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Governors and the Progressive Movement Have You Met a Metamorphosis Saints Everywhere
Author David R. Berman speaks about Governors and the Progressive Movement Author and illustrator Steven King presents his independently published picture book Mary Lea Carroll shares Saint Everywhere: Travels in Search of the Lady Saints
First Draft Fall in Love with YA Dog is Love
First Draft Book Club: Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner A panel of four Young Adult authors with their newest romantic novels Clive Wynne presents Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You
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David R. Berman: Governors and the Progressive Movement

TEMPE | 7PM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

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Author David R. Berman reads from and discusses his new book, Governors and the Progressive Movement, the first comprehensive overview of the Progressive movement’s unfolding at the state level.

Learn more about the personalities, ideas, activities, and policies of governors—especially some lesser known but important characters—during this time of major changes in US history.

Governors and the Progressive Movement is the first comprehensive overview of the Progressive movement’s unfolding at the state level, covering every state in existence at the time through the words and actions of state governors. It explores the personalities, ideas, and activities of this period’s governors, including lesser-known but important ones who deserve far more attention than they have previously been given.

During this time of greedy corporations, political bosses, corrupt legislators, and conflict along racial, class, labor/management, urban/rural, and state/local lines, debates raged over the role of government and issues involving corporate power, racism, voting rights, and gender equality—issues that still characterize American politics. Author David R. Berman describes the different roles each governor played in the unfolding of reform around these concerns in their states. He details their diverse leadership qualities, governing styles, and accomplishments, as well as the sharp regional differences in their outlooks and performance, and finds that while they were often disposed toward reform, governors held differing views on issues—and how to resolve them.

Governors and the Progressive Movement examines a time of major changes in US history using relatively rare and unexplored collections of letters, newspaper articles, and government records written by and for minority group members, labor activists, and those on both the far right and far left. By analyzing the governors of the era, Berman presents an interesting perspective on the birth and implementation of controversial reforms that have acted as cornerstones for many current political issues. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of US history, political science, public policy, and administration. More »

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Changing Hands Bookstore Fall Books Preview with Penguin Random House

PHOENIX | 7PM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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Of the many perks booksellers enjoy, one of the best is the opportunity to learn about (and read!) exciting new books months before they're published.

Now we're offering this perk to you! Join our brilliant publishing sales reps for a sneak peek at fall's forthcoming buzz books, which you can pre-order for a 20% discount tonight only. Grab a drink at the bar and settle in for advance reading copies, tons of raffle prizes, and more! More »

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 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, September 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, September 26. More »
7pm | TEMPE | DAVID R. BERMAN | GOVERNORS AND THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT | Author David R. Berman reads from and discusses his new book, Governors and the Progressive Movement, the first comprehensive overview of the Progressive movement’s unfolding at the state level. Learn more about the personalities, ideas, activities, and policies of governors—especially some lesser known but important characters—during this time of major changes in US history. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STEVEN KING | HAVE YOU EVER MET A MORPHOSIS? | Author and illustrator Steven King presents his independently published picture book. Concealed beneath a garden in a suburban backyard, a miracle is revealed. Experience the journey of a caterpillar as he undergoes nature’s little miracle of complete metamorphosis of an egg into a caterpillar into a chrysalis into a shiny butterfly! The many exciting details of a butterfly’s life cycle are brought to life, tapping into children’s natural sense of wonder and discovery—all composed in a book to help make learning science fun. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | WILDER GIRLS |
Teens meet to discuss Rory Power’s Wilder Girls, a feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. 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, SEPTEMBER 22
2-3:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | TAPPING INTO THE POWER AND EXPRESSION OF OUR TRUE VOICES | Gently massage the body, mind and spirit with the healing power of sound. To move to an open and relaxed space, attendees will explore specific seed syllables and multi-ethnic chants, and we create invocations to call in the quality each of us desires, touching greater depths of heart and soul. Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph will conduct this workshop. No previous singing experience required. Cost: $25. Register online or at 480.730.0205. More »

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
6-7:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW | Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU’s Piper Center for Creative Writing. Each session includes a 30-minute mini-class and a writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, etc.—followed by focused writing time and the opportunity to read your work to the group. Tonight, Piper J. Daniels (Ladies Lazarus) kicks off the series with “At the Intersection of Personal and Cultural Memory.” As writers, we all have stories to tell. But what makes those stories interesting, relatable, and impactful to others? How do we use our life experiences to connect to a larger cultural memory and render those experiences relevant to the world at large? Armed with examples from established writers and informed by intensive exercises, we’ll define the personal stories that only we can tell and learn how to make them engaging and meaningful to a larger readership. Cost: $8 per person. Register online. More »
7pm | TEMPE | MARY LEA CARROLL | SAINT EVERYWHERE: TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF THE LADY SAINTS | Author Mary Lea Carroll visits with her book about learning from women saints. While visiting Siena, Italy, Mary Lea Carroll grew fascinated with the story of St. Catherine of Siena and made a resolution: whenever she was lucky enough to travel, if a shrine dedicated to a female saint was nearby, she’d visit it and learn about her. What started as a hobby grew into a journey she never expected, one rich with challenges and cappuccinos, doubts and inspiration, glasses of wine with strangers and moments of transcendence. Over eight quests, Carroll takes readers along with her as she seeks to learn something from a few great women of history, while looking for ways to be a better citizen of the world. More »

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE FALL BOOKS PREVIEW WITH PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE | Of the many perks booksellers enjoy, one of the best is the opportunity to learn about (and read!) exciting new books months before they’re published. Now we’re offering this perk to you! Join our brilliant publishing sales reps for a sneak peek at fall’s forthcoming buzz books, which you can pre-order for a 20% discount tonight only. Grab a drink at the bar and settle in for advance reading copies, tons of raffle prizes, and more! More »

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month’s pick, Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Fleishman Is in Trouble 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 »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
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. 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 | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | AMY FELLNER DOMINY (ANNOUNCING TROUBLE), ABIGAIL JOHNSON (EVEN IF I FALL), CHEYANNE YOUNG (THE LAST WISH OF SASHA CADE), AND KARA MCDOWELL (JUST FOR CLICKS) | Changing Hands hosts a panel of YA authors who write romantic novels. Book signing with all four authors follows. You can also pre-order Abigail Johnson’s new book, Every Other Weekend, which releases in January. More »

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | “ROOMMATES” | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER! Ten tellers will have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme “Roommates.” 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 »
7pm | TEMPE | CLIVE WYNNE | DOG IS LOVE: WHY AND HOW YOUR DOG LOVES YOU | Clive Wynne, founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University, discusses Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You, his new book drawing on cutting-edge research to show that a single, simple trait—the capacity to love—is what makes dogs such perfect companions for humans, and to explain how we can better reciprocate their affection. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | Actualize Joy with Sonya Stockhaus. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: actualizejoy.com.

 

Red at the Bone

by Jacqueline Woodson | Hardcover, $26.00 »

Lalani of the Distant Sea 'But that afternoon there was an orchestra playing' and so begins Jacqueline Woodson's adult novel Red at the Bone. Mid-thought, mid-action - right in the middle of things - which is appropriate considering it is about memory and history and how the experiences and past of our forefathers and foremothers get imprinted on our bodies, on ourselves. It is a story about mothers and daughters. It is a story about family, the ties that bind us together and how we break a part. It is a story about how we come to understand ourselves. Every word, every sentence is pure magic. It reminds me of that saying, 'I am my ancestors most wildest dreams.' That is this book. Please read it. I think you'll fall in love and heartbreak and in love again with each word.  —Michelle

Jacqueline Woodson visits Phoenix Monday, September 30 »

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