Friday, August 04, 2006

Puppet Show at the Pomona Public Library

This Wednesday, August 9, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Pomona Public Library downtown will be hosting their annual Puppet Show. The show last year was very professional and entertaining. My one complaint is that the City, in their infinite wisdom, always sets up the seating at the outdoor library events so that the children are directly facing the sun. I'd recommend a shade umbrella, sunglasses and a hat for you and the kiddies, and plenty of sunscreen ahead of time. Oh and water too. If you'd like to join me in calling the City to request that they either put the seating on the grass in the shade or face the children away from the sun, their number is 620-2321. Keep in mind that the City sometimes has difficulty with common sense suggestions. My recent letter to the City asking that they not spray herbicides at times when they know children are emerging from the City-sponsored storytime produced neither an apology for past deeds or a promise to do things differently in the future. Shame on them! So I would caution you to always check to make sure they are not spraying as you come out of the library. No, I haven't given up on educating the City on this issue. Just regrouping.

Next Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 10:15 a.m. will be the last Toddler Storytime of the summer. After this, Ms. Lois goes on a well deserved vacation and our kids get to miss her while she's away. If you haven't been out to see Ms. Lois do her thing, it's your last chance for awhile. Don't worry about having a crying baby, a roaming toddler, dirty toes or being late. You'll see all this and more (like Ms. Lois shaking her tushy) at the storytime.

As I have mentioned before, immediately after the toddler storytime, a group of us usually goes outside to let the kids run around in Civic Center Park. I haven't been in a couple of weeks, but one mother reported to me yesterday that there is now "mysterious green stuff" sitting where the children used to play. So, on this coming Tuesday, rather than knocking our heads against the wall dealing with all the safety issues we've encountered at Civic Center Park, we're gonna take it on the road. The plan is to caravan over to Lincoln Park from the library. Each week, we can pick a different area park to hang out in. I invite anyone reading this blog to come on over to Lincoln Park on Tuesday the 8th around 11:15 a.m. to meet other mothers and fathers of young children. Bring lunch or snacks and hope for an overcast day.

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