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Club Read God is Bigger than a Juice Box TAB
Tweens meet at both stores to discuss Katherine Applegate's Endling #2: The First Rebecca Nevius shares her new book, God is Bigger Than a Juice Box Teens meet to discuss Aurora Rising by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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SATURDAY, JUNE 1
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: LITTLE CRITTER | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the popular children's book character Little Critter. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | ENDLING #2: THE FIRST |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Katherine Applegate's latest novel Endling #2: The First. In this sequel to the New York Times bestselling first book—which received four starred reviews—Katherine Applegate once again delivers an action-packed middle grade fantasy with a unique setting, enthralling characters, and gripping adventure. 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, JUNE 4
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 6
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, June 13, 20, and 27. 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, June 13, 20, and 27. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 8
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: LITTLE CRITTER | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the popular children's book character Little Critter. More »

TUESDAY, JUNE 11
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, June 18 and 25. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 13
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, June 20 and 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 15
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | REBECCA NEVIUS | GOD IS BIGGER THAN A JUICE BOX | The author and illustrator shares her new book, God is Bigger Than a Juice Box, in which she "brings the bigness of God's love into a child's everyday world of juice boxes, grown ups, and imaginary things. Children ages 2-5 will learn that God loves everyone with a love so big, a heavy lifter machine can't even handle it!" More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | AURORA RISING | Teens meet to discuss Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff's Aurora Rising. The year is 2380, and star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs. But Ty's squad isn't his biggest problem—that would be Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might be the last hope for the entire galaxy. NOBODY PANIC. More »

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 | HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

TUESDAY, JUNE 18
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, June 25. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
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, June 27. 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, June 27. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 22
12pm | OFFSITE | FAMILY EVENT | SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READ-A-PALOOZA | Join us at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix for Scholastic's summer Read-a-Palooza, a campaign that celebrates reading and empowers kids to unlock book access for other kids across the country. Enjoy activities, giveaways, photos with Dog Man and Clifford the Big Red Dog, and more! Attendees are encouraged to bring gently used children's books (for ages 5-7), which will be donated to young readers in need through the library's Books for Good program. You can also donate at Changing Hands' Phoenix location June 1 through June 20. Location: Burton Barr Central Library 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004. More »

TUESDAY, JUNE 25
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 27
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 »
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To Night Owl From Dogfish

Endling #2: The First

by Katherine Applegate | Hardcover, $17.99 »
 

To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world—the endling—Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony. But the threat of war across the lands continues to grow with each passing day.

As the group confronts untold dangers at every turn, they will ultimately uncover a treacherous plot that involves the other powerful governing species. With both her dreams and all the creatures of Nedarra on the brink of extinction, Byx and her friends are determined to never give up hope.

Soon they find themselves the unlikely leaders in a simmering rebellion that risks everything they hold dear. Byx may be the last of her kind, but will she also be the first to lead the revolution?

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, June 1, 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

Aurora Rising

by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Hardcover, $18.99 »

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . .

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates 
A smart-ass tech whiz with the galaxy's biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger-management issues
A tomboy pilot who's totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty's squad isn't even his biggest problem--that'd be Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

NOBODY PANIC.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, June 15, 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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