June Events at Changing Hands

June 2013
Khaled Hosseini
6/9 | NEW VENUE & TIME Meet Khaled Hosseini, international bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns
Lisa Lenard-Cook Ken Robinson Bill Konigsberg
6/3 | Lisa Lenard-Cook: Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir CANCELED Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element 6/6 | Lambda Literary Award-winning teen author Bill Konigsberg
Rhonda Riley ACMRS Community Music Night
6/10 | Rhonda Riley visits with her acclaimed debut novel 6/13 | The next "Fearless Females" talk from the ACMRS 6/14 | See local artists perform at Community Music Night
Tom Leveen Sara Pennak and Quentin Wheeler Neil Gaiman
6/19 | Writing authentic young adult voice with author Tom Leveen 6/24 | 100 new species with Sara Pennak and Quentin Wheeler 6/26 | Offsite: legendary bestseller Neil Gaiman presents new novel
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SATURDAY, JUNE 1
10am | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME | LITTLE CRITTER | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Mercer Mayer's Little Critter!
2pm | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | CASE FILE 13: ZOMBIE KID | Club Read members gather to eat free pizza and discuss Case File 13: Zombie Kid by J. Scott Savage, who attends via Skype. More »
5:30-8:30pm | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | Tarot reader James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More info at 602.840.2222.
7pm | ANNE RODGERS | KISS AND TELL | Former journalist Anne Rodgers shares her book Kiss and Tell: Secrets of Desire from Women 15 to 97. More »

SUNDAY, JUNE 2
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 3
7pm | LISA LENARD-COOK | FIND YOUR STORY, WRITE YOUR MEMOIR | Award-winning author Lisa Lenard-Cook presents her book Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir. More »
CANCELED | 7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO | Postponed until September. More info: carlastro@fastq.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4
CANCELED 7pm | KEN ROBINSON | FINDING YOUR ELEMENT | #1 New York Times bestseller Sir Ken Robinson, whose TED talk is the most-watched in the organization's history, visits with his new book Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 6
7pm | TEEN EVENT | BILL KONISGBERG | OPENLY STRAIGHT | Lambda Literary Award-winner Bill Konigsberg presents his new teen novel Openly Straight. More »

FRIDAY, JUNE 7
7pm | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY | Local poets share selections from their own collections. Participants: please bring no more than three typed double-spaced pages of your work. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 8
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PUPPET STORYTIME | Enjoy crafts and an interactive puppet storytime with storyteller Alana.
1-1:45pm | KIDS DRAWING CLASS | Graphic designer and drawing instructor Jennifer Allen shows kids, ages five through eight, basic drawing techniques. Using Learning to Draw Winnie the Pooh, she'll teach kids how to recreate Disney's classic honey-loving bear. More »
2-2:45pm | TWEEN AND TEEN DRAWING CLASS | Graphic designer and drawing instructor Jennifer Allen shows kids, ages nine and up, basic drawing techniques. Using Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, she'll teach kids how to recreate their favorite comic book heroes. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzie Coggins. "Your Angels are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9
11am | GETTING INVOLVED 101 | New volunteer orientation with HandsOn Greater Phoenix. Learn more about how to get involved in volunteer programs offered in partnership with hundreds of organizations across the Valley. A one-time tax deductible activation donation of $25 applies to ages 19 and older. More info at 602.973.2212 x237 or handsonphoenix.org.
NEW TIME & VENUE 1pm | KHALED HOSSEINI | AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED | International bestseller Khaled Hosseini, the Afghani author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns (both of which spent nearly a year on the bestseller lists), presents his first new novel in six years, And the Mountains Echoed, at Dobson High School. More »
1-2pm | SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS | Basic sign language classes with Cindy Ashcraft, a teacher of hearing impaired children. Classes are held every second and fourth Sunday, unless otherwise noted, and cover basic vocabulary and conversation. Open for children, teens, and adults. More info: Cindy at cindydavid4@gmail.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 10
7pm | RHONDA RILEY | THE ENCHANTED LIFE OF ADAM HOPE | Rhonda Riley presents her debut novel The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, which bestselling author Lauren Groff (The Monsters of Templeton) calls "the most resonant and touching love story I've read in a very long time." More »
7-8:30PM | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your original poems once a month with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11
7pm | DISCUSSION | JOSEPH BORTNIAK | RELATIONSHIPS AND STUFF | Natural psychic, life coach, and animal communicator Joseph Bortniak, author of Standing in Truth, discusses how you can navigate various relationships — both good and bad — with family, friends, colleagues, animal companions, intimate partners, and even yourself. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 13
7pm | FEARLESS FEMALES TALK | CORA FOX | THE SINGLE WOMAN'S GUIDE TO RENAISSANCE ENGLAND | Cora Fox, Associate Professor of English at ASU, hosts "The Single Woman's Guide to Renaissance England: Isabella Whitney, a Very Early Female Poet." It's the next talk in the popular series "Fearless Females: The Audacious and Feisty Women of the Middle Ages" from the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS). More »

