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

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.

Oakley After Hours with Miss Sarah and Miss Kelli!

Fri. July 8th @ 6:00pm

We are so excited to have a blue manatee press night tonight for Oakley After Hours!  Join Miss Sarah this evening for a special story time with her new book, Ready for Weather, and create a beautiful suncatcher craft beginning at 6:00pm.  Miss Kelli will then read her book, A Day with Monster, and create with you a "Make Your Own Monster" craft beginning at 7:00pm!  Two fantastic story and craft events all in one Oakley After Hours! Also, Miss Sarah's and Miss Kelli's Monster books will be 20% off this one evening!  Stop in and enjoy this wonderful evening event! 

- Miss Sarah begins promptly at 6:00pm and Miss Kelli begins promptly at 7:00pm.
- Best for ages 3-6.
- Call 731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
- blue manatee will be open for Oakley After Hours from 6:00-8:00pm.

Story Time with Author/Illustrator Amy Young!

Fri. July 8th @ 10:00-11:00

Meet author/illustrator Amy Young as she reads and signs her new book, A Unicorn Named Sparkle! What will you get when you send in twenty-five cents for a unicorn to arrive in the mail? Will you get what you expect? Maybe... maybe it will be even better!! Find out what happens with Lucy as she goes through this exact scenario. A delightful tale with a wonderful lesson for all of us!!

- A FREE, author event.

- Best for 1-6 year olds.

- Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of A Unicorn Named Sparkle.

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

Make-A-Mess with Miss Sarah!

Mon. July 18th @ 10:00-11:00

Join Miss Sarah as she fills in for Ms. Anne this month and enjoy a wonderfully messy outlet for your child's creative side. Have fun listening to a good book and participating in a delicious art-making activity and a sweet treat 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.


Let's Jump On the Moon!

Wed. July 20th @ 11:00-12:00

How far could you jump if you were on the moon? Let's find out! Join us today for our Moon Day event! We'll read some beautiful moon books and make our own astronaut (paper bag) helmets. Then, we'll take a trip outside to test how far we could jump if we were on the moon! Ready? Set? Let's jump on the moon!!
- $2.00
- Best for ages 4-7
- Call 731.2665 to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

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

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