Attention all winter sports enthusiasts! The upcoming 22nd Winter Olympics will be held from February 7 – 23, 2014. The host city will be Sochi, Russia. For those of you who have never heard of Sochi, Russia, it is a city located in the western part of Russia on the eastern shore of the Black Sea. To give you some perspective, the western shore of the Black Sea borders the countries of Bulgaria and Romania and bordering the southern shore is the country of Turkey.
There will actually be two locations for the events. The Coastal Cluster events will be held at the Olympic Park in Sochi. This location will be the site for the opening and closing ceremonies, and the skating, ice hockey, and curling competitions. The main Olympic village is also in Sochi. The Mountain Cluster events will be held 30 minutes inland at the Krasnaya Polyana ski resort. This is where the skiing, snowboarding, bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton events will take place.
I really enjoy watching both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. My favorite Winter Olympic sport has to be downhill skiing. I think it’s amazing that these athletes can ski down the mountains at incredible speeds and end up finishing within hundredths of a second of each other! Go Team USA!!
For more information on the Olympic Games, visit your local library branch. You can also check out our on-line catalog at www.adamslibrary.org. We have fiction and non-fiction books about the Olympics for both children and adults.
Preschool story time at the Fairfield Library will continue through the winter on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts with Miss Crystal. Bring your toddler and enjoy a morning at the library!
The Fairfield Library is located at 31 Wortz Drive. Our phone number is 642-6009. Hours of operation are: Monday and Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hope to see you soon!