READ 718 READS! Colson Whitehead, December 2

Please join us for an intimate book discussion with NY Times bestselling author, Colson Whitehead. All proceeds go to support programming at READ 718. See details below. BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Coming soon! New Bed-Stuy location

Construction has begun at our new, second location at 336 Malcom X Blvd in Bed-Stuy! We are super excited to serve more children and families in another Brooklyn neighborhood. We will open on September 24 for our first fall cycle! If you are interested in registering a child or want to be a volunteer tutor, please call us at 718-576-3228!

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Summer Reading Room July 1-31!

Keep your child reading this summer in our Summer Reading Room! Sign up for 1, 2, or 3 days per week for one hour at a time. Your child will be paired with a volunteer and will work on building and maintaining reading skills, as well as finding books and stories they love for the month of July. Click on "Register A Child" or "Volunteer."

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Join Us! 2019 Annual Benefit on May 16!

Buy tickets today and support READ 718 at our annual spring benefit on May 16, 2019! Come for food from Brooklyn's Pies 'N' Thighs, cocktails, dancing, and our honoree, the great Andrea Davis Pinkney, and our featured special guests Sharon Van Etten, Dean Edwards, and Bill Posley. All are welcome! Click on "Read More" for a link to purchase tickets. https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=11145

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READ 718 Reads! on March 5 with author, David Grann.

Join us for a special evening David Grann, #1 NYTimes bestselling author and award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker to discuss Grann's most recent book, The White Darkness, a powerful true story about adventure and obsession in the Antarctic. The event will be hosted in a private home on March 5 from 6:30-8:30. Address will be shared upon registration. All proceeds support programming at READ 718. Click here to buy tickets.

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Don’t Miss Our First Kids’ Book Club, November 16!

In partnership with Books Are Magic and Brooklyn Independent Middle School, READ 718 is  hosting a monthly book club for kids! Our first one will be Friday, November 16 from 4:00-5:00. (more…)

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Multisensory Reading Instruction: What, Why, and How?

A workshop for parents, educators, and friends on October 11 at 6:30-7:30 PM. Multisensory -- it's a buzzword that you may have heard in and around schools. Educators and specialists say they are doing multisensory reading instruction and that schools should be doing it, but what is it? Why do it? How do you do it with students or your own child? Come get an introduction to multisensory reading instruction and be ready to involve all of your senses! Tickets are free, but please rsvp to eva@read718.org.

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Calming Anxiety and Building Self-Esteem in Kids, Wednesday July 11 at 6:30 PM


Join Us on July 11: Calming Anxiety and Building Self-Esteem in Kids: a FREE workshop with Understood.org.

Join READ 718 and Understood.org for a free workshop on July 11 at 6:30 PM. We'll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in children with learning and attention issues -- and in parents, too. Please rsvp to alice@read718.org.

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