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

Harry Potter MuggleFest and Release Party

Sat. July 30th @ 10:30pm-12:00am

The Magic is Back on July 31st! Read the Eighth Epic Story.

Excitement is building for the July 31st release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Our release party is scheduled for July 30, 10:30-midnight.  Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character... or create your own fantastical, wizardry outfit.  We will have games, activities, treats and more!  Care to visit an herbology class?  How about Potions class?  Or maybe wear the Sorting Hat and discover which house you truly belong?  If you're lucky, you may just catch a glimpse of a snitch!  All will take place at our MuggleFest on July 30!

Call the store to reserve your copy and release party ticket today! 513.731.2665

Biography Bonanza, Round 2

Mon. August 1st @ 12:00-2:00

Did you miss the first round of our Biography Camp in June? Back by popular demand, 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.

Back to School Bash!

Tue. August 9th @ 11:00-12:00

The start of school is right around the corner! Let's ring it in by joining together in reading some of our favorite school stories and making a delightful craft ready to fill with delicious treats. You choose to keep it for yourself or give to your teacher on the first day of school!


-$5.00 per person
-Best for ages 5-9
-Call 731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Educators' Night at blue manatee!

Wed. August 10th @ 6:30pm-8:30pm

blue manatee children's bookstore loves and honors our educators!  We’re happy and excited to help add great books to your school’s classrooms and libraries.  As a special appreciation for educators (teachers, librarians, and administrators), blue manatee children's bookstore is hosting a night just for you. The store will be open from 6:30-8:30pm and will offer a 25% discount on any item this evening.  We can't wait to see you at this night created just for you!

Oakley After Hours with Miss Katie!

Fri. August 12th @ 7:00-7:30pm

Miss Katie is back at the LePage Stage as a super special August treat! Join the beloved Miss Katie for a special summertime story time during our Oakley After Hours event.

- The store will be open from 6:00-8:00, and Miss Katie's Summer Story Time will be from 7:00-7:30. See you at the LePage Stage!

COST: FREE! Please call 513.731.2665 for more information.
AGES: all

Make-A-Mess!

Mon. August 15th @ 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.

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.

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