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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 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, April 27
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, April 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, April 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, April 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
Thu, April 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, April 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, April 6th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, April 13th --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, April 20th- --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, April 27th---- 3:00-5:00pm No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Please contact Alli…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, April 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, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Chess Club
Challenge a friend or fellow community member to a friendly game of chess! New to the game? Learn the basics.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 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, April 29
@ 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, April 29
@ 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
Sat, April 29
@ 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, April 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Chess Tournament
Local patrons come in to play chess with eachother.
Allerton Library, AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 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
Mon, May 1
@ 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, May 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Gaming
Got the gaming moves? Challenge your friends in a tabletop or video game. Play chess, bingo, checkers, monopoly, Wii Sports, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and more. Ages 6-12
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 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, May 2
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, May 2
@ 4 p.m.
58th Street Chess & Games Club
Pease 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 2
@ 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)
Thu, May 4
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, May 4
@ 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, May 4
@ 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, May 4th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, May 11th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, May 18th- --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, May 25th---- 3:00-5:00pm No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Please contact Allie Affinito…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, May 4
@ 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
Fri, May 5
@ 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
Sat, May 6
@ 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
Sat, May 6
@ 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
Mon, May 8
@ 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
Mon, May 8
@ 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, May 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Gaming
Got the gaming moves? Challenge your friends in a tabletop or video game. Play chess, bingo, checkers, monopoly, Wii Sports, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and more. Ages 6-12
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 8
@ 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, May 9
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, May 9
@ 4 p.m.
58th Street Chess & Games Club
Pease 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 9
@ 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)
Thu, May 11
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, May 11
@ 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, May 11
@ 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, May 11
@ 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, May 4th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, May 11th--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, May 18th- --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, May 25th---- 3:00-5:00pm No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 12, teens, and families. Please contact Allie Affinito…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
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