pirates

Yo-ho-ho!

Have you ever wondered what the Children's Librarians like to read?  Recently, they were asked  what their favorite pirate books are. I have listed their responses below. 

The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle

Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th!

Ahoy, mateys! Did ye know that next Wednesday, September 19th be Talk Like a Pirate Day? Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ye ready? 

If not, you can brush up on your Pirate speak by heading to our Mango Languages database.  To get there, first head to our website, HCPL.net.  Click on the Databases tab and then select “Languages”.  Click on the Mango Languages database.  You will have to enter your library card number to access Mango Languages outside of the library. 

Once in, you will be prompted to either log in or create a profile.  Creating a profile is good if you want to track your progress on learning a language, but it’s probably unnecessary if all you want to do is learn Pirate speak.  Instead you can just select “Start Learning”.  Choose the Pirate “foreign course”, launch it, select a lesson, and yo-ho-ho you’re good to go!

When Pirates Attack!

Just when I was starting to forget about the Pirate problems the United States encountered in Somalia, I read a news report saying that the same American ship that was attacked by Pirates in April, causing the hostage standoff, was attacked again off the coast of Somalia. Fortunately, the crew was able to repel the pirate attack and escape unharmed this time. Still, I find it strange to realize that Pirates are still stalking the oceans and terrorizing ships.

Ay Ay Captain! | Ay Ay Capitan!

 

We had a blast watching Peter Pan on Wednesday! We even had popcorn and soda.  To follow up on our fun, we had pirate face painting the next day.  All the kids looked like real pirates!

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