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29 de Enero – La hora del cuento para adultos

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Primera lectura de cuentos para adultos 2017

Queda cordialmente invitado a un círculo de lectura en donde se le leerán cuentos cortos en español, en voz alta,  tanto ilustrados como de prosa, narrativa,y poesía,  moderados por la narradora y animadora de lectura Mariel Escalante. En este círculo de lectura tendrá la oportunidad de escuchar diversas historias seleccionadas, de discutirlas y de leerlas quien así lo desee.

¡Lo esperamos!

Domingo, 29 de Enero, 2017
3-5pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

January 28 – Uptown Family Jam Winter 2017

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The Uptown Family Jam is an all ages event for people to come together and share music in a relaxed family friendly setting. All ages and genre’s of music welcome. The first Uptown Family Jam in September 2016 was a raging success with more than nine performers playing hip hop, folk, classical, klezmer, electronic music, rock and TV/movie classics to a packed audience of families, kids and grownups. Contact Jon Braman (sproutingdaisies@yahoo.com) to get on the bill to perform in January 2017!

Uptown Family Jam Winter 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
4-6pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

January 28 – Madeline Story Time Family Breakfast

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Ludwig Bemelmann’s Madeline is one of literature’s most beloved characters. Join our story time reader Mariel Escalante and Word Up volunteers Marisol Cruz and Jennifer Ortiz in reading her stories and creating Madeline-inspired costumes! Attendees can show off their Madeline style with a mini-parade to the Highbridge Park Adventure Playground and back (one block from Word Up, weather permitting). Madeline books will be available for sale, and a healthy breakfast will be serve.  

This event is taking place thanks to monetary support from CHALK, a program of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Ambulatory Care Network.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
11 am-1pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

 

 

January 26 – Book Talk: HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU: Yiddish Fiction and the Forward

gThe Forward is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world. It welcomed generations of immigrants to the US, brought them news of Europe and the Middle East, and provided them with everything from comic strips to recipes. It also published some of the most acclaimed Yiddish fiction writers of all time. Anthology Editor Ezra Glinter has combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper’s 120-year history. Ezra will present these stories, as well as the stories behind the stories. Organized by themes like immigration, modernity, war, and Eastern European life, each of these pieces reflects its particular milieu, while also continuing to speak to us today.

Ezra Glinter is an award-winning journalist, critic, translator and biographer. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ezra attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. For five years Ezra worked as the deputy culture editor of the Forward, and now serves as the newspaper’s critic-at-large. Ezra’s writing has appeared in the New Republic, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times among other publications. He is currently writing a biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe for Yale University Press.   f

HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU: Yiddish Fiction and the Forward


Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30-8pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

November 12 – Book Launch & Panel: Brian Mooney’s Breakbeat Pedagogy

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To celebrate the release of Breakbeat Pedagogy: Hip Hop and Spoken Word Beyond the Classroom Walls by Brian Mooney, Brian will be reading from and talking about his book, then will be joined in conversation by Rephstar and PattyDukes of hip-hop group Circa ’95 and creators of the Rhyme Factory, and by Walter Hidalgo, author of Beyond the Four Walls: The Rising Ministry and Spirituality of Hip-Hop. This event is organized in collaboration with Word at 4F and Fractious Press, with support from the Citizens Committee of New York City.
Book Launch & Panel: Brian Mooney’s Breakbeat Pedagogy
Saturday, November 12, 2016
1-4pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032