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!



National Game Day Celebration on 11/11 & 11/12

Come Celebrate National Game Day at the library on Friday, 11/11 and Saturday 11/12!

On Friday 11/11/11 (what a cool date!), families can join us for our National Game Day lock-in from 7:30 – 10 pm.  We’ll have tons of games and other activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Play video and board games, bingo, pictionary, freeze dance, and so much more.  Families will be entered to win a game prize pack.  This program is for all ages 5 and up.  Children 5th grade and under must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.  No adults without children.  To register, please contact the library at 630-685-4176 or 630-685-4181.

On Saturday 11/12/11, teens gr. 6 – 12 can register for a whole day of gaming fun!  Teens can have fun, make new friends, and win prizes for participating in our game tournaments.  Here is the schedule of events:

10 am –  1 pm….Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament
1 pm  – 2 pm……Connect 4 Tournament
2 pm – 3 pm……Sorry Tournament
3 pm – 5:30 pm……Teen Video Game Tournament includes Super Smash Bros, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, WWE SmackDown vs. RAW

To register, teens can contact the Vortex at 630-685-4199 or the reference desk at 630-685-4176.

Happy Gaming!

Randi C.