Archive for May 20, 2011

Learn to speak Pirate!

Ahoy Mateys!
In anticipation of a certain upcoming movie premiere (we love you Captain Jack) and in preparation for International Talk Like a Pirate Day is just around the corner the Mango Languages Team has developed a brand new super special language course – Pirate!
Pirate is bold, brazen, chock full of eccentric insults, and incredibly fun to speak. If that’s not enough reason to learn it, Mango is offering this course for FREE now through June 30th!
Here’s the link to Mango Pirate: All you have to do is scroll down and click the big orange button that says “start learning Pirate”.
If you enjoy learning a new language, you can choose to learn even more from Mango at our website: The link to Mango is right on our home page.
Have fun insulting ye fellow scallywags!
Sharon Long
Teen Services Librarian

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

Well it’s official: It’s a brunette Jennifer Lawrence looking like Katniss Everdeen.
This week’s Entertainment Weekly (which is available tomorrow) features new pictures and an interview with Jennifer Lawrence about the Hunger Games movie! I can’t wait!
From the Entertainment Weekly website:
When Lawrence was offered the role, she describes her response as a mixture of elation — and desperate anxiety. “I knew that as soon as I said yes, my life would change,” she says. “And I walked around an entire day thinking ‘It’s not too late, I could still go back and do indies, I haven’t said yes yet, it’s not too late.'” And yet, who can turn their back on Katniss? “I love this story,” she says, “and if I had said no, I would regret it every day.” After officially signing on, Suzanne Collins herself called to offer a starstruck Lawrence her most hearty congratulations. “I feel like when you said yes,” the author told her, “the world got lifted off my shoulders.”
Who’s planning to go see the movie when it finally comes out? I know I am.
Sharon Long
Teen Services Librarian