Wild Bill Hickock was killed on August 2. Jackie Joyner-Kersee won her second Olympic gold in the heptathlon. Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 38th president on August 9, 1974 following President Nixon's resignation. Gold was discovered near the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory on August 16 by George Carmack. Fannie Farmer opened Miss Farmer's School of Cookery in Boston on August 23, 1902.
Wild Bill Hickok [videodisc]: the gentleman of the West by Greystone Communications for the A & E Network
A kind of grace: the autobiography of the world's greatest female athlete by Jackie Joyner-Kersee with Sonja Steptoe
The 2012 Summer Olympics are being held in London beginning July 27 and concluding on August 12. Officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, the games will comprise 32 sports and 302 events. Locally, you can catch all of the exciting coverage on NBC.
Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. Queen Elizabeth celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, China is becoming a world power, and Andy Farrell creates his list of the greatest ever golfers.
The 100 greatest ever golfers by Andy Farrell
Walt Disney: a biography by Louise Krasniewicz
Monarchy. The complete series. Disc 1 [videodisc] by a production of Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Channel Four Television and Granada Video
Artemis the loyal by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
The first Olympic games: a gruesome Greek myth with a happy ending by retold by Jean Richards ; illustrated by Kat Thacker
Geronimo and the gold medal mystery by Geronimo Stilton
Gold medal murder by Carolyn Keene, Franklin W. Dixon
Great moments in the summer Olympics by Matt Christopher
G is for gold medal: an Olympics alphabet by written by Brad Herzog and illustrated by Doug Bowles
Great Olympic moments by Michael Hurley
Inside the Olympics by Nick Hunter
The complete book of the Olympics by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky
Gold by Chris Cleave
How to watch the Olympics: the essential guide to the rules, statistics, heroes, and zeroes of every sport by David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton ; diagrams by Belinda Evans
Suggested titles for the female sports fanatic:
Throwing like a girl by Weezie Kerr Mackey
MadCat by Kathy Mackel
Sliding into home by Dori Hillestad Butler
Yours truly, Skye O'Shea by Megan Shull
The sailing bible: the complete guide for all sailors from novice to expert by Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley, Barrie Smith
We, the drowned by Carsten Jensen; translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund with Emma Ryder
[Youth Soccer by Herald Post on flickr used under a CC BY-NC 2.0 license]
From board books, to pictures books, to chapter books, it's is so hard to choose?
Let there be Pebble: a middle-handicapper's year in America's garden of golf by Zachary Michael Jack
Sam Spiegel by Natasha Fraser Cavassoni
The fourth Sunday of each month also includes a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs." For tournament information and registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you hear about Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber's perfect game on Saturday? A perfect game is when a pitcher faces 27 batters and there are no runs, no hits, no errors, and nobody left on base. It is a feat only accomplished 21 times in Major League Baseball history. It has been accomplished only once in Little League World Series history. You can relive that event in:
The perfect game [videodisc] — A team of poor Mexican boys, smaller than most of the boys they played against, tackle visa problems, prejudices and team dynamics on their way to the World Series. It would make a great pick for your next family movie night.