Do you have Olympic fever?

Collage with four images and the text "Check out the library's books and movies about sports." The images, from top left clockwise show: a female running track, a male swimmer, a female gymnast, and a male soccer player.

The library has sports-related books and DVDs to get you excited about the London Olympics 2012, which begin on July 27th.

Here are some of our titles:

Sport and Society in the Global Age GV 706.5 .M36 2012

Muhammad Ali : the king of the ring GV 1132 .A44 H45 2011

Sports and Athletes GV 565 .S66 2011

Grace & Glory : a century of women in the Olympics GV 721.5 .G63 1996

Moneyball [DVD] PN 1997.2 .M66 2011

Invictus [DVD] PN 1997.2 .I58 2010

The Heart of the Game [DVD] GV 886 .H43 2007


Here is the official website for the summer Olympics:

Here is the ESPN Olympic portal:

Here is the Sports Illustrated Olympics coverage:

Have fun watching awesome athletes from around the world compete!

Maurice Sendak and Where the Wild Things Are

Photograph from of Maurice Sendak with a picture of one of the creatures from Where the Wild Things Are behind him

Image of Maurice Sendak from

Do you remember reading the book Where the Wild Things Are?

Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator, died on May 8, 2012, in Danbury, CT, at the age of 83.

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal in 1964 as the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Read more about the man and his work in the following New York Times article.

In September 2011, Bumble-Ardy, written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, was published.  A posthumous book, My Brother’s Book, is scheduled to be published in February 2013.

The Durham Tech main campus library has books written/illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

PZ 7 .S47 In 1995  In the Night Kitchen

PZ 8.3 .S4684 We 1993x  We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy : two nursery rhymes with pictures

PZ 7 .D3675 Wg 1972  The Wheel on the School

PZ 8 .S3294 Wh 1963  Where the Wild Things Are