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The Dog Days of Summer

Fri. August 26th @ 11:00-12:00

Happy National Dog Day! Do you love those 4-legged, tail-waggin', smiling pups as much as we do? If so, join us today as we dig our way into a world of doggie themed stories and create a piece of art that commemorates our furry friends. We'll have a barking good time!
- $3.00 per child.
- Best for ages 3-5.
- Call 731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

An Afternoon with Illustrator Chris Eliopoulos!

Wed. September 7th @ 4:00-5:00

Join us as we welcome Chris Eliopoulos, illustrator of Brad Meltzer’s Ordinary People Change the World series, to blue manatee! Chris will be sharing his two new books, I am Jane Goodall and I am George Washington. This series is a fantastic avenue for children to learn about the extraordinary lives of people. Chris illustrates these books with a comic flare and kids are drawn to them! What a fun afternoon we have planned and are so excited about hosting Chris Eliopoulos.

- A FREE, author event.

- Best for 3-9 year olds.

- Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of I am Jane Goodall and/or I am George Washington

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

Oakley After Hours with Miss Alicia!

Fri. September 9th @ 7:00-7:30pm

Join Miss Alicia during our Oakley After Hours event for a Pajama-Jammin’ Story Time! Wear your favorite jammies and stroll on down to blue manatee for a pajama and bedtime themed story time event! Your little ones will be all set to snooze the night away after this sweet event.
- Best for ages 0-5.
- FREE! Please call 513.731.2665 for more information.
- blue manatee will be open for Oakley After Hours from 6:00-8:00pm. Pajama-Jammin' Story Time is from 7:00-7:30pm.

Mindful Music Story Time

Sat. September 10th @ 10:00-11:00

Stacy Sims is a mind-body educator (CitySilence.org). In addition to reading her new board book: When We Are Quiet, she will engage children and families in fun activities that include breath noticing, pulse noticing, body rhythms (coordination and movement), Mindful Music Moments (listening to music with different prompts), and other ways to engage the mind and body in activities that help connect us to our best selves and calm down when needed. 

When We Are Quiet is rooted in the City Silence Project's mission of slowing down the world, turning off our digital devices, and turning on our capacity for stillness, wonder, and creativity.  This calming board book is designed to help families rediscover the gentle quiet and its soothing benefits.

- A free family friendly event



Mon. September 12th @ 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 
-Register 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.

Make a Hat Day!

Thu. September 15th @ 11:30-12:30

Did you know that today is the day to make your very own hat? It's National Make a Hat Day! We invite you to join us in listening to some silly hat stories and learn to make a paper hat creation to delight and amaze your friends! Whether you make your hat for yourself, your mom or dad, or anyone else, "hats off" to you for joining us and sharing your time!

- $3.00

- Best for ages 3-5.

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

A Morning With Author/Illustrator Kate Beaton!

Sat. September 17th @ 10:00-11:00

All hail King Baby!  Join us this morning as we welcome author/illustrator, Kate Beaton!  Her latest book, King Baby, is a delightfully humorous tale of the joys (and, sometimes, just the opposite!) a new baby brings to life. Kate will be reading King Baby and sharing her amazing drawing skills with all of us.  We're so excited to meet the author of King Baby and The Princess and the Pony!  Stop in for a morning filled with joy and laughter!  

- A FREE, author event.

- Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of King Baby.

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

Elephant Appreciation Day!

Thu. September 22nd @ 11:30-12:30

Let's honor the largest animal on our planet today! It's Elephant Appreciation Day! This is going to be an elephant-sized day with all of the fun we're going to have! We'll read our favorite elephant stories and create elephant toothpaste!! Wait... what?!? Elephant toothpaste?? YES! It's going to be awesome.

- $5.00
- Best for ages 3-6
- Space is limited. Call 731.2665 to reserve a space.

Miss Meghan's Music

Mon. September 26th @ 10:00-10:30

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.