- Megan Bingham
Ahoy, mateys! Are ye ready t' celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Tuesday, September 19? Here are a few fun ways t' spend yer picture-perfect pirate day!
Mango Languages offers courses in 72 languages, including Pirate, French, Russian, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Urdu, Hawaiian, and Hindi. The mobile app, for both iOS and Android, lets you learn on the go, even when you are not connected to the Internet. Specialty courses celebrate world cultures and dive into unique interests with such diverse offerings as flamenco dancing, feng shui, Shakespearean English, St. Patrick’s Day, French wine and cheese, and the Chinese zodiac. Watch foreign-language streaming films to help you learn even more quickly. Use your library card to access Mango through our research portal.
Zino's Special Edition Bookazine, The Golden Age of Pirates—Travel back in time and explore the world of pirates, the bloodthirsty outlaws who rode the high seas and held little regard for human life when it stood in the way of their reward. Real pirates are even more fascinating than the Hollywood versions they have inspired for decades, and their true stories are packed with adventure, rum, treasure, and, yes, parrots! Use your library card to access Zino through the RBDigital Gateway.
The social network Facebook allows you to change your dashboard and other texts to pirate-speak! Visit "settings" under your account, go to the Language option, then choose "ENGLISH (Pirate)" as your language! Watch your Facebook transform into a fun pirate social network.
Check out our book lists on Pirates for all ages!