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Kevin Henkes and Friends at Symphony Space

Learn how Wendell, Chester, Lilly, Julius, Chrysanthemum, Penny, Kitten, Owen, Sheila Rae, and other favorite book characters came to be from the author/illustrator who created them. Kevin Henkes will appear at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia on Saturday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. Kevin will also talk about Billy Miller, one of his most recent characters to come to life on the page in the 2014 Newbery Honor Book "The Year of Billy Miller." For more information, please visit



Happy Birthday to Who?

To you, of course! -- or anyone looking for a fun place to stage a children's party. Bank Street Bookstore opens its doors Saturday, March 1 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. to show off its great new space. Rebecca, Maya, and Nere, the birthday elves shown here, have been working especially hard to ready the room for stories, games, music, puppet shows, costumes, and many other memorable activities for your child's special day. Come take a look. And while you're here, read a book!