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NYPLarcade: Fall 2016

NYPLarcade is an opportunity to play and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games at the Library. Think of it as a book club, but for video games.Read More ›

Spotted: Pokémon Doppelgängers in our Digital Collections

We've had a lot of fun over the last two weeks searching around our libraries for Pokémon and playing Pokémon Go with our patrons, and we've noticed something: some of these Pokémon look awfully familiar. Sure enough, there are a bunch of doppelgänger Pokémon hiding in our Digital Collections!Read More ›

Staying Safe and Having Fun With Pokémon GO

I sprayed myself with sunblock, dressed comfortably for walking, and packed water, an iPod for listening to podcasts, and an extra battery for my iPhone. Then I headed to Inwood Hill Park to see if I could catch ‘em all. Or, at least, I’d see if I could catch more than usual …Read More ›

Catching 'Em All at NYPL with Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO brings childhood dreams to life while also showcasing some of the interesting and beautiful items around NYPL.Read More ›

NYPLarcade: Garden Games at Anti-Prom 2016

This year, NYPLarcade will offer Anti-Prom attendees the opportunity to play two video games, which reflect the event's secret garden theme: Stardew Valley and Beyond Eyes.Read More ›

Warcraft Cometh... as a Book: Novels Based on Video Games

As we approach the premier of the long-awaited World of Warcraft movie on June 10, I thought it would be a great time to take a look at some of the books that have been based on video games.Read More ›

NYPLarcade: Game Design Books at the Library

Whatever your age or interests, the library can point you to great books and resources for designing your own games.Read More ›

NYPLarcade: Spring 2016

NYPLarcade is an opportunity to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think of it as a book club, but for video games.Read More ›

NYPLarcade: International Games Day 2015

Saturday, November 21 is International Games Day, an annual event to encourage play and games at libraries all over the world. We will be celebrating IGD 2015 with games and coding for all ages, click for the full schedule!Read More ›

NYPLarcade: First Person Games

NYPLarcade is an opportunity to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Our fall series will take place at Mid-Manhattan Library and focuses on games utilizing the first-person perspective.Read More ›

Gamer Books to Read While You Wait for Armada

Put Armada on hold, and then come back and check out five other gamer books.Read More ›

Thursdays at M'berg: Teen Programs at Muhlenberg

You spoke and we listened! Thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys and give your feedback. Join us each Thursday for TEENS ONLY programs.Read More ›

Youth Game Design Workshop at the Bronx Library Center

On February 12, the Bronx Library Center will be hosting the Youth Game Design Workshop.Read More ›

Best Video Game Soundtracks of 2014

2014 was a banner year for great video game soundtracks. Below are ten of the best, all of which are available to stream or download for free!Read More ›

NYPLarcade Teen: Metroidvania Games

NYPLarcade Teen is an opportunity to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think of it as a book club, but for video games. This fall at Muhlenberg Library we will be exploring the world of metroidvania-style video games.Read More ›

NYPLarcade: Ghost Games

NYPLarcade is an opportunity to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think of it as a book club, but for video games.Read More ›

NYPLarcade Teen: Sportsfriends

NYPLarcade Teen is an opportunity for teens to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting.Read More ›

Historical Maps in Minecraft

At a recent internal hacking event here, NYPL Labs developer Paul Beaudoin recruited me into an interesting project: transforming one of the library's 20,000 digitized historical maps into the three-dimensional world of the building game Minecraft.

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NYPLarcade Teen: Local Multiplayer Games

NYPLarcade Teen is an opportunity for teens to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think of it as a book club, but for video games. Our second series at Muhlenberg Library focuses on the rise of local multiplayer games.

As social networks, mobile devices, and always-online consoles have popularized gaming virtually with others, there has recently been a movement towards designing games which rely on face-to-face interaction.

This series will highlight recent, 

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NYPLarcade: International Games Day 2013

This year's International Games Day takes place on Saturday, November 16. All over the world, libraries will be celebrating the annual event by inviting patrons of all ages to come in and play games together.

At Muhlenberg Library, we will be hosting a special Double Fine edition of IGD 2013 with a curated selection of video games for ages 12 and up as well as board games for the whole family throughout the day. The event is FREE and takes place between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. See the full schedule 

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