We are dusting off our cutlasses, refreshing our command of "The Code" and getting ready to celebrate an event that marks the beginning of the "High Story Season" at Seanchai Library: International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  

Today is Pirate Sunday! 

@ 1-2:30pm - PIRATE TALES 
At Seanchai Library's Special Pirate Cove.  Be transported from the Library's Story Floor directly to the Cove for this special session featuring selections from Treasure Island, Captain Blood, and more, live in voice.

X Marks the Spot to the real treasure - STORIES
@ 2:30 -4:30pm - DANCE, YOU SCALLIWAGS! 
At the Holly Kai Pavilion featuring rocking piratical and nautical tunes from DJ Dano Bookmite.

Buckle on your swash, and your dress eye patch for dancing and delights!
Pirate Sunday benefits Feed a Smile, supporting a school in Kenya founded and run by Brique Topaz 16 years ago through her German-based Live and Learn in Kenya charity. 100 Lindens equals approximately 30 cents in real world currency, which pays for one child’s meal. One third of all money raised for each month's food budget is collected through donations in SL at The Lavender Fields where musicians perform in support of the children.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Bauer ("Ol' Chumbucket") and Mark Summers ("Cap'n Slappy"), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized, and comic view of the Golden Age of Piracy.  According to Summers, the day is the only known holiday to come into being as a result of a sports injury. During a racquetball game between Summers and Bauer, one of them reacted to the pain with an outburst of "Aaarrr!", and the idea was born.

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