers. Enjoy the book festival at your leisure, deciding how to spend your time independent of the store. We will meet again at 5:45pm to get on the bus and return to Phoenix/Tempe. More »
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH BRIDGET HEOS | ARRR, MUSTACHE BABY |
Join us for a special storytime with author Bridget Heos (Mustache Baby series). Arrr, babies! Mustache Baby and his first mate Beard Baby set sail on the high seas and turn into big bad pirates in this newest addition to the popular Mustache Baby books! In this swashbuckling tale, Mustache Baby and Beard Baby work hard to recover stolen treasure and convince baby buccaneers Captain Kid and Short John Silver to go legit. But when the scallywags refuse to play nice, Billy and Javier see red and go rogue, turning into bad guy pirates themselves. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | DRAGON PEARL |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Yoon Ha Lee's Dragon Pearl. Club Read Badge Members: Get three points for attending the meeting and one point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands Bookstore. Don't have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! 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.
4pm | PHOENIX | THOMAS MALLON | LANDFALL | The author of 10 novels, including Henry and Clara, Dewey Defeats Truman, Fellow Travelers, and Watergate, shares his latest. Set during the tumultuous middle of the George W. Bush years—amid the twin catastrophes of the Iraq insurgency and Hurricane Katrina—Landfall brings Thomas Mallon's cavalcade of contemporary American politics, which began with Watergate and continue with Finale, to a vivid and emotional climax. More »