Artiste Extraordinaire Hervé Tullet

Neighborhood and cultural institutions Bank Street Book Store and Symphony Space partner on Sunday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. to present a wonderful literacy program for young readers and their families. Illustrator Hervé Tullet appears with illustrator Chris Raschka as part of the Thalia Kids' Book Club to present their brand of creative fun. Hear and see Hervé engage kids in storytelling and art, plus an audience discussion and book signing. For ticket information, visit

Books: More Important Than Ever

President Barack Obama has been shaped in life by reading. His convictions and outlooks are a result of his love of reading and his attempt to understand the world and its humans through books. In an interview last week, President Obama discussed how he managed his eight years in the White House by reading to "slow down and get perspective." Here, in his own words, President Obama tells of his daily habit of reading: