From the Harford County Public Library:
Monday, September 19 wasInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day and Harford County Public Library (HCPL) had some high seas fun all day! To highlight the library’s free Mango Languages online resource that includes a course on how to talk like a pirate, branches displayed collections of pirate books and movies, had swashbuckling crafts including pirate hat making, and hosted scavenger hunts for treasures around the branch. Several library staff also dressed like buccaneers to bring the pirate spirit to the library.
Mango Languages is a free resource for library customers and offers a fast and convenient solution for the community’s increasing language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. Mango offers courses in over 35 different languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Russian and of course, Pirate. Mango can be accessed via the library website at hcplonline.org/research/language. All that is needed is your library card!
Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughoutHarford County, Maryland. The library serves over 160,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 4,800,000. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.
September 19 was “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” and Harford County Public Library celebrated all day with swashbuckling fun. Edgewood Branch staff got into the spirit of the day by dressing in their buccaneer finest.