Occupation: Hockey player
Why do you come to the library? To get movies and books
What do you geek? Sports
Lawrence Library geeks sports, too! We happen to know that Caleb is a big fan of the Boston Bruins -- and so are we! Along with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins is one of the sponsors of the annual Summer Reading Program in the state. Last summer, the organization even sent us posters of Blades, the Boston Bruins' mascot, and programs from the Stanley Cup games.
The library has lots of books about the Boston Bruins, too, including "Black and Gold: Four Decades of the Boston Bruins in Photographs" by Rob Simpson, and the autobiographies of many players, including Bobby Orr and Gerry Cheevers. We have books about learning to play hockey, the sport's greatest stars and books for all ages about the Stanley Cup. There's even a mid-grade biography of Willie O'Ree, who was the first black man to play in the NHL.
Of course, every hockey fan has seen our collection of hockey movies, including "The Mighty Ducks" trilogy and "Miracle," which is about the 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team. If you really want to feel like you're part of the game, we also have NHL games for Xbox.
For those looking to branch out from just hockey, we also have "The Book of Rules: A Visual Guide to the Laws of Every Commonly Played Sport and Game," and an entire "Pro Sports Hall of Fame" encyclopedia in the reference section, which gives biographical information, statistics and facts about people who have been inducted into the baseball, football, hockey or basketball hall of fame.
The library can help everyone explore the things they geek. For information, stop by Lawrence Library.