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TUESDAY, MARCH 19
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | GIRLS WITH SHARP STICKS | Teens meet to discuss Suzanne Young's Girls with Sharp Sticks before the author event at 7pm. T.A.B. will be reading advanced copies provided by the publisher. If you are interested in reading the book beforehand and joining in our discussion on March 19, please contact our T.A.B. coordinator Leah with your request. Limited copies available. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | SUZANNE YOUNG | GIRLS WITH SHARP STICKS | The New York Times bestselling author and local high school teacher presents her new novel. The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them "better." Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. But the girls' carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what's actually happening there—and who they really are—the girls of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back. Bringing the trademark plot twists and high-octane drama that made The Program a bestselling and award-winning series, Suzanne Young launches a new series that confronts some of today's most pressing ethical questions. More »
7:30pm | OFFSITE | ANNE LAMOTT | Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of their Performing Live series. "Anne Lamott writes and speaks with self-effacing humor. She is laugh-out-loud funny. She writes about what most of us don't like to think about. In all her novels, she writes about loss; loss of loved ones and loss of personal control. She doesn't try to sugar-coat the sadness, frustration, and disappointment, but tells her stories with honesty, compassion, and a pureness of voice." Location: Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St, Mesa 85201. Tickets available at MesaArtsCenter.com. More »

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
7pm | PHOENIX | BRUCE BERGER | A DESERT HARVEST: NEW AND SELECTED ESSAYS | IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMES ANDERSON | Award-winning nonfiction writer Bruce Berger, author of the new essay collection A Desert Harvest, and James Anderson, critically-acclaimed author of The Never-Open Desert Diner, read and discuss their writing and fondness for the American desert. Friends for three decades, Berger and Anderson will explore the ways Berger's nonfiction and Anderson's fiction connect, often in surprising ways. More »
7pm | OFFSITE | NATIONAL GEO LIVE! | THOMAS PESCHAK | "WILD SEAS, SECRET SHORES" | To Thomas Peschak, sharks aren't a reason to get out of the water. They're a reason to get in. In this talk, the marine biologist-turned-National Geographic photographer takes audiences around the world with his award-winning images and engaging take on the ocean's charismatic creatures. Location: Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St, Mesa 85201. Tickets available at MesaArtsCenter.com. More »

THURSDAY, MARCH 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, March 28. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TERRY E. MILLS | A HOSPICE HEART: THE PAINFUL JOURNEY TO JOY | Terry E. Mills shares stories of patients and their journeys in hospice. She also shares the poetry that was inspired by—and written for—those with whom she traveled through uncertainty and end of life. "Terry's stories reveal the unfolding relationship between poet and patient. Their stories are waiting to be heard." More »
7pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | SOMAN CHAINANI | THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL: A CRYSTAL OF TIME | IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDRA BRACKEN | Chainani discusses the fifth installment of his New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil fantasy series in conversation with author Alexandra Bracken. More »

FRIDAY, MARCH 22
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | "DARE" | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER! Ten tellers will have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme of "Dare." Sign up on TheStoryline.org to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn and posted on the TheStoryline.org. At least two more names will be drawn at the beginning of the show. Five members of the audience will be the judges. The storyteller with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize. Cost: $6 online / $8 at the door. Register online. More »
7pm | TEMPE | ABBY MASLIN | LOVE YOU HARD | Maslin shares an inspiring story of resilience and commitment in her deeply affecting new memoir. After her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury, the couple worked together as he recovered—and they learned to love again. More »

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MIKELA PREVOST | LET'S HAVE A DOG PARTY | WITH JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL | Join us in Tempe for a special storytime with author Mikela Prevost as she reads from her debut picture book that celebrates friendship and encourages empathy. Mikela is joined by author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal. 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.



 
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