I haven’t read a Frederick Forsyth since his early titles – Day of the Jackal, Fourth Protocol but I saw his newest title and thought I’d give it a go. Forsyth doesn’t hold back and doesn’t try to make excuses for anyone. He just gives the reader an action packed...
International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Thursday, September 19. Which means you have less than a month to become fluent in Pirate Talk before then. We're celebrating Talk Like Pirate Day at the Park Hill Branch on Saturday September 21st at 3:00PM with a Pirate celebration and we've all been brushing up on our Pirate Talk. Here's some key vocabulary to catch you up to speed:
Addled-- Mad, insane, or just stupid. An "addlepate" is a fool.
Avast!-- Hey! Could also be used as "Stop that!" or "Who goes there?"
Belay-- Stop that. "Belay that talk!" would mean "Shut up!"
Bilge!-- Nonsense, or foolish talk. The bilges of a ship are the lowest parts, inside the hull along the keel. They fill with stinking bilgewater—or just "bilge."
What do Tom Waits, Hunter S. Thompson, and Steve Jobs have in common? Besides—that is—there being popular new material out by, or about, each? The answer is—believe it or not—the venerable Keith Richards.
The fourth entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, On Stranger Tides, comes to DVD this week. While the films are very popular, it has been a while since pirate movies were successful. For people who want to see other approaches to high seas adventure, the Library has examples of the best (and worst) in genre.
Pirate movies have been around for over a hundred years now, hitting their peak in popularity between the 1940s and 1960s. Pirate movies helped give movie stars like Errol Flynn and Burt Lancaster their start and, eventually, Disney even started making family-minded pirate movies.
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Celebrate by watching one of these treasured pirate films! Full of swashbuckling, sword fights and danger on the high sea, these films are adventurous and fun!
Avast! Me Hearties! September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day! If you aren't hunting for buried treasure or plundering the seven seas -get your buccaneer on with these shipshape books on pirates!
The Pirate Captain and his crew of scalawags are at it again in this fourth installment of the diversionary Adventures With series. Having failed, once again, to win the Pirate of the Year award, the Pirate Captain decides to try his hand at beekeeping and politics, with tragic results. This...
The bathtub can be a great place for imaginary adventures. In this swashbuckling adventure story, Gulliver Snip imagines that his bathtub is a pirate ship. The rhyming text tells the tale of Gulliver's adventures while the illustrations show what Gulliver is imagining as well as what is really happening in...
In what may well be the funniest novel of 2004, the Pirate Captain and his salty crew embark on a raucous adventure, brimming with pirate culture and awash with interesting, historical celebs. Reminiscent in tone to Richard Brautigan's best works, Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is simultaneously brilliant and absurd.