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Stitch-In: using embroidery to make political points First Draft Book Club meets to discuss Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson Join us for a holiday book swap with fellow teen book lovers
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Our new holiday gift pack comes bundled with a gift card (to Changing Hands or our First Draft Book Bar) and our exclusive 2019 LIMITED EDITION Changing Hands ceramic mug. Supplies are limited. Once they're gone, they're gone!
   
Don't want the limited 2019 design? Pick your favorite Changing Hands or First Draft Book Bar mug or pint glass instead.

Available in-store at both Tempe and Phoenix locations.
You can also buy the cards separately in-store or online. Perfect for everyone on your list!

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Succulent Planting Party

TEMPE | 11AM-4PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

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Join us in Tempe for a Natural Life Succulent Planting Party!

Select your choice of succulents and a variety of cheerful mugs from Natural Life. We'll provide all potting materials, gift tag, and a cute Natural Life gift bag. More »

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Stitch-In

PHOENIX | 10AM-12PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

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Join us at Changing Hands Phoenix for Stitch-In.

Inspired by the Tiny Pricks Project (@tinypricksproject), Sew Many Comments (@sewmanycomments) and countless other artists/activists using embroidery to make political points, we are 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, you're welcome. Embroidery kits will be available for sale, or bring your stitching project. Registration is free and there will be drink specials. More »

 

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
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, December 19 and 26. 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, December 19 and 26. More »

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY FEATURING BEATE SIGRIDDAUGHTER | Join us for Friday Poetry at Changing Hands Tempe, featuring poet Beate Sigriddaughter with her collections. Open reading follows. Readers may bring two pages (double-spaced) of poetry to share. More »

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
10am-12pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME AND PICTURES WITH THE GRINCH | Bring your camera and share a seat with Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation, while a parent or friend (or Changing Hands bookseller) takes a holiday snapshot like no other. But be alert, in case Mr. Grinch tries to tip-toe away with your free treats while you're listening to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! More »
11am-4pm | TEMPE | SUCCULENT PLANTING PARTY | Join us for a Natural Life Succulent Planting Party. Featuring your choice of $3.50-$5 succulents and a variety of cheerful mugs from Natural Life ranging from $10-25. We will provide all potting materials, gift tag, and a cute Natural Life bag to present your gift! Cost: $3.50 to $5 for your choice of succulent and $10-25 for your choice of planter mug. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | 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.
6-8pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | PICTURES WITH THE GRINCH | Pictures with Santa are a cool holiday need, but pictures with the Grinch are cooler indeed! Bring your camera and share a seat with Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation, while a parent or friend (or Changing Hands bookseller) takes a holiday snapshot like no other. More »

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24
9am | TEMPE | Changing Hands Tempe opens early at 9am for the holidays.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
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 »
1pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | HANUKKAH STORYTIME WITH TEMPLE EMANUEL OF TEMPE | Join Temple Emanuel of Tempe at Changing Hands for a musical Hanukkah storytime. Enjoy stories, sing songs, and spin the dreidel! If you shop for books and gifts to take home with you, mention the Temple Emanual Book Fair at the register, and 15% of proceeds will go towards the purchase of books for their libraries. (Book fair offer runs through Sunday, December 22, 2019.) More »

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17
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, December 17. More »

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | NOTHING TO SEE HERE | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month’s pick, Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Nothing to See Here 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 »
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | HEALING CHANTS AND THE POWER OF VIBRATION Chanting vibrates the body, mind, and spirit. To experience the healing power of sound, chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts a workshop focusing on the breath, vibrational seed mantras, and call-and-response chants from various world cultures. No previous singing experience necessary. Cost: $25. Register online or at 480.730.0205. More »

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19
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, December 26. 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, December 26. More »

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | BOOK SWAP | Our Teen Book Swap is back! Teens are encouraged to bring a favorite book from home (or purchase a copy at Changing Hands) to swap with a fellow book lover. We'll talk about why we love the books we love, and afterwards participants can select a book to take home! 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.
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.

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