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Costume Storytime Adam Rex Club Read
Join us in Tempe for storytime with the Bruce the Bear Adam Rex shares his picture book Are You Scared, Darth Vader? Club Read's July pick: Jane Kerr's The Elephant Thief
Jeff Biggers Scholastic Road Trip PLAY Yoga
Award-winning journalist Jeff Biggers shares his latest Bring the kids! The Scholastic Road Trip RV stops by Tempe Parents and kids learn yoga in this three-part workshop from 10-11am
Found in Translation Storyline Slam PHX Film Collective
July's pick: Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera 10 storytellers share stories based on this month's theme: "Luck" Changing Hands and Phoenix Film Collective present Dr. Strangelove
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Adam Rex: Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

PHOENIX | 11AM SATURDAY, JULY 7

 
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The New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich presents his latest picture book centered on the iconic Darth Vader.

It's midnight and the moon is full, but Darth Vader isn't scared.
OF COURSE I AM NOT SCARED.
Nothing can scare Lord Vader
CORRECT.
Not monsters or witches or ghosts, and especially not the dark.
So what is Darth Vader scared of? Read on in Adam Rex's hilarious and spooky Star Wars tale to find out!
YOU WILL LEARN NOTHING.

Members of the 501st Legion are attending in costume. Dress up in your scariest Star Wars (or non-Star Wars) costume and see if YOU can scare the fearless Sith lord! More »


 

Jeff Biggers: Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition

TEMPE | 7PM SATURDAY, JULY 7

 
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The award-winning historian, journalist, and playwright shares his latest, unfolding one of our country's best-kept secrets: in dealing with the most challenging issues of every generation, resistance to duplicitous civil authority has defined our quintessential American story.

Across cities, towns, and campuses, Americans are grappling with overwhelming challenges and the daily fallout from the most authoritarian White House policies in recent memory.

In an inspiring narrative history, Jeff Biggers reframes today's battles as a continuum of a vibrant American tradition. Resistance is a chronicle of the courageous resistance movements that have insured the benchmarks of our democracy--movements that served on the front lines of the American Revolution, the defense of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the defeat of fascism during World War II, and landmark civil rights and environmental protection achievements.

Legendary historian Studs Terkel praised Biggers's The United States of Appalachia as a "how-to book" in the tradition of the American Revolution. With Resistance, Biggers opens a new window into American history and its meaning today. In a recovery of unsung heroes, including Revolutionary forefather Thomas Paine, Resistance is a provocative reconsideration of the American Revolution, bringing alive early Native American, African American, and immigrant struggles, women's rights, and environmental justice movements. More »

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 5
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, July 12, 19, and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
5:30pm | TEMPE | GETTING INVOLVED 101 | Volunteer orientation with HandsOn Greater Phoenix. A one-time tax deductible activation donation of $25 applies to ages 19 and older. Info: 602.973.2212 x231 or handsonphoenix.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 7
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: BRUCE THE BEAR | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Bruce the Bear, from the bestselling Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins. More »
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | ADAM REX | ARE YOU SCARED, DARTH VADER? |
The New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The True Meaning of Smekday and Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich presents his latest picture book centered on the iconic Darth Vader. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | THE ELEPHANT THIEF |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Jane Kerr's The Elephant Thief. When young pickpocket Danny accidentally buys an elephant at an auction, he finds himself swept up on an unforgettable adventure. Offered a job by a zookeeper, all he has to do is ride Maharajah from Edinburgh to Manchester in one week. Everyone in the country is watching, even the Queen, but the journey soon proves to be filled with drama and danger. A rival zookeeper will stop at nothing to make sure they fail, and soon Danny's shady connections from his past threaten to overturn the mission . . . Club Read Badge Members: Get 3 points for attending and 1 point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands. Don't have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! 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.
7pm | TEMPE | JEFF BIGGERS | RESISTANCE | The award-winning journalist and historian shares his inspiring narrative history of American resistance, reframing today's battles as a continuum of a vibrant American tradition. Across cities, towns, and campuses, Americans are grappling with overwhelming challenges and the daily fallout from the most authoritarian White House policies in recent memory. Resistance is a chronicle of the courageous resistance movements that have insured the benchmarks of our democracy—movements that served on the front lines of the American Revolution, the defense of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the defeat of fascism during World War II, and landmark civil rights and environmental protection achievements. Legendary historian Studs Terkel praised Biggers's The United States of Appalachia as a "how-to book" in the tradition of the American Revolution. With Resistance, Biggers opens a new window into American history and its meaning today. More »

