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Take Ten: Winter Olympics!

The 2018 Winter Olympics get underway next week in PyeongChang, South Korea, and we’re ready to curl up and watch curling, jump on to the couch to watch ski jumping, and, well you get the idea.

If the constant commercials haven’t yet gotten you in the mood, stop in and grab one of the following items to get some inspiration – to watch and maybe to dream!

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BOOKS

The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team – Wayne R. Coffey

The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics – David Wallechinsky

Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge – Nathaniel Vinton

Landing It: My Life On and Off the Ice – Scott Hamilton

My Sergei – Ekaterina Gordeeva

A Skating Life – Dorothy Hamill

Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World – Andy Bull

Zero Regrets – Apolo Anton Ohno

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MOVIES

Cool Runnings

Eddie the Eagle

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Annotations for books courtesy of NoveList Plus, which offers TFPL cardholders access to even more great reading resources. Movie annotations courtesy of the studios.