Friday, September 19, 2008


Jolly Roger - The Pirate Flag
Argghhh! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! While some of us may observe this day with an occasional "Avast, ye hearties!", others go all out with eyepatches, fake parrots, or full pirate regalia.

PiratepediaWhile pirates have made a comeback in recent years, partly due to Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, there are many who'd say that pirates, privateers and buccaneers have never gone out of style.

If you're not sure how best to celebrate this important day, the Library has tons of pirate books, and there are online instructional videos and several vocabulary sites to help you out. And who says you can't dress like a pirate today!

So don't hang the jib or be a scallywag, or we'll make you walk the plank!

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