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March brings cooking, crime stories and connections to the Tempe Public Library with a variety of free programs to help make life easier and more enjoyable.
Here is a list of the currently scheduled special programs at the Tempe Public Library through April 1. Visit www.tempe.gov/calendar for additional, regular offerings, such as book club meetings and children’s story times.
All programs are free. Registration is not required unless specified. Tempe Public Library is located at 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe.
Feb. 22, 11 a.m. – 11 Tips to Wow a Publisher
Literary Architect, author and editor Ann Videan, APR, guides authors and would-be authors through every step of the book-creation process. At this session, learn the key editing techniques to polish your book to impress publishers.
Feb. 22, 11 a.m. – Computer Autopsy
As part of Geek Week, ASU DISC students will open a computer to show the parts beneath the surface. Details
Feb. 22, 2 p.m. – Free movie: Honey I Shrunk the Kids
Join us for a free showing of this Geektastic movie that is fun for the whole family.
Feb 25, 6 p.m. – Whole Foods Cooking Demonstration
The chefs of Whole Foods will prepare nutritious recipes with fresh, seasonal items to keep you and yours healthy and happy.
Pictured above left: Ann Videan
COMING IN MARCH
Pictured above: author Dutch Jones
March 1, 1 p.m. – Author and radio show host Dutch Jones book signing, Long Way Home
Dutch Jones is a writer, entrepreneur, radio talk show host and family man. He served in the Armed Forces and was in Law Enforcement in his ‘early years’. He has been involved in some type of business since being a young man, but his passion is writing. He has written several novels, articles and is an active blogger.
March 4, 6:30 p.m., March 25, 6:30 p.m. – Genealogy on the Web
Learn the basics of genealogy and how to use the web and online databases for you research.
March 8, 11 a.m. - Market Outside The Books: Outrageous Ideas to Entice Readers to Talk You Up
Have you written the Great American Novel? Literary architect, author and editor Ann Videan, APR, will share unique book marketing ideas to spark buzz by leveraging your book's compelling content.
March 8, 1 p.m. – Author and chef Shelley Sikora-Holman book signing, Skinny Bread Cookbook
Chef, entrepreneur, author, instructor, and broadcast host Shelley Sikora-Holman will be signing copies of her new book, Skinny Bread Cookbook. Shelley had her own TV cooking show, Home Plates and now teaches cooking classes at Sur La Table, Kitchen Classics and Sweet Basil Gourmet. Pictured left.
March 12, 6:30 p.m.; March 15, 10:30 a.m. - Publishing your family history
Although many people automatically consider books to be the best media for publishing family histories, there are many other ways to make your family history writing available to interested readers. In this workshop we will spend some time discussing book publishing, but we will also consider a range of digital media and venues that are more cost effective than printed books and that can more easily reach a larger audience.
March 20, 5:45 p.m. – Real Estate for New Buyers
This free class will inform potential home buyers how to navigate through the current housing market and loan programs. Presented by a volunteer local real estate agent and loan officer. Free registration required by emailing email@example.com
March 26, 11 a.m. – Coffee and Crime with Authors Carolyn Hart, Margaret Coel, and Avery Aames
Award-winning mystery writer Carolyn Hart is the author of more than 50 novels. Her most recent titles are Ghost Gone Wild, fourth in a series featuring the late Bailey Ruth Raeburn and Dead, White and Blue, 23rd in the Death on Demand series.
Margaret Coel is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series.
Avery Aames writes the nationally bestselling A Cheese Shop Mystery Series. The first in the series, The Long Quiche Goodbye, won the Agatha Award for best first novel. Her new series is, A Cookbook Nook mystery series.
March 26, 6:30 p.m. – Emotional Intelligence for Business and Life
This program looks at the application of emotional intelligence in the context of a small business situation. The presenter will look at the needs of line staff, middle management and senior management. The ideas discussed here are applicable to many life situations.
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April 1, 6:30 p.m. – Poetry Writing Workshop
Celebrate National Poetry Month by engaging with words. Poet and ASU faculty member Kelly Nelson will facilitate this interactive workshop on imitation, revision and erasure. Nelson’s work has been published in several dozen journals and anthologies and she recently received a grant from the Arizona
Commission on the Arts. All ages and experience levels welcome. Adults interested in this may also enjoy Poetry in April at Tempe Center for the Arts.
April 1-2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - OverDrive Digital Bookmobile
This semi-truck is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of portable media players. Check out the hands-on learning stations, search the digital media collection and download and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, music and video from the library.
Above: Floor Plan of the Overdrive Digital Bookmobile.
About the Tempe Public Library
The Tempe Public Library receives more than 750,000 visitors each year and has one of the country’s largest children’s programs. Beyond storytime and book clubs, the library offers a relaxing café, computer classes, classes for using e-readers, author visits and a variety of programs relevant to your life. Discover more about the Tempe Public Library at www.tempe.gov/library or visit at 3500 S. Rural Road.