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World Cup @ Northgate & Central!

usa v belgiumHey Soccer Fans!

Late-breaking news…since TEAM USA (squeaked through, srsly) made it to the next round we’re showing the match (USA vs Belgium) @ Northgate and Central libraries!

When:  Tuesday, July 1st @ 1 pm

Where:  Northgate’s Meeting Room & Central’s Microsoft Auditorium

Who:  All ages of soccer maniacs!

Space is limited to 50 people at Northgate, so get to the library early.  We’ll be passing out tickets starting at noon.

Go Team USA!!  😀

Ghana v USA: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilGo Sounders…I mean Team USA!!  2 – 1 and on we go!

Don’t forget we’re showing many of the games at Central, High Point & Northgate!!

Final score: Netherlands 5, Spain 1.

Teken van dingen om te komen!

Netherlands WC

From a 2013 game, but you get the idea!!

World Cup “live” @ Your Library

World Cup DisplayExciting news, soccer fans!

Seeing as the World Cup comes but twice a decade and you might like to enjoy your sports in a big group on a big screen (sans bar atmosphere) …the library is hosting viewings of many matches at three locations around the city!

Doors will open 30 minutes before each match begins.  If a match continues past the library closing time, the viewing venue will remain open until the match ends.  In the case of the U.S. vs. Germany match at 9 a.m. Thurs, June 26, the Northgate meeting room will open early.  All events are free and seating is on a first come, first served basis.  Feel free to bring snacks, pillows, and friends.  Dress to showcase your soccer love and be ready to cheer!!

Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium (206-386-4636)

  • Ghana vs. U.S. – 3 p.m. Monday, June 16
  • U.S. vs. Portugal – 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22
  • Semifinals – 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 8
  • Semifinals – 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9
  • Championship match – 1 p.m. Sunday, July 13

Northgate, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E. (206-386-1980)

  • U.S. vs. Germany – 9 a.m. Thursday, June 26
  • Championship match – 1 p.m. Sunday, July 13

High Point, 3411 S.W. Raymond St. (206-684-7454)

  • Semifinals – 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 8
  • Semifinals – 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9
  • Championship match – 1 p.m., Sunday, July 13


Teen Reviewed: Whistle!

Whistle!Title:  Whistle!

Author:  Daisuke Higuchi

Summary:  Whistle! is a sports shonen manga, and the story follows a boy whose goal is to become a professional soccer player despite his lack of height.  He starts out in a Japanese high school.

I started reading it because, as a small, small child I saw it on a shelf at the library.

In a yearbook, the man character would be vote Most Likely To: Become a Minor League Professional Soccer Player.

This book reminded me of Real because, honestly, this is the only other sports manga I can currently recall with this level of setting exploration and realism.  Whistle! has a much lighter tone, though, and they are different sports.  Real is very gritty.

I love this series because the main character is interesting and the twists aren’t too predictable.

–Lexie, 15, West Seattle


Seattle Sounders Kick-Off Tonight!

Seattle Sounders

Give Us Your Full 90!

Today is the Seattle Sounders FC’s first home game of 2013.  Tickets are still available to go to the game, or you can watch it live on King 5.

Even if you can’t give them your FULL 90, you can find loads of great soccer stuff at your local library.

Some of my favorite soccer-y titles include:

Out of Nowhere (Padian) – “Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own.”

She’s the Man (or is she? love, love, love this movie!)

Soccerland – (Choat) “Flora Dupre promised her mom, before her mom died of cancer, that she would aspire to play soccer for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Flora and her mom had created a place called Soccerland, an escape world where they could ignore the beeping cancer machines and just talk soccer.”

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