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Erin Stewart shares her debut YA novel Scars Like Wings Author and baker Sarah Owens presents her new cookbook Local authors Jacobs and Mainwaring read from their new picturebook
First Fiction Stitch-In A Field Guide to the Jewish People
Three debut novelists, one night at Changing Hands Phoenix Yale University Press presents Poet Richard Siken Humorists Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach discuss their new book
Arizona State Parks Poetry Reading Flying ALone
Roger Naylor presents his latest guide to Arizona State Parks Poetry reading with Diana Marie Delgado and Justin Petropoulos Local author Beth Ruggiero York shares her new memoir
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IN CONVERSATION WITH HOPE MENDRIN OF HOPE'S ARTISAN BREAD AND JENNA LEURQUIN OF JL PATISSERIE

Sarah Owens: Heirloom: Time-Honored Techniques, Nourishing Traditions, and Modern Recipes

PHOENIX | 4PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

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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.

In conversation with Hope Mendrin of Hop's Artisan Bread and Jenna Leurquin of JL Patisserie.

Where cooking and baking traditions meet contemporary flavors—120 deeply nourishing, seasonal recipes and a guide to the plants and traditional preserving techniques that inspire them.

Organized into two parts, you'll discover the building blocks for inspired food. Part One explores traditional preservation techniques from fermenting and pickling to dehydrating, working with sourdough, and making broth, butter, yogurt, and whey.

Part Two becomes a full expression of ingredients and techniques: recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. With recipes that layer flavors in rich and unique ways and that reflect the seasons, the dishes here are comforting, surprising, and give a feeling of abundance. Heirloom is a personal book that shares Owens' unique perspectives and stories on food. More »
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First Fiction at First Draft
Three debut novelists, one night . . . 

PHOENIX | 7PM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 AT FIRST DRAFT BOOK BAR

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It's back! First Fiction returns to Changing Hands Bookstore, now at our own First Draft Book Bar.

Three first-time fiction writers read excerpts from their buzz-worthy novels while YOU enjoy happy hour prices at the bar. Afterwards, we'll open the floor to questions, then enjoy an informal mixer with the authors, who will meet attendees, take photos, and sign their books. Lara Prescott reads from The Secrets We Kept, Madeline Ffitch presents Stay and Fight, and Tope Folarin shares A Particular Kind of Black Man. More »

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Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach: A Field Guide to the Jewish People

TEMPE | 7PM WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

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Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry and co-author Adam Mansbach (#1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F**k to Sleep) share their hilarious guide to everything you need to know about Jewish history, holidays, and traditions.

Why do random Jewish holidays keep springing up unexpectedly? Why are yarmulkes round? Who was the first Jewish comedian? What's "Christian humor" and have you ever even heard of that phrase? Who is "the Golem" and whom do you want it to beat up?

These baffling questions and many more are answered by comedy legends Dave Barry, Adam Mansbach, and Alan Zweibel, two-thirds of whom are Jewish. In A Field Guide to the Jewish People the authors dissect every holiday, rite of passage, and tradition, unravel a long and complicated history, and tackle the tough questions that have plagued Jews and non-Jews alike for centuries.

Combining the sweetness of an apricot rugelach with the wisdom of a matzoh ball, this is the last book on Judaism that you will ever need. So gather up your chosen ones, open a bottle of Manischewitz, and get ready to laugh as you finally begin to understand the inner-workings of Judaism. More »
 

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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 janiemae1083@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
10am-12pm | PHOENIX | 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. More »
2pm | PHOENIX | BONNIE APPERSON JACOBS AND TERRI MAINWARING | MITCHELL THE DOG: THE STORY OF A CONFUSED SCHNAUZER | Join Jacobs and Mainwaring for a fun and energetic reading of this endearing children's book. Mitchell is confused! He wants to know his full name. Everyone else has two names. Mitchell is just Mitchell. Could his name be NONO Mitchell? Or could it be Treat Mitchell? Grandparents, parents, children, and dog-lovers, please stop by for a cookie and time with Mitchell! More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
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, October 29. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST FICTION AT FIRST DRAFT | FEATURING LARA PRESCOTT, MADELINE FFITCH, AND TOPE FOLARIN |
It's back! First Fiction returns to Changing Hands, now at our own First Draft Book Bar. Three first-time fiction writers read excerpts from their novels while YOU enjoy happy hour prices at the bar. Afterwards, we'll open the floor to questions, then enjoy an informal mixer with the authors. Lara Prescott reads from The Secrets We Kept, Madeline Ffitch presents Stay and Fight, and Tope Folarin shares A Particular Kind of Black Man. More »
7pm | TEMPE | YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS YOUNGER POETS READING | To mark the publication of Firsts: 100 Years of Yale Younger Poets, Richard Siken reads from this prize-winning collection as we celebrate the centennial of this country's longest-running poetry prize. He also reads from his collection, Crush. More »

