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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, July 4
@ 3 p.m.
Checkmate Chess
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Gaming - Sports & Fitness
Got the gaming moves? Challenge your friends in a tabletop or video game. Play chess, bingo, checkers, monopoly, Wii Sports, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and more. Ages 5-12
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Game On!
Open game time: cards, Monopoly, Uno, Dominoes, chess, checkers.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 4 p.m.
Board Games
Play chess, checkers, monopoly, and more.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, July 6
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Master Wu Teaches Chess
A Summer Reading Program Teaching chess at the beginner, intermediate or advance levels. Best for children ages 6 and older. A two-hour session each week. Presented by Robert Chen.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 7
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, July 7
@ 1 p.m.
Checkmate Chess
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time. For ages 12 to 18.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, July 7
@ 1 p.m.
Chess Time!
Learn how to play and master the game of Chess!
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, July 7
@ 3 p.m.
棋類遊戲 Board Games & Chess for Children at Chatham Square Library
Board Games & Chess for Children 棋類遊戲 Come to Chatham Square Library to play board games and card games of all types and skill levels. Come and play Chess too! Basic chess introduction provided. Thursday July 7th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday July 14th --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday July 21st --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday July 28th--- 3:00-5:00pm No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Please contact Allie Affinito at alessandraa…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, July 7
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Chess Time
Come play or learn to play chess.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, July 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Game Bonanza
Teens! Challenge your friends to a game every Thursday @ 3:30PM. Board games include Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Pandemic, Bananagrams, Uno, chess, and more.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 8
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Checkmate Chess
A Summer Reading Program Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.. Best for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Ramon Hernandez.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 8
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Life Size Game: Chess
Try your hand at a life sized game of chess. Become Alice in Wonderland or Ron in Harry Potter as you move the large pieces around the board! Have fun as you become part of the game... For Ages 10-18.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, July 8
@ 1 p.m.
Game Day
Join in the fun! Come hang out and play checkers, chess, Connect Four, Monopoly, Gravity Maze, and more.
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 8
@ 2 p.m.
Who's the King? Chess @ New Amsterdam
Adults and teens, beginners and masters, come to the New Amsterdam Library to play chess, checkers and scrabble and see who we crown The King. Join us every Friday from 2-4pm!
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Fri, July 8
@ 2:30 p.m.
Chess Challenge
CHECKMATE! Put your skills to the test as you challenge others in a friendly competition. If you're either a rookie or a chess master, all are invited to come in and play!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 8
@ 3 p.m.
Learn To Play Chess at Webster
Are you a chess champion? You want to show off your best moves against other chess fans? Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time Fridays at 3 p.m. Learn how to play, practice your skills, or to play a game. All materials will be provided, and an experienced instructor Timothy Mobley will lead the group. Led by Timothy Mobley.
Webster Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Gaming: Double Trouble
Video Games not your thing? Jump into a game of Uno or Chess, or try something a little crazier like Story Wars or Apples to Apples. Ages 10 and up.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 9
@ 1 p.m.
Chess Club for Tweens and Teens
Are you a tween or teen who loves chess? Or are you a tween or teen who loves chess and wants to learn how to play better? Or are you a tween or teen who does not play chess but wants to learn? Come to our Tween and Teen Chess Club! We meet every Saturday, from 1pm to 3pm, on the 1st Floor of the Chatham Square Library. An experienced chess player will be present every week to provide assistance. We hope to see you there! And if you have questions, please call us at 212-964-6598.
Chatham Square LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, July 9
@ 2 p.m.
Chess Club
Have you always wanted to learn how to play chess? Are you already a chess master just looking for some competition? Join us for Chess Club where chess lovers of all ages and skill levels can come learn the basics or face off against others from the community.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 11
@ 3 p.m.
Checkmate Chess
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 11
@ 4 p.m.
Game On! Gaming for Teens and Kids
Have you got gaming moves? We've got two Wii's and a PS3, and we want YOU to show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Who knows, you might make new friends, too! Also board games (chess, checkers, Connect Four, etc.). And if you are a beginner, we can help get you started!
Chatham Square LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, July 12
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, July 12
@ 3 p.m.
Game On!
Open game time: cards, Monopoly, Uno, Dominoes, chess, checkers.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 12
@ 4 p.m.
Board Games
Play chess, checkers, monopoly, and more.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 12
@ 4 p.m.
Ongoing
The 58th Street Library Chess & Games Club
Please join us for an afternoon of casual gaming at the 58th Street Library. Chess, checkers, dominos and all manner of board and strategy games welcome. Basic chess instruction can be provided depending on demand. If you have a favorite board game please bring it in! Mature children and Young adults welcome.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Tue, July 12
@ 4 p.m.
Ongoing
58th Street Library Chess & Games Club
Please join us for an afternoon of casual gaming at the 58th Street Library. Chess, checkers, dominos and all manner of board and strategy games welcome. Basic chess instruction can be provided depending on demand. If you have a favorite board game please bring it in! Mature children and Young adults welcome.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Wed, July 13
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Master Wu Teaches Chess
A Summer Reading Program Teaching chess at the beginner, intermediate or advance levels. Best for children ages 6 and older. A two-hour session each week. Presented by Robert Chen.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 14
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, July 14
@ 1 p.m.
Chess Time!
Learn how to play and master the game of Chess!
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, July 14
@ 3 p.m.
棋類遊戲 Board Games & Chess for Children at Chatham Square Library
Board Games & Chess for Children 棋類遊戲 Come to Chatham Square Library to play board games and card games of all types and skill levels. Come and play Chess too! Basic chess introduction provided. Thursday July 7th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday July 14th --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday July 21st --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday July 28th--- 3:00-5:00pm No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Please contact Allie Affinito at alessandraa…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, July 14
@ 3 p.m.
Chess Hour
Come and play or learn the game of Chess for an hour! All skills levels are welcome!
South Beach LibraryChildren
Thu, July 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Game Bonanza
Teens! Challenge your friends to a game every Thursday @ 3:30PM. Board games include Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Pandemic, Bananagrams, Uno, chess, and more.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 15
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Checkmate Chess
A Summer Reading Program Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.. Best for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Ramon Hernandez.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 15
@ 1 p.m.
Game Day
Join in the fun! Come hang out and play checkers, chess, Connect Four, Monopoly, Gravity Maze, and more.
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 15
@ 2 p.m.
Who's the King? Chess @ New Amsterdam
Adults and teens, beginners and masters, come to the New Amsterdam Library to play chess, checkers and scrabble and see who we crown The King. Join us every Friday from 2-4pm!
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Fri, July 15
@ 3 p.m.
Chess for Adults
Come Join Us Chess For Adults July 15 & July 29, 2016 3:00-5:00 Room C22 · Adult Chess Players Welcome · Chess Set Provided · Check out Chess Books English & Spanish · Learn and Improve Your Skills
Bronx Library Center, Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural CollectionAdults
Fri, July 15
@ 3 p.m.
Learn To Play Chess at Webster
Are you a chess champion? You want to show off your best moves against other chess fans? Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time Fridays at 3 p.m. Learn how to play, practice your skills, or to play a game. All materials will be provided, and an experienced instructor Timothy Mobley will lead the group. Led by Timothy Mobley.
Webster Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 15
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Gaming: Double Trouble
Video Games not your thing? Jump into a game of Uno or Chess, or try something a little crazier like Story Wars or Apples to Apples. Ages 10 and up.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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