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Dave Clark: Phoenix Beer: A History Rising to New Peaks
PHOENIX | 7PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
An interactive beer sampling and deep dive into the local brewing scene of Phoenix! Dave Clark, author of Phoenix Beer: A History Rising to New Peaks, will lead you on a beer-inspired journey to discuss many of your favorite local breweries, how they came to be and the story of the people behind those breweries.
One special local brewery's beers will be featured and we'll sample and discuss this fine brewery's beers.
Phoenix's brewing history dates back to the mid-1800s, when small breweries had to contend with brackish water, searing desert heat and no refrigeration. By the time Prohibition arrived, the state's breweries were tapped out. It wasn't until the 1930s that Arizona Brewing Company left the first indelible mark on the Copper State's thirst. When its last call came, a new force called Four Peaks rose from the ashes as majestically as the mountains for which it is named. Author Dave Clark guides you from the area's beer icons of yesterday to the rapidly evolving brewing scene of today. Discover and appreciate Phoenix beer, from the classic, clean pilsner from Helton Brewing that rivals Germany's best to Fate's local taste of the Southwest, Hatch Chile Gatos. More »
WITH SUZANNE YOUNG
Abigail Johnson: Every Other Weekend
TEMPE | 7PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
The local author discusses her latest novel with YA author Suzanne Young.
Adam Moynihan's life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a home life so perfect that it could have been a TV show straight out of the 50s. Then his oldest brother died. Now his fun-loving mom cries constantly, he and his remaining brother can't talk without fighting, and the father he always admired proved himself a coward by moving out when they needed him most.
Jolene Timber's life is nothing like the movies she loves--not the happy ones anyway. As an aspiring director, she should know, because she's been reimagining her life as a film ever since she was a kid. With her divorced parents at each other's throats and using her as a pawn, no amount of mental reediting will give her the love she's starving for.
Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives. But when one's life begins to mend while the other's spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed. More »
Melissa Hartwig Urban: The Whole30 Friends & Family: 150 Recipes for Every Social Occasion
PHOENIX | 7PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
Five-time New York Times best-selling author Melissa Hartwig Urban presents her latest Whole30 cookbook featuring menus and recipes for everyday social occasions, from birthday parties to baby showers, movie night, tailgating, and more.
Since 2009, millions of people have changed their health, habits, and relationship with food with the Whole30. With four Whole30 cookbooks and thousands of free recipes, it’s never been easier to make Whole30 meals at home, but navigating social gatherings can feel daunting. You can honor your health commitments while enjoying time with family and friends, and this book shows you exactly how. The Whole30 Friends & Family is packed with recipes for all of life’s special moments, from birthdays to baby showers, barbecues to brunches. All of the recipes are Whole30 compliant, designed to mix and match to create the perfect menu whether you’re hosting or contributing a dish as a guest. And in true Whole30 style, the recipes are creative, colorful, and so flavorful that your guests will never miss the added sugar.
Each menu includes everything you need for the perfect gathering: snacks, dips, shareable bites, main courses, sides, and festive drinks. The Whole30 Friends & Family will show you how to navigate gatherings, provide tips and tricks to make every social situation a success, and offer full menus for special occasions like dinner parties, date night, and friendsgiving. These fun, creative meals will make social gatherings a breeze and let you effortlessly share your Whole30 experience with those you love. More »
Ada Anbar: When Love Meets Dementia: Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) and the Family
TEMPE | 3:30PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
Author Ada Anbar discusses her late husband’s struggle with FTD and how it affected their entire family.
Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) is now recognized as one of the most common forms of dementia in individuals under age 65, second only to Alzheimer's. Shedding light on a little known brain disease, this volume examines FTD from a few angles, beginning with the author's insightful memoir of her husband's struggle with FTD and its impact on their family. Detailed background information on the disease is provided along with discussion of related issues, and information on how to minimize the chances of becoming a victim. More »
Joanna Ruth Meyer (Beyond the Shadowed Earth) and Charlie Holmberg (The Will and the Wilds)
TEMPE | 7PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
YA authors Joanna Ruth Meyer and Charlie Holmberg visit Tempe to celebrate the release of their latest novels.
About Beyond the Shadowed Earth:
It has always been Eda’s dream to become empress, no matter the cost. Haunted by her ambition and selfishness, she’s convinced that the only way to achieve her goal is to barter with the gods. But all requests come with a price and Eda bargains away the soul of her best friend in exchange for the crown.
Years later, her hold on the empire begins to crumble and her best friend unexpectedly grows sick and dies. Gnawed by guilt and betrayal, Eda embarks on a harrowing journey to confront the very god who gave her the kingdom in the first place. However, she soon discovers that he’s trapped at the center of an otherworldly labyrinth and that her bargain with him is more complex than she ever could have imagined.
Set in the same universe as Joanna’s debut, Beneath the Haunting Sea, Beyond the Shadowed Earth combines her incredible world building and lush prose with a new, villainous lead.
About The Will and the Wilds:
A spellbinding story of truce and trickery from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series.
Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood near her home. When one tries to kill her to obtain an enchanted stone, Enna takes a huge risk: fighting back with a mysting of her own.
Maekallus's help isn't free. His price? A kiss. One with the power to steal her soul. But their deal leaves Maekallus bound to the mortal realm, which begins eating him alive. Only Enna's kiss, given willingly, can save him from immediate destruction. It's a temporary salvation for Maekallus and a lingering doom for Enna. Part of her soul now burns bright inside Maekallus, making him feel for the first time.
