It's kickoff time at your local library!
Football season is upon us! Just the thought conjures up images of brisk nights cheering on the hometown team, or a much warmer situation in front of the television cheering on a favorite team.
Whether you are an armchair football strategist/coach or just a football fan, your library is the place to learn more on the topic.
You can be an expert by the time Super Bowl 45 rolls around.
Johnny U: The Life & Times of John Unitas, by Tom Callahan. In a time "when men played football for something less than a living and something more than money," John Unitas was the ultimate quarterback. Rejected by Notre Dame, discarded by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he started on a Pennsylvania sandlot making six dollars a game and ended as the most commanding presence in the National Football League, calling the critical plays and completing the crucial passes at the moment his sport came of age.
More Than Just the Catch: a True Story of Courage, Hope, and Achieving the Impossible, by David Tyree with Kimberly Daniels. David Tyree's catch will forever be engraved in the minds of football fans. It was truly a miracle. But there is so much more to what we saw playing out on the field! This book will go beyond a true sports story. It is a story of undeniable courage for the ages. There was a point in David Tyree's life, before the catch, before the fame, when his life was spiraling out of control and his football career was in jeopardy. In More Than Just the Catch, David Tyree takes you behind the scenes and past the hype to the story of his life.
"Tell Me About Sports" Series Book American Football, by Clive Gifford. This insightful new junior nonfiction series explores different sports - how and where they're played, the equipment and kit needed and how to get involved. There are tips on training and on developing techniques. The books also feature sporting heroes at the top of their game, with exciting photos of them showing their skills in action.
The Catch: One Play, Two Dynasties, and the Game that Changed the NFL, by Gary Myers. How many great catches have there been in the history of the NFL? Hundreds? Thousands? Mention "The Catch," though, and fans will think of only one: Joe Montana to Dwight Clark, the NFC Championship game, the Dallas Cowboys vs. the San Francisco 49ers, January 10, 1982. It changed the game and The Game. This is the story of the pieces that fell into place to allow it to happen and what it meant to the players, to the fans, and to the future of professional football.
The Detroit Lakes Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.
For more information on library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave.
The Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL).