November 12 – Story Time Family Breakfast with Circa ’95 and Wrucrew

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Story Time Family Breakfast featuring Patty & Reph of Circa ’95 & WRUCREW
Thanks to a new mini-grant from CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids), we’re expanding the scope of our story time family breakfasts to include physical fitness! For this month’s story time family breakfast, PattyDukes and Rephstar—of the hip-hop group Circa ’95 and the We Run Uptown crew—will read stories, then lead a warm-up and light run for a few blocks. Bag check will be provided at the bookstore. Please dress appropriately. The run is not mandatory though very encouraged!
This event is taking place thanks to monetary support from CHALK, a program of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Ambulatory Care Network.
Story Time Family Breakfast with Circa ’95 and Wrucrew
Saturday, November 12, 2016
11am-1pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 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

November 18 – Book Launch: Americana

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@feministmami talks Poetry, Patriarchy, and Politics from her debut book. Americana is a collection of poetry and prose told as a tale of anger, depression, love, loss, and femininity. Americana exposes a dark side of being multi-cultured in the United States and figuring out how to maneuver these different worlds from girlhood to womanhood. A discussion of Poetry, Patriarchy, and Politics with the author followed by a brief Q+A session. Hope to see you there!
Book Launch: Americana
Friday, November 18, 2016
7-9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

November 11 – Teen Open Mic at Word Up

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Teen open mic for spoken word artist, singers, rap artist who want to share their voice and talent. Sign up to perform or come and enjoy a night of performances and music by youth for youth. Hosted by “Word in the Heights” alum Jilly Juice. 6pm-8pm. FREE.
Teen Open Mic at Word Up
Friday, November 11, 2016
6-8pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

November 1 – Día de los muertos: Lectura divertida y actividades

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La anfitriona de nuestra hora de cuentos, Mariel Escalante, estará leyendo y dirigiendo manualidades para niños para celebrar el Día de los muertos.

Mariel Escalante will be reading and leading craft activities for kids at Word Up, in celebration of Día de los muertos. Rexorzs Payasito will do face painting.

Día de los muertos: Lectura divertida y actividades/ Día de muertos: Reading, Crafting, and Face Painting
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
5-6:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032