video games

Teens: Do You Have Your Pass to Video Game Jam?


Teens, do you have a pass to one of this summer's hottest gaming parties? All you have to do is complete Level 1 in Teen Summer Reading Program and pick Atascocita as your branch.  When you claim your prize, you will get your permission slip for a night of video games including Live Action Pac-Man and our Switch Mario Kart Tournament!  We have pizza, prizes, and video games! Hurry because this offer expires on July 20th! Make sure your forms are turned in early to get your Video Game Jam swag bag!

Sign up at www.hcpl.net. and start logging!

Gaming – Fortnite Tournament [8+] - Friday, July 6th at 4 - 6 PM

For all those solo and team players, we will be hosting our version of a Fortnite Tournament where the last two players stay on and the other six players rotate off. This will be happening on Friday, July 6th from 4 to 6 PM in the computer lab. If you have USB Xbox One or PS4 controller, you can bring it and hook into our computer as long as it has the USB cord attached (or USB wireless charging cord). 

PS3—Street Fighter IV Tournament (T) [13+] – Friday, June 29th from 3 PM – 5 PM

 

 

 

Anyone looking for a fight?

Join us on Friday, June 29th from 3 PM to 5 PM for our Street Fighter IV Tournament (T) on PS3 in the Library Community Room.

Winner stays on, Losers rotate off.

Level up at the Parker Williams Branch Library.

It's-a me, Mario!, I'm-a Luigi, number one!

What an amazing first week we have had so far for the Summer Reading Program. Did you get a chance to come in and meet Orbit? Did you get a chance to play giant games with Greg our Young Adult Specialist? Did you build a box fort? How about the coasters, did you make me one? Really, if you’re not following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter you’re missing out!


But, then again you are reading my blog so there is that. Are you still paying attention?!?


I HAVE HUGE NEWS!!!!! (Drumroll please!!!!!!)

Pokémon Club @ NC

Pikachu

Hey Pokémon Fans, bring your trading cards, DS games, or phones and battle other Pokemon Trainers at 3 PM on Saturday, July 29th. Pokémon Club meets the last Saturday of the month in the Public Meeting Room at North Channel Branch Library. Please contact us at 281-457-1631 with any questions. 

Level Up Gaming – Super Smash Bros July 28th @ 2-4 PM [10+]

 

 

 

Enjoy some summer gaming time in the Library Community Room on our 60” Plasma TV. We’ll be hooking up a Nintendo Wii and playing Super Smash Bros. Winner stays on, losers rotate out. Join us for some crash, bash, and smash on July 28th from 2-4 PM.  

 

 

 

 

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Level Up Gaming – Super Smash Bros June 30th @ 2-4 PM [10+]

Enjoy some summer gaming time in the Library Community Room on our 60” Plasma TV.

We’ll be hooking up a Nintendo Wii and playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Winner stays on, losers rotate out.

Join us for some crash, bash, and smash on June 30th from 2-4 PM. 

 

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Retro Video Game Tournament

Calling all gamers! Join us for a trip through time with 8 and 16 bit retro video games. Challenge your friends, and win prizes!

Date: Tuesday, June 27

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ages: 12-18

 

No registration required.

Remember to add your library programs to your Summer Reading logs for points!

CC Image courtesy of isaiah658 on Wikimedia Commons

Teens: Get Your Game on @ the Library With the Nintendo Switch

Beat those end of the semester blues with G.O.A.T: Gaming on a Table and Nintendo Switch. On Thursday, May 25th at 6:30pm, join us as we sample all the great games available for the Switch. Have a Switch? Bring yours and play along with us! This program is for teens and tweens in grades 6-12. 

Book Hunters in Brief #133: Video Games in Books

One of the things I find heartening is that every time another one those inventions comes along that the professional hand-wringers say will spell the end of reading once and for all, writers, amoeba-like, incorporate that thing into their fictional worlds. So it is in the last couple decades a new sub-sub-genre has emerged: books that are built around video games. This week, Book Hunters in Brief offers a handful of the best.

This is not a Game by Walter Jon Williams

The Restoration Game by Ken MacLeod

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