The London Olympics are less then one week away. Much preparation has been made since London was given permission to host the Olympics in 2005. Much of East London has been revitalized with the building of the Olympic stadium and adjacent venues. The cost of hosting the events is 15 billion dollars. The opening ceremony will take place on July 27th and will finish on August 12th. There will be an estimated 10,500 athletes competing from 204 countries. This is the third time the Olympics have come to London. The two other occasions were 1908 and 1948.
To whet your appetite in readiness for the games, the Sunnyvale Library has many resources. We have books for adults and children including the suitably titled, How to watch the Olympics. For a historic perspective, we have The first Olympics. And if you’re a James Patterson fan he’s got a new fiction book called Private Games, the story of a killer at the Olympic games. We have some great DVDs as well. Come in and check them out.