Pirate Week at the Door County Library

Pirate Week

It's time to talk like a Pirate!

All around the world and even hundreds of miles above it, people celebrate international Talk Like a Pirate Day every September 19th.

International "Talk Like a Pirate Day" is the only holiday on the calendar that encourages people to babble like buccaneers for the sheer, anarchic fun of it. It's been celebrated by millions of people on all seven continents — yes, even at the South Pole, and on the International Space Station!

Eye PatchHere at the Door County Library, we'd like to share the fun with you.

Stop in any branch to receive your pirate eye-patch and a nifty bookmark with important words to memorize like Ahoy! Belay and Parley. So that you can join in the fun on "Talk Like a Pirate Day" on Wednesday, September 19th (or at least understand a bit of what others are saying).

For example, "Arr" is often confused with "Arr!" which can mean, variously, "Yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beverage," "My team is winning," "My team is losing," "I am here and alive" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." All those are just a few of the myriad of possibilities of "Arr!" It's a little bit like the pirate version of "Oy," that indispensable Yiddish word that has almost as many meanings as there are ways to pronounce it.

And then after you're fully versed in pirate talk, join us at these events throughout the week in celebration of the Pirate —everything from movies and story times to face painting:

Monday, Sept. 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EGG HARBOR LIBRARY, 7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor

Pirate-themed activities in the Maker Space all week. 

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Tuesday, Sept. 18  @  10:30 am
STURGEON BAY LIBRARY, 107 S 4TH AVE, STURGEON BAY

Story Time with Miss Beth telling “Pirate Tales.”

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Tuesday, Sept. 18  @  4:30 pm
EGG HARBOR LIBRARY, 7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor

Pirate-themed movie in the Great Hall Theater, costumes encouraged.

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Wednesday, Sept. 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
EGG HARBOR LIBRARY, 7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor

Face Painting  

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Wednesday, Sept. 19 @ 3:30 pm
STURGEON BAY LIBRARY, 107 S 4TH AVE, STURGEON BAY

Pirate-themed movie & popcorn: Treasure Planet (2002  PG  Romance/Adventure  1:35)

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Friday, Sept. 21 @ 9:30 am
FORESTVILLE  LIBRARY, 123 HWY 42 S, Forestville

Stories & Fun featuring “Pirates.” Stay after the stories to make a pirate puppet and enjoy “shark bait” (colorful goldfish crackers) and “little pirate ships” (made from cheese and apples).