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Archived News Release from 2008

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Redwood City Public Library Announces that Pirates Have Taken Over Children’s Book Week, May 12th - 17th!

Redwood City, CA - May 5, 2008 – The Children’s Librarians of the Redwood City Public Library are turning privateer! And all book-loving youngsters in Redwood City are invited to join the pirate crew for all things piratical as Children’s Book Week features pirates, pirates, and more pirates!

Kids are invited to dress like a pirate all week from May 12th to May 17th, and then visit the Downtown Library (1144 Middlefield Road) for reading, fun activities and games like guess the doubloons, tally the shiny necklaces, and count up the pirate ducks.

Here’s the schedule of pirate doings at the Library all week:

  • Monday, May 12th – 7:15 pm: Captain Chuck’s BEDTIME PIRATE STORIES and sea songs.

  • Tuesday, May 13th – 6 – 8 pm: San Francisco Center for the Book will help all landlubbers make their own pirate’s booty, maps, boxes, and ship’s logs.

  • Wednesday, May 14th - 3:30 – 5 pm: Yo ho ho! Kids can help turn the Library’s Family Place shipshape and make an underwater mural.

  • Thursday, May 15th – 7 pm: All hands on deck for PIRATE MUSIC! Hear the chanteys and gigs of the seafarers! Local pirates Ernest Kinsolving and Karl Franzen will get kids’ feet tapping and booty shaking!

  • Friday, May 16th – 11:30 am: PIRATE STORIES for the small fry with first mate Sarah LaTorra. Also Friday at 3 pm: Walt Disney’s PETER PAN movie with free Pirate’s Booty!

  • Saturday, May 17th – 1 -3 pm: THE PIRATES ARE COMING! Kids can test their sea legs with the Pirates! They’ll watch sword fighting, learn to scuttle and pillage, enjoy arts, crafts, and more - everyone is encouraged to dress the part!

The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and is the learning center of our community. For more information about library events and services you may access the library’s home page at or call 780-7026.

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Jacky Averill
Youth Services Librarian
(650) 780-7016


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