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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Chess Champions
It's tournament time! Compete against your friends and foes to see who will be the ultimate chess champion.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming
Chess, checkers, etc. for adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11AM.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, August 25
@ 11 a.m.
Board Games
Board games will be provided. We have chess, checkers, sorry, connect 4, clue, and many more!
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 25
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming 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! All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends. No registration neccessary.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 1 p.m.
Chess and Dominoes Hour
Learn how to play and master the games of chess, dominoes, and other card games!
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, August 25
@ 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 August 4th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday August 11th --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday August 18th --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday August 25th--- 3:00-5:00pm No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Please contact Allie Affinito at ales…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, August 25
@ 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)
Thu, August 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Adult Game Night
Come have some fun and meet your neighbors in the community at our monthly game night! Games provided include chess, checkers, dominoes, Scrabble, Uno, and puzzles. All Public Library Programs are free of charge.
115th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, August 26
@ 11 a.m.
Board Games
Board games will be provided. We have chess, checkers, sorry, connect 4, clue, and many more!
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 26
@ 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, August 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, August 26
@ 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, August 27
@ 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 LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, August 27
@ 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, August 29
@ 11 a.m.
Board Games
Board games will be provided. We have chess, checkers, sorry, connect 4, clue, and many more!
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 29
@ 1:45 p.m.
Board Gaming!
Board Gaming at High Bridge Library, where teenagers can enjoy playing UNO, Sorry, Chess, Checkers, Bingo, Connect Four, and Mancala!
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, August 29
@ 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, August 29
@ 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 LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming
Chess, checkers, etc. for adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11AM.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, August 30
@ 11 a.m.
Board Games
Board games will be provided. We have chess, checkers, sorry, connect 4, clue, and many more!
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 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, August 30
@ 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, August 30
@ 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, August 30
@ 4 p.m.
Ongoing
58th Street Library chess & Board 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+,
Adults
Wed, August 31
@ 11 a.m.
Board Games
Board games will be provided. We have chess, checkers, sorry, connect 4, clue, and many more!
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 1
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, September 1
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming 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! All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends. No registration neccessary.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 1
@ 3 p.m.
Teens - Unplugged! Board and Card Games
Board Gaming at West Farms Library where Teens can enjoy playing UNO, Sorry, Chess, Checkers, Bingo, cards, dominoes and more!!!
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 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 August 4th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday August 11th --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday August 18th --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday August 25th--- 3:00-5:00pm No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Please contact Allie Affinito at ales…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, September 1
@ 4 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)
Fri, September 2
@ 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, September 2
@ 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
Fri, September 2
@ 4 p.m.
Board Games
Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic: The Gathering, Chess, and more! Join us for board games in the Teen Zone! For teens ages 12-18.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 6
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, September 6
@ 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+,
Adults
Thu, September 8
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, September 8
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming 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! All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends. No registration neccessary.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 8
@ 3 p.m.
Teens - Unplugged! Board and Card Games
Board Gaming at West Farms Library where Teens can enjoy playing UNO, Sorry, Chess, Checkers, Bingo, cards, dominoes and more!!!
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 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 August 4th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday August 11th --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday August 18th --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday August 25th--- 3:00-5:00pm No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Please contact Allie Affinito at ales…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, September 9
@ 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
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