As winter rages on into February there is no better place for you and the kids to escape the chill than in a cozy and warm book store. Blue Manatee Bookstore is located in Oakley and is an award-winning independent bookstore that caters specifically to kids, so the little ones will be entertained all day long. There are plenty of events happening at Blue Manatee, some on a reoccurring basis and some for one time only, so be sure to register by calling (513) 731-2665 or by stopping into the store, as space is limited. Take a look at this helpful calendar of events, take a trip to Blue Manatee, and get out of the cold!
WHEN: Monday, February 6, 10:00-11:00
DESCRIPTION: Join Ms. Anne to 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. Please register by the Friday before the Make-A-Mess (Feb 3) if you would like to attend.
WHAT: Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day!
WHEN: Friday, February 10, 11:00-12:00
DESCRIPTION: Have you ever spilled a glass of milk and were told not to cry over it? Have you ever seen silly images in that spilled milk? Join us today as we read the wonderful story, It Looked Like Spilt Milk, by Charles G. Shaw and make our way over to the craft tables to create our own “spilt milk” projects!
WHAT: President’s Day Fun!
WHEN: Monday, February 20, 2:00-3:00
DESCRIPTION: Join us today as we celebrate our presidents! Let’s read a few favorites on the subject, take a look at the famous faces on our currency and create our own “Kid Coins”. They may not be useful in the real world, but they’ll be perfect for play at home!
WHAT: Tell a Fairy Tale Day!
WHEN: Monday, February 27, 11:30-12:30
DESCRIPTION: Who doesn’t love a good fairy tale? Today is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! We’d love for you to join us for some reading of fairy tales and kissing of frogs. Well… we’re just kidding about the kissing of the frogs, but not about the fun we’ll have reading our favorite fairy tales and creating beanstalks that will reach to the castle in the sky!
Reoccurring Monthly Events
WHAT: Story time with Miss. Alicia – Join blue manatee’s Miss. Alicia for stories and fun!
WHEN: Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:00-10:30
AGES: Ages 2 and up
WHAT: ManaTots – The blue manatee tradition of great books, easy laughs, and sweet songs.
WHEN: Tuesdays, February 7. 14, 21, 28, 10:00-10:30
Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 10:00-10:30
Fridays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:00-10:30
Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:00-10:30
AGES: Up to age 4
WHAT: ManaBabies with Miss. Alicia – A fun introduction to language for your smallest ManaBabies! Miss. Alicia will be doing finger plays, rhymes, songs and bouncy times with our youngest customers!
WHEN: Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:30-11:00
AGES: Ages 0-1
WHAT: Language Story Time- Wilkommen! Hola! Bonjour! Learn Simple German, Spanish, and French vocabulary through stories and songs.
WHEN: German Language Time: Saturday, February 4, 10:30-11:00
Spanish Language Time: Saturday, February 11, 10:30-11:00
French Language Time: Friday, February 17, 11:00-11:30
AGES: All ages
WHAT: Story Time with PJ Library – PJ Library is a Jewish family engagement program for children ages 8 and under. Each month, families are sent free books and music! Come out to hear stories about Jewish tales, holidays, life cycle events and more!
WHEN: Mondays, February 13, 27, 10:30-11:00
AGES: 8 and under