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THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
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 Thursdays, January 16, 23, and 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | CREATIVE PRACTICE | Facilitated by Amy Silverman (co-founder of Mothers Who Write, Bar Flies and Fly Paper), each session of this four-week workshop will feature a guest instructor and a different exercise, along with a chance to work on your writing. From vision boards to time management tips, we’ll give you tips to help you make your New Year’s resolutions stick. Instructors include Cindy Dach, Kathy Cano-Murillo, and Deborah Sussman. Space is limited. Cost: $125 per person, for four sessions. Co-presented by Fly Paper. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | DAVE CLARK | PHOENIX BEER: A HISTORY RISING TO NEW PEAKS | An interactive beer sampling and deep-dive into the local brewing scene of Phoenix! Dave Clark, author of Phoenix Beer: A History Rising to New Peaks, will lead you on a beer-inspired journey to discuss many of your favorite local breweries, how they came to be, and the story of the people behind them. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ABIGAIL JOHNSON IN CONVERSATION WITH SUZANNE YOUNG | EVERY OTHER WEEKEND | The local author discusses her latest novel with YA author Suzanne Young (Girls with Sharp Sticks). Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives. But when one’s life begins to mend while the other’s spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed. More »

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
7pm | PHOENIX | MELISSA HARTWIG URBAN | THE WHOLE30 FRIENDS & FAMILY | Five-time New York Times bestselling author Melissa Hartwig Urban presents her latest Whole30 cookbook featuring menus and recipes for everyday social occasions, from birthday parties to baby showers, movie night, tailgating, and more. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
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.
6-8pm | PHOENIX | COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES WITH MODERN TIMES BEER | Love coloring and craft beer? Join us for a Modern Times Coloring Night! Our Modern Times representative will be on hand with coloring pages, crayons, and markers. There will be stickers, swag, and extended Happy Hour pricing for all Modern Times beers! 21 and over. More »

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
3:30pm | TEMPE | ADA ANBAR | WHEN LOVE MEETS DEMENTIA: FRONTOTEMPORAL DEGENERATION AND THE FAMILY | Ada Anbar presents her late husband’s cruel struggle with FTD and how it affected the entire family. It’s the story of a loving couple married for 61 years who became victims of a vicious brain disease that destroys a person’s personality, judgment, and relationships, a disease often misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem, until recent medical innovations found the real cause—a degenerative process in the brain. More »

MONDAY, JANUARY 13
6:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | DRINK AND DRAW | Our own 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: $10 per person. Purchase day of/at the door in Phoenix. More »
6:30–8:30pm | TEMPE | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your poems with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.
6:30pm | PHOENIX | MIND YOUR BUSINESS BOOK CLUB | GIVE AND TAKE | Join us for “Mind Your Business,” a book club for business leaders, managers, entrepreneurs—anyone interested in the art and science of doing business! On the second Monday of each month, Javelina CEO Catherine Alonzo leads a discussion of a business book at Changing Hands Phoenix, home of our First Draft Book Bar. This month’s book is Give and Take by Adam Grant, a groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of Originals. More »

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH SEÑORA LIBROS | Join us for interactive bilingual storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | JOANNA RUTH MEYER (BEYOND THE SHADOWED EARTH) AND CHARLIE HOLMBERG (THE WILL AND THE WILDS) | YA authors Joanna Ruth Meyer and Charlie Holmberg visit Tempe to celebrate the release of their latest novels. Moderated by YA author Hanna Howard. More »

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
7pm | PHOENIX | DANIEL LEVITIN | SUCCESSFUL AGING | Neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin (The Organized Mind, This Is Your Brain on Music) presents his new book, providing insights to what happens in our brains as we age, why we should think about health span instead of life span, and what you can do to make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today—no matter how old you are now. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
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 Thursdays, January 23 and 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | BEVERLY JANE PHILLIPS | HATTIE’S BOOK: A WOMAN’S LIFE IN A CITY’S HISTORY | Beverly Jane Phillips, author of Hattie’s Book, A Woman’s Life in a City’s History, discusses the life of Hattie Kay Williams and the history of racism in the United States. Hattie lived on the South Side of Chicago her whole life and was dedicated to helping her neighbors with both charity and political action. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | BRAD LANCASTER | RAINWATER HARVESTING | Join us for “Turn Water Scarcity into Abundance by Planting the Rain,” a presentation by Brad Lancaster, author of the revised full-color editions of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1 and 2 and co-author of Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living. Learn how to easily and joyfully harvest free on-site waters such as rainwater, stormwater, greywater, even air conditioning condensate to grow wild food forests, living air conditioners, and more! More »

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
6-8pm | TEMPE | CREATIVE NON-FICTION REVIEW | First meeting of a critique group. RSVP to Al Fournier, algahman@gmail.com.
7:30pm | PHOENIX | COWBOY BOOTS TO THE REVOLUTION | ALL STAR SPOKEN WORD EVENT | All star spoken word event with special performances by Rachel Egboro, Angelica Lindsey-Ali, Rep. Jen Longdon, Molly McCloy, and many others. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, WOLVES BEHIND THEM ALL | Teens meet to discuss Laura Ruby’s Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All, the story of two young women—one living, one dead—dealing with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream during WWII. More »
4pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KIERSTEN WHITE IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDRA BRACKEN | CHOSEN | Kiersten White discusses the second novel in her bestselling series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in conversation with YA author Alexandra Bracken. More »
5:30-8pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at janiemae1083@gmail.com.
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.
6:30pm | PHOENIX | CHRISTINA BARRUETA | ARIZONA WINE | Freelance food and travel writer Christina Barrueta discusses her new book about Arizona’s extensive wine history. Arizona’s flourishing wine industry may surprise those who think of the Grand Canyon State as a desert landscape dotted with cacti. From the high-country vineyards of the Verde Valley to the rolling plateaus of Sonoita and Wilcox, pioneering winemakers are producing nationally acclaimed, award-winning wines. More »  
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