Family Event

Fun and educational events for the whole family

A Visit with Author Patty Lakin

Event date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Patty Lakin, one of our favorite authors (a favorite neighbor, too!) visits Bank Street Book Store February 18 at 10:30 a.m. for Saturday story time. Patty has written many children's books that already fill our shelves, and now there are new titles to add: "Skateboards" and "Bicycles" among them. These two titles are part of a series of books about everyday objects beautifully designed, crafted by hand, and of great interest to readers from eight to 12 years old. Hear Patty reveal the secrets of good design through words, photographs, and illustrations that create understanding and appreciation. Patty will also talk about "Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently," a biography she wrote that is newly available in paperback. For the youngest listeners, Patty will share one of her delightful Max and Mo stories, making this event truly fun for all ages.


Illustoria Magazine and Artist Hervé Tullet at Bank Street Book Store

Event date: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Illustoria, a cool new magazine for creative kids and their grown-ups, teams up with awesome artist Hervé Tullet to celebrate the launch of the magazine's second issue. Celebrate all kinds of artful endeavors with Hervé and Illustoria founder Joanne Chan at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. This event is open to all ages, making it a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon family-style.

Mix It Up! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452137353
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 16th, 2014

Let's Play! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452154770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 29th, 2016

Press Here Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811879545
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 30th, 2011

Art Workshops for Children Cover Image
ISBN: 9780714869735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Phaidon Press - September 21st, 2015

Flight Time Featuring "Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine"

Event date: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

It was exactly 100 years ago when pilot Ruth Law completed her record-breaking flight from Chicago to New York. To commemorate the occasion, author Heather Lang and artist Raul Colon appear at Bank Street Book Store to present "Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine." Join us Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. for loads of information just right for young listeners about how aviation has been shaped by courageous people like Ruth. Both detailed illustrations and archival photos help tell the story of bravery and perseverance at a time when women were not always recognized for such strong achievements. It's an inspiring moment in history -- one well worth sharing with kids AND parents.

Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine Cover Image
By Heather Lang, Raul Colon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781620916506
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Calkins Creek Books - March 1st, 2016