Pirate lovers of all kinds take over the entire library! Frequently Arrgh-st Questions, pirate authors and historians, Pillagin’ Pirates with Eco Relics, treasure hunt for teens, pirate-themed storytimes for kids, Treasure Island movie, antique maps and refreshments.
Books and Buccaneers
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main Library, 303 Laura St. N.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – What Happened to the Spring Break Shipwreck?
Maritime archaeologist Brendan Burke reveals secrets hidden within the ocean floor. In early 2018 a large piece of mysterious shipwreck washed ashore in Ponte Vedra. The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) set out to discover the story of this ship and why it met an untimely demise. Join us to learn more about how ships are built, why they wreck, and about the maritime past of northeast Florida!
12:15 – 12:45 a.m. and 1 – 1:30 p.m. - Sea Shanties – Stories, songs and more with educator Chris Kastle from St. Augustine, Florida.
Board a tall ship for a pirate adventure with Chris Kastle, singer, sailor, songwriter and storyteller. Travel across the seven seas limited only by the boundaries of your imagination! Go in search of treasure, hear the cannons roar and meet bold buccaneers of days gone by.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Frequently Arrrgh-st Questions: A Pirate FAQ - David Head, UCF Professor and Author of The Golden Age of Piracy: The Rise, Fall, and Enduring Popularity of Pirates
What, exactly, was a pirate? Did pirates really have pet parrots? Did they bury their treasure? Just how much did pirates drink? And did they really talk like pirates—you know, saying "arrgh!" all the time? In this fun and educational presentation, Dr. David Head answers these and other Frequently Arrgh-st Questions about the real history of everyone's favorite maritime rogues.
2 – 3 p.m. – Pirate, Priest, and Slave: Spanish Florida in the 1668 Searles Raid - Diana Reigelsperger, Art Historian and Assistant Professor, Seminole State College
In 1668, pirate Robert Searles raided St. Augustine, resulting in an influx of men and material into Spanish Florida, which led to the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos to protect the town.
More adventures! You can also enjoy Pillagin’ Pirates with Eco Relics, a treasure hunt for teens, pirate-themed storytime for kids, Treasure Island movie, re-enactors, maps and refreshments!
Check out more cool stuff about pirates! Find books, audiobooks, movies, music and more for all ages right in our library’s catalog.