April Is National Poetry Month

In a salute to the unforgettable voices of poets past and present, Bank Street Bookstore celebrates National Poetry Month throughout April. It is an apt time to acknowledge those who elevate thoughts, words, and images to become art on the printed page. One of our country's favorite poets is Langston Hughes, whose New York City brownstone is alive with the sound of written traditions thanks to the efforts of writer Renée Watson. Watch this segment from "CBS This Morning" for information on Renée and the I, Too, Collective arts organization she founded in the former Hughes home to bring together voices young and old in celebration of reading, literacy, and poems.

Esther Is Back for Thursday Story Time

On Thursday morning, April 12, Esther Crow performs at Bank Street Bookstore with stories and songs just right for the tod set. Enjoy a friendly, casual gathering at 10:30 a.m. as Esther shows young ones how to have fun while learning through books and music. The bookstore is located at 2780 Broadway at the corner of West 107th Street. 

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