Spark Your Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is just a few days away! That doesn’t mean you have to wait, you can shop online now with one of our favorite local stores. Visit Changing Hands Bookstore online and purchase  The Little Spark By Carrie Bloomston.  This is a great gift for artists, art lovers, girl friends who get together, self help fans and lovers of all things local!

If you order the book now from Changing Hands you’ll receive two free tickets to meet Carrie Bloomston in person at the Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix on Tuesday December 2nd, at 7pm (Details below) and get your copy autographed by the author.

Local artist and author Carrie Bloomston interviewed a dozen local creatives who are featured in this book! Artists, writers, chefs, photographers, musicians and other creatives. It is a celebration of all things local and it’s available now!

Event: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 7 pm Changing Hands Book Store, Phoenix Location


  • TICKET (admits two) is free when you purchase The Little Spark from Changing Hands Bookstore.
  • Letter groups (printed on top of ticket) will be called at 6pm to fill seats and designated standing room. If available, seating and standing room opens to those without tickets at 6:45pm.
  • Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
  • Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group after the presentation. Those without tickets may get their books signed after ticket-holders, if time allows.
  • Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.

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Happy Holiday Shopping – Locally!

Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona

– We love and support our local community! Shop Local This Holiday Season! xoxo – All of us at Lab5





What is STEAM

It started with STEM . . . A great place to begin growth.

STEM is an acronym for SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS. The term is used as an education policy and a curriculum option for educators and policy makers. 

We added STEAM . . . which we use to propel the other other areas of education.

STEAM is an acronym for SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART AND MATHEMATICS. The initiative began so that the arts and design would be included in STEM education.

The founder of this initiative is Georgette Yakman. The idea of adding the arts to the STEM acronym, allows for a formal way to link the subjects together and correspond them to the global socioeconomic world. Yakman’s defining sentence is: “Science and Technology, interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in elements of Mathematics”

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

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Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

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On Paul Auster

“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it,

for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.”

—  Paul Auster
Paul Auster is one of my favorite authors. I do love many of his books and his curious way of writing but I also love that some of his books were flops. I feel like that proves he is writing from a place that is real. Not all of our ideas are hits but as long as we are keeping it real we are real.

What Should I Read Next

At What Should I Read Next you can enter a book you like and the site will analyze it in their database of readers’ favorite  books (more than 75,000 different titles, and more than a million reader recommendations) to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
Also as a bonus you can register for free on the results page and build your own favorites list. So doing this!