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Library Salon: Rethinking and Restating How We Talk to Students

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Social and educational change is never far from the minds of teachers and parents these days, and author Mica Pollock uses her knowledge and expertise to guide school communities toward helpful, respectful conversations. "Schooltalk" is her latest book to focus on the importance of civil discourse. Hear Mica present her ideas about supporting civility and equity in daily dialogues with students on Friday, February 17 at 5:30 p.m. To register for this event, designed for teachers, parents, and students, visit

Schooltalk: Rethinking What We Say About--And To--Students Every Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620971031
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - February 7th, 2017

Pop-Up Artist Shawn Sheehy Pops In

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Pop-up books are the specialty of the house at Bank Street Book Store when author/artist Shawn Sheehy presents his book "Welcome to the Neighborwood" at morning story time on Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. Each page is a work of habitat art as seven animals are profiled, including how and where they build their homes. Shawn's art is as artful and careful as the homes themselves, giving young naturalists a true appreciation of the art and science of good home building -- and good books.

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By Shawn Sheehy, Shawn Sheehy (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763665944
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 10th, 2015

MLK Day Service Events in NYC

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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

Honor a great American on Monday, January 16 by devoting time to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of coming together to serve and support our communities. Here are some citywide volunteer opportunities at non-profit service groups doing important work locally: At Bank Street Book Store we ask that you remember President Obama's words from his farewell speech last week that "change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to demand it."