It's game on for adults and families at the Rock Island Library, with new board game and retro gaming programs starting in August.
Teens have long been able to get their game on with video and board gaming programs at the Rock Island Library, and now it's game on for adults and families as well. Starting in August, the library will start monthly board game nights for families on the first Tuesday of each month and retro gaming for adults on the second Thursday, both at the Downtown Library.
For the Board Game nights, the library will offer two new games each month, allowing players to learn about and try new games. Titles range from modern games, such as King of Tokyo, Pandemic, Codenames, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, and Dominion, to classic options. No experience is necessary. The first board game night is Tuesday, August 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on the 1st floor of the Downtown Library. The series is offered again Sept. 5.
The library's new Retro Gamers Club revisits the past with a focus on "retro video gaming," games from the 1980s and 90s. Intended for adults, the new monthly series allows players to learn about video game history, play some nostalgic video games, talk with other gamers, and even swap and trade games, consoles, and accessories with each other. The first Retro Gamers Club is offered Thursday, August 10, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the community room of the Downtown Library. The second program is Sept. 14.
All of the above events are free and open to the public. Rock Island Library locations are: Downtown Library, 401 19th Street; 30/31 Library, 3059 30th Street, and Southwest Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road.
For details about other library services and programs, please visit the library website, pick up a fall events guide, call 309-732-READ, or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.