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A Phizz-Whizzing Celebration of Author Roald Dahl!

Fri. September 30th @ 4:30-5:30

Calling all Twits, Giants, Peach Lovers, Witches, Dreamers, Chocolate Lovers, Gold Ticket Seekers, and more! Spend a gloriumptious afternoon with us celebrating the 100th birthday of one of the most creative storytellers. Crafts, puzzles, dream jars and more...  Join us for this jumpsquiffling good time!

We believe in doing good things. 10% of our Roald Dahl sales during this event will be donated to CCHMC in his honor.

Roald Dahl said, "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."

- a FREE family-friendly event

- call 731.2665 to RSVP (just so we know approximately how many Dahl-atees will be here)

 

Make-A-Mess!

Mon. October 3rd @ 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.

It's World Smile Day!

Fri. October 7th @ 11:00-12:00

Join us with your beautiful smiles for a deeeelightfully smiley story time in honor of World Smile Day! Show us your pearly whites as we read together and create a yummy craft filled with toothy charm. **Peanut butter will be used in our snack.**
- $5.00

- Best for ages 3-5.

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

Let's Celebrate Brown Bear's 50th Birthday on "It's My Party Day"!

Tue. October 11th @ 11:00-12:00

Who doesn't love a party? Well, today is It's My Party Day and we are going to celebrate!! One of our very favorites, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, turns 50 this year! We think tying these two together is a perfect plan for a party. Join us as we read this (and a few of our other favorites by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle) and then create a few party crafts to celebrate this day!
- $5.00
- Best for ages 3-5
- Space is limited. Call 731.2665 to reserve a space.

A Morning With Author David FitzSimmons!

Fri. October 14th @ 10:00-11:00

We are so excited to have back at blue manatee renowned wildlife photographer & children’s author David FitzSimmons!  He will be here at 10am for a very special story time event presenting a children’s book program, complete with puppets and take home activities! David will share his incredible award-winning Curious Critters children’s books with us and sign copies, as well!  This is an event not to be missed!  

- Call 731.2665 for more information.

 

 

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!
- FREE
- 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!

 

 

Make-A-Mess!

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.

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.