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.

Featured Sports Titles

Open “Above the line : lessons in leadership and life fr…” in catalog Above the line : lessons in leadership and life fr… Open “Brady vs Manning : the untold story of the rivalry…” in catalog Brady vs Manning : the untold story of the rivalry… Open “FULL COUNT : TOP 10 LISTS OF EVERYTHING IN BASEBAL…” in catalog FULL COUNT : TOP 10 LISTS OF EVERYTHING IN BASEBAL… Open “Like a rose : life lessons from a training camp wi…” in catalog Like a rose : life lessons from a training camp wi… Open “The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the Ne…” in catalog The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the Ne… Open “Speed kings : the 1932 Winter Olympics and the fas…” in catalog Speed kings : the 1932 Winter Olympics and the fas…
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Recent Posts

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Library Fantasy Football Update

Check out the updated Week 9 standings in the library’s fantasy football league!

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World Series Excitement

Can’t get enough World Series excitement? Check out these World Series DVDs featuring some of the greatest postseason baseball games ever played.

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Hank Stram and Kansas City Football

Find out more about Chiefs history and legendary coach Hank Stram.

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Check Out the New ESPN 30 for 30 Films

Check out the latest ESPN 30 for 30 films that have been added to the Sports Neighborhood!

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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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