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Crafty Chica Chanting Workshop with Pinna Unpacked Sparkle
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Quiet Until the Thaw Sonata Amatka
Bestselling author Alexandra Fuller presents her latest Local author Andrea Avery shares her memoir, Sonata Swedish author Karin Tidbeck visits Phoenix with her latest
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La Crafty Noche with the Crafty Chica: Handmade Book

PHOENIX | 6:30-8:30PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

Kathy Cano-Murillo
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Changing Hands Phoenix hosts a two-hour crafting class with Kathy Cano-Murillo, a.k.a. "The Crafty Chica."

Attendees will learn how to create functional, handmade books from folded mixed-media paper, posterboard, and scrapbook paper, then decorate the pages with papers, trims, washi tapes, stickers, lettering, and more. The book can be used as a journal, a photo album, a secret pocket book, gifts to trade with friends—whatever you like! More »
 
 
Drink and Draw
Please note: Drink & Draw, originally scheduled for July 10, has been rescheduled for August 14. More »
 

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FRIDAY, JULY 7
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY FEATURING MEGAN MERCHANT | Join poet Megan Merchant as she reads from her latest collection The Dark's Humming, winner of the 2015 Lyrebird Prize. Merchant is a Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient of the COG Literary Award. Open reading follows. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 8
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | PETE THE CAT COSTUME WITH TOM & KATY | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for a special storytime with Tom and Katy then take pictures with illustrator James Dean's famous picture book cat.
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.

MONDAY, JULY 10
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your poems with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 11
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | CRAFTS WORKSHOP | LA CRAFTY NOCHE WITH CRAFTY CHICA: FOLDED BOOK | Changing Hands Phoenix hosts a two-hour crafting class with Kathy Cano-Murillo, a.k.a. "The Crafty Chica." Attendees will learn how to create functional, handmade books from folded mixed-media paper, posterboard, and scrapbook paper, then decorate the pages with papers, trims, washi tapes, stickers, lettering, and more. The book can be used as a journal, a photo album, a secret pocket book, gifts to trade with friends—whatever you like! Cost: $20 per person. All supplies included. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | CHANTING THE CHAKRAS | Chanting vocal sounds and seed mantras can improve your state of consciousness and assist in self-healing. Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph facilitates your journey of transformation through sound, and introduces call-and-response chants from a variety of world cultures. Attendees will focus on the sounds that correspond to the chakras, or body's energy centers, to help tune and express the essence of your being. No previous singing experience required. Cost: $20 per person. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 13
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, JULY 14
7pm | PHOENIX | PATRICK ROLAND | UNPACKED SPARKLE | Local author Patrick A. Roland shares his independently published memoir Unpacked Sparkle. While struggling to come to terms with the death of his partner, Pack, in 2014, Roland also had to deal with Pack's intensely homophobic family. Eventually his mental health deteriorated and he turned to drugs, but in Unpacked Sparkle, Roland chronicles his inspiring journey back from rock bottom to good health. More »
7pm | TEMPE | ALEXANDRA FULLER | QUIET UNTIL THE THAW | The bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Leaving Before the Rains Come presents her debut novel, Quiet Until the Thaw. A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw tells the story of two Native American cousins as they come of age and grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 15
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MO' JOSEPH | I DID IT! I DID IT! ZOIE LEARNS TO POTTY | Local parenting blogger Mo' Joseph, creator of Urban Mommy Inc, shares the first in a series of children's books inspired by an African American toddler who learns great lessons in her everyday enchanting world. Two and a half-year old Zoie realizes one day that she can no longer avoid the red potty sitting in her bathroom, so with the help of her trusted friend, and guidance from her parents, she sets out on a great adventure all on her own. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR | Teens meet to discuss Katharine McGee's New York Times bestseller filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. More »
5pm | PHOENIX | ICONICA GAME NIGHT | Iconica is a turn-based, tabletop card game featuring characters from the World of Rynaga—a fictional setting imagined by Eric Torres and developed right here in Phoenix. Join us as the creators demonstrate and play Iconica. Games usually last about 30-40 minutes. Iconica enthusiasts and newcomers welcome. 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.

MONDAY, JULY 17
6-8pm | TEMPE | 2 SESSION WRITING WORKSHOP | FLASH MEMOIR: THE ART OF MEMORY IN 750 WORDS OR LESS WITH ROSEMARIE DOMBROWSKI | The co-founder and host of the Phoenix Poetry Series leads a two-part flash memoir workshop. Attendees will read and discuss numerous examples of flash memoir (focusing on the re-creation of personal memories) as well as participate in a writing exercise. The first session concludes with an overview of a take-home writing prompt. Part two, on July 24, requires participants to workshop an original, newly completed piece of flash memoir. Individualized feedback will focus on issues of style, voice, pacing, detail, development, diction, and syntax. Cost: $35 for the two sessions. Attendees must sign up for both sessions. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More »

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Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures

by Ben Mezrich | Hardcover, $26.00 »
Woolly
It took a couple chapters, but I'm in. I'm a convert. Let's bring that Mammoth back. In Woolly, Ben Mezrich follows teams of scientists attempting to resurrect the Woolly Mammoth and details how they aim to do it and the ramifications of their possible success. It's not all man's hubris either, the benefits of bringing back this extinct animal could help curb the effects of climate change and may inadvertently lead to an eradication of a vicious strand of herpes threatening to wipe out the Asian Elephant population. It also tackles the inevitable Jurassic Park comparison head on and takes care to explain why this is not the same thing, and the science in that famous novel is ridiculous anyway. This book reads quickly and it's a fascinating study of how far we've come scientifically and how far we still may be able to go.  —Danny


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