Get a jump start on Olympics at the library—July 13, 2012
In two weeks it will once again be time for the world to sit down in front of their TVs and watch the Olympics. Before the Olympics begin why not come on down to Hastings Public Library and get your fix on books about the games themselves, biographies about some of the athletes, or how about a guide book about the host city this year London.
The library is a great place to find biographies. On the shelves you can find many books on past and present Olympians. Why not check out No Limits: the Will to Succeed by Michael Phelps. In this autobiography Phelps reveals the secrets to his remarkable success, from his training regimen to his mental preparation and, finally, to his performance in the pool. For children interested in Michael Phelps try the book Michael Phelps: Anything is Possible by Meish Goldish. And while he may not be a summer Olympian why not try Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday, by Apolo Anton Ohno. This is a great autobiography by one of the most decorated winter Olympians.
Since this year the games will be in London try some of our guide books about London to find out some history on the sights and locations of the games. Try The Eyewitness Travel Guide to London. This guide has many pictures and maps of the different locations around the city. Rick Steves’ London is another great reference on history and places to visit in London.
Now how about a book about the history of the Olympic Games? Try The Olympics: a History of the Games, by William Oscar Johnson. This great book begins with origins of the Olympics and goes up to the modern games and the changes that have occurred throughout the years.
Finally check out The Complete Book of the Olympics, by David Wallechinsky and Jamie Loucky. This book gives you a list of winners of events from past Olympics as well and the record holders in the different events.
Now that you have heard about some of the books on the Olympics that are available at the library be sure to stop by and check them out before the 2012 Games begin.