THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
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, October 17, 24, and 31. 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, October 17 and 24. More »
10:30am-12:30pm | TEMPE | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SANDRA MARINELLA | THE STORY YOU NEED TO TELL: WOMEN WRITING THROUGH CHANGE | Author Sandra Marinella (The Story You Need to Tell) leads a workshop on writing and exploring how writing your story can support you as you face all kinds of life changes—a move, a job change, an empty nest, the loss of a loved one, a change in health, or the process of aging. This four-session interactive workshop will allow you to delve into change and positive ways to manage it. There will be opportunities to share your writing in a nurturing environment. Writers of all levels, novice to advanced, are welcome. Cost: $80 for four sessions, 10:30am-12:30pm Mondays, October 10, 17, 24, and 31. Register online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | PAOLO BACIGALUPI AND MAUREEN F. MCHUGH | IN CONVERSATION WITH ASU'S DIANA BOWMAN AND VICTORIA JACKSON | FUTURE TENSE FICTION: STORIES OF TOMORROW | ASU Center of Science and the Imagination brings authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Maureen F. McHugh to Changing Hands Phoenix to celebrate the launch of Future Tense Fiction. This dynamic, dud-free anthology of 14 short stories written by some of speculative fiction's greats provides gripping, convincing glimpses into various near futures that explore the interrelated advancement of technology, society, and human nature. Each author cleverly and thoroughly explores the benefits and consequences of change, making this essential reading for anyone intrigued by what might come next for humankind. Co-presented by ASU Center for Science. More »
7pm | TEMPE | STEPHEN CHBOSKY | IMAGINARY FRIEND | The #1 international bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower presents his long-awaited second novel, an epic work of literary horror. Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with Christopher at her side. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out. At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six awful days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again. Register online. More »
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
7pm | TEMPE | DIANA BASINGER AND KATHLEEN TODD | MINDFUL LOVING: A GUIDE TO LOVING WITH PASSION AND PURPOSE | Basinger and Todd share ways to create mindful loving relationships. Are you ready to take your relationship up a notch? Mindful Loving is designed to help you make an honest assessment of where you are in your relationship and where you want to be. Mindful Loving is "more than a concept; it's a practice that translates loving into one of life's greatest sources of joy and fulfillment." More »
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: ESTEBAN THE MAGNIFICENT | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Esteban the Magnificent (the crayon formerly known as Pea Green) from The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers.
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS 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.
7pm | TEMPE | SEANE CORN | REVOLUTION OF THE SOUL | Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty―enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings―to help us heal, evolve, and change the world. "My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, but everything to do with waking up. They included angels, seeing God, and being in Heaven. But, believe me, not the way you might think." So begins Revolution of the Soul. What comes next reads like a riveting memoir filled with uncensored moments of joy, pain, wonder, and humor. Except, this book is so much more than that. Seane's real purpose is to guide us into a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest Self through yoga philosophy and other tools for emotional healing—not just as abstract ideas but as embodied, fully felt wisdom. Co-presented by Inner Vision Yoga. Register online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | LAWRENCE LANAHAN IN CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN HSIEH (PHOENIX NEW TIMES) | THE LINES BETWEEN US | Author Lawrence Lanahan discusses The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide, a narrative chronicle of segregation and inequality in Freddie Gray's Baltimore. In conversation with Phoenix New Times' Steven Hsieh, with whom Lanahan reported on the downfall of Arizona Rep. David Stringer. More »
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
3pm | PHOENIX | CHARLIE GILKEY IN CONVERSATION WITH PAMELA SLIM | START FINISHING | Charlie Gilkey discusses his new book Start Finishing: How to Go From Idea to Done, which shows readers how to thrive by completing the projects that manifest the soul-deep dreams and goals that seem to remain eternally out of reach. Those who finish their best work, win. But it's impossible to do that by yourself — you have to build a team and ecosystem that gets you going, keeps you going, and helps amplify your work and success in ways that you simply can't do by yourself. Building this team and ecosystem is neither mysterious nor as difficult as it seems, and during this event, Charlie Gilkey and moderator Pamela Slim will show you what kinds of people to approach and how to do so. More »
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
6pm | TEMPE | JULIA WALLACE | THERE'S NO CRYING IN NEWSROOMS | Julia Wallace discusses and signs her book There's No Crying in Newsrooms, which tells the stories of remarkable women who broke through barrier after barrier at media organizations around the country over the past four decades. They started out as editorial assistants, fact checkers, and news secretaries and ended up running multi-million-dollar news operations that determine a large part of what Americans read, view and think about the world. More »
6:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | DRINK AND DRAW | 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30pm | PHOENIX | MIND YOUR BUSINESS BOOK CLUB | CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS | 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 Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, and Ron McMillan. More »
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
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, October 22 and 29. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | RINGU TULKU RINPOCHE | MIND TRAINING | Tibetan Buddhist Master Ringu Tulku Rinpoche teaches powerful lessons on how to train the mind for success in all areas of life. Mind Training focuses on transforming self-centered thinking into compassion, egoistic feelings into altruism, desire into acceptance, and resentment into joy. Co-presented by Bodhicharya.org. Register online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | DEBE BRANNING (HAUNTED PHOENIX) AND SUSAN TATTERSON (ABANDONED ARIZONA: GHOST TOWNS AND LEGENDS) Gear up for Halloween with a spooky presentation by Debe Branning, author of Haunted Phoenix, and Susan Tatterson, author of Abandoned Arizona: Ghost Towns and Legends. More »
7pm | TEMPE | RACHAEL RAY | RACHAEL RAY 50 | Changing Hands brings Food Network star Rachael Ray to Tempe for a fan meet-and-greet and photo opportunity! America's favorite self-taught cook opens up about the most memorable moments of her life in this candid memoir-inspired cookbook featuring 125 all-new recipes. More »
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
7pm | TEMPE | ANDREA BRUNDAGE, MBA | SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE | Local author and professional organizer Andrea Brundage shares her book, Simplify Your Life: 8 Simple Principles to Turn Your Chaos into Calm. Andrea says: "This book was written to empower, educate, and equip anyone who wants to simplify life—and turn their chaos into calm." She will also present the companion book, Simplify Your Life: Journal. More »
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
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, October 24 and 31. 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, October 24. More »
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ERIN STEWART | SCARS LIKE WINGS | Stewart shares her debut YA novel Scars Like Wings, a story of resilience perfect for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word. More »
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THE MERCIFUL CROW | Teens meet to discuss Margaret Owen's The Merciful Crow, a saga of vengeance, survival, and sacrifice—perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake. More »
4pm | PHOENIX | SARAH OWENS | HEIRLOOM: TIME-HONORED TECHNIQUES, NOURISHING TRADITIONS, AND MODERN RECIPES | Author, baker, and horticulturist Sarah Owens presents her new cookbook, Heirloom, which presents ingredient-focused cooking and bread baking that emphasizes sourcing quality ingredients and relies on traditional techniques that extend the use of in-season produce and fresh food. 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.
5:30-8pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at email@example.com.