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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.


-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.

Color Our World!

Thu. September 3rd @ 4:00-5:00

Let's kick off the month of September with colorful flair! Do you love spreading cheer by sharing rainbows and smiley faces? This is the event for you! We will be reading our favorite stories about colors and then we will head outside to decorate our front sidewalk with all the colors we can muster!

- A free story and coloring event.

- Best for ages 5+.

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

Hug Your Teddy Day!

Wed. September 9th @ 4:00-5:00

It's Teddy Bear Day! Do you have a favorite furry friend you love to snuggle? Join us as we enjoy our favorite bear books and create a fantastic art & writing activity to share what we love most about our teddy bears. Bring your teddy bears with you to join in the fun!

- $3.00

- Best for ages 5-7.

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

It's Make a Hat Day!

Tue. September 15th @ 4:00-5:00

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!

- A free story and craft event.

- Best for ages 5-8.

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

Spreading Peace and Gratitude!

Mon. September 21st @ 4:00-5:00

It's World Gratitude Day and International Peace Day! What an incredible reason for us to gather together and enjoy joyful stories about these topics! Let's take some time to reflect on the things we are most grateful for and ways we can share peace. We will also complete a writing activity to express our thankful thoughts. Come share our attitude of gratitude!

- A free story and writing event.

- Best for ages 7-10.

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