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ManaMeet & Greet Author/Illustrator Nick Bruel - Halloween Style!

Wed. October 26th @ 4:30-5:30

Join us this afternoon for a super spectacular Halloween special with NY Times bestselling author/illustrator, Nick Bruel, as he shares his latest Bad Kitty title: Bad Kitty, Scaredy Cat!  Bad Kitty used to be a brave kitty until this Halloween season when a group of scarey monsters show up on her doorstep.  She decides to take matters into her own paws, and... what do you think happens with those monsters? Find out in Bad Kitty, Scaredy Cat as Nick Bruel reads and signs copies for you!

Come dressed in your costume and enjoy stories, games and treats (no tricks... we promise!) with Bad Kitty author/illustrator, Nick Bruel!

- Call the store to reserve your copy and party ticket today! 513.731.2665

- Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of Bad Kitty, Scaredy Cat. (Other Bad Kitty titles also available)


Read for the Record!

Thu. October 27th @ 10:00-11:00

Join us for the 11th anniversary of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a global campaign generating public support for high-quality early learning and focuses on the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading. On October 27, 2016 children and adults worldwide will take part in the world’s largest shared reading experience.

Each year, Jumpstart chooses one book for Read for the Record. This year’s book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, written by Julia Sarcone-Roach, is a light-hearted tale bound to fill the reader with joy. Come help us support Jumpstart in breaking the world reading record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

- FREE story time event for all ages

Miss Meghan's Music

Sat. October 29th @ 11:00-12:00

Perfect for kids under the age of four and a grown-up!
We'll move, sing songs, and mostly enjoy time together.

- Cost: $10.00 per child 
- Space is limited, please call 731.2665 to register.

Happy Sandwich Day!

Thu. November 3rd @ 11:00-12:00

It's Sandwich Day! Created in 1762, the sandwich has been around for a long time and has *many* varieties! Join us on this delicious day as we read a couple of our favorite sandwich stories and create our own version with a "yummy" craft.
- Free
- Best for ages 3-6
- Call 731.2665 to reserve a spot! Space is limited.

It's Election Day! Let's Play the "Who Was..." Trivia Game!

Tue. November 8th @ 1:00-1:30

Happy Election Day! We thought that holding a "Who Was..." trivia game this afternoon would be a great way to honor this day. Join us for a fun-filled friendly game and maybe even learn a little something along the way! The game is based on the Who Was biography series and we are offering 20% off any Who Was/Who Is title during this event!
- Best for ages 8-11
- Call 731.2665 to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

Loyalty Night for Our Cool Customers! Enjoy an Early Holiday Shopping Night Just For You!

Thu. November 10th @ 6:00pm-8:00pm

Calling our Cool Customers!  Are you ready for some early holiday shopping?  We are opening the store just for you this evening in appreciation for being loyal ManaFriends.  Present your Cool Customer Card and you will receive 20% off your entire purchase.  Check those lists and begin crossing things off tonight!  We will be open from 6:00pm-8:00pm for this special shopping soiree!



An Afternoon with Award-Winning Author TA Barron!

Sat. November 12th @ 1:00-2:00

We have ideas of the destruction of the mysterious island of Atlantis, but what of the magical birth of it? We're so excited in welcoming award-winning author, TA Barron, as he joins us for the third and final addition to his Atlantis trilogy, Atlantis Lost!  Magic, action, hope, courage, sacrifice -- all parts of this beautifully blended story that shows us that sometimes we need to make the hard choices when protecting our loved ones.  Join us for this fantastic author signing event and an invitation to the magical world of Atlantis.

- FREE author signing event

- The Atlantis trilogy is best for ages 10+

- Line numbers are available for signing for Atlantis Rising, Atlantis in Peril and Atlantis Lost

- Call 731.2665 for more information


Mon. November 14th @ 10:00-11:00

Join Ms. Anne to enjoy this wonderful outlet for your child's creative side. Have fun listening to a good book and participating in an art-making activity with your child.

- $10/child, ages 2-4

- Reserve a spot for your 2-4 year old by calling 731.2665, or by stopping by the store.

- Please register by the Friday before the Make-A-Mess you would like to attend.

Buttons, Buttons and More Buttons!

Wed. November 16th @ 11:00-12:00

It's Button Day and we are here to celebrate! Red, yellow, green, round, square, two-holed, four-holed... it doesn't matter what type of button it is! Join us for some of our absolute favorite button stories (think GROOVY!) and a beautiful button-y craft - the perfect something just in time for the holidays!

- $3.00 per child
- Best for ages 3-6
- Call 731.2665 to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

Spend Saturday Morning with Author/Illustrator Jacob Grant!

Sat. November 19th @ 10:00-11:00

Join us as we welcome author/illustrator Jacob Grant to blue manatee this morning! He will be sharing his latest book, Cat Knit, and will do a drawing demo for all of his ManaFans. We are so excited about this new book! Cat and Yarn are the best of friends but what happened to Yarn when he went away? When he returned, he was completely different! Will Cat see that maybe change isn't so bad after all?  Cat Knit is a delightful book for even the youngest readers!

-Free author event!
-Best for ages 4-7
-Call 731.2665 for more information

Small Business Saturday Celebration!

Sat. November 26th @ 9:30am-6:00pm

Help us celebrate Small Business Saturday by joining us for two special story times with our story time extraordinaire Miss Sarah at 10:00am and our beloved Miss Katie at 4:00pm!  We’ll also kick off our holiday promotions today!  Purchase a $100 gift card for $80 and a $50 gift card for $40.  All blue manatee press titles are 20% off, as well, throughout the holiday season!  Shop small and support your locals!

Miss Meghan's Music

Mon. November 28th @ 10:00-10:30

Perfect for kids under the age of four and a grown-up! Let's wear costumes today in celebration of this festive time of year!
We'll move, sing songs, and mostly enjoy time together.

- Cost: $10.00 per child
- Space is limited, please call 731.2665 to register.