Geek of the Week

Name: Brooks

Occupation: Student

Why do you come to the library? I like to read books and have a range of options to choose from.

What do you geek? Parkour

The Lawrence Library geeks parkour, too! Parkour is a physical discipline that focuses on fast, efficient motion from one place to another, while going over, under and around obstacles that are in your way, using running, jumping, climbing, swinging or any other movement necessary. Those who practice parkour must be fast, flexible and ready to have fun. For a great example of parkour, take a look at Casino Royale; this James Bond movie starts with a fast-paced parkour chase. This movie might have to wait until our geek is a little bit older, but it's available on DVD at the library for when the time is right.

Kids interested in learning about parkour can check out "Parkour" by Dan Edwardes, which is shelved with the extreme sports in the children's room, under Dewey Decimal number 796.046. There are lots of books about other extreme sports as well, including snowboarding, BMX biking, skateboarding and wakeboarding. You can learn more about flexibility in our books about gymnastics, which are also shelved with sports, or in books about yoga, which are in Dewey Decimal number 613. We also have DVDs about yoga, including "Family Yoga," which can be fun for the whole family to practice together.


The library can help everyone explore the things they geek. For information, or if you are interested in being the Geek of the Week, stop by the Lawrence Library.