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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, January 20
@ 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, January 20
@ 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. For ages 12 to 18.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, January 22
@ 3:30 p.m.
Checkmate Chess Club!
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess players and 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, January 22
@ 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, January 23
@ 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, January 23
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Chess
Come play a game of chess at your neighborhood library. Play against other patrons or come to learn. We'll teach you.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, January 23
@ 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
Tue, January 23
@ 3 p.m.
Chess Club
Learn new techniques and practice with your friend at the library. Prepare for an upcoming chess tournament!
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 23
@ 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, January 23
@ 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 Scrabble, Connect 4, UNO, Jenga, chess, and checkers.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 23
@ 4:30 p.m.
Beginner's Chess for Kids
For eager learners on how to play chess through instruction. Play against other beginners in the library.
125th Street Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 23
@ 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, January 24
@ 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, January 24
@ 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, January 24
@ 4:30 p.m.
Chess Meet Up
Do you like playing chess? Are you already a chess master just looking for some competition? Meet up with other players in the Teen Zone.
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, January 25
@ 1 p.m.
Board Games for Adults
Come to the library for a fun afternoon of board games, music, and more. Challenge your neighbors at Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, or Trivia Pursuit. Bring your own games, bring your friends... and bring your skills!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults
Thu, January 25
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaw Puzzles 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 are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends to play with. No registration necces…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, January 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, January 4th--- 3:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11th--- 3:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18th--- 3:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25th---3:00- 5:00 p.m. No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Ple…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, January 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, January 4th--- 3:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11th--- 3:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18th--- 3:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25th---3:00- 5:00 p.m. No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Ple…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 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, January 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, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, January 27
@ 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
Mon, January 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Checkmate Chess Club!
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess players and 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, January 29
@ 4 p.m.
Chess Club
Take a seat at a chess board on the Teen Floor and face off with your opponent!
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 29
@ 4 p.m.
Gaming
Got the gaming moves? Challenge your friends to a game! Play aracade Basketball Shootout, chess, bingo, checkers, Jenga, connect four and more! Ages 6-12
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, January 29
@ 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, January 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, January 30
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Chess
Come play a game of chess at your neighborhood library. Play against other patrons or come to learn. We'll teach you.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, January 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, January 30
@ 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 Scrabble, Connect 4, UNO, Jenga, chess, and checkers.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 30
@ 4:30 p.m.
Beginner's Chess for Kids
For eager learners on how to play chess through instruction. Play against other beginners in the library.
125th Street Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 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, January 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
Wed, January 31
@ 4:30 p.m.
Chess Meet Up
Do you like playing chess? Are you already a chess master just looking for some competition? Meet up with other players in the Teen Zone.
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, February 1
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaw Puzzles 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 are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends to play with. No registration necces…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, February 2
@ 3 p.m.
Chess Club
Come to the library and learn how to play chess and challege others!
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, February 2
@ 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, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, February 3
@ 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 LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, February 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, February 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
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