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…

Children's BINGO

Join us the first Wednesday of the month for BINGO!  Of course, there will be prizes.  For children 7-12.  We cannot accommodate groups at this time.

Children's BINGO

Join us the first Wednesday of the month for BINGO!  Of course, there will be prizes.  For children 7-12.  We cannot accommodate groups at this time.

Children's BINGO

Join us the first Wednesday of the month for BINGO!  Of course, there will be prizes.  For children 7-12.  We cannot accommodate groups at this time.

PS4 Games

Games on! Join us for fun video gaming with our PS4 console. Ages 6 through teens.

Chess Club for Adults

  Chess Club for Adults Join us on Wednesdays in the Humanities Department on the 2nd floor for an evening of chess from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, with exceptions to holidays and early closures.  Use one of our sets or bring…

Board Games

Games on! Join us and play some classic children’s board games with friends or family.

Board Games with LEAP

Come play board games at LEAP! We’ll have chess, Scrabble, Uno, and Settlers of Catan (and maybe more) available to play on tables in the library. For kids & teens. This program starts at 3:00 p.m. and will end 15 minutes…

Winter BINGO

Join us for a few rounds of BINGO!  There will be prizes for both participants and winners!  

Teen Video Games

Join us for video games at the Field Teen Center every Friday! We play a variety of games. New players and experienced pros welcome.    Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact…

Wii Games

Games on! Join us for fun video gaming with our PS4 console. Ages 6 through teens.

Chess Club for Adults

  Chess Club for Adults Join us on Wednesdays in the Humanities Department on the 2nd floor for an evening of chess from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, with exceptions to holidays and early closures.  Use one of our sets or bring…

Board Games with LEAP

Come play board games at LEAP! We’ll have chess, Scrabble, Uno, and Settlers of Catan (and maybe more) available to play on tables in the library. For kids & teens. This program starts at 3:00 p.m. and will end 15 minutes…

Games and Gaming

Join us every Thursday for board games and card games! LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.    

Fall Chess Club for Adults and Teens

Fall Chess Club for Adults & Teens Fridays, Sept. 16 – Dec. 16, 2022 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Join us on Fridays for an enjoyable afternoon of chess. Use one of our sets or bring your own. Participants should have basic…

Teen Video Games

Join us for video games at the Field Teen Center every Friday! We play a variety of games. New players and experienced pros welcome.    Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact…

PS4 Games

Games on! Join us for fun video gaming with our PS4 console. Ages 6 through teens.

Creative Constructing!

Come build something with us, with exciting new projects each week! Join us on Thursdays in the Story Hour Room! 

Chess Club for Adults

  Chess Club for Adults Join us on Wednesdays in the Humanities Department on the 2nd floor for an evening of chess from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, with exceptions to holidays and early closures.  Use one of our sets or bring…

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.

Board Games

Games on! Join us and play some classic children’s board games with friends or family.

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…