Category Archives: Adults – Nonfiction

6 Books by Athletes Who Transcend Sports – Signature Reads

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What makes an athlete more than simply a sports figure, remembered for a few seasons by sports fans, then dissolving into a haze of countless games?

Try these fascinating reads by athletes who not only found their voices, but used them to push forward civil rights, feminism, and other important social discussions. Their legacies endure across generations and raise them above the title of “sports figures”.

Source: 6 Books by Athletes Who Transcend Sports – Signature Reads

Lafayette Birding

September is full of birding events in Lafayette! You can birdwatch at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve, celebrate bird migration at Waneka Lake, or discover the changes in feathered fauna in our region on September 8, 10:30 am at Lafayette Public Library. If that’s not enough, never fear: the library has lots of books to keep you inspired and informed! Continue reading Lafayette Birding

September Staff Picks

Each month we assemble a list of staff favorites; they can include books, DVDs, and even graphic novels. Take a look at the picks for this month and find some intriguing possibilities for your reading list. Thanks this month to Bernice, ShirleyO, Sherlene, and Ellen for an assortment of little gems.  Continue reading September Staff Picks

Why ARE Sports so Important?

We really love sports, don’t we. We play them, we watch them, we become obsessed with them. We even READ about them!
“Sports draw us in for many reasons; the elegance, the competition, the history, our identification with great athleticism … a coming together of community in a shared story.” –  Mark Banschick,  Psychology Today Continue reading Why ARE Sports so Important?