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Shannon Messenger: Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities #8)

OFFSITE | 7PM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

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The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author presents the eighth installment of her Keeper of Lost Cities middle grade series.

Illusions shatter—and Sophie and her friends face impossible choices—in this astonishing eighth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series. 

Only this first edition includes an exclusive extra scene from Tam’s point of view as well as beautiful illustrated endpapers from Shannon Messenger.

Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities. 

And Sophie’s not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger than they imagined—and their roles have already been chosen for them.

Every clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everything—especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy. More »

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts - Theater
700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281

 

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: WILD THING | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the character from Maurice Sendack’s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. More »
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | NICHOLAS TANA | MONSTERS ARE AFRAID OF BABIES, THE KINGDOM OF GLEE, AND THE KITTEN, THE CAT, AND THE APPLE | Award-winning author Nicholas Tana presents his independently published picture books while illustrator Matthew Molleur sketches for the kids! A boy learns to face his fear of monsters after discovering that monsters are afraid of his baby sister. A mean wizard sends three monsters to torment the Kingdom of Glee led by King Gentle, with the hope of discovering why the people living there are so happy. A cat tries to entertain its bored and impatient kitten, leading to profound questions about the meaning of life, until eventually, both discover an obvious yet often overlooked answer. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | MALAMANDER | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Thomas Taylor’s Malamander, a quirky, creepy fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea that finds a colorful cast of characters in hot pursuit of a sea monster thought to convey a surprising gift. This lighthearted, fantastical mystery, featuring black-and-white spot illustrations, kicks off a trilogy of fantasies set in the seaside town. 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, NOVEMBER 5
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, November 19 and 26. More »

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
7pm | OFFSITE | TWEEN EVENT | SHANNON MESSENGER | LEGACY | The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author presents the eighth installment of her Keeper of Lost Cities middle grade series. Location: Tempe Center for the Arts - Theater 700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
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, November 14 and 21. 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, November 14 and 21. More »

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
6pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | KARAMO BROWN | I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED | Changing Hands and Kids Need to Read present a special family storytime and booksigning with Queer Eye star Karamo Brown and Jason “Rachel” Brown. Can’t make the storytime? Join us afterwards at 8pm for the meet-and-greet booksigning! I am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: WILD THING | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the character from Maurice Sendack’s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH SEÑORA LIBROS | Join us for interactive bilingual storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
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 Thursday, November 21. 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 Thursday, November 21. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
1pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KELLY DEVOS (DAY ZERO), AMY TRUEBLOOD (ACROSS A BROKEN SHORE), SARA ELLA (CORAL) | Join us in Tempe for a YA author panel with Kelly DeVos, Amy Trueblood, and Sara Ella as they discuss their latest novels. Kelly DeVos reads from Day Zero, Amy Trueblood presents Across a Broken Shore, and Sara Ella shares Coral. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | SERPENT & DOVE | Teens meet to discuss Shelby Mahurin’s Serpent & Dove, book one of a stunning fantasy duology. More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
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, November 26. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
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. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
10am-12pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SESAME STREET EVENT | Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street! Discover and learn about different musical instruments and join in a sing-a-long. We’ll have Sesame Street stories, puppets, crafts, and a special raffle for nostalgic parents. How do you get to Sesame Street? Meet us at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix! More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 | HAPPY THANKSGIVING
PHOENIX / TEMPE | CLOSED | First Draft Book Bar and both locations of Changing Hands are closed to observe the holiday.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
10:15am-12pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SANTA’S WORKSHOP | Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a festive holiday storytime! Reading of Christmas favorites, plus cookie decorating with Island Genius, and a hot chocolate station for kids, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. More »
12-2pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SANTA EXPRESS | Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves for a festive holiday storytime! They’ll read Christmas favorites in front of the fireplace, and kids can enjoy crafts, a hot chocolate station for kids, and photos with Santa! Following the in-store fun, it’s all aboard the Lightrail for a trip downtown to CityScape, for the Tree lighting. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa after the story. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 | SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
10am-12pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME | Changing Hands is excited to partner with Nevaeh McKenzie, Miss Gay Arizona America 2015, to bring you Drag Queen Storytime, featuring reigning Mister Phoenix Pride, Gray Matter, and Former Empress to the Imperial Court of AZ, Sophia Sinclair. Children and adults are invited to come together for activities promoting inclusivity and love. Families are invited to enjoy stories, a fun kids’ craft, and dancing. So, kids, don’t forget your dancing pants! Proceeds from donations will benefit Phoenix Pride Scholarship. More »
10am-4pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | THE CRAYONS' CHRISTMAS WISHLIST | Get into the holiday spirit with The Crayons' Christmas! Visit our Phoenix store on Small Business Saturday to fill out and color one of our wishlists. Drop it into the crayons' special mailbox and receive a $2 off coupon to use in store -- plus a raffle entry for a $25 CHB gift card! More »
1-3pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SANTA’S WORKSHOP | Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a festive holiday storytime! Reading of Christmas favorites, plus face painting, a hot chocolate station for kids, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. More »
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Malamander

Malamander

by Thomas Taylor | Hardcover, $16.99 »
 

A quirky, creepy fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea finds a colorful cast of characters in hot pursuit of a sea monster thought to convey a surprising gift.

It’s winter in the town of Eerie-on-Sea, where the mist is thick and the salt spray is rattling the windows of the Grand Nautilus Hotel. Inside, young Herbert Lemon, Lost and Founder for the hotel, has an unexpected visitor. It seems that Violet Parma, a fearless girl around his age, lost her parents at the hotel when she was a baby, and she’s sure that the nervous Herbert is the only person who can help her find them. The trouble is, Violet is being pursued at that moment by a strange hook-handed man. And the town legend of the Malamander — a part-fish, part-human monster whose egg is said to make dreams come true — is rearing its scaly head. As various townspeople, some good-hearted, some nefarious, reveal themselves to be monster hunters on the sly, can Herbert and Violet elude them and discover what happened to Violet’s kin? This lighthearted, fantastical mystery, featuring black-and-white spot illustrations, kicks off a trilogy of fantasies set in the seaside town.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, November 2, 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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Serpent & Dove

Serpent & Dove

by Shelby Mahurin | Hardcover, $18.99 »
 

Bound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy duology, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara Holland.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage.

Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all.

Set in a world of powerful women, dark magic, and off-the-charts romance, book one of this stunning fantasy duology will leave readers burning for more.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, November 16, 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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