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Introducing Author-Illustrator Eric Velasquez at Bank Street's Spanish-Speaking Series

Event date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join the series that has everyone talking: Bank Street's Spanish-speaking author-illustrator events featuring a wide range of special guests in conversations about children's books. The latest event in the series takes place Friday, November 17 at the Bank Street College Library, 610 West 112th Street, at 5:30 p.m. Eric Velasquez, whose new book "Schomburg: The Man Who Built the Library," will discuss his lauded career in creating books for kids with Spanish-speaking members of the Bank Street community and alumni. Non-native speakers are welcome and encouraged to attend. This free event is designed for adults. For more information, visit

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763680466
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017

Grandma's Gift Cover Image
By Eric Velasquez, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802735362
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walker & Company - October 8th, 2013

Looking for Bongo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823437672
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House - January 30th, 2017

Writing for Children Workshops

Event date: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 5:15pm

The Bank Street Center for Children's Literature announces new introductory courses this fall to help you get started writing for children. These classes, taught by outstanding children's book authors and others from the world of literature for young readers, take place Mondays from October 23 through November 15. For information and a description of courses, contact Bank Street College at (212) 875-4649 or visit

Creative Conversation with Authors Nikki Grimes and Andrea Davis Pinkney

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

On Tuesday, October 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., readers and writers gather at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street, for a special event featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney and Nikki Grimes and their outstanding books for children. Join the conversation with these two members of the publishing literati, authors who write to and about kids in wonderfully relevant ways. For ticket information, visit