Pirates Raid!


Virtual Pirates Raid! September 14-19

September 14 – 19

Ahoy, mateys! Set sail for ye olde World Wide Web, ‘cuz this year our annual Pirates Raid, celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day, will be goin’ virtual!

Our buccaneering staff have planned a galleon-full of fun, educational and informative programming for this week-long event. Live and prerecorded online activities will include a virtual escape room, story times, crafts lessons, dance performances and instruction, book club discussions, swashbuckling pirate fights, and even a trivia contest, among others. #PiratesRaid2020

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Schedule of Events

*Craft Kits
We have craft kits for the videos listed below with an asterisk. Kits are limited. You can pick up craft kits, while supplies last, at Central Children’s (for kids), Central Humanities (for tween/teen), East Shelby, Cordova, and Bartlett Branches.

Library Card Signup/Renewal Treasures
Visit the Benjamin L. Hooks Central library anytime the week of September 14-18 to receive some pirate treasure when you either (a) sign-up for a library card; or (b) check your library card’s expiration.

Enjoy these events all week long! Events will start on September 14th.

Pirates Virtual Escape Room

MPL Website Treasure Hunt

Leather Eye Patch Craft*

MPL Website Scavenger Hunt

Book Lists

Don’t let the Pirate Fun stop here. Check out these Pirate-themed book lists and pick out your next read today!

Children Story Times

Children Easy Readers

Young Adult/Graphic Novels

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction