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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 a.m.
Board Game Mornings
Every Monday morning come play with some board games! We have Life, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Chess, and Checkers, and so much more!
Mosholu LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Wakefield Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Familes Welcome Daily from 11am-12pm.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Canceled
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
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 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 RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 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, July 25
@ 11 a.m.
Wakefield Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Familes Welcome Daily from 11am-12pm.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Tue, July 25
@ 4 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)
Tue, July 25
@ 4 p.m.
Teens
Board Game Bonanza
Pick from our assortment of board and card games and challenge your friends to a match! Games include Connect 4, UNO, Jenga, chess, and checkers.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 26
@ 11 a.m.
Wakefield Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Familes Welcome Daily from 11am-12pm.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Wed, July 26
@ 1 p.m.
Chess at Tremont
Enjoy a game of Chess with friends. Chess boards are available upon request during hours of operation. Monday - Thursday: 10am -7pm Friday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Tremont LibraryAdults
Wed, July 26
@ 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
Wed, July 26
@ 4 p.m.
Teens
Board Game Bonanza
Pick from our assortment of board and card games and challenge your friends to a match! Games include Connect 4, UNO, Jenga, chess, and checkers.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 11 a.m.
Wakefield Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Familes Welcome Daily from 11am-12pm.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Thu, July 27
@ 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, July 27
@ 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, July 27
@ 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, July 6th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, July 13th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, July 20th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, July 27th---- 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, July 27
@ 3 p.m.
Board Games
Lets play some games that doesn't involve looking at a T.V. screen. Chess, Checkers and other games that require a little more cognitive thinking
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 27
@ 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, July 27
@ 5 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, July 28
@ 11 a.m.
Wakefield Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Familes Welcome Daily from 11am-12pm.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Fri, July 28
@ 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 28
@ 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)
Sat, July 29
@ 11 a.m.
Wakefield Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Familes Welcome Daily from 11am-12pm.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Sat, July 29
@ 1 p.m.
Chess Club for Teens and 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, July 29
@ 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 July 15th and 29th at 3 P.M.
City Island LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, July 29
@ 4 p.m.
Teens
Board Game Bonanza
Pick from our assortment of board and card games and challenge your friends to a match! Games include Connect 4, UNO, Jenga, chess, and checkers.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 31
@ 11 a.m.
Wakefield Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Familes Welcome Daily from 11am-12pm.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "The Queen of Katwe" (PG)
Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Mon, July 31
@ 3 p.m.
Canceled
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
Mon, July 31
@ 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, July 31
@ 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 RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, July 31
@ 10 p.m.
Board Game Mornings
Every Monday morning come play with some board games! We have Life, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Chess, and Checkers, and so much more!
Mosholu LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 2
@ 4 p.m.
Teens
Board Game Bonanza
Pick from our assortment of board and card games and challenge your friends to a match! Games include Connect 4, UNO, Jenga, chess, and checkers.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 3
@ 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, August 3
@ 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 3
@ 5 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, August 4
@ 1 p.m.
Board Game Afternoon
Want to play Jenga, Taboo, Sorry, Chess, Checkers, Apples to Apples or a little Connect Four? Come join us for Board Game afternoons!
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, August 4
@ 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 4
@ 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)
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