April 2014

World Book Night 2014


World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.  Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. 


World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don't regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It's about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways-through the sharing of stories. 


If you would like to be a giver this year, we have extra boxes. Email events@eightcousins.com for more information. 


Special Story Time on Tuesday, May 6 
Don't Push the Button
Larry is a lovable monster, if a bit too curious for his own good.  And he knows there is only one rule in his book: don't push the button. (Seriously, don't even think about it!)  But the lure of the big red button is too irresistible, leading Larry and young readers on a fun, clever and creative adventure. 
Join author Bill Cotter for a special story time -- including songs, games, and activities -- on Tuesday, May 6 at 10:30 am (ages 2-5). 
Bill had the perfect focus group while writing his first picture book: the students at the Church Street school of Music and Art in New York, a nonprofit organization where he teaches.  


Total Takeover Party

Friday, May 16
4 - 6 pm

officially ages 7-11,
but really we think everyone should be there

* Photos with Total the Polar Bear in your own "distinctive scarf."

Signed books for sale.