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6pm | TEMPE | JIM BELL | THE EARTH BOOK | ASU planetary scientist Jim Bell discusses his new book, a photo-rich chronological history of Earth science. Join Bell as he explores 250 wide-ranging milestones in the history of our home planet, from the birth of our planet some 4.54 billion years ago to a glimpse into what the near and far future might hold. The timeline covers such diverse topics as the birth of the Moon, the oldest signs of life on Earth, the first mines, the invention of agriculture, women in Earth science, reaching the South Pole, plant genetics, earthlike exoplanets, and rising CO2 levels. Some of the key scientists and inventors from around the world who have shaped our modern understanding of planet Earth—such as Leonardo da Vinci and Johannes Kepler—are also included. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | KRISTIN GRADY GILGER AND JULIA WALLACE | THERE’S NO CRYING IN NEWSROOMS | Kristin Grady Gilger and Julia Wallace, both faculty at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, discuss and sign copies of their book about women newsroom leaders. There’s No Crying in Newsrooms tells the stories of remarkable women who broke through barrier after barrier at media organizations around the country over the past four decades. The female pioneers in There’s No Crying in Newsrooms have many lessons to teach about what it takes to succeed in media or any other male-dominated organization, and their message is more important now than ever before. More »

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. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, September 12, 19, and 26. More info: FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Phoenix at 10am on Thursdays, September 12, 19, and 26. More »
SOLD OUT | 10am-12pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | AMY SILVERMAN | MORNING MEMOIR | Amy Silverman (My Heart Can’t Even Believe It) presents a ten-session workshop series. Start the day with stories. Designed for everyone from published authors to secret journal-keepers, this workshop offers prompts and advice to get you writing, as well as a constructive, comfortable setting in which to share your work. Class size is limited. Cost: $250 per person, for ten sessions. More »
5:30pm | TEMPE | GETTING INVOLVED 101 | Volunteer orientation with HandsOn Greater Phoenix. A one-time tax deductible activation donation of $25 applies to ages 19 and older. Info: 602.973.2212 x231 or handsonphoenix.org.
SOLD OUT | 6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | AMY SILVERMAN & DEBORAH SUSSMAN | MOTHERS WHO WRITE | Amy Silverman (My Heart Can’t Even Believe It) and Deborah Sussman (ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) present a ten-session workshop series. Motherhood is the only experience necessary in this workshop for writers of all ages and levels of experience. From published authors to secret journal-keepers, “Mothers Who Write” offers prompts and advice to get you started, as well as a constructive, comfortable setting in which to workshop your writing. Cost: $250 per person, for ten sessions. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | MARIKA MEEKS | INCREDIBULL STELLA: HOW THE LOVE OF A PIT BULL RESCUED A FAMILY | Meet co-author Marika Meeks —and Stella—at Changing Hands Phoenix as Meeks discusses and signs copies of her book, the inspiring story of how she survived cancer but didn’t learn to live again until she adopted Stella. More »
7pm | TEMPE | H. LEE BARNES | LIFE IS A COUNTRY WESTERN SONG | In these twelve stories, Barnes writes of vastness and distance, of the separate, small inches and whole histories that occupy equal measures of the western spirit. Each of the stories in Life Is a Country Western Song reveals a character longing to close a gap, or who, for better and for worse, has come to terms with estrangement and exile. A divorcee rekindles a doomed romance over the internet; a locksmith absorbs broken dreams in foreclosed homes; a boy learns how to love and hate in Juarez, Mexico; because he has no one else, a Nevada Patrolman confides his marital troubles to a dog. More »

9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Join us for a bonus storytime with Mr. Tom for toddlers and infants. More »
Bestselling author and illustrator Ryan Higgins presents a special storytime and booksigning for the latest installment of his award-winning Mother Bruce series. Bruce’s home is already a full house. But when a big storm brings all his woodland neighbors knocking, he’ll have to open his door to a crowd of animals in need of shelter-whether he likes it or not. More »
7pm | TEMPE | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY | Join us for Friday Poetry at Changing Hands Tempe. Tonight is an open reading. Readers may bring 3 pages (double-spaced) of poetry to share. More »

10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | MAXIMILLIAN FLY | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Angie Sage’s Maximillian Fly. This compelling novel delves into family dynamics and themes of prejudice, making the case for tolerance, empathy, and understanding. Club Read Badge Members: Get three points for attending the meeting and one point for purchasing the month’s pick from Changing Hands Bookstore. 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.

10am-12pm | PHOENIX | STITCH-IN | Join us at Changing Hands Phoenix for Stitch-In. Inspired by the Tiny Pricks Project (@tinypricksproject), Sew Many Comments (@sewmanycomments), and countless other artists and activists using embroidery to make political points, we’re gathering our needles and thread and heading to First Draft to stitch and bitch. Drink a mimosa or two, or a latte or three. Whether you’re an embroidery pro or have never tried, all are welcome. Embroidery kits will be available for sale, or bring your own stitching project. Registration is free. More »
3-5pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | KIDS INTERFAITH EXPERIENCE | Kids ages 7-12 are invited to learn about four major world religions: Islam, Sikhism, Judaism, and Hinduism. Discover the origins of each, learn basic belief structures and practices, and celebrate cultural aspects like language and music. Kids will also discuss and celebrate cultural and religious differences, and the commonalities many faith traditions share. They’ll even learn to write their names in the languages traditionally associated with each faith! The founders of Kids Interfaith Experience believe that when children come together in love and understanding, no hate can keep them apart. Join them in building bonds of friendship, understanding, and love. Cost: $10 per child, ages 7-12. Purchase online. More »
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