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Events

Tuesday, January 06

Craft Story Time Craft Story Time
Come listen to some stories and make a craft to take home on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings in January. For Ages 2-5. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, January 07

Craft Story Time Craft Story Time
Come listen to some stories and make a craft to take home on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings in January. For Ages 2-5. 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 II.football 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

Brrrr! It's Winter

peppa pig and the day at snow mountainPeppa Pig and the Day at Snowy Mountain
by Neville Astley
Peppa and her family enjou such winter sports as sledding, skating and siing while spending a day at Snowy Mountain.
dinos in the snowDinos in the Snow!
by Karma Wilson
Dinosaurs enjoy many snow activities, from building snowmen and having snowball fights to skiing and skating.

penguin's snowy dayPenguin's Snowy Day
by Salina Yoon
From sledding to ice skating, there's no end to the fun as Penguin and his friends enjoy playing outside on a snowy day.

Pearl's New SkatesPearl's New Skates
by Holly Keller
Pearl's birthday skates have a single blade and learning to use them is harder than she expects.

The Greatest Skating RaceThe Greatest Skating Race
by Louise Borden
During World War II in the Netherlands, a ten year old boy's dream of skating in a famous race allows him to help two children escape to Belgium by ice skating past German soldiers and other enemies.

IceIce
by Arthur Geisert
This wordless tale depicts a community of pigs that suffer from the heat and go in search of ice despite the odds against them.

The first day of winterThe First Day of Winter
by Denise Fleming
A snowman comes alive as the child building it adds pieces during the first ten days of winter.

Olivia builds a snowladyOlivia Builds a Snowlady
by Farrah McDoogle
Olivia and her friends build a snowlady for the winter festival but when the weather warms up and the snow melts, she and her friends have to get creative to save the day.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 



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