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'Storm' In to Greenfield Public Library - Week of July 15

Greetings Greenfield Public Library Patrons!

As you know, we have had a lot of activities here this summer and we have a lot more coming.  Please read about our planned programs for next week.


Have you ever wanted to scream at the library?  Do you want to make the librarians blush and shush all over the place?  Well, you’re in luck if you are a child and here on Monday, July 15 at 1:30 because it will be Stormy Story-Time.  It is your chance to participate in loud stories and wake up the whole library!  This program will be in the Community Room.  Parent or guardian must stay with the children during the program and are encouraged to yell too.


Are you between the ages of 8-12 and cannot wait for the movie Catching Fire to come to theatres in November?  Come to the library and be a tribute for a day!  Learn to make a bow and arrow (out of popsicle sticks and Q-tips) and stalk your fellow tributes.  Then make a pin as a good luck charm and feast on snacks and cure your Hunger Pangs.  Finally, play “Worst Case Scenario: The Board Game” and see if you can make it out alive!  May the odds ever be in your favor.


Fun with armadillos, skunks, badgers, tortoises, snakes and other creatures who HUG the earth.  Come see David Stokes who will bring lots of fun and energy to animals who try to keep it underground.  Live animals, puppets, songs and humor will be provided.  Don’t forget to bring a camera.  It will be a fun time on the dark side.


Parents and grandparents have the opportunity to enter their children or grandchildren (ages 0-13) in a drawing to win $1,000 Edvest College Savings Plan scholarships and four tickets to the Packers Family Night game in early August (or a $30 Packer Pro Shop gift card if they prefer) – up to 20 winners will be selected from across the state.  If a Greenfield Library patron is selected, GPL will receive a matching $500 grant.  The last day for online entries is Thursday, July 18.  If your child or grandchild matches the criteria, please come to the Children’s Library Reference Desk and ask for more information.


Each blog entry, we try to show the breadth of our collection with a themed event or idea.  This time, we cover cycling’s most popular race and our related books.

Tour de France

The Tour de France is a multistage bicycle race primarily held in France, while occasionally making passes through nearby countries and is the world’s most famous bike race.  The race was first organized in 1903 and has run continuously since except when halted by the world wars.  This year’s edition is the 100th running of the event.

While there are many different awards and classifications available for Tour de France participants (points, mountain proficiency, young rider) and colorful jerseys to go along with them, the most prized is the general classification with its yellow jersey.  All of the stages are timed to the finish and compounded with their previous stage times.  The rider with the lowest time is the race leader.  Four riders have officially won five times or more, not including Lance Armstrong, who had his seven consecutive titles revoked due to doping.

The Tour de France is known for its raucous crowds that line the streets to wait for their favorite riders and countrymen to pass.  Unfortunately, it is also known recently for several doping scandals that have tarnished the sport, but not necessarily the race.  Celebrate Tour de France 100 by looking at some of GPL’s cycling books.



Bicycling Magazine’s 600 Tips for Better Bicycling – eds. of Bicycling Magazine     796.6 BIC

Greg LeMond’s Complete Book of Cycling – Greg LeMond and Kent Gordis     796.6 LEM

Urban Bikers’ Tricks & Tips: Low-Tech, & No-Tech Ways to Find, Ride & Keep a Bicycle – Dave Glowacz     796.6 GLO

The Cyclist’s Sourcebook – Peter Nye     796.6 NYE

Distance Cycling – John Hughes and Dan Kehlenbach     796.6 HUG

Across America By Bicycle: Alice and Bobbi’s Summer on Wheels – Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery     796.64 HON

The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France – Doping, Cover-Ups, and Winning at All Costs – Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle     796.62 HAM

Bicycling Magazine’s Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair for Road and Mountain Bikes – Jim Langley     629.28772 BIC



Holy Spokes!: A Biking Bible for Everyone – Rob Coppolillo     YA 796.6 COP

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) – Sue Macy     J 796.6 MAC

Bicycles – Morgan Hughes     E 796.6 HUG

Bike!: Your Guide to Mountain Biking, BMX, Road and Fast-Track Racing, C-X Racing and More – Monique Peterson and Zachary Zimmerman     J 796.6 PET

Cycling – Christin Ditchfield     E 796.6 DIT

Bicycle Safety – Lucia Raatma     J 796.6 RAA



Colliding with Chris – Dan Harder     E HAR

Crunch – Leslie Connor     J CON

Grave Shadows – Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry     J JEN

Marvin Redpost: Super Fast, Out of Control! - Louis Sachar     JC SAC c.2

Samantha’s Blue Bicycle – Valerie Tripp     J AME


Thank you very much for reading our blog.  Please be sure to stop by GPL and join in on the summer fun.

Upcoming Events at GPL - Week of Monday, July 22

Welcome Back Greenfield Public Library Patrons.

The Library has been bustling with activity this summer and will continue through July.  Please see some of the planned activities scheduled for this week and plan your schedule accordingly.  All events are free and do not require prior registration.

“Can You Dig It” Story Time – Monday, July 22 at 10:30am

Come on into the Children’s Library to hear some great stories and have some great fun.  You are bound to have a good time.  Parents and guardians are required to stay with children at this activity.


“Bubbleology” with Science Entertainer Karl Debelack – Monday, July 22 at 1:30pm

Become a master Bubble-ologist while watching Karl Debelack dazzle your eyes with a wide variety of bubbles.  Then, you get to make your own bubbles outside.  Learn all about those mysterious soapy spheres here on Monday afternoon in the Community Room.


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