Ahoy, me hearties! To the library!
Published 9:28 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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One can virtually hear an “Aaarrrggghhh!” accompanying this photo of Banner Cassidy, left, and Al Chewning. (Photo submitted by Donna Pope)
Aaliyah Kindred, left, and Jerrell Kindred are on hand to learn about the life and times of pirates. (Photo submitted by Donna Pope)
Aveon Matos gets into the spirit of the program with a pirate hat and parrot. (Photo submitted by Donna Pope)
Striking a pirate pose are, from left, Al Chewning and Hayden Whitley, the latter of which is holding Brynlee Whitley. (Photo submitted by Donna Pope)
Children show engagement in the pirate program as they offer up responses to Al Chewning’s presentation. (Photo submitted by Donna Pope)
Patti Watkinson smiles for a photo taken at the pirate-focused event. (Photo submitted by Donna Pope)
Al Chewning, left, gains participation in his pirate program from children in attendance. (Photo submitted by Donna Pope)
In addition to taking in the Al Chewning pirate program, Brynlee Whitley has received some books at the Courtland library for reading opportunities. (Photo submitted by Donna Pope)
Al Chewning, of Histories and Haunts LLC, recently presented a program on pirates during the Summer Reading Program at the Courtland branch of the Blackwater Regional Library.
A library news release stated that attendees learned about the life and times of a pirate, pirate talk, stories and songs.
As noted at HistoriesandHaunts.com, in 2003, after 27 years in the Virginia Beach Fire Department, Chewning started Histories and Haunts LLC as a way to share his love of history and his interest in the paranormal. He has created a unique, first-person educational experience that brings living history into the classroom, and in his personas, he uses museum-quality reproduction items to enhance his presentations.
For more information on all programs at the Blackwater Regional Library, visit its website, www.blackwaterlib.org, or its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/blackwaterlib.