The Physics of Toys Workshop

John Dessereau
Community Relations Manager
176-60 Union Turnpike
718 380 7077

Barnes & Noble Fresh Meadows Invites Children
to Learn the Physics of Toys by Building Rubber Band Race Cars
at Free Hands-On Learning Events on June 21st & 22nd

New York, NY – 5/20/ 2014 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that its Fresh Meadows, Queens store will host a free Hands-On Learning event providing children, ages seven and up, the opportunity to learn the physics of toys by building rubber band race cars on Saturday, June 21st at 11am. and Sunday, June 22nd at noon .

Barnes & Noble’s partner for this event, Thames & Kosmos, is an award-winning science and education publisher of high-quality science and technology-related educational products for children of all ages. Thames & Kosmos places an emphasis on teaching concepts and skills through hands-on modeling of real-world devices and processes, and by offering comprehensive, meaningful reading materials for a rich learning experience. During this event, children will make and experiment with a wind-up toy car using a rubber band, gears, wheels and a simple frame. A race to see who created the fastest car will follow. Children can be permitted to take their cars home after the event.

Space is limited to 15 children per session. Please contact John Dessereau, Community Relations Manager, at 718 380 7077 to reserve your spot.

Children and parents attending the event will also learn about the free B&N Kids’ Club™, full of rewards and special offers. Customers signing up for the B&N Kids’ Club will receive a welcome gift of 30% off any one children’s book or toy. They’ll also earn a $5 reward for every $100 spent on children’s products in-store or online. Children whose parents enroll in the Kids’ Club will receive a free cupcake on their birthday from the Barnes & Noble Café. A monthly email newsletter features more club events and savings.

The Hands-On Learning event is free and open to the public. For further details, visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator at


Saturday, June 21, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Barnes and Noble Fresh Meadows
176-60 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, Queens N.Y. 11366