Did you know there are multiple gaming programs happening at the library? On the third Thursday of every month, Teen Gamer’s Club meets at 3:30 pm. (That would be this Thursday, by the way.) The Wii is always set up, as well as the PlayStation 4, and with the library’s selection of videogames that are available to checkout, there’s a great selection, and what gets picked just depends on what everyone feels like playing that day. In fact, some days they don’t feel like videogames at all, and they bust out a board game. (Apples to Apples is popular with them at the moment.) They’ve even started playing some Dungeons and Dragons. Several of them are new, so if you’re a beginning role player, you shouldn’t let that stop you from checking it out.
There are a couple things to keep in mind—Teen Gamer’s Club is for folks in grades 6-12, and for anyone under 17, there is a permission form that needs to be filled out by a legal guardian. You can get a copy of the form at the Reference Desk, or print it off and fill it out.
There’s also an adult gaming group that meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm. I work with that group, and we’re a pretty laid back bunch. The start time means some folks are coming straight from work, so some of them bring something to eat for dinner, which is cool. (I also have chips and beverages.) And even though it began as an adult group, some parents have started bringing their kids as well. Since they’re all well behaved and old enough to participate in the games, I’m happy to have them, although it should be noted that the group is primarily for adults and minors should only come with a parent, not on their own. Every month, we’re playing different stuff, sometimes the library’s copy of Catan gets busted out, but also the people who come bring piles of games with them, ranging from party games like Snake Oil (it’s similar to Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples), to card games such as Love Letters, and various strategy games. And we usually have enough folks around that there are multiple games going, so if you don’t like one, you can jump in on the other.
And that’s just a little about what’s happening with gaming at the library. If you have more questions, get in touch with me about the adult gamers group, or our awesome teen programmer, Edyta, if you’ve got questions about the Teen Gamer’s Club.