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 | HAPPY FLAG DAY!
6:30-8:30pm | COMMUNITY MUSIC NIGHT | Local and independent artists present family-friendly musical acts representing a variety of styles. Interested in presenting? Please contact Pinna at pinna.joseph@changinghands.com, send a CD/DVD to the store (attn: Pinna), or email a link to your music or a video online. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 15
5:30-8:30pm | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | Tarot reader James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More info at 602.840.2222.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 | HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
10:30am-Noon | SOCRATES CAFÉ | A philosophical discussion group based on Socrates Café by Christopher Phillips. More info: wyshep@gmail.com.
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 17
CANCELED 7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO | Postponed until September. More info: carlastro@fastq.com.
7pm | ALFREDO GUTIERREZ: TO SIN AGAINST HOPE | Immigration advocate Alfredo Gutierrez, former Arizona State Senator and gubernatorial candidate, presents To Sin Against Hope. More »

TUESDAY, JUNE 18
7pm | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW | This summer, get out of the heat and prepare to laugh with non-profit comedy troupe Off the Cuff, which performs an interactive high-energy, family-friendly show created from audience suggestions. More »

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
6:30-8:30pm | WRITING WORKSHOP | TOM LEVEEN | WAKING UP IS MELODRAMATIC: HOW TO WRITE AUTHENTIC YA VOICE | Tom Leveen, teen novelist and a local youth theater producer, hosts a workshop to show participants how ot write authentic young adult (YA) "voice." More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
7-8pm | WRITING WORKSHOP | TOOLS AND METHODS OF THE 21ST CENTURY WRITER | Digitial business strategist Evo Terra and Phoenix Social Media Club founder Jeff Moriarty present the tools today's writers need in their arsenal. More »

FRIDAY, JUNE 21
7pm | DISCUSSION | SYD HOFFMAN AND DEE MCCAFFREY | LOSE WEIGHT NOW! | Health and wellness educator Syd Hoffman, author of All-Day Energy, and organic chemist and nutritionist Dee McCaffrey, author of The Science of Skinny, visit to discuss their favorite summer healthy living strategies for you and your family. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 22
5:30-8:30pm | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | Tarot reader James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More info at 602.840.2222.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23
1-2pm | SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS | Basic sign language classes with Cindy Ashcraft, a teacher of hearing impaired children. Classes are held every second and fourth Sunday, unless otherwise noted, and cover basic vocabulary and conversation. Open for children, teens, and adults. More info: Cindy at cindydavid4@gmail.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 24
7pm | SARA PENNAK AND QUENTIN WHEELER | WHAT ON EARTH? | Quentin Wheeler and Sara Pennak of the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University present their book What on Earth?: 100 of Our Planet's Most Amazing New Species. More »

