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Judy Blumesday at Symphony Space

Thalia Kids' Book Club events at New York City's Symphony Space promise lively discussions between children's book authors and the kids who read and love their books. Judy Blume, a super-star author for readers of all ages, will be honored at Symphony Space Sunday, February 4 at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the enduring nature of her work. Blume's books ("Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing," "Freckle Juice," "Pain and the Great One," "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret") include many modern classics whose passages will be performed by actors and read by authors and other special guests throughout the two events: the first for kids (3:00 p.m.) and the second for adults (6:00 p.m.). Young audience members (ideal age is eight to 12 years old) are invitied to participate by asking questions and writing stories of their own inspired by Blume's works. For ticket information, visit https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9825/Family-Literature/judy-blumesda.... This event is sponsored by Bank Street Book Store.

Neil Patrick Harris and His Book "The Magic Misfits" at Symphony Space

Bank Street Book Store is proud to be the official bookseller at an event on Monday, December 4 featuring actor/author Neil Patrick Harris. Neil's new book "The Magic Misfits" (his first children's novel!) will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway. We all know Neil as a gifted and versatile actor, but add to his lengthy list of accomplishments magician and you will see the wonderful connection to the theme of his book. Hear Neil interviewed by Maureen Johnson (co-author with John Green and Lauren Myracle of "Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances") and walk away with a signed copy of this charming tale of friendship and family, what is real and what is imagined. For more information, visit https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9861/Family-Literature/neil-patrick-....

 

Shop Locally at Bank Street Book Store on Small Business Saturday and Indies First, November 25

        

Independent booksellers across the country, including Bank Street Book Store, are great places to shop on Saturday, November 25. On this day, two occasions are combined: Small Business Saturday and Indies First. Customers find outstanding titles, neighbors support their communities, and local retailers succeed in selling to readers who can never get (or give) too many good books. Special guests helping us celebrate a terrific event include musician/songwriter Esther Crow and authors Dan Gutman, Chris Grabenstein, and Renée Watson. Join us for a day of singing, signing, and lots of fun. Activities start at 10:30 a.m. with music and songs and continue with author readings through 2:30 p.m.

  

Left to right: Esther Crow, Dan Gutman, Chris Grabenstein, Renée Watson

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