Jack Spareribs (Ace Miles) has been performing for library programs all his life...and doesn't plan to ever stop.


At the age of 12, his first public performance was at the Santa Clara County Library in California where he grew up. It was a talent contest and he only won 3rd place. But he had found an audience.


When Ace began entertaining at Silicon Valley's corporate events, the Great America theme park and made his first TV appearance on Evening Magazine (all at the age of 16), he promised many librarians that he would never get "too big" to perform for libraries. And so he always has.


Things have changed in the world recently due to Covid_19. And so has the Capt'n Jack Spareribs show!

Virtual Library Shows

Just wanted to let you know that I had a lot of positive feedback on the performance, all the kids loved it. I have never seen the audience so thoroughly captivated!

The kids were asking me questions about the pirate all day today.

I highly recommend the show to anyone who wants something a little different to make an impression.

And you can quote that

Gia Paolini

Youth Services Librarian

Pirates Love Libraries

Special Virtual Library Shows!

Similar to the virtual shows for kid's parties, this show is developed specifically for a virtual performance. We can work with your library to best serve your needs.


The shows can be LIVE streamed through a Zoom meeting or a LIVE FaceBook presentation just for your library's families.

This can be a private showing for those who sign up or open to all depending on your needs. 


Similar to our Zoom party shows, our library shows begin with a pre-recorded segment FULL of puppets, animatronics and fun that can't be had in just the live streaming show.


YOUR libraries name and even a picture of the library itself are part of the recorded message as Jack, Maynard the Monkey and the rest of the crew get excited about performing for your library! Hilarity ensues as they prepare for the upcoming show (picture backstage at the Muppet Show)!  


The show is packed with ventriloquism and magic and illusion. Whether a Zoom show or Facebook Live, the audience can respond and participate through video or comments with the help of parents.


In keeping with all of his live library performances, Jack shares the story of how he learned magic himself... AT THE LIBRARY! Jack shows his favorite magic and pirate books and proceeds to teach a simple trick to the audience. even provides a special link to magic secrets on his YouTube channel.


And yes, Jack can also provide fully pre-recorded show that the families can access through a link in lieu of live streaming.


The live shows are more interactive and feel more like they are being performed just for your audience. But with our customized video options, it can be personal to your library and work just as well.


Feel free to reach out with any questions and we can make reading VIRTUALLY FUN!

We look forward to working with both old friends and new locations far beyond our normal reach.

Thanks for reading this far!