Blind Date with a Board Game @ Lakeview Branch

In celebration of International Games Month try out a blind date with a board game! Games will be labeled with age range and player count, but everything else will be a surprise! While quantities last. All ages.

Game Piece Guessing Jar @ Lakeview Branch

In celebration of International Games Month, take a look at our guessing jar and see if you can guess how many game pieces there are. The person who guesses the closest will win a copy of the game Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza. Ages 3 to 17.

Craft-to-Go: Money Investment Game @ Lincoln Branch

Stop by to pick up a board game kit about money management and smart investing! While supplies last. All ages.




Monday, November 6, 13 & 20 ~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. at McClure Branch

Card Game Crash Course

Celebrate International Games Month by learning several games to play with just a standard deck of cards. Everyone will receive a deck of cards to keep playing when you get home. While supplies last.

November 6: Card games geared for ages 6-11

November 13: Card games geared for ages 12-18

November 20: Card games geared for adults


Monday, November 6 & 20 ~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Branch

Library Knights Chess Club

Drop in to learn the basics, or learn new strategies to up your game. Lessons and boards will be provided, but feel free to bring your own! All ages and skill levels welcome.


Friday, November 10 ~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. at North Branch

Pokemon Trivia

In celebration of International Games Month, we’re testing your knowledge of the world of Pokémon, which started out in 1996 as a handheld video game. All ages.


Saturday, November 11 ~ 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Main Library

Dungeons & Dragons at the Library

Come play with us at the library. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 13 and up. Space is dependent on the number of dungeon masters.


Wednesday, November 15 ~ 6:00-7:00 p.m. at North Branch

Minute to Win It Games

Try to win as many one-minute challenges as you can. Can you place a cookie on your forehead and eat it within one minute–without using your hands? Suggested for ages 6 to 14, but family members may also participate.


Thursday, November 16 ~ 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Lincoln Branch

STEM competition: Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Knights

Design, craft, build, and paint a cardboard knight and battle it out with other patrons to be crowned the victor of the Lincoln Branch Library medieval knight competition! Registration required. Call 309-497-2600 for more information.


November 20, 21, 22 & 25 ~ Main Library

Craft-to-Go: Polyhedral Dice

Roll for initiative and make your own polyhedral dice in honor of National Game and Puzzle Week. While supplies last. All ages.


November 20-22 ~ 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Main Library

Game & Puzzle Week

Enjoy three days of game & puzzle fun just before Thanksgiving break. Ages 5 to 12.


Tuesday, November 21 ~ 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Main Library

Puzzle Competition

Join us for our first puzzle competition! Contestants will all work on the same 500-piece puzzle in teams up to 4 people. The first team to finish will be crowned our winner! Space is limited so registration is required. To register, call 309-497-2158 or sign up online. (QR code, please:


Saturday, November 25 Main

Sunday, November 26 Lakeview

Game and Puzzle Month Double Feature 1:00-5:00 pm

Join us for two days of game-themed movies in honor of National Game and Puzzle Week.

November 25 – Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023) and Zathura (2005)

November 26 – Jumanji (1995) and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

All ages.