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UPCOMING EVENTS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5butterfly

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

On Foot5 pm • Rick Kempa & Grand Canyon Poets Rick Kempa• Reading, PowerPoint, Booksigning • Authors from two recently published anthologies of Grand Canyon writing will present inspiring stories and photos, as well as practical “how-to” information, for people interested in visiting and hiking the Grand Canyon. Featured presenters include editor Rick Kempa of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Thea Gavin of Orange, California, and Janet Eigner of Santa Fe, all of whom have logged many miles on Grand Canyon trails. Read more »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.

A Field Guide to Fire2 pm • David Chorlton & Julie Comnick: A Field Guide to Fire • Reading, PowerPoint, Booksigning • David ChorltonPhoenix-based poet David Chorlton and Prescott artist Julie Comnick will be at the Peregrine to discuss their latest project, A Field Guide to Fire. The poems and drawings in the book were produced for the Fires of Change project, a collaboration with the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, the Flagstaff Arts Council, and the Landscape Conservation Initiative funded by the Joint Fires Sciences Program and the National Endowment for the Arts. Fires of Change will be exhibited at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff in September/October, and the University of Arizona in Tucson. Read more »

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

7 pm • Offsite at YC • Lisa See • Reading, Q&A, china dollsBooksigning lisa seeAmerican writer and novelist Lisa See will be a featured author in the Yavapai College Literary Southwest Series. Lisa See is known as one of the leading authorities on Chinese culture. See's paternal great-grandfather was Chinese, which has had a great impact on her life and work. Her books include On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family (1995), a detailed account of See's family history, and the novels Flower Net (1997), The Interior (1999), Dragon Bones (2003), Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2005), Peony in Love (2007) and Shanghai Girls (2009), which made it to the 2010 New York Times bestseller list. Her latest novel, China Dolls (June 2014), deals with Chinese American nightclub performers of the '30s and '40s. Read more »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.

11 am • Patricia Downing DeAsis, Cherokee Elder • PatriciaSharing • Patricia Downing DeAsis, member of Tsalagi Cherokee tribe of Oklahoma, will share the prophecy of the medicine people of American Indian Tribes and information about the Cherokee culture. "It is about the time we are living in and why it is important to all people." Read more »

2 pm • Offsite at Prescott Valley Library • J.A. Jance: Dance of dance of the bonesthe Bones • Reading, Q&A, JA JanceBooksigning • New York Times bestselling mystery author J.A. Jance will discuss and sign her new thriller (and fifty-first novel), Dance of the Bones. In this book, Jance brings together two beloved protagonists, J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker, in her most suspenseful novel yet. Jance will talk about her life, writing career, years on the reservation, the importance of The Circle, and will also answer questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Read more »

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

5:30 pm • Open Mic Poetry • Experience the power of live poetry! Poet Dan Seaman hosts our monthly Open Mic Poetry Night. Read more »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.

2 pm • Clare Walker Leslie: The Curious Nature Guide • Reading, Q&A, Booksigning With dozens of simple the curious natureprompts and exercises, best-selling author, naturalist, and artist Clareclare walker leslie Walker Leslie offers adults of all ages an invitation to step outside for just a few minutes a day, reignite the sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world, and discover the peace and grounding that can be found by connecting to nature as part of daily life. This event is co-sponsored by the Natural History Institute. Read more »

4 pm • Anne Boles Levy: The Temple of Doubt • Reading, PowerPoint, Temple of DoubtBooksigning Teens look to Young Adult novels for clues Ann Levyabout how to battle their real-life demons. With the country coming out of a steep recession in recent years, it’s hardly surprising that tough heroes cornered a big part of the teen lit market. But a growing number of these heroes are girls, and they’re not the coy, boy-obsessed arm candy of days gone by. These young women are gritty, smart, and call the shots. We’ll take a look at a few books with strong female leads – and why these books are every bit as appropriate for teen boys as they are for girls. Read more »

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

7 pm • Yavapai College Creative Writing Faculty • Reading, Q&A, Booksigning • Join us to hear authors Laraine Herring, Kristen Kauffman, Michaela Carter, and Susan Lang, reading from their recent works. Read more »

detail from Paul Abbott's mural

SATURDAY —OCTOBER 3rd & 10th

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.

Heir to the JediTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

5 pm • Meet New York Times Bestselling Author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, Kevin Hearne • Q&A, Booksigning • American urban fantasy novelist, Hearne, was born and raised in Arizona. He is the author of a seven novels published by Del Rey in the fantasy book series, The Iron Druid Chronicles, and the Star Wars novel, Heir to the Jedi. His novel, Tricked, was on the New York Times' bestseller list. His novel Shattered was his first work released in hardcover and was on the USA Today bestsellers list. Read more »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow. Daughters Unto Devils

6 pm • Amy Lukavics: Daughters Unto DevilsBooksigning & Launch Party! • Teen horror novelist, sour candy and video game enthusiast, Amy Lukavics, will be at the Peregrine to introduce her debut book, Daughters Unto Devils. “Creepy Treats” will be served. “Best read late at night in a tent with a trusted friend nearby….”—Kirkus Review Read more »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow. The Sawtooth Complex

3 pm • Author Susan Lang: The Sawtooth ComplexSusan LangReading, Booksigning & Launch Party • Please join us in celebrating author Susan Lang’s newest novel, The Sawtooth Complex. She will give a brief reading, booksigning, and party with refreshments. “The story is engrossing, entertaining, and really makes us think. It’s a fine addition to our best environmental and human–humane–literature.” —John Nichols, author of twenty books, including The Milagro Beanfield War and The Sterile Cuckoo. Read more »

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

5:30 pm • Open Mic Poetry • Experience the power of live poetry! Poet Dan Seaman hosts our monthly Open Mic Poetry Night. Read more »

butterflySATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.

Noon - 4pm • Halloween Comic Fest Day! • 2015 Halloween comic festIt's the Peregrine's third annual Halloween ComicFest Day and we're having another great comic book giveaway! The Peregrine will give one free comic per person (these comic books are from major comic publishers and specially made for this event). You'll find a great selection of Halloween-themed comics for fans of all ages.  Also, dress up as your favorite comics-inspired character and be ready at 3 pm for the costume contests! Read more »


REGULAR ONGOING EVENTS Storytime

SATURDAYS – 11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, and a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.
MONDAYS – 5:30 pm • Prescott Friendship Circle Book Group • Discussions of books on esoteric truth. Newcomers and drop-ins welcome.
MONTHLY: OPEN MIC – 5:30 pm • Check our calendar for Open Mic Poetry on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of every month. Experience the power of live poetry! Hosted by local poet, Dan Seaman.
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