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Fun and educational events for the whole family

Future Hits Band Combines Music and Education

Event date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Matt Baron's Windy City-based band Future Hits specializes in creating family-friendly concerts for young rockers. Hear Matt perform at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, December 16 during the 10:30 a.m. story time and experience how he encourages all kinds of learning through the power of words and music. Kids sing and move along with Matt's songs, then have fun exploring his book "Songs for Learning Playbook." This special weekend event promises to make you and all of your family members glad to get up and dance early on Saturday morning. The event is free of charge and full of fun so we hope to see you at 2780 Broadway!


Judy Blumesday for Kids and Families at Symphony Space

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Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Help the reading world celebrate the 80th birthday of favorite author Judy Blume at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, on Sunday, February 4. Judy's books will be admired, discussed, and performed in tribute to a groundbreaking writer who portrays contemporary young characters with honesty and humor. The two-part event (one for kids at 3:00 p.m. and one for grownups at 6:00 p.m.) includes a creative writing project, audience discussion, and toasts and tributes to a forever-young author. For ticket information, visit Bank Street Book Store is proud to be this event's official bookseller.

Magic Happens with Neil Patrick Harris and His New Book

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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Bank Street Book Store and Symphony Space host actor-author Neil Patrick Harris on Monday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. as he shares his middle-grade book "Magic Misfits." The evening will be highlighted by a reading as well as magic tricks and tips. Enjoy a lively time as Neil brings his story of family and friendship to life. Well, who knows what might happen. He is a magician after all! For ticket information, visit Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at the corner of West 95th Street.

The Magic Misfits Cover Image
By Neil Patrick Harris, Lissy Marlin (Illustrator), Kyle Hinton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316391825
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 21st, 2017

Author Shanni Collins Knows "All You Need Is Love"

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

It's a great motto as well as a great book, which is why author Shanni Collins chose "All You Need Is Love" as the title of her new collection of poems celebrating families of all shapes and sizes. Join Shanni at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, November 4 at 10:30 a.m. as she reads her heartfelt odes to family members and relatives. Shanni shares rhymes that inspire us to stay connected to those we love most while appreciating what is valuable in all of us. She will also sign copies of her book -- a perfect holiday gift.


All You Need Is Love: Celebrating Families of All Shapes and Sizes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781785922510
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - May 18th, 2017

Author Steve Metzger Reads His Seasonal Books

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Take full advantage of the fall season by introducing young readers to wonderful books featuring autumn occasions and colorful leaves. Author Steve Metzger stops by Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. to share several of his titles, including "We're Going on a Leaf Hunt" and "Skeleton Meets the Mummy." Story time is a great way to spend weekend time together and Steve makes it especially exciting since kids meet a writer who motivates them to read (and write!) good books.


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