Today’s news:

For book lovers

Barnes & Noble Court invites the public to participate in its full calendar of events throughout July.

This year, additionally, Barnes & Noble has joined forces with Andrew Clements, author of “Frindle” and other bestselling books, for their 12th annual Summer Reading Program.

Kids entering grades one through six can earn a free book when they read eight books and fill out a journal sheet. Ask any bookseller for details. Teacher kits are available.

Author Discussions

Author Discussion & Signing: Evie Rhodes, July 10 at 7 p.m. Author Evie Rhodes reads from her newest book, “Street Vengeance.” The streets are calling one woman whose vendetta knows no limits

Author Discussion & Signing: John Michael Cummings, July 16 at 7 p.m. Author John Cummings reads his coming-of-age novel “The Night I Freed John Brown.”

Author Discussion & Signing, Diane Mckinnet- Whetstone, July 17 at 7 p.m. Author Diane Mckinney-Whetstone reads from her novel “Trading Dreams at Midnight.”

Author Discussion & Signing: Walter T. Shaw with Mary Jane Robinson, July 18 at 7 p.m. Authors Walter Shaw, with Mary Jane Robinson, will read from his “soon-to-be-made-in-a- motion picture” book, “A License To Steal.” A father’s genius as an inventor and a son’s revenge as a cat burglar, but payback has a price.

Author Discussion & Signing: David Browne, July 23 at 7 p.m. Author David Browne reads from his newest book, “Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth.” A richly detailed portrait of an iconic band and a glorious story of “the Velvet Underground of their generation.”

Storytime For Kids

Storytime: American Girl Celebration, July 1 at 11 a.m. Get ready for an American Girl storytime. The hit movie comes out July 2. There will be fun games and coloring for anyone who enjoys “American Girl.”

Storytime: Dangerous Books for Boys — Fourth of July Celebration, July 5 at 11 a.m. Enjoy a Dangerous Books for Boys storytime as B&N continues to celebrate the Fourth of July, Independence Day. There will be fun prizes and coloring.

Storytime: Dr. Seuss Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. There will be fun prizes and coloring for kids of all ages at the monthly “Dr. Seuss Saturday.”

Storytime: I Can Read!, July 19 at 11 a.m. Enjoy a very special interactive storytime as participants read together from the “I Can Read!” books for beginning readers.

Storytime: Yoga For Kids!, July 22 at 11 a.m. Welcome Yoga For Kids in an interactive storytime event. This storytime will be on the first floor event space.

Storytime: Junie B. Jones, July 26 at 11 a.m. Read from the exciting summer adventures of Junie B. Jones. There will be fun prizes and coloring for kids of all ages.

General Information

All events are free and open to the public. Barnes & Noble is located at 106 Court Street. For more, call 718-246-4158 or 347-863-1950.

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