Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:30am

An umbrella is just an umbrella, right? Not so, insist Hedgehog, Cat, Bear, and Rabbit. The animals suggest, "Isn't it a boat? A tent? A flying machine? A cane?" It is up to everyone's friend Elephant to consider just what his green umbrella can be in this picture-book ode to imagination called "The Green Umbrella." Meet author Jackie Azua Kramer and hear her read her book at morning story time at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. Jackie will sign copies for anyone who thinks, creates, and imagines big.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:45pm

Work groups for students completing their edTPA certification exam will be offered Monday, February 27 from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. with the purpose of providing support as students compete their test. For information, visit www.bankstreet.edu/edtpa or RSVP to Esperanze Olivo at eolivo@bankstreet.edu.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:30am

Story time at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. is enhanced by the participation of educator Debbie Finger, whose book "Looking for Color Rhymes" is a special addition. Debbie and the Color Rhyme Kids featured in her book represent different colors while trying to find and recognize words that rhyme with each color. Debbie teaches reading readiness through predictable rhymes in the text so kids and families can enjoy practicing rhyming sounds together.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

This book about two New York kids getting caught up in a mysterious adventure has been a favorite of young readers for 50 years, and now it's time to celebrate a story kids have loved it ever since it was first published in 1967. Join other dedicated devotees, including author Blue Balliett ("Chasing Vermeer") to toast the timelessness of E. L. Konigsburg's classic "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" at Symphony Space on Sunday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. This event is part of the Thalia Kids' Book Club. Ticket information is available at http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9351/Family-Literature/thalia-book-club-emfrom-the-mixed-up-files-of-mrs-basil-e-frankweiler-em-50th-anniversary.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm


It's a chance to meet uber-popular middle-grade author Rachel Vail at Bank Street Book Store on Wednesday, March 11 at 4:00 p.m. Rachel presents her new book "Well, That Was Awkward," the story of other chance meetings, such as the one between main character Gracie and her major crush AJ. But life is complicated by the fact that AJ is interested in Gracie's best friend Sienna instead, and Gracie's parents, who tend to hover over Gracie's daily doings, are always hoping upon hope that Gracie has everything she needs to stay happy and whole after a family incident affects them all. This event is specially designed for middle-grade students so here's a shout-out to readers from ten to 12 years old to join us.