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Maritime Mondays

Lauren Furey

Enjoy an interactive book reading with Lauren Furey!

Join us online every Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.
for an engaging story with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters. Designed for children from 18 months to 8 years, your family will enjoy an interactive book read with Lauren Furey, manager of visitor engagement. Be sure to join us for a new book each and every week!   



Weekly Book Titles • Register Online:

Monday, October 12
Time: 1 p.m.

Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat
Author: Philip C. Stead

When Jonathan loses his best friend, a stuffed bear named Frederick, he sets sail on the Big Blue Boat to find him. Along the way he assembles a ragtag crew, including a mountain goat, a lonely circus elephant, and even a friendly whale. Adventure and intrigue (and pirates!) follow.

Online  Registration – coming soon!

Monday, October 19
Time: 1 p.m.

The Storm Whale
Author: Benji Davies

“The Storm Whale” tells a simple but powerful story about loneliness and the love between a parent and child who don’t have much, not even time to spend together. A little boy named Noi lives on an island with his hard-working fisherman father and six cats.

Online  Registration – coming soon!

Monday, October 26
Time: 1 p.m.

Deep in the Ocean
Author: Lucie Brunellière

From the glittering surface of the sea to the darkness of the abyss, Deep in the Ocean takes readers on a bewitching journey through fascinating waters—some warm, colorful, and crowded with sea creatures, others mysterious and turbulent.

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