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May 27 2011

Ahoy lasses and laddies!

by Amanda L

With the release of the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie, there is renewed interest in all things pirate. Would you like to be able to speak in Pirate? One of the electronic resources that we  subscribe to is Mango Languages. The company is offering a free language course on how to speak Pirate. You have to go through this link to get to the course and leave your e-mail.  The course is available until June 30th. If you want to learn another language besides Pirate, Mango Languages offers a variety of languages including the standard ones such as Spanish, French, etc. They also have a few lesser known languages such as Irish, Tagalog, Urdu, etc.

Speakin’ pirate not your cup o’ tea? The library has movies and books about pirates.

Arrr, o’ course we have the Pirates o’ the Caribbean movies.

Ahoy, thar be se’eral stories that have been written about pirates. My favorite one is the Bloody Jack series. The story takes place in the early nineteenth century.  Mary Faber joins a pirate ship at the age of thirteen. The catch,  she joins dressed as a boy to get onto the high seas.  The first in the series is Bloody Jack: being an account of the curious adventure of  Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy

Aye, if a series is not what your lookin’ for, you might try Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton or the classic, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ahoy, lookin’ for a book on the history o’ pirates? Try Pirates of Barbary by Adrian Tinniswood or Pirates: predators of the sea by Angus Konstam.  For true tales of modern day pirates try Terror on the Seas: true tales of modern day pirates by Daniel Sekulich.

Arrr, if you still have not gotten your pirate fill,  remember  Pirate Day is on September 19th.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jimmy L May 27, 2011 at 2:03 PM

For a completely different take on pirates, check out A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes. A hilarious (yet dark) romp featuring pirates that are plagued by the worst possible fate–children! One of my favorite books.

Hektor Karl May 27, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Don’t forget The Princess Bride and the Dread Pirate Roberts.

Veronica W May 31, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Daphene DuMaurier’s Jamaica Inn has always been a favorite of mine. It’s been made into a movie twice.

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