September 19 is "International Talk Like a Pirate" Day. Who knew that a sports injury back in 1995 would spur an international holiday celebrating the Golden Age of Piracy? So....Avast Ye Hearties and get yeself to the nearest (library) port for the best selection of pirate books and movies! (translation: we've got a great selection of pirate books and movies here at SJPL). And, if you really want to talk like a pirate, our Mango Languages database features "pirate" for language learning!
FYI: the Northern California Renaissance Faire hosts a Pirate Invasion weekend as a part of their theme weekends. This year it falls on Sept 24-25, 2022 at Casa de Fruta.
From the Juvenile Collection
Uncle Pirate to the Rescue by Douglas Rees
When Captain Desperate Evil Wicked Bob receives a plea from his former crew, he heads out to rescue them and is soon followed by his nephew Wilson, Commodore Purvis, Captain Jack, and others who fear that he needs to be rescued, as well.
A blog about Pirates would not be complete without acknowledging the epic soundtracks to the Pirates of the Caribbean by the great composer Hans Zimmer! (This music was definitely playing while I was writing this blog)