video games

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

8-Bit Beginnings

Pack your bags, you're going on a video game nostalgia trip. Read, watch, and listen to these titles to remember the joys of your youth. If you're too young to remember the golden age of video games, it's time for an education. Learn all you need to know about the dawn of video games with these titles:

Video Game History

The Winter Olympic Games start on Friday.  Thousands of athletes from around the globe will compete for the gold and the glory.  I certainly won't be one of them, but at least I can still compete when it comes to video games.  Sort of.  I could kick some pixels in the days of Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, and BurgerTime. And if something went wrong, I could always blame the controllers. "It's the button!  It's sticking!" or "I'm telling you, this joystick is messed up."  Admit it.  You know you did it too.
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