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Kids Harry Potter Party

Kids' Harry Potter Party

SATURDAY, JULY 27
1-4PM IN PHOENIX

Attention muggles, wizards, and witches! Join us for our fourth annual Kids' Harry Potter Party.

Drop your name in the Goblet of Fire to compete in our Triwizard Tournament activities. Champions will enjoy butterbeer, a design-your-own-dragon craft, tea-leaf readings -- and freeze-dance at our flash Yule Ball! More »
Club Read TAB Harry Potter
Tweens meet at both stores to discuss Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers Teens meet to discuss We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal Join us in Phoenix for our annual Harry Potter parties
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Summer Reading Passport
Explore the wondrous worlds found in books with Changing Hands Summer Reading programs for kids, toddlers, and babies.
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ALL MONTH
PHOENIX / TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | FIND WALDO LOCAL | Join us for a month-long scavenger hunt to find Waldo in 20+ participating Phoenix and Tempe businesses. Get your "passport" at either Changing Hands location and get it stamped when you find the Waldo standee in each store. Earn enough stamps and win prizes! More »

TUESDAY, JULY 2
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Tempe at 10:15am on Tuesdays, July 16, 23, and 30. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 4 | HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
TEMPE | CLOSED | Changing Hands Tempe is closed to observe the holiday.
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 with Mr. Tom. 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, July 11, 18, and 25. 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, July 11, 18, and 25. More »
5pm | PHOENIX | EARLY CLOSING | First Draft Book Bar and Changing Hands Phoenix close early at 5pm to observe the holiday.

SATURDAY, JULY 6
10am | OFFSITE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CURIOUS GEORGE | Bring the kiddos and your camera to Tempe Public Library for pictures and a special storytime with the one and only Curious George! Location: Tempe Public Library, 3500 South Rural Road, Suite 202, Tempe 85282. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | GREYSTONE SECRETS #1: THE STRANGERS |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Margaret Peterson Haddix's Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers. Chess has always been the protector over his younger siblings, Emma loves math, and Finn does what Finn does best—acting silly and being adored. They've been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom. But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children reach the Greystone kids, and they're shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers. The other kids share their same first and middle names. They're the same ages. They even have identical birthdays. Who, exactly, are these strangers? Before Chess, Emma, and Finn can question their mom about it, she takes off on a sudden work trip and leaves them in the care of Ms. Morales and her daughter, Natalie. But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down. 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 »

TUESDAY, JULY 9
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH SEÑORA LIBROS | Join us for interactive bilingual storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 11
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 with Mr. Tom. 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, July 18 and 25. 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, July 18 and 25. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 13
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CURIOUS GEORGE | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the one and only Curious George! More »

TUESDAY, JULY 16
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Tempe at 10:15am on Tuesdays, July 23 and 30. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 18
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 with Mr. Tom. 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, July 25. 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 Thursday, July 25. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 20
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | WE HUNT THE FLAME | Teens meet to discuss Hafsah Faizal's We Hunt the Flame. Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame—first in the Sands of Arawiya duology—is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands. Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. Both Zafira and Nasir are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be. War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the sultan on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine. More »

TUESDAY, JULY 23
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Tempe at 10:15am on Tuesday, July 30. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 25
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 with Mr. Tom. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 27
1-4pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | KIDS' HARRY POTTER PARTY Attention muggles, wizards, and witches! Join us for our fourth annual Kids' Harry Potter Party. Drop your name in the Goblet of Fire to compete in our Triwizard Tournament activities. Champions will enjoy butterbeer, a design-your-own-dragon craft, tea-leaf readings — and freeze-dance at our flash Yule Ball! Cost: $12 plus fees, per child. Register online. Ideal for ages 8-14. More »

TUESDAY, JULY 30
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
 
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To Night Owl From Dogfish

Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers

by Margaret Peterson Haddix | Hardcover, $17.99 »
 

What makes you you?

The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his younger siblings, Emma loves math, and Finn does what Finn does best—acting silly and being adored. They’ve been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom.

But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children reach the Greystone kids, and they’re shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers. The other kids share their same first and middle names. They’re the same ages. They even have identical birthdays. Who, exactly, are these strangers?

Before Chess, Emma, and Finn can question their mom about it, she takes off on a sudden work trip and leaves them in the care of Ms. Morales and her daughter, Natalie. But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2pm. More info »

Club Read WHAT IS CLUB READ?
Great books, prize giveaways, tasty treats, author visits and more — it's all part of our free Club Read program for kids, and you're invited! We meet once a month to discuss a book, do some fun activities, and have a great time. Sign up today (it's free!) and start earning points towards all kinds of cool prizes. More info »
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Aurora Rising

We Hunt the Flame

by Hafsah Faizal | Hardcover, $18.99 »

Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, Hafsah Faizal's We Hunt the Flamefirst in the Sands of Arawiya duology—is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.

People lived because she killed. People died because he lived.

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. Both Zafira and Nasir are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the sultan on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 3pm. More info »

TAB TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.)
Every month, teens ages 12 to 18 meet at Changing Hands to discuss the month's YA pick and select the next month's pick. Many months, we also have live and Skype author visits! More info »
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