Sunday, January 28, 2007

Pirates at the Claremont Library on February 24

Big and I happened to be in the Claremont Village yesterday, climbing our favorite sycamore tree (the one in front of Bridges Auditorium on the Pomona College campus, for any virgins out there). We popped into the library in the 200 block of Harvard just in time for their 11:30 a.m. Saturday storytime. We still prefer Ms. Lois of Pomona Central Library, but it's always nice when someone other than mom or dad has to read five books aloud within a half hour period. The Claremont librarian announced the following special events:

Arrrghh, matey. The Claremont Library in the Village will host a pirate event, featuring pirate stories and swashbuckling songs, on Saturday, February 24, 2007 on 2:00 p.m.

The one and only toy Mr. Big plays with these days is his Imaginext phantom pirate set.
Although we prefer our toys wooden, this plastic one has stole my heart (you know how pirates are). Kind of a precursor to legos, you can arrange the pieces however you like to build different structures. It allows for creativity and safe sword play (the swords involved are about one inch long).

Having just seen the Pirates of the Caribbean for the first time, I can not describe how pirate obsessed we are around here these days. Other than two scenes that show hanging pirate corpses, the first P of C movie is a good one for your average four year old boy. I am told that the second movie is dark, full of meaningless special effects and much more adult. I'm wondering what the third will be like. It's sad, because I'm sure that Johnny Depp had no idea how heavily marketed his goofy Captain Jack Sparrow character would be.

The Claremont Library will also be hosting a Drum Circle Party, featuring Chris Reid from Bang a Drum in Los Angeles, who will introduce the kids to drums from around the world. That's Feburary 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.

Both these events sound great.

Oh, and I recently switched to the beta version of blogger. This should make it easier to find past posts based on subject matter.


Domestic Slackstress said...

Hi there, from nearby Long Beach. I've been to the Pomona Fairplex for the LA County fair, but that's about all. Nice finding your blog today.

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for a useful post for us local folks with little ones. I'm planning to take my daughter to see the pirates on Saturday. I found the Claremont Library schedule at and have put the next event (Animal Magic, 3/10) on our schedule as well.