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Meet the Grinch Story Time

Thu. December 3rd @ 4:30-5:30

Join us as we read Dr. Seuss's classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas with our special guest--the Grinch himself. After the story, you can get your picture taken with the Grinch. So, gather with us for some holiday fun!

-A Free, all ages event.
-The first 20 line numbers will be reserved for those who would like to purchase a copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and line numbers following will be to meet the Grinch and will be given day of, on a first come, first served basis. Please call 513.731.2665 for more details.

Will Hillenbrand's Release Party for Bear and Bunny!

Tue. December 8th @ 4:00-5:00

Join blue manatee in welcoming Cincinnati native Will Hillenbrand, award-winning author and illustrator, as we celebrate the launch of his new book, Bear and Bunny! Mr. Hillenbrand will be here to read and sign copies of his latest work and would love to have you join him for this release party!  This whimsical tale of two friends in search of what a good pet would be for a bunny and bear will charm you with its sweet narrative and delightful illustrations. Let's have the release party of all release parties!  

- A FREE, all-ages event.

- Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of Bear and Bunny.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your copy or for more details.


Caroling with Miss Katie and Miss Sarah!

Fri. December 11th @ 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Join beloved story teller Miss Katie and ManaTots extraordinaire Miss Sarah for some holiday cheer!

-Free, all ages event.

A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas Story Time

Wed. December 16th @ 10:00-11:00

To celebrate the holiday season, Cincinnati, and the greatest gift of all - adoption, blue manatee welcomes Cincinnati author and illustrator duo, Nadine Huffman and Marilyn Lebhar, for a reading (and signing) of their book: A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas. Based on a true story, a child awaits his new sibling while experiencing many of our city's holiday traditions. 100% of the book's proceeds go to area adoption organizations.

- Free event, open to all ages.

- Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas.

Are You a Little Critter?

Wed. December 30th @ 11:00-12:00

Today is Mercer Mayer's birthday!  Let's celebrate Little Critter style!  

What's your favorite adventure the Little Critters get into?  We'll read some of them and make our own Little Critter puppet!  

Join us for this fun story and craft time!


- Best for ages 3-5.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Fly with Us on National Bird Day!

Tue. January 5th @ 11:00-12:00

It's National Bird Day!  Let's honor our feathered friends by reading some delightful tales about them!  They're sure to bring some smiles -- and, what's better than that on a January day?  We'll add to the fun by creating a very special bird project that will sure to be refrigerator worthy!

- $2.00

- Best for ages 3-5.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

What is Your Dream?

Mon. January 18th @ 2:00-3:00

It's Martin Luther King Day!  This American icon had a dream and moved forward in his pledge of non-violence. How about coming in today to read some stories on MLK and creating our own dream piece?  Be prepared to get your hands messy and your brains thinking!  


- Best for ages 4-7.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Can You Waddle Like a Penguin?

Wed. January 20th @ 11:00-12:00

We love penguins -- everything about them!!  Today is Penguin Day!  Join us for a special story and craft time to honor these flightless birds.  We'll read some fantastic penguin stories and then waddle our way to the craft tables to get messy.  

- $3.00

- Best for ages 3-5.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.