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
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
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: https://shorturl.at/iqSY5)
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)