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December 2- Drag Queen Story Hour w/ Harmonica Sunbeam

Drag Queen Story Hour is making a stop at Word Up Community Bookshop! On Saturday, December 2nd, at 11 AM, the wonderful and very fabulous Harmonica Sunbeam will read books and lead kids in a craft project. Dress up if you would like, and get ready to have a good time!
Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.
Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens regularly in LA, New York, and San Francisco, and events are popping up all over the world!
Read more at dragqueenstoryhour.org.
Eventbrite page to get RSVPs: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drag-queen-story-hour-with-harmonica-sunbeam-at-word-up-tickets-40276664588
Viene la Hora de Cuentos con Drag Queens (Drag Queen Story Hour) a Word Up Librería comunitaria! Sábado, el 2 de diciembre, a las 11am, la increíble y fabulosa Harmonica Sunbeam leerá libros para niños y dirigirá una actividad de manualidades infantiles. ¡Vengan con disfraz, si quieren, y con ganas de divertirse!
La Hora de Cuentos con Drag Queens es exactamente lo que uno se imagina—unas drag queens leen cuentos a niños en bibliotecas, escuelas, y librerías. DQSH (por sus siglas en inglés) rescata la imaginación y el juego de la fluidez de género infantil y provee modelos glamorosos, positivos, y descaradamente queer para niños. En espacios como éste, los niños pueden conocer personas que desafían las restricciones rígidas de género e imaginar un mundo en el cual se pueden presentar como quieran, donde el disfraz se vuelve real.
Creado por Michelle Tea y RADAR Productions en San Francisco, DQSH ahora sucede regularmente en LA, Nueva York, y San Francisco, y se sigue difundiendo por todo el mundo.
Página para RSVP:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drag-queen-story-hour-with-harmonica-sunbeam-at-word-up-tickets-40276664588
Drag Queen Story Hour / Hora de Cuentos con Drag Queens
Saturday, December 2 / Sábado, 2 de diciembre, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria




September 30: Cuéntame un Cuadro

Cuéntame un Cuadro (Tell Me the Story of an art work) is a story-telling program in Spanish for families with children ages 5 to 9. Discover fun facts about Hispanic art and culture while you learn and create together.

The Hispanic Society Museum and Library is closed for renovations, but their programs—like Cuéntame un Cuadro—are moving to different spaces around the Washington Heights community.

Cuéntame un Cuadro
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
1/A/C to 168th St. / C to 163rd St.

April 26 – Power to the Parents

Are you a new or expecting parent?

Do you have questions about birth or newborn care? Are you trying to figure out what kind of birth setting is best for you? Do you want to learn more about how to work together with your medical caregiver? Are you looking for a safe space to process your birthing experience? Do you need help with breastfeeding? Do you want to try on some baby carriers or learn how to adjust your carrier to your body? Or do you just want to meet and hang out with other parents?

Come to POWER TO THE PARENTS! Community Perinatal Support at Word Up Community Bookshop. Get the information you need and enjoy tea, cookies, and community with fellow parents and experienced perinatal professionals. Se habla espanol.

Tiffany Kapri Johnson – postpartum doula, babywearing educator, and mother of two (with one on the way!).
Esdras Santana – birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, and mother of two.
Koyuki Smith – birth doula, childbirth educator, babywearing educator, and mother of two.

This event accords on:
April 26
May 24
June 28
For more information: koyukismith@gmail.com

Power to the Parent
Wednesday April 26, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032


March 9 – Reading: Katy Bowman

mnBest-selling author and bio-mechanist Katy Bowman deepens her “you are how you move” message in her new book Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement. Bowman will present the key ideas in her new book—that we can improve our own health, and the health of our planet and our communities just by moving our own bodies more—and will answer questions and sign books.

Reading: Katy Bowman
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032


March 4 – ¡Open Mic en español!



¡Micrófono abierto! Lectura organizada por el MFA en Creación Literaria en Español de NYU y Word Up Community Bookshop. Traigan su ficción, slam, poesía, y no ficción en español para compartir sus voces, ideas, y camaradería.
¡Open Mic en español!
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032