Share the ways you've been able to combine reading with gaming or sports. Earn your badge by sharing a photo of you reading a baseball book at a Tigers Game, reading about improving your chess skills while playing a formidable opponent, or come up with your own way of creatively reading while playing.
During the month of June, check out our Great Outdoors Month display in the Tween Scene (pictured).
If you're into browsing, try using the Dewey Decimal System to find a book for your Game On badge. For nonfiction sporting selections, in both the Adult and Children's Departments, check the 796s for sport books. Use our endcaps to find the right number. Discover a good-looking read, and then share your thoughts after you've read it to earn your Game On badge.
Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares
Mighty Jackie: the strike out queen by Marissa Moss ; illustrated by C.F. Payne
Lipman Pike: America's first home run king by Richard Michelson ; and illustrated by Zachary Pullen
Black Jack: the ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles R. Smith Jr. ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans
You never heard of Willie Mays?! by written by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Terry Widener
Brothers at bat: the true story of an amazing all-brother baseball team by written by Audrey Vernick ; illustrated by Steven Salerno
Tag, toss & run: 40 classic lawn games by Paul Tukey & Victoria Rowell
The kids' guide to classic games by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
Activities on the go: one-on-one fun for kids and adults by edited by Kate Brielmaier
Lazy days of summer by Judy Young and illustrated by Kathy O'Malley
Let's go outside!: outdoor activities and projects to get you and your kids closer to nature by Jennifer Ward ; illustrations by Susie Ghahremani
The big book of rules: board games, kids'games, card games, from backgammon and bocce to tiddlywinks and stickball by Stephanie Spadaccini ; illustrated by John Farnsworth
The New complete Hoyle: the authoritative guide to the official rules of all popular games of skill and chance by Alfred H. Morehead, Richard L. Frey, Geoffrey Mott- Smith
Hoyle's modern encyclopedia of card games; rules of all the basic games and popular variations, by Walter B. Gibson by Gibson, Walter Brown, 1897-
Come test your puzzle solving skills with (and against) others in Portal 2 co-op mode on Friday June 28 from 1:00 - 3:00PM. We'll supply the teams; you bring your raw talent. Only the cleverest will survive. Ages 9-17.
Tuesday, June 25 from 7-8:30 PM
Monday, June 24, we'll give give our planet a GREEN THUMBs up and get our GAME ON with these fun summer films. We will start our day with fairies in the rainforest who are about to meet their first humans and end with the story of a football team that embraced challenges and change to triumph with a perfect season.
Age of Champions is an award-winning documentary following a diverse group of competitors from all corners of the country who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. It’s an inspiring story about the triumph of the human spirit over the limitations of age These athletes challenge convention and share a belief that the best in life still lies ahead of them. Screening will be on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room.
This program has been POSTPONED until the fall...stay tuned!!!
First there was The Hunger Games, next there came Divergent, now the ApocOlympics! Test your wits, skills and precision against your peers in a duel to the death in the ApocOlympics. Okay, so not to the death, BUT the winner will get bragging rights AND win a cool prize. No experience is necessary. Teens join us Saturday, June 29 from 1:00-3:00 PM for a fun filled challenge. Registration opens May 29.
In May of 1963 the first group of Americans reached the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the expedition with these books and DVDs.
The vast unknown: America's first ascent of Everest by Broughton Coburn
Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine?s Fatal Ascent by Hoyland, Graham
The wildest dream [videodisc]: conquest of Everest by National Geographic Entertainment ; an Altitude Films production in association with Atlantic Productions