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August 01, 2018

Blow me down, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming

Blow me down, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming

By: Nickole Shipley

Shiver me timbers, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Sep 19th, 2018! In preparation, your HEPL library has many options for you.

Want to learn to speak like a pirate? HEPL has a subscription for Mango Languages where you can master the language in 1 Unit that contains 5 easy lessons. Using this will ensure you are prepared to not sound like a landlubber.  You can find Mango Languages here in our databases.

Fun for the kids? The Noblesville Library is hosting a Pirate Party for kids. Drop in on September 19th, 2018 between 7-9 p.m. for fun activities and crafts while supplies last. Here is a link for more information.

HEPL also owns many books, e-books, audiobooks, movies and more for your Pirate pleasure.  Every pirate must be prepared or face a walk on the plank.
Here are a few titles of books for your reading enjoyment:


P is for Pirate: A Pirate Alphabet written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by John Manders. An alphabetical treasure for ye buccaneers. Learn about pirates, their traditions, their ships, lore and more all while enjoying the colorful illustrations by John Manders.

In Matt Faulkner’s The Pirate Meets the Queen you’ll encounter beautiful watercolors and discover the fictional tale of Granny O’Malley who meets Queen Elizabeth I in order to save her son. This children’s book resembles the real life tale of Grace O’Malley, the Irish Pirate Queen.

Young Adults

The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked & Found by Martin W. Sandler. You can uncover the history of the Whydah, the discovery of her wreckage and treasure in 1984, and those who searched for her. You’ll also dig up something new about pirates you never knew before.

Tricia Levenseller’s sequel, Daughter of the Siren Queen, is a fictional account of pirates whose heroine has a secret to discover. The imagery in this book will keep you reading to discover the buried treasure of Alosa’s past.


In Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger you’ll scare up the history of this forgotten war. How Thomas Jefferson made several attempts at diplomacy before deciding on war as President of our young nation. He desired to protect American ships, trade routes and interests.

Daniel Handler’s novel, We are Pirates, you’ll encounter two types of pirates. This modern day tale of a father who’s struggling to pursue his own dreams while raising a daughter who pursues an adventure of piracy all her own.

If these items are checked out, HEPL has many more materials for you. A HEPL catalog search with the term ‘Pirates’ yields 2351 results. Our catalog is located here.
You can limit your search results by audience, format, author, fiction or non-fiction and more. Just select these options on the left side of the menu and begin preparing for your pirate adventure. Get busy me hearties. Talk Like a Pirate Day will be here before ye know it.