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 https://www.bankstreet.edu/events/details/620/.
Fun and educational events for the whole family
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.
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: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/best-mlk-day-of-service-events-in-nyc. 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."