Event Details

Scientist, inventor, and renowned autism spokesperson Temple Grandin shares her book of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors' minds and make them soar.


  • WILL CALL opens at 6pm outside the auditorium. Please check in here to be admitted into the event.

  • SEATING is general admission and opens at 6pm.

  • PICK UP YOUR BOOK at the Mountain View High School on event day, at will-call between 6 and 7pm.

  • SIGNING LINE forms after the event by letter group printed on signing line vouchers handed out at will-call.

  • Event guidelines may be subject to changes.

Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?

In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about and understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle, and to innovate. And laced throughout it all, Temple gives us glimpses into her own childhood tinkering, building, and inventing.

More than a blueprint for how to build things, in Calling All Minds Temple Grandin creates a blueprint for different ways to look at the world. And more than a call to action, she gives a call to imagination, and shows readers that there is truly no single way to approach any given problem--but that an open and inquisitive mind is always key.

  • When: Tue May. 29
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Address: 2700 East Brown Road
    Mesa AZ,US 85213

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