SUNDAY, JULY 8
2-4pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READING ROAD TRIP | Bring the kids! The Scholastic Road Trip RV is touring the country with their favorite authors, illustrators, and characters—and we've got them! Attending authors include: Sandra Markel, Stephen Savage, and Tracey West. Take your picture with Clifford, Geronimo Stilton and Dog Man. You'll also enjoy activity stations, giveaways, free treats, and more. More »

MONDAY, JULY 9
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: $8. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your poems with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 10
10:15-11:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | PLAY ART AND YOGA WORKSHOP | Discover mindfulness skills that you and your child can learn and share to create happiness, comfort, and fun through art and yoga classes. Parents and kids will learn different yoga poses based on each week's theme and do a coordinating art project. Cost: $15 for each parent/child unit for three sessions, July 10, 17, and 24. Ideal for ages 2-5 years. Parents are invited to bring yoga mats as they will be provided for children only. $5 for each additional child. Register at 602.274.0067 or online. Drop in fee for an adult and child is $5 per session, call for more details. More »

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | HEALING CHANTS AND DEVELOPING REPERTOIRE | Chanting vibrates 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 developing repertoire of call-and-response chants from various world cultures. No previous singing experience necessary. Cost: $25. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | FOUND IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB | SIGNS PRECEDING THE END OF THE WORLD | This month we discuss Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another, especially when there's no going back. Traversing this lonely territory is Makina, a young woman who knows only too well how to survive in a violent, macho world. Leaving behind her life in Mexico to search for her brother, she is smuggled into the U.S. carrying a pair of secret messages—one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 12
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, July 19, and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | JUSTIN A. CAMPBELL | CONFESSIONS OF AN INNER-CITY TEACHER | The Urban Connection Project's Founder and CEO, Justin A. Campbell, discusses his book illustrating the effect educators could have on students when preparation and passion mix. From the author: "Our universities and colleges do a great job at providing general education, but there is no way for them to prepare you for every school, neighborhood, region or state you step foot in. I taught in one of the poorest districts in the nation and had an amazing experience. There were many things I did well starting off; however, there were also countless opportunities for growth. Learn from my successes, failures and encounters as I share my story with confidence that it will help you and your students to be successful." More »

FRIDAY, JULY 13
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY | DAVID AND ROBERTA CHORLTON | ARIA: MUSIC MARRIES POETRY | Violinist Roberta Chorlton plays Kenji Bunch's Aria and joins husband David Chorlton as he reads his El Amor Ecologico, a poem placing Manuel de Falla's music for El Amor Brujo in the context of the global ecological crisis. She also adds her own musical dimension to his Night Upon Night, a poem written for this occasion. David Chorlton will feature his book Devil's Sonata. Open reading follows. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE | "LUCK" | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER. Sign up on TheStoryline.org to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn from the Electronic Hat and posted the weekend before on the TheStoryline.org SLAM lineup page. Two more names will be drawn at the beginning of the show. Ten tellers will then have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme "Luck." Five members of the audience will be the judges and the story with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize. Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 14
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: BRUCE THE BEAR | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Bruce the Bear, from the bestselling Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins. 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.
7:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | FILM SCREENING | PHOENIX FILM COLLECTIVE | Changing Hands Phoenix joins the Phoenix Film Collective, a group of film fans dedicated to bringing culturally relevant cinema to Central Phoenix, to share movie-going experiences with other film buffs. Tonight's inaugural event is a screening of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 classic Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Since the dissolution of the Cold War, Dr. Strangelove has been easy to laugh at from a safe distance. How is the experience of watching it altered under the looming specter of actual nuclear war? Join us and find out, even if you already have the DVD sitting on your shelf. We guarantee the gallows humor will go down easier with a cold pint and a friendly shoulder to cry on. Cost: $8. Registration online. More »

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The Ruin

by Dervla McTiernan | Paperback, $16.00 »

The Ruin In the ever-drizzling city of Galway, Ireland, two murders take place twenty years apart. The police are acting strangely and the survivors are demanding action. Are they even working on the same side? I was told this book is for fans of Tana French, a description I first raised my eyebrow at in disbelief, but it became clear from the first chapter there was never a more accurate statement. McTiernan is able to convey intense emotion in a concise manner, letting you put the pieces together without ever spelling it out directly. This creates an escalating pace and an intimate relationship between the reader and characters. The story is oppressive, gloomy, yet endearing. It is the cozy cup of tea by the fire, as well as the storm raging outside. I cannot wait for more Detective Cormac Reilly books.  —Leah

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