The NFL playoffs are in full swing and Super Bowl 47 is right around the corner. While you're waiting, catch up on some of the lives of some of the sport's greatest players and coaches — both past and present:
Moving the chains: Tom Brady and the pursuit of everything by Charles P. Pierce
Namath: a biography by Mark Kriegel
Goon [videodisc] by produced by Don Carmody, David Gross, Andre Rouleau, Jay Baruchel, Ian Dimerman ;
December date is the 9th at 1:00 PM.
No December 23rd date due to holidays.
Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of most months in the library Community Room, while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners are welcome. The 4th Sundays include a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs." For tournament information and registration, please email email@example.com.
Major League Baseball is jetting toward the World Series faster than vendors can toss hot dogs to the hungry crowd. This year the World Series begins on October 24, 2012, so only a little over a month away. Will the Detroit Tigers make it into the playoffs? Only time will tell. We are one game behind the White Sox, so keep your fingers crossed and check out our awesome books and dvd's hightlighting Detroit's finest. Go Tigers!
Looking for some great Fourth Grade reads? Try some of these:
The strange case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate; illustrations by Patricia Castelao
Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume; illustrated by Roy Doty
The 2012 London Olympics by Nick Hunter — Last night, sadly, was the closing ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It was such a spectacle to watch and I have to admit, I may be going through Olympic withdrawal. Are you? Have no fear! We have great books on London, Brazil (where Rio de Janeiro will be the host of the 2016 Summer Games), and the Olympics. Have fun reading and reliving all your favorite things about this year's Summer Games!
[Allison Schmitt by Jdalasica is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
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. In the mean time, however, you can catch up on the stories of past Summer Olympians at the Library:
Rome 1960: the Olympics that changed the world by David Maraniss
Berlin Games: how the Nazis stole the Olympic dream by Guy Walters
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
Waking giant: America in the age of Jackson by David S. Reynolds
The Boxer Rebellion and the great game in China by David J. Silbey
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