Family Crafternoon: Beaded Snowflakes
Dec
12
4:30 PM16:30

Family Crafternoon: Beaded Snowflakes

Create a beautiful beaded snowflake that can be used to decorate for the season or as a holiday gift! This craft activity is most appropriate for ages 3 and up, as we will be using small beads.
• $8 per family (each person over the age of 3 in the family can create a snowflake)
• Please register in advance, as space and supplies are limited

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make a mess at the manatee
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

make a mess at the manatee

Join blue manatee's Miss Kelli and 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. 

• $6 per child
• Ages 2-4
• Pre-registration is required, as space is limited

 This week’s make a mess will be inspired by THE SNOWY DAY by Ezra Jack Keats!

This week’s make a mess will be inspired by THE SNOWY DAY by Ezra Jack Keats!

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make a mess at the manatee
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

make a mess at the manatee

Join blue manatee's Miss Kelli and 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. 

• $6 per child
• Ages 2-4
• Pre-registration is required, as space is limited

 This week’s make a mess will be inspired by CAT KNIT by Jacob Grant!

This week’s make a mess will be inspired by CAT KNIT by Jacob Grant!

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Llama Llama Pajama story time
Dec
6
4:30 PM16:30

Llama Llama Pajama story time

Wear your favorite pajamas to this fun story time for a great cause!
We'll be collecting pajamas for children in need this holiday season, so bring a pair to donate as your "admission fee" to this event. With each pair of pajamas donated, you'll be entered to win an adorable Llama Llama doll!! We’ll also have some cute giveaway items for our friends!

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Read to a therapy pet
Dec
2
1:30 PM13:30

Read to a therapy pet

Our furry friends from Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati will be in the store for customers of all ages to read to and pet! This is a fantastic way for kids to practice their reading skills with a sweet, nonjudgmental listener!

For non-readers, one of our booksellers will share a few animal books so you can hang out with an animal and hear a great story. 

Free event, just sign up for a time slot to read to a dog when you get to the store! 

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author Sherri Duskey Rinker
Nov
29
4:30 PM16:30

author Sherri Duskey Rinker

Author Sherri Duskey Rinker returns to blue manatee to sign her newest book, Construction Site on Christmas Night.
VROOM and ZOOM into the holidays with this new Christmas classic from the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.
The trucks are gearing up for Christmas by building a special gift! But, there's a surprise waiting for each of them, too! Presents await for Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer as each finishes their part of this big, important job and rolls off to a sweet and sleepy goodnight.

Be sure to join us for this extra-special author event for all ages! 
blue manatee will have plenty of copies of all of Sherri Duskey Rinker's books, but you can call us at 513.731.2665 to reserve a specific title.

*Line numbers will be given to customers who purchase Construction Site on Christmas Night either before or at the event.

*Please bring no more than two books from home to keep our lines moving smoothly!

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