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Line Dancing

Please come out with your dancing shoes on and join Patricia Sanker as she teaches us the latest line dances. Patricia Sanker is a Certified Instructor in Line Dancing, Zumba,  Aerobics Rector, and Pound Certified/Coach Life Wellness. Lessons will be held at Bellevue Neighborhood Library 11 a.m. - noon on Saturdays: April 22, 29, 2017​ May 13, 20, 2017 Main Meeting Room (Adults)

Apollo's Angels by Jennifer Homans

Challenge Accepted: Read Harder 2017

Challenge #1: Books About Sports

A new year means new year resolutions and challenges. One reading challenge that I love to do is Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder challenge. Instead of having people focus on a specific number of books, Read Harder challenges people to read different genres or authors that they may overlook.

African American History Culture Museum cover

Staff Pick: National Museum of African American Museum & Culture

New in the collection

The Smithsonian's newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is now open to the public!

Strictly Ballroom

Go for the Gold!

In honor of this year’s summer reading theme (Go for the Gold, Read!) and the close of the summer Olympics, here are my favorite inspirational sports films of those achieving their own personal gold.

Fall ball

Picture Books About Sports for People Who Don’t Like Sports

Just in Time for Summer Reading!

I have to admit that I am not an avid sports fan. Luckily, there are many well-written books about sports that I still find interesting because of their intriguing characters or plot points. Since the summer reading theme for this year is “Go for the Gold” and the summer Olympics are only a couple of months away, here is a timely list of 10 picture books that are good picks for sports lovers and non-lovers alike.

Great American Novel

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

Let's Play Ball!

Most of us grew up playing or watching some form of baseball.  While the exact origins of the game are not known, the Baseball Hall of Fame web site offers various theories, and is a trove of information about all aspects of one of America's most beloved games.  After Ted Williams' Science of Hitting, and biographies of players and teams, is there anything else to read?  Here are some novels in which baseball figures prominently:

U.S. Women's Soccer Midfielder, Carli Lloyd positioning for the ball

Beautiful Books about the Beautiful Game

Great Soccer Books at Your Library

Soccer has taken center stage nationally, as the U.S. Women's National Soccer team secured victory at the 2015 World Cup in Canada. While the country celebrated the achievement of the Women's team, allegations of corruption within soccer's governing body, FIFA, left a dark cloud over the sport.