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

Carnival of the Animals Story Time with John Morris Russell

Fri. January 30th @ 4:00-5:00

Join us for this very special musically inspired story time with special guest John Morris Russell, the Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops! In anticipation of the Carnival of the Animals Lollipops Concert on Jan. 31st, Mr. Russell will be reading some of our favorite animal-inspired books and signing copies of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra "Carnival of the Animals" CD. Your little animals are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed furry friend and join the fun of this one-of-a-kind event!

-A FREE, family event. Best for ages 3+

-Don't miss your chance to win 4 free tickets to the Carnival of the Animals Lollipops Concert on Jan. 31st! Winner drawn at this very special story time event.

Presidential Story Time & Creative Writing

Mon. February 16th @ 3:00-4:00

Join us for a presidential story time and creative writing event on this President's Day. We will be reading books written about and by our Presidents, like President Taft is Stuck in the Bath and Of Thee I Sing. After our story time, a short creative writing activity will follow where tomorrow's leaders can write about their American heroes and what they would do if they were President. Don't miss this fun event celebrating America's past, present, and future leaders!

-A FREE event, best for ages 6/7 and up.

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

King Cake Baby Carnival Story Time

Tue. February 17th @ 3:30-4:00

Local author Keila Dawson will be here reading and signing her new book The King Cake Baby in celebration of Mardi Gras! Join us as we hear the tale of the mischievous King Cake Baby's adventures in addition to other Mardi Gras fun.

-A FREE, local author event.

-Best for ages 3+

Not Your Average Princess Story Time

Thu. February 26th @ 4:00-4:30

Calling all Princesses-in-training: Not that there's anything wrong with wearing frilly pink dresses, but today we're more interested in reading stories about princesses who are seeking their own adventures. So if you're a princess who isn't afraid of getting a little scruffy, this is definitely the story time for you!

-A FREE event, best for ages 3-5.

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

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