Fun Is the Name of the Game at DCL

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is celebrating the positive power of play this month — we’re getting our Game On with game-inspired events and activities! You can also stop by your library to check out a Launch Pad game or play a pickup board game with friends.

Get your game on and play with DCL at any of these featured events happening around the district.

Highlands Ranch – James H. LaRue

International Game Day
Saturday, November 4
10AM-2PM
All ages
No registration required

Join the annual worldwide celebration of games, play, libraries, learning and FUN for the whole family.

Geeks Who Read Teen Trivia Night
Thursday, November 9
6:30-8PM
Teens
Registration is required

Join in a fun evening of trivia based on books and pop culture.

Play Chess!
Wednesday, November 8 & 29
7-9PM
All ages
No registration required

Drop in and learn to play chess or improve your game with the Highlands Ranch Chess Club.

 

DID YOU KNOW?
One of the earliest-known board games, the royal game of Ur, dates back to 2600 B.C. and eventually evolved into backgammon.

 

Parker

After-Hours Arcade
Friday, November 3
7-9PM
Teens/adults
Registration is required

It’s game night at the library! Bring a friend and play video games, life-size Jenga, cards and board games — refreshments provided.

 

DID YOU KNOW?
Scrabble permits 105 two-letter word combinations.

 

Castle Pines

Geeks Who Read
Friday, November 3
5:30-7PM
Ages 12-18
Registration is required

Express your inner (or outer) book nerd! Teams will answer questions about books, movies, music, and pop culture while snacking on pizza and root-beer floats. Prizes and glory go to the winning team!

Family Game Night: Board Games
Sunday, November 5
3-5PM
All ages
No registration required

Bring your prized board game or learn a new favorite!

 

DID YOU KNOW?
It took Erno Rubik, of Rubik’s Cube fame, almost a month to solve his cube.

 

Lone Tree

Minute to Win It
Tuesday, November 21
3-4PM
Ages 11-18
Registration is required

Can you win it in a minute? Join us for an afternoon of 60-second games and find out! Bragging rights and a ridiculous trophy awarded.

 

DID YOU KNOW?
Nintendo created Super Mario by accident, when the company was unable to license the rights to Popeye.

 

Castle Rock – Philip S. Miller

Geeks Who Read Teen Trivia Night
Thursday, November 16
7-8:30PM
Teens
Registration is required

Express your inner geek and test your knowledge of books and pop culture at this fun evening of exciting trivia.

Game Club
Sunday, November 5
12-5PM
Teens/adults
No registration required

Drop in and join this new group for role-playing, strategic and board gaming. Bring your own or play those available.

Chess Club
Mondays, 6-8:30PM
All ages
No registration required

Drop in and play chess with local enthusiasts. All skill levels are welcome!

 

DID YOU KNOW?
The number of permutations within a deck of cards is mind-bogglingly large: 8 times 1,067 (or an 8 with 67 zeroes after it). That means there are more card combinations than stars in the Milky Way, which amounts to as many as 400 billion.

 

Roxborough

BINGO!
Saturday, November 18
2-4PM
All ages
Registration is required

Bring the whole family for some old-fashioned fun with a classic game of bingo. Win prizes and enjoy snacks.

Life-Size Game Day
Sunday, November 19
2-4PM
All ages
No registration required

Drop in and enjoy your favorite games on a crazy-big scale!