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Mark your calendars for these special events coming soon to blue manatee! Spread the word and bring the whole herd!

Take the Screen-Free Week Pledge With Us!

Mon. May 2nd @ All day; All week

Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration when schools, families, and community groups pledge to spend seven days without entertainment screen media. Instead of watching TV, surfing the web, or playing video games, they read, play, think, create, get physically active, and spend more time with friends and family.
Take the pledge with us!  Pledge cards available at the register!

-May 2-8

May the Fourth Be With You!

Wed. May 4th @ 11:00-12:00

Happy Star Wars Day! Join us as we celebrate the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together! We'll do all things Star Wars today! How about reading some Star Wars stories, fly over to the craft tables and make our very own light sabers out of pool noodles?We can't wait to share this day with you. May the fourth be with you... always...

- $4.00

- Best for ages 3-5.

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

Meet New York Times Bestselling Author, Carrie Jones!

Fri. May 6th @ 4:30-5:30

Join us as we meet and read with New York Times bestselling author, Carrie Jones, as she shares her brand new book, Time Stoppers!  This new middle grade novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats wanting more and more as they delve through the magical dangers and enchantments in a hidden town in Maine called Aurora.  Will Annie and Jamie be able to save their new home from those trying to misuse the great power in Aurora?  Pick up a copy of Time Stoppers at blue manatee and enjoy the opportunity of meeting author, Carrie Jones, while having your book signed!

More information regarding Carrie Jones’ visit to blue manatee children’s bookstore is available at www.bluemanateebooks.com or by calling 513.731.2665. 

- A FREE, author event.

- Best for 3rd-7th graders.

- Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of Time Stoppers.

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

Oakley After Hours Event with Miss Alicia!

Fri. May 13th @ 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.

Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip 2016!

Sat. May 21st @ 10:00am-1:00pm

Scholastic is embarking on the ultimate reading road trip as they tour the country with favorite authors, illustrators, & characters and they are stopping at blue manatee!  Join us to be part of a fabulous nationwide reading festival for families with kids ages 0-12 to meet authors, enjoy crafts and activities, and much more!

- Best for ages 0-12

FREE!  Please call 513.731.2665 for more information.

Make-A-Mess!

Mon. May 23rd @ 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.

Raybot Story Time with Author/Illustrator, Adam F. Watkins!

Wed. June 1st @ 10:00-11:00

Join us for a very special story time and signing event with author/illustrator, Adam F. Watkins, as he shares his newest book, Raybot!  Raybot is a lonely robot searching for that one animal that says, "woof"... and he soon learns that there are many wonderful (and different!) animals on Earth!  This is a delightfully sweet tale that will warm everyone's hearts, no matter how old! 

Pick up a copy of Raybot at blue manatee and enjoy the opportunity of meeting author and illustrator, Adam F. Watkins, while having your book signed!

More information regarding Adam F. Watkins’ visit to blue manatee children’s bookstore is available at www.bluemanateebooks.com or by calling 513.731.2665. 

- A FREE, author event.

- Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of Raybot.

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

Make-A-Mess Celebrates National Doughnut Day!

Mon. June 6th @ 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 ooey-gooey art-making activity with your child!  This month we will be honoring National Doughnut Day during our Make-a-Mess class!  Be prepared for awesome messiness and a delicious doughnut-y treat!

-$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.

Biography Bonanza Week!

Mon. June 20th @ 12:00-2:00

Join us for a week-long camp where we will be embracing the biography!  We will meet each day from noon to 2:00 and children will work their way through a biography of choice (from the "Who Was..." series), resulting in a fun twist on a living "wax museum" of those famous people.  Parents are invited to this exciting culminating event on Friday at 1:00!  We'll learn, we'll play, we'll get creative, but, most importantly, we'll have lots of fun!!

- Children need to bring a bagged lunch each day.

- Cost: $10.00

- Camp runs Monday-Friday, 12:00pm-2:00pm

- Best for ages 8-11

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

Happy Hug Day!

Wed. June 29th @ 11:30am-12:30pm

Happy Hug Day! Did you know that hugs have their very own special day? Today is it!! Hooray for Hugs! Today we will be reading our favorite hug stories and creating a fun hug craft to take home to share with others! This event will have you wrapping your arms around yourself in joy!
- A free story event and craft.
- Best for ages 3 and up..
- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

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