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MONDAY, JANUARY 8
6:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | DRINK AND DRAW | First Draft Book Bar presents a night of drinking and drawing for all skill levels, featuring a local model for a three-hour pose. Bring your own supplies. Cost: $8. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your poems with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6pm | PHOENIX | ARCHAEOLOGY CAFÉ — PHOENIX UNDERGROUND | LECTURE WITH MICHAEL LINDEMAN, PH.D.: "ARCHAEOLOGY UNDER THE DOWNTOWN STREETS (AND RUNWAYS)" |
Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café, where experts share their latest research on Phoenix's deep and diverse history in a jargon-free zone. In this second in a series of talks focused on "Phoenix underground," Dr. Lindeman shares his experiences leading archaeological excavations both downtown and under the runways of Sky Harbor Airport. Presented by Archaeology Southwest, a nonprofit organization working across the Southwest to explore and protect the places of our past. More »

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10
7pm | PHOENIX | FOUND IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB | BEYOND THE RICE FIELDS | Whether you're a seasoned traveler, a voracious reader, or a dreamer who wants to see the world, all are invited to our newest book club focused on international literature. The Found in Translation Book Club will delve into a work of international literature in a small-group setting, while enjoying coffee, beer, or wine drinks from First Draft Book Bar, located inside Changing Hands Phoenix. This month we discuss Beyond the Rice Fields by Naivo. The first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English, Naivo's magisterial Beyond the Rice Fields delves into the upheavals of the nation's past as it confronted Christianity and modernity, through the twin narratives of a slave and his master's daughter. More »
7pm | TEMPE | ANNETTE MCGIVNEY | PURE LAND: A TRUE STORY OF THREE LIVES, THREE CULTURES, AND THE SEARCH FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH | The award-winning journalist shares the story of the most brutal murder in the history of the Grand Canyon and how her quest to investigate the victim's life and death wound up guiding the author through her own life-threatening crisis. On this journey stretching from the southern tip of Japan to the bottom of Grand Canyon, and into the ugliest aspects of human behavior, Pure Land offers proof of the healing power of nature and the resiliency of the human spirit. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | JOANNA RUTH MEYER | BENEATH THE HAUNTING SEA |
Sixteen-year-old Talia was born to a life of certainty and luxury, destined to become Empress of half the world. But when an ambitious rival seizes power, she and her mother are banished to a nowhere province on the far edge of the Northern Sea. It is here, in the drafty halls of Ruen-Dahr, that Talia discovers family secrets, a melancholy boy who suffers from troubling visions of her future, and a mysterious jar of starlight. On these shores, the eerie melody of the sea is stronger than ever, unearthing long-buried tales of the Goddess Rahn. The more dark truths that she exposes about the gods' history—and her own—the more the waves call to her, and it may be her destiny to answer. In conversation with Amy Trueblood. More »

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12
6pm | PHOENIX | STEVEN STRALSER | MBA IN A DAY 2.0: WHAT YOU WOULD LEARN AT TOP-TIER BUSINESS SCHOOLS (IF YOU ONLY HAD THE TIME!) | Thunderbird Professor Emeritus Steven Stralser discusses and signs his newly-updated classic business bestseller. MBA in a Day 2.0 tackles essential business concepts and delivers them in a simple and engaging manner, leading readers through the basics of business as found in top-tier MBA programs. Topics include management, finance, accounting, marketing, ethics, corporate social responsibility, digital marketing, information technology, globalization, and more. More »
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY | Join us for Friday Poetry at Changing Hands Tempe. Tonight is an open reading. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: PETER RABBIT | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the classic children's book character Peter Rabbit. More »
SOLD OUT | 3pm | OFFSITE | PETE SOUZA | OBAMA: AN INTIMATE
PORTRAIT | Join us for a talk and slideshow presentation with former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza. He'll discuss and sign his gorgeous national bestseller Obama: An Intimate Portrait, a visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, presented in an oversize, 12" x 10" exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself. Location: Mesa Arts Center (Ikeda Theater) 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201. Ticket Package 1: $60, one (1) hardcover copy of Obama: An Intimate Portrait and admission for one (1) person. Ticket Package 2: $65, one (1) hardcover copy of Obama: An Intimate Portrait and admission for two (2) people. 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.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15
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, JANUARY 16
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »
7pm | TEMPE | B. B. MONTGOMERY | LOVE IS A DAM MYSTERY & A FAST AFFAIR |
Local author B. B. Montgomery visits with her latest independently-published romance novels, Love is a Dam Mystery and A Fast Affair. More »