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Brooklyn Book Festival

Event date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

The Brooklyn Book Festival is a proud gathering of book lovers, authors, illustrators, and publishers to form New York City's largest free literary event. Visitors are welcome to stroll the Borough Hall and Plaza area in downtown Brooklyn from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18 to hear, see, and meet an outstanding line-up of special guests, speakers, and presenters, including Margo Jefferson, Pete Hamill, Margaret Atwood, Phillip Lopate, Joyce Carol Oates, and Salman Rushdie. Books are available for signings and sales throughout the day. For more information, visit

Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day

Event date: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Expect great books and book events throughout Children's Day at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Writers and illustrators appear all day long at the MetroTech Commons, on two tented stages, and in the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering auditorium. Terrific books for kids of all ages will be discussed, displayed, and sold while special guests such as Rita Williams-Garcia, Christian Robinson, Ame Dyckman, Mike Curato, and Raul Colon present their books and share their ideas.

"The Picture Book Re-Imagined" Exhibit at Pratt Gallery

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:00am to Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

Bank Street College of Education and Pratt Manhattan Gallery present "The Picture Book Re-Imagined," an exhibition exploring the importance of these two New York institutions on the development of children's literature and illustration. The show is open from July 12 through September 15 at 144 West 14th Street on the second floor. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit