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Hey, Hey Hockeytown!

Hi there Hockey fans! Since we are knee-deep in our current hockey season, here is a link to checkout all the great books we have on the Detroit Red Wings...our Stanley Cup defending champs! Have fun reading about great moments in Red Wings history including fun facts about past season Stanley Cup wins, players, and overall team statistics. Enjoy!

Spring is in the air!

 At least in Lakeland Florida where the Detroit Tigers have begun Spring Training.  Mark your calendar for the Tiger's home opener on April 10th against the Toronto Blue Jays.  In the meantime, browse through the library's collection and transport yourself into spring with

"Great American Race"

Start your engines for the 51st running of the Daytona 500, the ulitmate in NASCAR racing, on Sunday February 15, 2009.  The field is set so brush up on your stock car knowledge with a variety of

Paintball Season Coming Soon!

While Michigan does have a shorter warm season than many would like, paintball is an exhilarating sport to play during the early Spring and Summer months and then especially throughout the Fall. Get your equipment ready for play and check out some of our materials on paintball .

If you know of a paintball field location or Website that is worth noting, leave a response so that others will know about it.

Leaving a comment saying "I'd like to play sometime" will also hopefully connect people with other locals who have this interest.

Cabin Fever??

Browse through the colorfully illustrated and informative Book of Games: Strategy, Tactics & History by Jack Botermans and try one of some 65 international games.  Mancala anyone?

After the Bowl...

Now that the flurry of activity surrounding Superbowl XLIII has passed and the footballs have been put away for yet another year, you might not be ready to give up the ghost quite yet. If this sounds like you then come to the Sports sections found in both the Youth and Adult non-fiction collections! We have books about NFL teams, Superbowls gone by, and even books that will help you bone up on your playing skills. Also, stay tuned because new books arrive constantly and we know you are going to want the latest information on this year's Superbowl Champions the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Better luck next year, Lions!

Super Bowl XLIII

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the 43rd Super Bowl Championship at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.  Allen St. John takes readers off the playing field and behind the scenes in The Billion Dollar Game.

NHL All-Star Game

It's the best in the Eastern Division against the Western in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game this Sunday January 25th in Montreal.  Find out who the superstars are in the league with the current edition of HockeyNow!

Track and Field Biographies

* = autobiography

Skating Biographies

* = autobiography

Hockey Biographies

* = autobiography

Football Biographies

* = autobiography

Soccer

Picture Books

The Berenstain Bears get their kicks by Stan & Jan Berenstain

This is soccer by Margaret Blackstone; illustrated by John O'Brien

Willy the wizard by Anthony Browne

Soccer beat by written by Sandra Gilbert Brug; illustrated by Elisabeth Moseng

Baseball Fiction

Call #AuthorTitle
J PICTURE BOOK ALBAlborough, JezHit the ball Duck
J PICTURE BOOK EGAEgan, TimRoasted peanuts
J PICTURE BOOK ISAIsadora, RachelNick plays baseball
J PICTURE BOOK JORJordan, DelorisMichael's golden rules
J PICTURE BOOK LESLester, HelenBatter up Wombat
J PICTURE BOOK MACMackall, Dandi DaleyA girl named Dan
J PICTURE BOOK MADMadison, Al