Friday, March 26, 2010

Minds at Play: Gaming @ the Tigard Public Library

logo, Minds at PlayA world of games awaits you at the Tigard Public Library. They just won a State Library grant to bring you more. Make the library your social network through game events of all kinds for all ages, including video games, trivia challenges, murder mysteries, board games and more.

The program is part of the Minds at Play, a year-long gaming series for people of all ages sponsored by a grant. The series will provide opportunities for patrons to enhance their technology skills while socializing and engaging in some friendly competition.

Gaming in the library is a tradition that began in the 19th century. Librarians learned that inviting patrons to play games was an effective way to build community, while helping people learn to use the library.

Here are all the events for Spring 2010

Teen Minds at Play
TGF (Teen Game Fest)

Wednesday, April 7, 5–7 PM
Community Room
TGF n.
  1. A gathering of teens to play Dance Dance Revolution™, Guitar Hero®, Wii™ games, bingo, Twister® and other gaming devices.
  2. A place with plenty of snacks.
  3. A program often featuring a special theme with crafts and activities.
In addition to our video-tastic games, flex your head muscles with our mind-bending puzzles and brainteasers.

Adult Minds at Play
Wii™ Sports for Boomers and Seniors

April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12
2–3:30 PM in the Community Room
Calling all boomers and seniors!

Join us for the debut event of our Wii™ Sports series and learn how to bowl, golf, play tennis or baseball with the Wii™ gaming system.

All you need is the ability to swing your arm while holding the Wii’s™ small controller. We’ll show you the rest! Try your hand at more traditional games, too.

This event will be held on the second Mondays of April, May, June and July in the Library Community Room.

Teen Survivor: Library Edition
Thursday, April 22, 5–7 PM
Puett Room
Who will survive? Join us for an evening of team competition, food challenges, trivia games and scavenger hunts. Can you conquer the Real Library?

Family Minds at Play
Family Game Fest

All Ages — Friday, April 23
4–6 PM in the Community Room
Bring the whole family and get your game on!
We’ll provide board games, Twister®, video games on the big screen and snacks.

Adult and Teen Minds at Play

Friday, May 14, 5–7 PM
Technology Room
Join teens and adults for a communal gaming experience and get swept back to the 80s with old-school console and computers games.

Can you make it across the Oregon Trail or through the asteroid field?

Teen Minds at Play
Duct Tape Mystery Prom Night

Thursday, May 20, 5–7 PM
Community Room
It’s prom night at the Library, but a crime has been committed. Help us solve this mystery by following the trail of duct tape clues.

Tigard Public Library is located at 13500 SW Hall Blvd.

Minds at Play is supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.