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Simply Super!

This year, Super Bowl XLIV makes its way to Sun Life Stadium, "Official Home of the Miami Dolphins," in sunny South Florida. So grab your snacks, spirit wear, and pom poms and get ready for Super Bowl Sunday on February 7th! The New Orleans Saints make their first appearance against the Indianapolis Colts. Tune in 6:00PM on CBS to see whether Brees or Manning lead their team in hoisting the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Super Bowl Links

Apparently there's a larger-than-normal sporting event going on this weekend. If you're not quite ready for the big game, here are some links that may interest you:
Here are some books that may interest you this weekend, available here at CPL:

Football for dummies, 3rd edition by Howie Long, John Czarnecki

The ultimate Super Bowl book : a complete reference to the stats, stars, and stories behind football's biggest game-- and why the best team won by Bob McGinn ; foreword by Michael MacCambridge

A little something : more than 150 snacks, hors d'oeuvres,and appetizers for every craving and occasion by Susan Epstein

The Saints go Marching In

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Hey sports fans! Let's take a hockey break for a moment and revel in the world of football for a moment. Super Bowl XLIV is coming fast and furious to the South Florida area. If you get the chance to go, pack a swimsuit and some sunscreen as the weather there will be beachy keen. Get your tickets and root for either the Colts or the Saints. Sorry Lions, maybe next year! I am rooting for the Saints as this is their first Super Bowl appearance ever and also because they are a symbol of hope for the New Orleans area. Here's hoping they bring home the trophy.

Detroit Sports Talk

Join Detroit New reporter, author, and 97.1 Sports Radio host Terry Foster for A Night of Detroit Sports Talk tonight, Thurday, January 28th, from 7:00-8:30PM in our Community Room. Registration is not required, so come by if you're interested!

Also, check out Mr. Foster's Books if you can't see him in person.

Hockey Weekend Across America

Michigan is home to over 61,000 registered hockey players, coaches and officials so it's only fitting that we celebrate Hockey Weekend Across America January 29-31. USA Hockey, the governing body of hockey in the U.S., is promoting the weekend with free "try it" days at local rinks, including the Arctic Edge in Canton, a Hockey Rocks video contest and special themes all weekend. January 29 is "Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day", January 30 is "Bring a Friend to the Rink Day." On January 31, watch the hometown favorite Detroit Red Wings take on the hated Pittsburgh Penguins on NBC (WDIV locally) at 12:30PM

Canton Pair Featured in Saturday's New York Times


Canton ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White are featured in Saturday's New York Times. Read about their international success and bid for Olympic gold in Vancouver!

Winter Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics starts February 12 in Vancouver, BC and it's not too early to get enthused! Here are a list of websites pertaining to scheduled events, current news, Winter Olympics history and more. For an overview of the Winter Olympics, see "The Winter Olympics: An Insiders Guide to the Legends, the Lore and the Game" in Canton Library's collection. For other books on the Olympics for all ages, see the subject "Olympics" in our catalog.

College Bowl Fever!

Grab your spirit wear and cheer for your favorite college football team during the 2009-10 College Bowl Games. Michigan State will make its second appearance in the Valero Alamo Bowl to give the school a third straight postseason game for just the third time in school history. The Spartans will go against Texas Tech on Saturday January 2, 2010. The No. 25 ranked Central Michigan Chippewas, earning a spot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time in school history, face Troy in the GMAC Bowl on Wednesday January 6, 2010. Fire up Spartys and Chips!! Complete Bowl Schedule

Let the Olympics Begin! Almost...

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will be running through Windsor Wednesday December 23, 2009. Come share the excitement and fun with our Canadian neighbors for the Olympic Torch Community Celebration! The evening will be filled with musical entertainment, children's activites and will finish off with a fireworks display. The Windsor Star also reports that Red Wings and Canadian Team hockey coach Mike Babcock will be in attendance.  View map for Windsor Torch Relay details.
[Photo courtesy of AP Images]

Read Before Seeing!

The movie adaptation of Michael Lewis' 2006 best-seller Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is in theatres now. Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron and Tim McGraw star in the true story of a homeless teen offered a second chance in life when he is taken in by an affluent family.

Invictus

Opening in the Detroit area tomorrow, the film Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how newly elected South African president Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, to help unite their country. Knowing that his nation remained racially divided - as well as economically - in the wake of apartheid, Mandela and team captain Francois Pienaar used the universal language of sport to rally South Africa’s underdog rugby team to an unlikely run to the World Cup Championship

Go Red! Go White!

Hey fans! The Detroit Red Wings are playing tonight at 7:30 p.m.! Check your local t.v. listings for the channel, but according the Red Wings website, it will be playing on Fox Sports. We are playing against the sneaky Florida Panthers so beware. They will have their claws sharpened and ready to dig in and try to beat us. Let the icefest begin!

Fanatical Football

Hey sports fans! Check out the latest stats on your favorite teams in our fun and informative collection of books and DVD's on football. Whether you root for the U of M Wolverines or the Detroit Lions, fill those downtimes during commercial breaks and half-time shows with pages of cool information on teams, players, and bowl games found in our collection! Have fun tossing the pigskin!

32nd Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon

Over 19,000 participants are expected in the annual Detroit Free Press Marathon Sunday October 18, 2009.

Hey, Hey, Hockeytown!

Hey fans! A new season of breathtaking hockey is upon us! Our very own Detroit Red Wings have sped into their new season with renewed vim and vigor and some new players on top of that. How will the new young blood infuse our team? Will they bring home Lord Stanley? We've got miles to go as it's only just begun but my guess is this season will be anything but ordinary. So grab on to the roller coaster ride known as Hockey Season! During those lengthy commercial breaks, read one of our great books on hockey!

Root Root Root for the Tigers!


Detroit's own Tigers are leaders in the American League Central Division and are in an exciting race with the Minnesota Twins for the pennant. The chase is sure to go wire to wire when the Twins come to town in a four game series. The September 28th issue of Sports Illustrated features the Tiger franchise and it's positive effect on the city of Detroit.

College Football in Our Backyard -- Almost

Saturday's college football includes action just a few miles down the road as Eastern Michigan University takes on the University of Michigan.  You can read what each school says about Saturday's contest and even more football facts in the library's sports collection.  Go Eagles, Go Blue!

Senior Board Games

A little friendly competition, a little friendly chat, a lot of fun. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month for a couple of hours of board games with other seasoned citizens. Remember Scrabble, Rummikub or any game of your choice? We'll set you up with others who would enjoy a round of the same and let the laughs begin. See you at 10 a.m. in the Purple Room on September 23rd.

Sports for Labor Day

Now that Labor Day weekend is upon us, grab some friends for some rousing sporting events. You could have backyard foot races, play a little badminton, toss a few horseshoes, or get a baseball or football team together. Check out our wide variety of sports books to help you learn how to play a new sport or brush up on the rules of an old favorite! Have a great weekend!

Baseball for the kids

Check your local listings this week baseball fans because from August 21-30, 2009, the Little League Baseball Wold Series is taking place. Sixteen teams from around the world will compete to be the best Little League team on Earth! The official website is www.littleleague.org, so definitely check it out! These kids are super-serious about baseball and you might get a glimpse of a future pro!