International Games WEEK!

So, everybody knows that Halloween is drawing nigh, but what you might not know is that International Games Week is nearly here also!

International games week

In past years you might have participated in International Games Day. Well, a day of games was so much fun that we’ll be playing games all week this year! It starts on Sunday, October 29 and ends on Saturday, November 4. There will be video games, Yu-gi-oh!, an Escape Room, Uno, board games and even an after-hours session of Dungeons & Dragons on Friday, November 3 featuring gaming, snacks, and a live performance by Dan the Bard! Parental permission slips are required for the after-hours program so make sure to register soon and get your paperwork in.

You may notice that there is nothing planned for Tuesday.  That’s because Tuesday is Halloween and we wanted to give y’all a day off to enjoy the holiday. However, if you don’t have Halloween plans and trick-or-treating isn’t your scene, you are more than welcome to hang out in the Vortex to play a board game, create a game-related craft-on-the-go, or check out one of the games in our card game Maker Kit! We have three Yu-gi-oh! Decks, three Magic: the Gathering decks, standard playing cards, and Uno. Just present a library card or school I.D. at the Vortex desk to check out any of our new Maker Kits.

Game on!




International Games Day is back and better than ever! Join us on Saturday, November 19 from noon to 5:00 p.m. for non-stop gaming awesomeness! Make sure to eat lunch before you hit the library because you’ll need to keep your energy up for THREE tournaments and so much more!

We’re going to kick off the day with our annual Connect 4 Tournament at 12:15 p.m. We’ve seen some serious strategists over the years. Will you be a contender this year? Register here to reserve your spot!

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B-9? B-4? A-4? You sunk my LIFE-SIZE BATTLESHIP! Come sail the high seas and knock your opponent clear out of the ocean! Tournament runs from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. You can register here.

What day of tournaments would be complete without Mario Kart? Join us for a 2-hour (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Mario Kart extravaganza! This one is sure to fill up fast so don’t forget to register.

Other Fun Stuff
D&D Q&A – Our fabulous Dungeon Master, Jason, will be on hand all day to answer any questions you might have about the fantastic worlds of Dungeons and Dragons.

Trivia Wheel – Spin the wheel to find a category. Ask a question about such topics as Manga, Science, or Gaming and win a piece of candy! Ooo, piece of candy!

Opportunities for Games Galore! – We’ll have our library of board games out and ready play. With so many gamers around, it shouldn’t be hard to find another Yu-gi-oh! Player for a duel or a group for a quick game of Settlers of Catan! Feel free to bring your favorite Collectible Card Game deck!

Teen Dungeons and Dragons For Beginners

Always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons but never knew where to start? Come to a campaign at the library to learn how to make your own characters and dive into a whole new world filled with dragons, magic, and battles for a few hours!

We will be using the 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons have two Dungeons Masters coming in to teach you guys the ropes!

We will be meeting in for two weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays for grades 6-12.


July 19th, 21st, 26th, and 28th!

5-6PM: Character Creation, Q&A, and Role Play Practice

6-8PM: Gaming Begins! Don’t be late!

Sign up today!!

Tabletop Gaming & Collectible Card Game Saturdays

Did you hear that the Vortex has a new club!?

Starting June 4th from 12 to 5 P.M. we will be hosting Tabletop Gaming & Collectible Card Game Saturdays twice a month this summer for teens entering grades 6 through 12!

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You can:

  • Get a study room to play D&D in one of the Vortex study rooms!
  • Play Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic the Gathering and other collectible card games with your friends!
  • Use any of our board games that we have on hand in the Vortex! (Sushi Go!, Ticket to Ride, and Munchkin Treasure Hunt are just a few examples)
  • Bring your own board games to share with friends!

What days will we be hosting it?

  • June 4th & 18th
  • July 2nd & 16th
  • August 13th & 27th

No registration required! Drop in at any point between 12 and 5 PM in the Vortex, though study rooms for Dungeons & Dragons groups will be first come, first serve.

We hope to see you there!