“The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions . . . we learn by Chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable change, and that of persevering in the search of resources.”
—Benjamin Franklin, “The Morals of Chess”
Things tend to be pretty serious here at the library but sometimes we all need a break . Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 4 – 7 PM we host a video game event in the Library Lounge. We offer a variety of gaming consoles, board games, snacks, and this is a chance to socialize with the community.
Some of the gaming consoles we have on hand are: PlayStation 4, Wii U, Wii, Nintendo NES, and Super Nintendo. If we are lucky, we might have opportunities to break out additional consoles such as Atari 2600, Xbox, PS 2 and whatever else we can dig up.
Can’t make it on Tuesdays or just need a break? Any time the library is open Metro students can use the PlayStation 4 in the Library Lounge! Just check out the 2 controllers and one of the following games with your library card: FIFA 15, Project Cars, Batman: Arkham Knight, or Little Big Planet 3.
This month we have an extra special game night. We have been given an amazing opportunity to do a play test for Bears vs Babies. Bears vs Babies is the new card game by Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) and Elan Lee, the makers of Exploding Kittens. We are the only play test happening in the State of Minnesota! The play test will happen from 4-9PM at the Metropolitan State University Library. The play test is free and open to everyone but space is limited. Register in advance to guarantee your spot at a table.
If you have any questions, or a console or games you would like to share for one of the game nights contact firstname.lastname@example.org.