Join as we welcome author and illustrator Timothy Young! Mr. Young will read from his books, answer questions, and sign copies of his books, which include his most recent picture book,   I’m Going To Outer Space!     • Free event, all ages welcome!  About   I’m Going To Outer Space!    It's almost time for bed, but Luis is staring out the window at the starry sky. Any minute now, he's expecting a space ship to pick him up and whisk him to outer space. While he waits, he imagines the strange creatures he'll encounter. Will he find a robot friend? Will he get to fly though space with a rocket-pack? Will he meet...aliens? Get lost in outer space as you pore over pages filled with dozens and dozens of robots and aliens (some new and some that might be familiar). Join Luis to find out all the incredible things he expects to see and do on his daring journey to a distant planet. • Perfect for ages 5-8.
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

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Join as we welcome author and illustrator Timothy Young!
Mr. Young will read from his books, answer questions, and sign copies of his books, which include his most recent picture book, I’m Going To Outer Space! 

• Free event, all ages welcome!

About I’m Going To Outer Space! 
It's almost time for bed, but Luis is staring out the window at the starry sky. Any minute now, he's expecting a space ship to pick him up and whisk him to outer space. While he waits, he imagines the strange creatures he'll encounter. Will he find a robot friend? Will he get to fly though space with a rocket-pack? Will he meet...aliens? Get lost in outer space as you pore over pages filled with dozens and dozens of robots and aliens (some new and some that might be familiar). Join Luis to find out all the incredible things he expects to see and do on his daring journey to a distant planet.
• Perfect for ages 5-8.

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kids only crafternoon
May
7
4:30 PM16:30

kids only crafternoon

Instead of our normal Family Crafternoon event, we're having an event just for kids to make a gift for Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation Day (May 8th)! We're keeping the crafts a secret, since grownups have to sign kids up, but there will be enough materials and supplies to make two great gifts!
• $8 per child
 • Ages 6 and up only
• Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

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make a mess with Brazee (at the manatee)
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

make a mess with Brazee (at the manatee)

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Brazee Street School of Glass comes to blue manatee! During this art class for children ages 3-6, we will read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, and create a piece of art to take home as well as a project using safe fused glass components to be picked up later!

• Ages 3-6
• $25 per child
• To register for this event, visit brazee's website
• Registration is required, as space is limited

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"My First Exercise Book" demonstration and signing
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

"My First Exercise Book" demonstration and signing

Brent Kruithof, author of My First Exercise Book, will share how “family workouts” have become a fun and useful activity for his kids.  Brent will read and demonstrate all the exercises in his book with the help of his 4 year old son.  

• Free event for all ages
• Copies of My First Exercise Book are available now at blue manatee
 

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Read to a therapy pet
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

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. 

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