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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, March 18
@ 2 p.m.
Kids 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),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, March 18
@ 2 p.m.
Board Game Bonanza!
Come enjoy board games with others from the neighborhood! Play favorites such as Candyland and Connect 4, or learn how to play chess or checkers. All skill levels are welcome to attend!
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 18
@ 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
Mon, March 20
@ 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, March 20
@ 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 LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, March 21
@ 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, March 21
@ 4 p.m.
Ongoing
The 58th Street Library Chess & Games Club
Please join us for an afternoon of light 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 RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, March 21
@ 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, March 22
@ 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, March 23
@ 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
Fri, March 24
@ 2 p.m.
Who's the King? Chess @ New Amsterdam
All ages are welcome! Board games avialable upon request at the circulation desk. Join us every Friday from 2-4pm!
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Fri, March 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game Day
Come to the library and play a variety of card games and board games such as Chess, Checkers, Would You Rather, Family Feud and others.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Games
Come in and enjoy playing Chess, Checkers, Monopoly, Connect Four, Candyland, and many more.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren
Sat, March 25
@ 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, March 25
@ 2 p.m.
Board Game Bonanza!
Come enjoy board games with others from the neighborhood! Play favorites such as Candyland and Connect 4, or learn how to play chess or checkers. All skill levels are welcome to attend!
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 25
@ 3 p.m.
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 into the City Island Library and learn how to play like a professional. Saturday March 4th & 25th, 3 PM PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, March 25
@ 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
Sun, March 26
@ 1 p.m.
Adults Unplugged
Spend Sunday afternoon stimulating your gray matter and socializing over board games, chess, checkers, dominoes, and other games with fellow adults.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, March 27
@ 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, March 27
@ 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 LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, March 28
@ 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, March 28
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Movies @ Sedgwick: Queen of Katwe
QUEEN OF KATWE (2016) A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. Rated: PG Directed by: Mira Nair
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, March 28
@ 4 p.m.
Ongoing
The 58th Street Library Chess & Games Club
Please join us for an afternoon of light 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 RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, March 29
@ 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, March 30
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Chess Club
Are you a Chess pro or just a beginner? Come to our Chess club and show off your skills or learn to play. All skill levels welcome. Ages 12-18.
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Games
Come in and enjoy playing Chess, Checkers, Monopoly, Connect Four, Candyland, and many more.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren
Thu, April 6
@ 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 6
@ 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
Mon, April 10
@ 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)
Thu, April 13
@ 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, April 14
@ 1 p.m.
Matinee Friday: The Queen of Katwe
Rated PG, 2 hours 4 minutes 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. Starring: Lupita Nyong’o & David Oyelowo
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 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)
Thu, April 20
@ 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 20
@ 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
Mon, April 24
@ 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)
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
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 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)
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
Mon, May 15
@ 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)
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