On Saturday, November 21st, gamers of all backgrounds and interests will be taking over the Chetco Library in celebration of the social and intellectual benefits of gaming. 2015 marks the 8th anniversary of International Games Day, an endeavor founded by the American Library Association and other international organizations, whose goal is “to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.”
This free event, which runs from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in various parts of the library, offers visitors the chance to learn and play a variety of different games and activities. Some of the highlights will be Settlers of Catan Board Game, Super Smash Bros (Game Cube), and a jigsaw puzzle of downtown Portland. Some volunteers will also be teaching Chess and Go. With offerings of board games, card games, video games, and even tabletop role playing games, there will be something for gamers of all ages and backgrounds, and plenty of opportunity for curious folks to learn something new. Older kids are welcome to come with their friends, but small children should come with an adult.
We are also looking for volunteers to bring their own favorite game or host one of ours. Have questions about International Games Day? Visit the International Games Day page at igd.ala.org/about or call Linda at 541-469-7738.