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Thursday, December 11

Hanukkah Craft Table 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Hanukkah Craft Table
Drop in between 3:00 and 5:30 and make a craft in celebration of Hanukkah. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Highlight of the Month

Football in the Fall

How Much Do You Know About Football?

Did you Know?:

Acme PackersEarly football uniforms were not very colorful and they didn't have team logos or names on them.  The first professional team with its name on a uniform was the Green Bay Packers.  In 1921 the team was sponsored by the Indian Packing Company and wore jerseys with the words "Acme Packers" printed on the front.  In 1926, the Duluth (Minnesota) Eskimos became the first team with its own logo.  Players wore uniforms with a black and white igloo printed on the  front of each one.

No NFL quarterback has a uniform number over 20. Beginning with the1952 NFL season, Eli Manningthe league passed a rule requiring that players at each position must wear certain numbers to help officials keep track of where players were supposed to be on the field.  Quarterbacks and kickers wear 1-19, Defensive backs and running backs wear 20-49.  Linebackers and centers wear 50-59.  Defensive and offensive linemen wear 60-79 or 90-99.  Wide receivers and tight ends wear 80-89.

The NFL championship game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers on December 31, 1967 is known as the Ice Bowl because the temperature was -13 degrees and a strong wind was blowing.  The air was so cold that many players' hands were numb.  The packers score touchdownreferee and other officials on the field were shaking because of the cold. Before the game, they convinced the owner of a sporting goods store to open early to sell them ear muffs, thermal underwear and extra socks.  But they were still cold!  The officials' whistles did not work because the little balls inside them had frozen and stuck!  The Packers would socre a touchdown with 16 seconds left to win the game 21-17.  Two weeks later, the Packers defeated the Oakland Raiders to win Super Bowl on grass

Although footballs are called pigskins, they are actually made from cow leather.  No one really knows why they are known as pigskins but there is one probable explanation.  The game played in England in the twelfth century was call futballe.  The balls used in this game were inflated pig bladders.  Maybe the name came because the first balls really were made from pigskins!

Book Talk

Fall Fun and Games

Penguin and PumpkinPenguin and Pumpkin
by Salina Yoon
Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguins's brother, Pumpkin, who couldn't come with them.
We're going on a leaf huntWe're Going on a Leaf Hunt
by Steve Metzger
Three friends go on a hike searching for fall leaves.

Mouse's First Fall
by Lauren Thompson
Mouse and Minka experience the delights of nature on a windy autumn day.

Four friends in autumnFour Friends in Autumn
by Tomie DePaola
Four friends, MIssy Cat, Mistress Pig, Master Dog and Mister Frog, enjoy an autumn dinner party together.

Maisy plays soccerMaisy Plays Soccer
by Lucy Cousins
Maisy and her friends can't wait to play soccer!  Maisy puts on her uniform, laces up her sneakers, and heads to the field where her friends are waiting.  Soon enough the game heats up with plenty of action.  Whatever the score, it's all in good fun, and everyone is still the best of friends at the end.

Peanut Butter & CupcakePeanut Butter & Cupcake
by Terry Border
Peanut Butter sets out with his soccer ball to find a friend after moving to a new town, but everyone from Hamburger to Soup seems to be too busy to play.

Hooray for Fly Guy!Hooray for Fly Guy!
by Tedd Arnold
Fly Guy joins Buzz's football team, despite Coach's misgivings , and hits the field for a special, secret play.

Win or LoseWin or Lose
by Alex Morgan
Devin's team thinks she is taking too much credit for their winning streak and she must keep the team together.

Horrid Henry and the Soccer FiendHorrid Henry and the Soccer Fiend
by Francesca Simon
Moody Margaret thinks she is a better soccer player than Horrid Henry.  Henry thinks Margaret is wrong.  When Miss Battle-Axe forces them to play against each other for a fabulous prize, Henry will stop at nothing (no matter how horrid) to prove he's a soccer champion.



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