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October 2010

What’s New · National Gaming Day

On Saturday, November 13, The Library will join hundreds of other libraries around the world in participating in National Gaming Day @ your library. National Gaming Day is an initiative of the American Library Association and is intended to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. Gaming of all types at the library encourages young patrons to interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others (including adults), and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. Plus, it's a way for traditionally underserved groups to have fun in the library and interact with other members of the community. National Gaming Day is a great opportunity for families to get out of the house and play together in the one community institution that welcomes everyone.

Each Library location will be presenting games and activities for the entire family, including video games, board games, card games, trivia, puzzles and much more. Also, for the first time, branches will be competing against each other in online gaming tournaments. Monfort Heights will compete against TeenSpot in a Super Smash Brothers tournament and Groesbeck will compete against Harrison in a Mario Kart tournament.

Gaming Day Activities:

Main Library

  • TeenSpot – Super Smash Brothers Tournament (vs. Monfort Heights)
  • Children’s Learning Center – Video games, board games
  • Friends Gift Shop - Mancala, Quizmo, and Pick 2 (from noon - 2)

Anderson Branch

  • GO
  • Video games

Avondale Branch

  • Board games
  • Puzzles
  • Wii

Blue Ash Branch

  • Board games
  • Card games

Bond Hill Branch

  • Playstation Marathon: Guitar Hero, Rock Bank, Karaoke Revolution

cheviot Branch

  • Board games

Clifton Branch

  • Assorted games

College Hill Branch

  • Board games
  • Card games

Corryville Branch

  • Wii
  • Board games

Covedale Branch

  • Bingo (from 11 to noon)
  • Wii (from 2 to 4)
  • DDR for Teens (from 3 to 5)
  • Trivia
  • Puzzles

Deer Park Branch

  • Board games

Delhi Branch

  • Wii Bowling Tournament

Elmwood Place Branch

  • DDR
  • Board games
  • Puzzles

Forest Park Branch

  • Family board games

Green Township Branch

  • For Teens – Wii, board and card game tournaments
  • For Adults – Euchre tournament
  • For Kids – Make a board game, Apples to Apples, board games, card games

Greenhills Branch

  • Euchre

Groesbeck Branch

  • Mario Kart Tournament (vs. Harrison)

Harrison Branch

  • For Kids - Mario Kart Tournament (vs. Groesbeck)
  • Board games

Hyde Park Branch

  • Clay o Rama
  • Board games

Loveland Branch

  • Wii (for kids – 11 to 2, for teens – 2 to 5)
  • Board games

Madeira Branch

  • Wii
  • Board games

Madisonville Branch

  • Wii
  • Board games

Mariemont Branch

  • Presentation by Jeff Hinebaugh, author of “A Board Game Education“
  • Board games

Miami Townhip Branch

  • Board games

Monfort Heights Branch

  • For Teens: Super Smash Brothers Tournament (vs. TeenSpot)
  • Board games
  • Vintage gaming (Playstation and Nintendo)

Mt. Washington Branch

  • For Kids and Teens: Board Games
  • For Adults: Intro to Wii

North Central Branch

  • Wii Bowling Tournament

Northside Branch

  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Yu Gi Oh
  • Bakugan

Norwood Branch

  • Board games
  • Legos

Oakley Branch

  • Board games
  • Wii
  • Sudoku
  • Crossword puzzles

Pleasant Ridge Branch

  • Board games
  • Card games

Price Hill Branch

  • For Teens – Yu Gi Oh
  • Cornhole
  • Board games
  • Crossword puzzles

Reading Branch

  • Wii

St. Bernard Branch

  • Board games
  • Legos
  • Puzzles

Sharonville Branch

  • Wii
  • Board games
  • Quidditch Relay
  • SpongeBob Jellyfish Catch
  • Thomas the Tank Engine Races
  • Captain Underpants Relay

Symmes Township Branch

  • Live Action Candy Land

Walnut Hills Branch

  • Family board games
  • Retro video games

West End Branch

  • Family games

Westwood Branch

  • Wii
  • PS2
  • Board games
  • Card games

Wyoming Branch

  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Puzzles