Getting you acquainted with our sports collection here at the library, we highlight some of the outstanding resources and materials we have at the library for the many different types of sports fans that are out there. This blog will also discuss local, state wide, and national sports events, as well as any programs or speakers we have coming up at the library which would appeal to sports fans.

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Open “More Than a Season : Building a Championship Cultu…” in catalog More Than a Season : Building a Championship Cultu… Open “MY YEAR OF RUNNING DANGEROUSLY : A DAD, A DAUGHTER…” in catalog MY YEAR OF RUNNING DANGEROUSLY : A DAD, A DAUGHTER… Open “The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the Ne…” in catalog The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the Ne… Open “Red army” in catalog Red army Open “The secret of golf : the story of Tom Watson and J…” in catalog The secret of golf : the story of Tom Watson and J… Open “WHEN IT WAS JUST A GAME : REMEMBERING THE FIRST SU…” in catalog WHEN IT WAS JUST A GAME : REMEMBERING THE FIRST SU…
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The Kansas City Monarchs in our Hometown

On September 10th at 7:00 pm Negro Leagues historian and author Phil Dixon will speak on the history of the Kansas City Monarchs.  Dixon’s talk will not only include the history of this team but some surprising ties that the Monarchs have with Topeka.  The event will take place at the Bettis Family Sport Complex Event […]

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Sports Trivia @ Pigskin’s Sports Bar

Show off your sports knowledge at our Sports Trivia competition at Pigskin’s Sports Bar!

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The Sports Guys video review Pete Rose

Join The Sports Guys – Nate and Dave – as they discuss the book “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” by Kostya Kennedy, and find out why you should read this biography of one of the most controversial and polarizing baseball players to ever play the game.

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Tour de France

While I’m not a huge cycling fan every July I always seem to get sucked into watching the Tour de France.   I think its part the beautiful scenery and part the exciting, edge of your seat racing.  Whatever it is I can’t take my eyes off it. The Tour de France is a multi-stage bicycle […]


A Celebration of Baseball in Shawnee County

The roots of the great game of baseball run deep throughout Shawnee County.  While baseball is referred to as the American Pastime,  it is more than a pastime to many families and players who participate.  It would be an impossible job to even estimate the  number of players, coaches, managers, umpires, sponsors and fans who have shared in this passion over […]

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KC Hosts Four Baseball All-Star Games

Kansas City has hosted four baseball All-Star Games? You might be surprised that four games is (mostly) correct.

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American Pharoah and the Elusive Triple Crown

How impressive is American Pharoah’s Triple Crown? Join Nate as he takes you inside the numbers and shows just how difficult it is to reach the pinnacle of horse racing.

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Women’s World Cup

Soccer fans, get ready to cheer on the United States once again this summer. This time it’s the women’s turn. The FIFA Women’s World Cup will start on Saturday June 6, 2015. The Canadian’s are the host this year and the United States will play its first game on Monday June 8 against Australia. The […]

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Sports Trivia @ Pigskin’s Sports Bar

Come have fun with other sports fans at the library’s Sports Trivia competition at Pigskin’s Sports Bar.

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We Have a Winner!

Rick Zinn from Topeka won the library’s first NCAA Bracket Challenge.

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Pete Rose. Is He Still Around?

Headlines in 2015 heralded a new phase of the great debate–should he be reinstated, then (perhaps) enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame?


Root for the Home Team

Okay let’s face it happily the Kansas City Royals are a relevant team once again.  Last fall was a blast, and all sorts of new fans, young and old are wearing Royal Blue once again.   Personally I have been a die-hard fan of Kansas City Baseball since I was a child.  The predecessors to the Royals […]


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