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | RED AT THE BONE | Join USA Today Books Editor Barbara Vandenburgh at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, about an unexpected teenage pregnancy pulling together two families from different social classes, and exposing the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Red at the Bone for 20% off, then meet us and Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar at 7pm to discuss and enjoy happy hour prices during the event. More »
7pm | TEMPE | DAVE BARRY AND ADAM MANSBACH | A FIELD GUIDE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE | Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry and co-author Adam Mansbach (#1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F**k to Sleep) share their hilarious guide to everything you need to know about Jewish history, holidays, and traditions. Why do random Jewish holidays keep springing up unexpectedly? Why are yarmulkes round? Who was the first Jewish comedian? Who is "the Golem" and whom do you want it to beat up? In A Field Guide to the Jewish People the authors dissect every holiday, rite of passage, and tradition, unravel a long and complicated history, and tackle the tough questions that have plagued Jews and non-Jews alike for centuries. Combining the sweetness of an apricot rugelach with the wisdom of a matzoh ball, this is the last book on Judaism that you will ever need. Register online. More »
7:30pm | OFFSITE | NATIONAL GEO LIVE! | DAMIEN MANDER AND VIMBAI KUMIRE | "AKASHINGA: THE BRAVE ONES" | Damien Mander left behind a career in Australian special forces to form Akashinga—Zimbabwe's first all-female ranger unit. Vimbai Kumire leads this squad of inspiring women protecting Africa's wildlife from poachers. Together, they'll share the incredible story of how the group is altering stereotypes and establishing a new model for conservation efforts. Location: Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St, Mesa 85201. Tickets available online. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
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, October 31. More info: FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
5:30-8pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at janiemae1083@gmail.com.
7pm | PHOENIX | ROGER NAYLOR | ARIZONA STATE PARKS: A GUIDE TO AMAZING PLACES IN THE GRAND CANYON STATE | Roger Naylor presents his latest guide, revealing the scenic wonders, rich history, and recreational opportunities contained within the extensive park system. Here you'll find some of the best hiking, camping, fishing, boating, stargazing, and wildlife watching in Arizona—all accessible as easy day trips and weekend getaways. More »
7pm | TEMPE | POP-UP BOOK CLUB | PARENTS FOR EQUITY IN EDUCATION | SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE BY IJEOMA OLUO | How do we talk about race with each other? What is White Privilege? What the heck is intersectionality anyway? Parents for Equity in Education invite you to come for an open, honest conversation about race. The featured book is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Moderated by Dr. Mildred Boveda, assistant professor of special education and cultural and linguistic diversity at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. Co-sponsored by Parents for Equity in Education, in partnership with Changing Hands Bookstore. More »

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
6pm | TEMPE | DIANA DELGADO (TRACING THE HORSE) AND JUSTIN PETROPOULOS (EMINENT DOMAIN) | Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing for a poetry reading with Diana Marie Delgado and Justin Petropoulos. More »
7-8pm | PHOENIX | LONG AND SHORT OF IT BOOK CLUB | EXHALATION AND ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY | Long and Short of It is a new bimonthly club that explores one book and one story collection connected by a theme. Tonight the group discusses Exhalation by Ted Chiang and All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copies of Exhalation for 20% off and All the Birds in the Sky for 10% off. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | "SPOOKY" | Ten tellers will have six minutes each to share a story based on the theme "Spooky." Sign up on TheStoryline.org to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn and posted on the TheStoryline.org. At least two more names will be drawn at the beginning of the show. Five members of the audience will be the judges. The storyteller with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize. Cost: $6 online / $8 at the door. Register online. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
2pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | KIM TOMSIC | THE 12TH CANDLE | The middle grade author of 11:11 Wish visits with her follow up, The 12th Candle. Middle school meets magic in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about a girl whose life flips when she wishes on an enchanted candle--perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski and Wendy Mass. Sage Sassafras's life is cursed! No, really. Since birth, Sage has been plagued by the Contrarium Curse that's set her at odds with classmate Priscilla Petty. Every time something goes right for Priscilla, it goes terribly, horribly wrong for Sage. And things always go well for Priscilla. Sage blames the curse for all her middle school misery--from losing a friend to failing gym to gaining a reputation as the girl whose daddy's in trouble. So when Sage is given a magical candle on her twelfth birthday, she seizes the chance to turn her luck around--with a wish to reverse the curse. But when the consequences of her wish take a terrible turn, Sage has to team up with her worst enemy--before she's doomed to a life of opposites forever. More »
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 | BETH RUGGIERO YORK | FLYING ALONE | The local author celebrates the launch of her independently published memoir, Flying Alone. At thirteen years old, Beth's heart was broken when her father died suddenly. But there was a bigger challenge ahead when doctors told her she probably had multiple sclerosis at 22 years old. Beth vowed that this new challenge would not put restrictions on her life and embarked on a lifelong dream to fly for the airlines. Told with soul-baring candor, Flying Alone takes readers on a suspenseful journey through the terror, romance, and ultimate victory of those years. More »

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

by Adrienne Brodeur | Hardcover, $27.00 »

Full Throttle This remarkable memoir twists on a secret between a narcissist mother and her tween/teenage daughter. Their tender and complicated relationship is heart-warming and painful. This is a page-turner and makes the reader feel like an accomplice in this extraordinary family story.  —Cindy


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