Little New-Yorkers: The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore
Friday, February 4th at 3:30 pm ET

Free with Museum Admission; ages 3-6

Join us every Friday in person for story time and crafts! Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly dances and games, a story book reading, and a craft to do after the story. Welcome to Black History Month, Little New-Yorkers! All month long we will be learning about and celebrating the accomplishments of Black people throughout history!

We start right here in New York City by reading The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore, written by Vauda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. In this book about books, we learn how Lewis Michaux - yep, the author’s grand-uncle - founded the National Memorial African Bookstore and used it to foster new ideas and help people stand up for their rights. After the story, make your own book about equality, love, and the things that are important to you! 

Please note that this is not a drop-off program—child participants must be accompanied by an adult. This program will take place in person. Capacity limits, vaccination proof plus matching ID (for those ages 12 and up), and mask requirements apply. Please find all our safety information here.

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Major support for Family Programs is provided by Diana and Joe DiMenna.

Additional generous support is from Daniel & Margaret Loe, Shelley & Tommy Mulitz, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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