TUESDAY, JUNE 25
7pm | BARRY LINDSTROM | CONTAGIOUS OPTIMISM | Adaptive design scientist Barry Lindstrom presents Contagious Optimism: Uplifting Stories and Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking. More »

WEDNEDSAY, JUNE 26
6pm | OFFSITE EVENT | NEIL GAIMAN | THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE | As part of his last US book tour ever, #1 legendary bestseller and Newbery Medal-winner Neil Gaiman visits with The Ocean at the End of the Lane, his first novel for adults since Anansi Boys. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 27
6pm | WRITERS ROUNDTABLE | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers once a month. RVSP (required) and more info at shariannegaylee@gmail.com.
7-8:30pm | WORKSHOP | PINNA JOSEPH | CHANTING, RELAXATION, AND THE POWER OF VIBRATION | Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts a workshop on realizing the power of your voice. More »

FRIDAY, JUNE 28
7pm | DENISE ROESSLE | SECOND-CHANCE MOTHER | Freelance writer Denise Roessle presents her independently-published memoir Second-Chance Mother. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 29
4pm | FAMILY EVENT | BEDTIME MATH PAJAMA PARTY | What does "bedtime + pajamas + math" equal? A bedtime math pajama party at Changing Hands! Put on your favorite PJs and join us for games and prizes as we read Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck, who attends via Skype. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 30
5:30-8:30pm | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | Tarot reader James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More info at 602.840.2222.

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Ron Carlson: Return to Oakpine

7PM TUESDAY, JULY 30

Return to OakpineRon CarlsonAward-winning novelist Ron Carlson, former Arizona State University Creative Writing Program Director, visits with his new book Return to Oakpine (hardcover, $25.95).

EVENT DETAILS | Ticket (admits two) is free when you purchase Return to Oakpine from Changing Hands. More »
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Code Name Verity

by Elizabeth Wein | Paperback, $9.99 »

Code Name Verity "When a plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France with two teenage girls inside, one of the girls is captured and tortured by the Gestapo. Yet, what emerges when Julia is forced to spill her secrets is not British spy codes, but the history of the two friends. I love that this YA novel is all about friendship instead of romance. Plus, Maddie and Julia are amazing, starring in pilot and spy roles traditionally reserved for men. Wein's heartbreaking novel is a story of courage, sacrifice, and loyalty in the face of overwhelming brutality. Fans of The Book Thief will devour this refreshing tale full of surprising twists and brilliant characters." —Camilla

 

Every Contact Leaves a Trace

by Elanor Dymott | Hardcover, $26.95 »

Every Contact Leaves a Trace "It has always struck me as a curious part of human nature that we should wonder, to the point of obsession, about the pasts of the people we care most deeply about. Underneath this is the question of how much we really can know about another person, but perhaps more importantly how much we really have a right to know. The protagonist in our novel, Alex, finds himself faced with questions such as these after the murder of his wife, and learns from her death much more of her past than she would ever have told him in her life. Every Contact Leaves a Trace is the moving, honest, occasionally heartwrenching story of Alex's journey to discover what really happened to his wife, and to reconcile what he learns with the love they held for each other." —Em

 

Dad is Fat

by Jim Gaffigan | Hardcover, $25 »

Dad is Fat "Jim Gaffigan is the silly-voiced stand-up comic famous for his quips on Hot Pockets, manatees, and McDonald's. Before picking up Dad is Fat, I figured that after ten pages the book would make a decent doorstop. I was wrong — I laughed my face off! Either Jim hired a ghostwriter, or he really knows how to write! This cry-for-help memoir shares the heaven and hell of raising five children in a small two-bedroom apartment, and trust me, the comedy material never stops. If you've watched Jim's stand-up, you know his comedic voices, which makes the Grand Canyon family trip story (my favorite) pure Gaffigan gold! If it's laughter you're after, then Dad Is Fat is worth the read." —Eddie

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