October 29 – November 4 is Games at the Library week. Sponsored locally by the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA) , it is part of a worldwide celebration of game playing. Board games, chess, cards, video games, role-playing games, escape rooms, and active games have all found a place in the modern library and in schools. There’s research that shows us how games help children learn. There’s a reason family game night is so much fun. Games have been around since humans first started gathering, and they don’t seem to be going away.
As part of the APLA celebration, everyone who comes to the library and plays a game has a chance to fill out a ballot to win a prize. All participants during APLA’s Games @ the Library week are eligible to enter their names in the grand prize draw which will be held on November 21, 2017. There is one grand prize chosen for all of Atlantic Canada. The grand prize for 2017 is a blue Nintendo 2DS preinstalled with Mario Kart 7 and a gift certificate of $ 50 to the Nintendo eShop!
Here in the Valley, we like to play games too, and of course we want you to get in on that Grand Prize draw. Stop by Monday night in Windsor for the regular Game Night. It starts at 6 PM every Monday night, is for adults and teens, and is run by volunteers from Valley Game Night. The East Kings Chess Club meets every Monday in the Charlotte Coombs Haley room, upstairs at the Wolfville Library. The club is open to all skills and all ages.
On Tuesday, Drop in to the Berwick Library for An Afternoon of Games. There will be a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. This is for Adults 55+, and is a regular program each Tuesday. In Bridgetown on Tuesday evening, teens can hang out at the library and play games like Minecraft, Hearthstone and more. Enjoy a snack while you’re there. This is also a regularly scheduled event.
On Wednesday, November 1, drop by the Kentville Library from 2-5 PM and play some games. The Port Williams library will have games out this week as well, so bring a couple of friends and play.
On Thursday after school, Berwick will open their new x-Box game room. Stop by with some friends and play Minecraft and other fun games on our new gaming system!
On Friday, The Bridgetown Library hosts Skip-Bo for adults from 2-4 PM, and ages 5 – 10 can come play with LEGO from 3:30-4:30. Registration is required for LEGO, so sign up now. And on Friday night, starting at 7 PM, the Valley Game Night folks host games at the Wolfville Library. It is for ages 12 and up, and runs every Friday night.
Get your game on at the library. If you haven’t been to see us in a while, Now’s the time.