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Bestselling Author Gary Belsky Speaks at Scarsdale Library

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SCARSDALE, N.Y. --  Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Gary Belsky will speak at the Scarsdale Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 5.

Belsky is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller “On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody’s Favorite Game.”

He has spent much of his career in the world of sports. He is the former editor in chief of ESPN The Magazine and espn.com/insider and is a seasoned commentator on sports topics.

His writing on both sports and business topics has appeared in publications, including The New York Times, Money magazine, Crain’s New York Business and Sports Illustrated.

Belsky has also been a guest on numerous television programs, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Inside Edition."

“On the Origins of Sports” is filled with little-known information about the beginnings of numerous sports, according to a release from the Scarsdale Public Library.

By taking an in-depth look at 21 of the world’s most popular sports, Belsky and his co-author Neil Fine have created a resource for sports enthusiasts everywhere, the release said.

“Gary Belsky is respected for his work as a journalist and editor,” said Library Director Beth Bermel. “‘On the Origins of Sports’ is an example of his comprehensive knowledge and his ability to convey that information to the public.”

This program is co-sponsored by the JCC of Mid-Westchester and the Friends of the Scarsdale Library and is free and open to the public. Copies of “On the Origins of Sports” will be available for purchase and signing.

Space is limited for the program and registration is required. Guests can register at the library's website, scarsdalelibrary.org , or by calling the Reference Desk at (914) 722- 1302.

The program will begin at 2 p.m.

The library is at 54 Olmsted Rd., Scarsdale.

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