Tagged games and gaming

Explore Creative Careers with Field Teen Center!

Throughout the month of July, Field Teen Center recorded interviews with a voice actor, four game designers, and a comic book writer. If you’re interested in creative jobs or if you just want to learn more about how your favorite…

International Chess Day is July 20th

Chess is thriving! The New York Times recently reported that interest in chess is at a 50 year high, the highest level since the 1972 World Chess Championship between American Bobby Fischer (1943-2008) and Soviet Boris Spassky (1937 -…

Happy Inventors Day for Monopoly Lovers!

I am a Monopoly lover! This celebrated board game became popular in the 1930s after it was patented by Philadelphia inventor Charles B. Darrow , who lived on W. Hortter St. in the West Mt. Airy area of Philadelphia. Mr. Darrow was…

New Monthly Game Night Series to Take Place in Heim Center

Part of my job is to show Parkway Central Library ’s private spaces to those who are interested in renting them for events . At the end of those tours, I often take them to the Heim Center , one of the new public library spaces…

35th Anniversary of TETRIS

Earlier this month a deceivingly simple yet absolutely addictive game celebrated it's 35th anniversary . Before Minecraft, before VR, there was... TETRIS ! The game, or one of its many knockoffs, copies, or variants, has been…

Skills Training for Community-Centered Libraries: Building Your Library Team

Our first cohort of staff members participating in the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training recently learned about and explored team roles and dynamics. Staff reflected on their own strengths and what attributes they bring…

Summer Hours and Cool Activities at the Free Library!

It's almost officially summer here in Philadelphia, as the sun finally breaks through all the recent rain clouds and schools will be letting out early next week. No matter what your plans are this summer, the Free Library is here to…

Get Your Game On with These Video Game-influenced Graphic Novels!

Games? We love games! Board games , video games , card games , fantasy role playing games —we'll probably play hundreds of different games throughout our lifetime, but what about the people behind the creation of these…

Unplugged Gamers

Calling all table-top game enthusiasts, join us once a month for a rotating selection of board games, card games, and more! Program intended for children age 5-12 and their families.

Unplugged Gamers

Calling all table-top game enthusiasts, join us once a month for a rotating selection of board games, card games, and more! Program intended for children age 5-12 and their families.

Unplugged Gamers

Calling all table-top game enthusiasts, join us once a month for a rotating selection of board games, card games, and more! Program intended for children age 5-12 and their families.

Unplugged Gamers

Calling all table-top game enthusiasts, join us once a month for a rotating selection of board games, card games, and more! Program intended for children age 5-12 and their families.

Free Library Chess Club

Are you looking for a place to play chess, or are you interested in learning how to play? Join us on Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Heim Center on the First Floor. We have 20 chess sets and a limited amount of clocks available for…

Board Game Night

Come cool off and beat the heat at our drop-in all-ages all-inclusive summer board game nights. Kids, teens, seniors, and adults alike are welcome. We have an assortment of board games that belong to the library which you're welcome…

Play Dungeons & Dragons With Us!

Come one, come all!  The Dungeon Master requests your presence.  Games are open to all players, including newbies who would like to learn how to play.  Are you an experienced player?  If so, please come with…

Free Library Chess Club

Are you looking for a place to play chess, or are you interested in learning how to play? Join us on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Heim Center on the First Floor. We have 20 chess sets and a limited amount of clocks available for…

Free Library Chess Club

Are you looking for a place to play chess, or are you interested in learning how to play? Join us on Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Heim Center on the First Floor. We have 20 chess sets and a limited amount of clocks available for…

Board Game Night

Come cool off and beat the heat at our drop-in all-ages all-inclusive summer board game nights. Kids, teens, seniors, and adults alike are welcome. We have an assortment of board games that belong to the library which you're welcome…

Play Dungeons & Dragons With Us!

Come one, come all!  The Dungeon Master requests your presence.  Games are open to all players, including newbies who would like to learn how to play.  Are you an experienced player?  If so, please come with…

Free Library Chess Club

Are you looking for a place to play chess, or are you interested in learning how to play? Join us on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Heim Center on the First Floor. We have 20 chess sets and a limited amount of clocks available for…

Board Game Bonanza!

Join us for board games, card games, puzzles, and more! Perfect for the whole family!  Please follow local COVID safety protocols.

Teen Video Games

Join us for video games at the Field Teen Center every Friday! We play a variety of XBox, Playstation, and Nintendo Games, as well as Steam programs like Jackbox Games. New players and experienced pros welcome.    Programs at…

Friday Fun

Stop in on Friday afternoons to play giant board games, build with giant LEGO Bricks, and more! Program will be inside or outside depending on weather and health guidelines. Text @ricschool to 81010 for reminders.

Free Library Chess Club

Are you looking for a place to play chess, or are you interested in learning how to play? Join us on Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Heim Center on the First Floor. We have 20 chess sets and a limited amount of clocks available for…

Board Game Night

Come cool off and beat the heat at our drop-in all-ages all-inclusive summer board game nights. Kids, teens, seniors, and adults alike are welcome. We have an assortment of board games that belong to the library which you're welcome…

Play Dungeons & Dragons With Us!

Come one, come all!  The Dungeon Master requests your presence.  Games are open to all players, including newbies who would like to learn how to play.  Are you an experienced player?  If so, please come with…

Free Library Chess Club

Are you looking for a place to play chess, or are you interested in learning how to play? Join us on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Heim Center on the First Floor. We have 20 chess sets and a limited amount of clocks available for…

Board Game Bonanza!

Join us for board games, card games, puzzles, and more! Perfect for the whole family!  Please follow local COVID safety protocols.

Bridgett M. Davis | The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of Into the Go-Slow , the acclaimed story of a young woman traveling from Detroit to Nigeria as she mourns the death of her sister, and Shifting Through Neutral , a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy…