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Meet Kammie on First: Baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek author, Michelle Houts

Sun. July 12th @ 12:30-1:30

Michelle Houts, author of the new series, Biographies for Young Readers, will be here reading and signing her first addition to the series, Kammie on First: Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek! In this real-life tale we are inspired by Cincinnati's very own, Dorothy Kamenshek, who rises to national level fame as a star first base player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II. Later, fame came again to Dottie when in 1992, Geena Davis portrayed a player loosely based on her in the hit movie A League of Their Own. With Cincinnati hosting the All-Star game this season, fans of all ages will sure to enjoy the spirit of America's pastime this event will invoke. Girls and boys, alike, will love hearing about a young athlete with a dream - one that is held by many.

-A FREE, all-ages author event. (Recommended ages for series: 8 and up).

-Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of Kammie on First: Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek.

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

Meet award-winning author/photographer of the Curious Critters series!!

Wed. July 15th @ 10:00-11:00

Curious Critters!

Explore the amazing, up-close worlds of common North American animals—from butterflies and birds to frogs and fish—with award-winning photographer and writer David FitzSimmons. With the help of our audience, David will perform parts of his “Curious Critters” picture books, including his newest title, “Curious Critters Marine.” Children will shriek like hawks, hop like toads, and swim like sea bass. Learn why spoonbills are pink and lobsters are sometimes blue. Discover what sea stars eat and how mammals fly. Show includes puppets and take-home activities for all children!

-A FREE, all-ages author event. (Recommended ages for series: 3-8).
-Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of Curious Critters Marine.
-Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your copy or for more details.

Fly high on Amelia Earhart Day!

Fri. July 24th @ 2:00-3:00

Today is Amelia Earhart Day! Join us as we learn more about this pioneer, legend and mystery. We will read books depicting her life and love of aviation and will embark on making a few of our own aircrafts (with paper). Let's see which kind of paper airplane will fly the farthest!

- A free story event and craft.

- Best for ages 5-7.

- Please call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Happiness Happens!

Mon. August 3rd @ 10:00-11:00

Happiness Happens throughout the month of August! Join us as we celebrate Happiness Happens Month by reading our favorite *happy* books and create a fantastic acrostic poem describing what makes us feel so joyful! Sharing our happy times together will bring about contagious smiles!

- A free story and writing event.

- Best for ages 6-8.

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

Back to School Bash!

Mon. August 10th @ 10:00-11:00

School's almost back in session!  It's hot outside, but a cool event is about to take place inside blue manatee! Let's come together and enjoy some silly school stories and create a catch-all craft that will sure to be useful throughout the next nine months!  Your little one will be all set to kick off the year in style.

-$5.00

-Best for ages 5-7

-Please call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Meet Jenny Offil and Chris Appelhans, author and illustrator of Sparky!, and meet some of Sparky's zoo animal friends!

Sat. August 15th @ 12:30-2:00

What an amazing day we have planned!!  Meet author Jenny Offill and illustrator Chris Appelhans - creators of Sparky! - as they read and sign this fantastic story about a girl who wants a pet... She doesn't get just any kind of pet.  She gets a sloth... a three-toed, slow moving sloth! A few of Sparky's animal friends from The Cincinnati Zoo will be joining us to welcome Jenny Offil and Chris Appelhans and celebrate Sparky. Come dressed as your favorite animal for this wild and wonderful book signing event!
 

-A FREE, all-ages author event. (Recommended ages 4-8).

-Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of Sparky!.

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

 

 

The Dog Days of Summer

Wed. August 26th @ 4:00-5:00

Happy National Dog Day!  Do you love those 4-legged, tail-waggin', smiling pups as much as we do?  If so, join us as we venture into a world of doggie themed stories and create a piece of art to commemorate our loyal best friends.  Your little ones are sure to be "barking" with joy at this event!

- A free story and craft event.

- Best for ages 4-7.

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