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Fun and educational events for the whole family

Brooklyn Book Festival -- One of New York's Biggest, Best, and Premier Literary Events (and It's Free!)

Event date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, September 16 is Children's Day at the revered Brooklyn Book Festival and Bank Street Book Store is among the booksellers represented at the MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit us throughout the day while enjoying all kinds of author and illustrator events and signings. More information (including a schedule of panels and discussions as well as a list of author appearances) can be found at

Morning of Walt Whitman Poems and Poetry for Kids

Event date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Walt Whitman expert Karen Karbenier shares poems perfect for kids, starting with "I Hear America Singing." Other kid-friendly selections from her book "Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman" include "Song of Myself" and poems from "Leaves of Grass." Come listen, learn, and enjoy a poetic weekend morning at Bank Street Book Store, 2780 Broadway on Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman Cover Image
By Walt Whitman, Karen Karbiener (Editor), Kate Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781633221505
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Moondance Press - May 1st, 2017

Story Time with Esther

Event date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us at Bank Street Book Store for a morning of reading and singing on Thursday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m. with musician Esther Crow. Esther takes a lively approach to books and stories, entertaining babies, toddlers, pre-ks, and all other ages with an hour of bouncy fun. Zero cost, no pre-registration, and maximum fun!