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happenings:

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 5-99.

- 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.

Blue Manatee Press Fall Book Launch

Sat. September 19th @ 11:00-12:00

Join the authors and illustrators of blue manatee press, as they sign and discuss their new Fall books during a very special story time and craft event! If you've ever wanted to learn the behind-the-scenes world of authoring and illustrating children's books, this is the event for you. A perfect activity for the whole family with stories, light refreshments, and a creative craft with art clay...so you can practice your own illustration skills of course. Hope to see you there as we celebrate the new releases of these talented local authors and artists!

 
-A FREE all ages author event (Craft activity best for ages 3-7).
 
-Please call 513.731.2665 to register by Sept., 17th, so we're sure to have enough materials.

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.

Show Us Your Smiles!

Fri. October 2nd @ 4:00-5:00

It's World Smile Day!  Did you know that smiles are contagious and actually make you feel better?  What a perfect reason to celebrate!  Come share your happy faces with us for this very special event as we read exceptional stories that make us smile.  We will create a smilin' snack to enjoy following our story time.

 **PLEASE NOTE: we WILL be using peanut butter for this snack.**  

- $2.00

- Best for ages 5-7.

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

Explorer Extravaganza!

Tue. October 13th @ 4:00-5:00

Tis the season of exploration!  If you could explore any single place in the universe, where would you go?  How would you get there?  What would you find?  Get your creative juices flowing for our Explorer Extravaganza!  We'll read stories about exploration in Antarctica's waters, the moon, and land from different time periods.  We will follow up our story time with a building session using everyday items (think cardboard, styrofoam, paper towel rolls, etc.) to create either our mode of exploratory travel or maybe what we find when we get to wherever we may go.  It's up to you!  

- A free story and craft event.

- Best for ages 7-9.

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

Count Your Buttons Day!

Wed. October 21st @ 4:00-5:00

It's Count Your Button Day!!  Buttons, buttons, everywhere!  Join us as we read stories about different types of buttons - those that are used as clothing accessories and those that we find on things to activate something else. Our stories are sweet and our craft is even sweeter!  This event is sure to be a "fastener" to lots of smiles.  

- $2.00

- Best for ages 6-8.

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

 

Boo Manatee! (National Candy Corn Day)

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

Boo to you!  We are celebrating this time of year with a Boo Manatee themed event!  Come dressed in a costume (if you'd like) and listen to some not-so-scary stories and take part in a small scavenger hunt around the store. We will pair up in teams of two to find the clues that will take us to the next, and the next and the next.  Since it is National Candy Corn Day, we will finish up with a sample of the tasty treat!  Boo!

- $2.00

- Best for ages 5-7.

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