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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, May 26
@ 2 p.m.
Chess On Demand
Want to play a game of chess whenever you want to. Grab a partner and ask at the circulation desk for a chess board and pieces. Available anytime.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Children
Fri, May 26
@ 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, May 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game On
Come play board games! From Uno to Scrabble, Chess, BattleShip and more, show off your board game skills!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren
Fri, May 26
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Gameday
Chess Fluxx Are You A Werewolf? Coup Dominos Mancala Other random surprise games each week! Sounds like a good time? It does to us too. Every Friday from 4pm to close.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, May 27
@ 1:30 p.m.
Chess On Demand
Want to play a game of chess whenever you want to. Grab a partner and ask at the circulation desk for a chess board and pieces. Available anytime.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Children
Mon, May 29
@ 3 p.m.
Who's the King? Chess @ New Amsterdam
All ages are welcome! Play a game of chess! Join us every Friday from 2-4pm!
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Tue, May 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Chinese Chess || 中國象棋
Strategy board game for two players; checkmate opponent's general (king) to win; Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess! 戰略棋盤,兩個參賽者的遊戲; 贏對手的將軍(國王); 學習與互動的中國象棋!
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Adults
Tue, May 30
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, May 30
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Chess
Come to your neighborhood library to play a game of chess. We will also teach you, if you would like to learn.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, May 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Chess On Demand
Want to play a game of chess whenever you want to. Grab a partner and ask at the circulation desk for a chess board and pieces. Available anytime.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Children
Tue, May 30
@ 4 p.m.
58th Street Chess & Games Club
Please join us for an afternoon of casual gaming at the 58th Street Library. Chess, checkers, dominoes 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 RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, May 30
@ 4 p.m.
Chess
Want to learn how to play chess? Want to compete with other teens? Come join us and become a champion!
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, May 30
@ 4 p.m.
Kids Chess Club
Come to your neighborhood library to play a game chess. If you would like to learn how to play, we will teach you.
Roosevelt Island LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 30
@ 4:30 p.m.
Game On!
PS4, Wii, Lego Avengers, Minecraft, Tearaway, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic: The Gathering, Chess, Sushi Go, Ticket To Ride and more! For teens ages 13-18.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 31
@ 11 a.m.
Chess @ Woodstock
A game of strategy and problem solving, whether you are beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Play a game of Chess with friends @ Woodstock
Woodstock LibraryAdults
Wed, May 31
@ 2 p.m.
Learn To Play Chess For Adults
Learn to play the most popular game ever: A game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Best part of all CHESS IS FUN!
Webster LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 1
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws for Adults
Share your passion for gaming the old fashion way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a Chess or Checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves! If you like wheeling and dealing, Monolopy's the game for you! Join us for some lively board time! Jigsaws are every 2nd Thursday. All levels of play are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends to play with.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 1
@ 3 p.m.
Board Games & Chess for Children at Chatham Square Library 棋類遊戲
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, June 1st--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, June 8th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, June 22nd --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, June 29th---- 3:00-5:00pm No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Please contact Allie Affini…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, June 1
@ 6 p.m.
Chess Club
Join us for the Chess Club for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level at George Bruce Library. Challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies. Chess activities are for kids and teens. Ages 7-18.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, June 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game On
Come play board games! From Uno to Scrabble, Chess, BattleShip and more, show off your board game skills!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren
Fri, June 2
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Gameday
Chess Fluxx Are You A Werewolf? Coup Dominos Mancala Other random surprise games each week! Sounds like a good time? It does to us too. Every Friday from 4pm to close.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, June 3
@ 11 a.m.
All Day Board Games
Family Game Time!! All Ages can play a variety of board games including Chess, Checkers, Sorry, Connect Four, and more
Macomb's Bridge LibraryFamilies
Sat, June 3
@ 1 p.m.
Chess Club for Teens & Tweens
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 LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, June 3
@ 2 p.m.
Board Game Bonanza
Come enjoy board games with others from the neighborhood! Play favorites such as Candyland and Connect 4, or join in a game of chess or checkers. All skill levels are welcome to attend!
53rd Street LibraryChildren
Sat, June 3
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library's Chess Club
Kids can learn the game of Chess! Have fun while learning a game that uses math, logic, and problem solving skills. For kids ages 5-14 with a parent/caregiver.
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sat, June 3
@ 3 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
Sat, June 3
@ 3 p.m.
City Island Chess Club
Chess is widely considered the oldest game in the world, and has been played by people of all cultures for centuries. Now, we’re encouraging families, friends, and people of all ages to come and learn how to play like a professional. Saturday June 3rd and 17th at 3:00 P.M. Pre-registration is required.
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Mon, June 5
@ 3 p.m.
Who's the King? Chess @ New Amsterdam
All ages are welcome! Play a game of chess! Chess boards are given out at the front desk. Join us every Friday from 2-4pm!
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Mon, June 5
@ 3:30 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.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 5
@ 4 p.m.
Come 2 Play ChessBelmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 5
@ 4 p.m.
Game On! Gaming for Teens & 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 Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, June 6
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, June 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Board Game Bonanza
Teens! Challenge your friends to a board game. Board games include Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Pandemic, Bananagrams, Uno, chess, and more.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 8
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 8
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws for Adults
Share your passion for gaming the old fashion way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a Chess or Checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves! If you like wheeling and dealing, Monolopy's the game for you! Join us for some lively board time! Jigsaws are every 2nd Thursday. All levels of play are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends to play with.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 8
@ 1 p.m.
Board Games for Adults
Join us at the library for a fun afternoon of board games and good music! Meet new friends and play Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess , Trivia Pursuit and many more! Bring your own games, friends (and your skills!)
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults
Thu, June 8
@ 3 p.m.
Board Games & Chess for Children at Chatham Square Library 棋類遊戲
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, June 1st--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, June 8th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, June 22nd --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, June 29th---- 3:00-5:00pm No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Please contact Allie Affini…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, June 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Board Game Bonanza
Teens! Challenge your friends to a board game. Board games include Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Pandemic, Bananagrams, Uno, chess, and more.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 8
@ 6 p.m.
Chess Club
Join us for the Chess Club for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level at George Bruce Library. Challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies. Chess activities are for kids and teens. Ages 7-18.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, June 9
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Gameday
Chess Fluxx Are You A Werewolf? Coup Dominos Mancala Other random surprise games each week! Sounds like a good time? It does to us too. Every Friday from 4pm to close.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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