Enna shares Maekallus's suffering, but her small sacrifice won't last long. If she and Maekallus can't break the spell binding him to the mortal realm, Maekallus will be consumed completely--and Enna's soul with him.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
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. 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, January 16, 23, and 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | CREATIVE PRACTICE | Facilitated by Amy Silverman (co-founder of Mothers Who Write, Bar Flies and Fly Paper), each session of this four-week workshop will feature a guest instructor and a different exercise, along with a chance to work on your writing. From vision boards to time management tips, we’ll give you tips to help you make your New Year’s resolutions stick. Instructors include Cindy Dach, Kathy Cano-Murillo, and Deborah Sussman. Space is limited. Cost: $125 per person, for four sessions. Co-presented by Fly Paper. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | DAVE CLARK | PHOENIX BEER: A HISTORY RISING TO NEW PEAKS | An interactive beer sampling and deep-dive into the local brewing scene of Phoenix! Dave Clark, author of Phoenix Beer: A History Rising to New Peaks, will lead you on a beer-inspired journey to discuss many of your favorite local breweries, how they came to be, and the story of the people behind them. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ABIGAIL JOHNSON IN CONVERSATION WITH SUZANNE YOUNG | EVERY OTHER WEEKEND | The local author discusses her latest novel with YA author Suzanne Young (Girls with Sharp Sticks). Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives. But when one’s life begins to mend while the other’s spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed. More »
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
7pm | PHOENIX | MELISSA HARTWIG URBAN | THE WHOLE30 FRIENDS & FAMILY | Five-time New York Times bestselling author Melissa Hartwig Urban presents her latest Whole30 cookbook featuring menus and recipes for everyday social occasions, from birthday parties to baby showers, movie night, tailgating, and more. More »
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
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 | COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES WITH MODERN TIMES BEER | Love coloring and craft beer? Join us for a Modern Times Coloring Night! Our Modern Times representative will be on hand with coloring pages, crayons, and markers. There will be stickers, swag, and extended Happy Hour pricing for all Modern Times beers! 21 and over. More »
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
3:30pm | TEMPE | ADA ANBAR | WHEN LOVE MEETS DEMENTIA: FRONTOTEMPORAL DEGENERATION AND THE FAMILY | Ada Anbar presents her late husband’s cruel struggle with FTD and how it affected the entire family. It’s the story of a loving couple married for 61 years who became victims of a vicious brain disease that destroys a person’s personality, judgment, and relationships, a disease often misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem, until recent medical innovations found the real cause—a degenerative process in the brain. More »
MONDAY, JANUARY 13
6:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | DRINK AND DRAW | Our own 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: email@example.com.
6:30pm | PHOENIX | MIND YOUR BUSINESS BOOK CLUB | GIVE AND TAKE | 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 Give and Take by Adam Grant, a groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of Originals. More »
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH SEÑORA LIBROS | Join us for interactive bilingual storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | JOANNA RUTH MEYER (BEYOND THE SHADOWED EARTH) AND CHARLIE HOLMBERG (THE WILL AND THE WILDS) | YA authors Joanna Ruth Meyer and Charlie Holmberg visit Tempe to celebrate the release of their latest novels. Moderated by YA author Hanna Howard. More »
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
7pm | PHOENIX | DANIEL LEVITIN | SUCCESSFUL AGING | Neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin (The Organized Mind, This Is Your Brain on Music) presents his new book, providing insights to what happens in our brains as we age, why we should think about health span instead of life span, and what you can do to make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today—no matter how old you are now. More »
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
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. 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, January 23 and 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | BEVERLY JANE PHILLIPS | HATTIE’S BOOK: A WOMAN’S LIFE IN A CITY’S HISTORY | Beverly Jane Phillips, author of Hattie’s Book, A Woman’s Life in a City’s History, discusses the life of Hattie Kay Williams and the history of racism in the United States. Hattie lived on the South Side of Chicago her whole life and was dedicated to helping her neighbors with both charity and political action. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | BRAD LANCASTER | RAINWATER HARVESTING | Join us for “Turn Water Scarcity into Abundance by Planting the Rain,” a presentation by Brad Lancaster, author of the revised full-color editions of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1 and 2 and co-author of Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living. Learn how to easily and joyfully harvest free on-site waters such as rainwater, stormwater, greywater, even air conditioning condensate to grow wild food forests, living air conditioners, and more! More »
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
6-8pm | TEMPE | CREATIVE NON-FICTION REVIEW | First meeting of a critique group. RSVP to Al Fournier, firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30pm | PHOENIX | COWBOY BOOTS TO THE REVOLUTION | ALL STAR SPOKEN WORD EVENT | All star spoken word event with special performances by Rachel Egboro, Angelica Lindsey-Ali, Rep. Jen Longdon, Molly McCloy, and many others. More »
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, WOLVES BEHIND THEM ALL | Teens meet to discuss Laura Ruby’s Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All, the story of two young women—one living, one dead—dealing with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream during WWII. More »
4pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KIERSTEN WHITE IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDRA BRACKEN | CHOSEN | Kiersten White discusses the second novel in her bestselling series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in conversation with YA author Alexandra Bracken. More »
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.
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.
6:30pm | PHOENIX | CHRISTINA BARRUETA | ARIZONA WINE | Freelance food and travel writer Christina Barrueta discusses her new book about Arizona’s extensive wine history. Arizona’s flourishing wine industry may surprise those who think of the Grand Canyon State as a desert landscape dotted with cacti. From the high-country vineyards of the Verde Valley to the rolling plateaus of Sonoita and Wilcox, pioneering winemakers are producing nationally acclaimed, award-winning wines. More »
The Frolic of the Beasts
by Yukio Mishima | Paperback, $15.00 »
“A bizarre love triangle that culminates in a tragedy of Greek proportions in Post-War Japan. The story rivals Dostoevsky in its highly psychological rendering of the three primary characters, while still coming in at about a third of the size of a Russian classic, written in the highly economic and eloquently beautiful prose typical of 20th century Japanese literature.” —Salvatore
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