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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.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TRACEY MARTIN | SUSTAINABLE IN STILETTOS | Tracey Martin discusses and signs her stylish guide to navigating the evolving world of fashion and beyond. In Sustainable in Stilettos, she explores the truth behind the current fashion industry and how doing business in a more sustainable manner would benefit everyone. She also asks readers to "step into sustainability" and transition into a more conscious, ethical, and mindful way of living—and dressing! Co-presented by ASU School of Sustainability. More »
7pm | TEMPE | KATRINA SHAWVER | HENRY: A POLISH SWIMMER'S TRUE STORY OF FRIENDSHIP FROM AUSCHWITZ TO AMERICA | Local author Katrina Shawver shares her debut, the true story of a Polish swimmer who survived three years in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and went on to live the American dream. When Katrina Shawver met eighty-five year-old Henry Zguda, he possessed an exceptional memory, a surprising cache of original documents and photos, and a knack for meeting the right people at the right time. Couched in the interview style of Tuesdays with Morrie, Henry relates his life as a champion swimmer, interrupted by three years imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a Polish political prisoner. With hope and a pragmatic sense of humor, he showed the author how to truly live for today, preferably with a shot of good Polish vodka. More »

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | SING, UNBURIED, SING | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi's past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of family bonds. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Sing, Unburied, Sing 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 | FAMILY EVENT | OLIVER JEFFERS | HERE WE ARE: NOTES FOR LIVING ON PLANET EARTH | New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers (Lost and Found, The Day the Crayons Quit) shares his latest picture book, a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child. Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it's big), or a guide to all of humanity (don't be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
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 »
7pm | PHOENIX | ALEX J. HERMOSILLO | "MESSAGES OF HOPE AND HEALING FROM HEAVEN" | The founder of the Mastery of Energy Healing center in Phoenix shares his memoir, which chronicles "his journey to Heaven through a near-death experience where he gained wisdom from the beings of Light." He shares stories and techniques which he claims can help heal others from "painful past experiences, negative thought patterns, emotional distress, and physical pain and disease." More »
7pm | TEMPE | KELLY MCNELIS | YOUR MESSY BRILLIANCE: 7 TOOLS FOR THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT WOMAN | The author and founder of Women for One presents her latest, which overturns one of the most harmful myths in our culture: that there is a recipe for perfection. There are no magic pills or formulas to get you the "perfect" life, but there's something even better: your own messy brilliance! Through a combination of personal experiences, relatable stories from everyday women, and practical wisdom, you'll learn more about the most important journey you will ever take: the journey back home to your messy brilliance. More »

 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
6-8pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | PICTURES WITH THE GRINCH | Pictures with Santa are a cool holiday need, but pictures with the Grinch are cooler indeed! Bring your camera and share a seat with Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation, while a parent or friend (or Changing Hands bookseller) takes a holiday snapshot like no other. You can also catch the Grinch Saturday morning in Tempe and at Changing Hands Phoenix Sunday (12/3). More »

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
10am-Noon | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME AND PICTURES WITH THE GRINCH | Bring your camera and share a seat with Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation, while a parent or friend (or Changing Hands bookseller) takes a holiday snapshot like no other. But be alert, in case Mr. Grinch tries to tip-toe away with your free treats while you're listening to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! You can also catch storytime and pictures with the Grinch at Changing Hands Phoenix Sunday (12/3). More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ: PASHMINA | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Nidhi Chanani's debut graphic novel Pashmina. Club Read Badge Members: Get 3 points for attending and 1 point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands. 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.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
10am-Noon | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME AND PICTURES WITH THE GRINCH | Bring your camera and share a seat with Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation, while a parent or friend (or Changing Hands bookseller) takes a holiday snapshot like no other. But be alert, in case Mr. Grinch tries to tip-toe away with your free treats while you're listening to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! More »
2-4pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | HOLIDAY CRAFTING BAZAAR | Bring the kids and join us for a Holiday Crafting Bazaar! Kids will handcraft a variety of gifts to give to friends and family with one-on-one help from instructors. Parents are welcome to watch from our own First Draft Book Bar or browse for the duration of the workshop. Cost $10 per child (ages 8-12). More »
4-5pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | PICTURES WITH THE GRINCH | Pictures with Santa are a cool holiday need, but pictures with the Grinch are cooler indeed! Bring your camera and share a seat with Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation, while a parent or friend (or Changing Hands bookseller) takes a holiday snapshot like no other. More »
6pm | PHOENIX | Changing Hands Phoenix closes early at 6pm.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4
5:30-8pm | TEMPE | YAMAHA CLAVINOVA FESTIVAL AND SEASON OF SHARING | Listen to young musicians perform Christmas songs to benefit International Health Partners, whose current project is building the first Children's Hospital in Zinga, Tanzania. Presented by East Valley Yamaha Music School. More »

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5
7pm | TEMPE | TODD MILLER | STORMING THE WALL: CLIMATE CHANGE, MIGRATION, AND HOMELAND SECURITY | Droughts last longer, floods rise higher, and super-storms become more frequent as global warming accelerates. With increasing numbers of people on the move as a result, the business of containing them—border fortification—is booming. Tonight, Todd Miller discusses and signs his book Storming the Wall, which connects the dots between climate-ravaged communities, the corporations cashing in on border militarization, and emerging movements for environmental justice and sustainability. Reporting from the flashpoints of climate clashes, and from likely sites of future battles, Miller chronicles a growing system of militarized divisions between the rich and the poor, the environmentally secure and the environmentally exposed. More »