Play Ball!

baseball national archivesAre you just waiting to hear those words? Baseball season is just around the corner so it’s time to checkout the Library’s Hot Topic – Sports – Baseball.

Brush up on your favorite players, read a really cool new eBook called Baseball: The National Pastime and read the latest Baseball news.

SPORTS: The Winter Olympics

olympic snow ringsAs the winter Olympics in Sochi start, press attention has centered on two topics not sports related. These include corruption in the construction of the venues and the threat of terrorist attacks. What are the most recent estimates of the amount of corruption and what form did it take? What is the likelihood of an attack at the heavily guarded site?
Get the answers to these questions and more in Hot Topics – Sports – Winter Olympics 2014.

Brain Teaser – Sports Venues

Can you answer these questions about various sports venues? Need help? Use Credo Reference Online

1. Lord’s Cricket Ground in London was named after Thomas Lord: true or false?

2. In which American city is the arena of Madison Square Garden?

3. In which French city is the racecourse known as Longchamps?

4. In which country is the winter-sports centre of Andermatt?

5. In which country is Monza’s racetrack, the Autodromo?

6. In which country is the winter-sports resort of Lillehammer?

7. In which country is the Curragh racecourse?

8. In which country is the Formula 1 circuit at Interlagos?

9. “The Gabba” is short for the Woolloongabba Cricket Ground in which city?

10. In which city in South Africa is Ellis Park?

How did you do?0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (

Hot Topics: Cricket and Veterans Day

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Credo Reference has added these new topic pages this week. topic pages provide background information on a topic with links to other resources to learn more about the topic. They are a great place to start learning about a topic.

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been sentenced to prison terms for spot-fixing and match-fixing in exchange for large incentives enabled by large gambling rings. Such sentencing is the first of its kind as communication in a globalized world makes such situations more and more common not only in the cricket world, but also in sports.

Veterans Day Ceremony

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Veterans Day
Just in time for Veterans Day (or Armistice Day), President Obama has launched his “We Can’t Wait” initiative in which veterans, particularly those serving post-9/11 and those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, will have access to databases that will match skills learned in the military to civilian jobs in addition to job postings geared to veterans. The goal being that every veteran will be employed shortly after arriving home.

A Book for Every Kind of Dad

Good old dad, you gotta love him.  He is always there in a pinch to help move you into college, walk you down the aisle, or babysit the kids.  It is time to show some appreciation for all dad has done through the years and celebrate him through eBooks. Our eMedia Catalog has an eBook sure to win over every kind of dad. Check out some of these favorites!

What are some of your favorite dad books?