Book Talk with Bridie Gauthier. Bridie is the Head of School of the Montessori School of Manhattan and co-founded MSM in 2002. In 2011, she launched a charitable outreach project raising the capital, which built a preschool for two and three-year-old children in the impoverished Batey Lecheria, Dominican Republic.
Birdie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and has been an educator of young children for 30 years. She left Canada in 1995 to come to NYC, where she met and married her husband, Joe. She spends her time running MSM and travelling to the Dominican Republic to conduct faculty training seminars and to work hands-on with the children of the Batey, and spending time with her godson, Kai.
Practical Life for Parents is a collection of tips, hints, and advice that Bridie has offered to real parents, living real lives, raising real kids.
Date: Saturday, March 12th [Read more…]
The Flower Chef. Join Carly Cylinder for a contemporary take on the classic art of floral arranging. Enjoy an informative and fun event with a take-home keepsake. Your attendance qualifies your name to be put in a lottery for the chance to win a gift basket at a $200 value.
The Flower Chef is a modern guide to floral design that caters to beginners, decorators, party planners, and photographers. Even professionals will find ways to update their techniques. This book teaches everything necessary for flower arranging including how to buy flowers, how to care for flowers, how to cut and prepare them, and how to use floral foam. Enjoy the beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions on how to create different arrangements perfect for all flower lovers.
Date: Tuesday, March 1st [Read more…]
Bilingual Birdies at the BPC Library. Spend this winter with Bilingual Birdies singing and dancing to guitars and drums. Kids will learn about their family, themselves, and animals around the world, in their favorite language! This week’s free calls at the BPC Library will be taught in French.
This class is led by Bilingual Teaching Musicians through basic vocabulary in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English. These classes are geared towards younger children but are beneficial to your whole family. Instruments are provided for children as they learn through live music, movement, dance, puppetry, and games. Each class concludes with a bubble dance party!
Bilingual Birdies’ mission is to encourage cross-cultural awareness through our foreign language and live music. Their curriculum aims to teach 10 – 15 vocabulary words and short phrases in each class. They believe in educating young children on other cultures and languages through social and emotional play. Their classes will let your children develop a deeper sense of curiosity and compassion for others, learn a lot, and make new friends.
Date: Wednesday, February 10th [Read more…]
Author Talk at the China Institute. The China institute will be hosting an Author Talk featuring Beautiful Su: A Social and Cultural History of Suzhou, China with Stephen Koss.
Suzhou, China, is widely considered to be “paradise on Earth” based on its natural beauty and a rich history. Suzhou has gained the attention of poets, scholars, statesman, and travelers from afar since the earliest days of Chinese history.
Stephen Koss will discuss his latest work, Beautiful Su: A Social and Cultural History of Suzhou, China. This book paints a vivid picture of the importance of Suzhou to the Chinese nation, its people, and its collective ethos. Koss guides readers from its rise as a major cultural and trading center for more than 2000 years of Chinese History.
For centuries, Suzhou was a center of wealth, beauty, intellectual achievement, culture, fashion, and commerce. It was said to be the Paris of the imperial empire, with a touch of Florence’s artistic flourish, Venice’s canal-laced charm, Heidelberg’s academic achievement, and Amsterdam’s commercial dynamism.
Koss traces the city’s story from its founding to its present-day rebirth. It currently known as a center of hi-tech, pharmaceutical, and textile manufacturing. These aspects are characterized by urban expansion, a fast-growing middle class, modernization, and historical and cultural preservation. The book is rich in local historical and cultural content and filled with engaging anecdotes and mini-biographies.
Stephen L. Koss is also the author of the book China: Heart and Soul and currently lives in NYC.
Attend this Author Talk and bring your friends!
Date: Tuesday, January 26 [Read more…]
LEGO Skyline and Architecture Studio Build. No school in honor of MLK day! Bring your teens to Barnes & Noble for a hands-on special event. Help B&N build their new LEGO® Skyline in-store display. Afterwards, enjoy a LEGO Architecture build with Architecture Studio bricks.
Date: Monday, January 18th [Read more…]
Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes Storytime. Come to Barnes & Noble for a Saturday morning storytime featuring Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean. This book is a special value from now until Monday, February 15th for only $7.99, or while supplies last.
James Dean’s series features Pete the Cat. In this particular story, Pete goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. His shoes quickly change from white to red to blue to brown to wet as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other messes on the street. No matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps “movin’ and groovin’ and singing his song.” Why? Because it’s all good. This book asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objects to keep kid’s minds going.
James Dean has sold art over 90 galleries and shops across the U.S. He has devoted his time and talent to Pete the Cat for 15 years due to his love for cats. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes was his first children’s book published in 2008.
Over adventures with Pete the Cat include: Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, and Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses.
Date: Saturday, January 16th [Read more…]