Family Event

Fun and educational events for the whole family

"Story Stickies" Workshop with Allison Barshop Lebow

Event date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 2:30pm

Getting the story to "stick" is simple with Story Stickies! At this fantastic reading comprehension event, founder Allison Barshop Lebow will hold a short lesson on how to use Story Stickies and answer any questions participants may have. Great for kids, this event is also open to teachers, librarians and parents.

Story Stickies is an educational tool that is especially helpful for students who face challenges in reading comprehension. This system not only provides the students with the needed support, but also increases confidence, as it offers immediate accuracy feedback.

Allison Barshop Lebow

Allison Barshop Lebow is a language specialist who has had the pleasure of working with an incredibly diverse and gifted group of children.
Her background in theater and Speech and Language Pathology has enabled her to provide her students with an understanding of subtext and nuanced language. As a clinician, she has worked in a variety of settings, such as schools and hospitals.
She has also maintained a private practice, Shine Speech, Language and Learning and is a recepient of the 2008 Recipient of the “Better Speech and Hearing Month” award. 

"Funny Food" Book signing with Bill and Claire Wurtzel

Event date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 2:30pm
 Funny Food by bill and Claire Wurtzel

They're easy. They're silly. They're healthy. They're clever. They're artistic. They're delicious. They're fun. They're a great way to start the day. One breakfast at a time, Bill Wurtzel is determined to make you laugh and eat and play and laugh some more with Funny Food.

Bill Wurtzel, a jazz guitarist, has been making these plates for his wife, Claire, for as many years as they've been married. Now he is turning a hobby into an art form with a social message.

Come meet Bill and Claire at Bank Street Bookstore and pick up your autographed copy of Funny Food–while they're hot!

Original photographs from Funny Food are on display in the lobby of the Bank Street College of Education through December 9.

The Wurtzels have also been conducting workshops throughout New York City, teaching children to use their imaginations to improve their health "rather than just putting lettuce and vegetables on their trays." The goal is to discourage obesity by inspiring children—and adults—to improve their eating habits by creating meals that are not only nutritious, but also fun. It's your turn... 


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Funny Food: 365 Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599621111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Welcome Books - March 27th, 2012

"Santa Claus-All About Me" Puppet Show Special

Event date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 1:00pm

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus takes a break from all his hard work at the North Pole for a special puppet show at Bank Street Bookstore.

Jolly Saint Nick will read his book Santa Claus: All About Me,  then talk a bit about the history of Santa and traditions around the world. Afterwards, Santa will meet, greet and take photos with kids and families, and of course, sign books!

This Christmas book, compiled by author Juliette Atkinson and illustrated by John Atkinson, draws from St. Nick's previously unpublished private diaries. The secret life of Santa is revealed with these festive anecdotes from over the centuries. Readers will learn the inside story about Santa Claus: where he lives, how he manages the elves in his gift workshops at the North Pole, how the good saint’s outfits have changed over the years, and what his favorite treat is (snowmints.)

Santa Claus: All about Me Cover Image
By J. J. Atkinson (Compiled by)
ISBN: 9789881512659
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minedition - November 1st, 2013