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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

Pokemon Club @ North Channel

Pokemon ClubPokemon Club will be today in the Public Meeting Room at 3 pm.

Join us for some fun all things Pokemon activities.
Don't forget your cards, or DS video games for some friendly trading. 

Next Pokemon club meeting will be on July 30th, 3 pm.

The Last Teen Time Of This Year

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It's the last Teen Time of the year this Thursday! And we're celebrating with video games. If you're a teen or tween then come hang out at Maud Marks Library this Thursday 12/17. We'll be set up to play some of our favorite Video Games on the big screen. The fun starts at 2:45 and won't stop until 5:00 PM.

Teen Time won't resume until January 7, 2016 so since this Thursday is the last Teen Time until the new year come play some video games and celebrate with us.

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:

Smash Lab!

Today was the first gathering of Aldine Library's Smash Lab! Where aspiring smashers can come in and watch streams, practice their gaming, and analyze their game to improve and better themselves. This is a fun and free activity for competitive Super Smash Bro's players.

Smash Lab will be continuing on Thursdays from 4:30-7:00 in July, once we hit August we will be switching to Friday 4:30-6:00. We hope to see you here soon!

PS4 vs. Xbox One Button Battle

The button battle is back! March’s epic battle is between gaming platforms PS4 and Xbox One. Which console is better? You decide! Stop by the Teen Area to pick your button and cast your vote. Only one can win, and it’s up to you to chose a winner.

Teen Hangs is back!

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After a long hiatus for Summer Reading, Teen Hangs is returning! Starting this week every Monday at 3:00pm we're going to have game consoles, computers, and game tables set up for teen enjoyment. Oh, there's also snacks and drinks every week too. So it's probably the coolest best thing you could do Monday afternoons, so you should probably start coming and never stop.

Teen Program: End of Summer LOCKIN! Friday, August 8th

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Friday, August 8th there will be another TEEN LOCKIN!  Teens will get to spend time after hours in the library; we’ll have pizza, video games, giveaways, crafts, and snacks!  Permission slips are REQUIRED to attend this program.  You can get a permission slip in the Teen Area any time prior to the program, or fill one out the day of. 

Game Day Frenzy!



Hey Gamers!

Join us on Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm at the Northwest Branch Library for our Game Day Frenzy for kids and teens ages 10-17! We will have up to 2 consoles for us to play with. Also, if you own a console in the Nintendo 3DS family, bring it along and play alongside other people. It’s a great opportunity to collect Street Passes!  If you have any questions, call us at 281-890-2665. Hope to see you there!



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Gaming Time in the Teen Game Room for All Ages

remoteStaring next week, June 19th, Kingwood Branch Library is opening the Teen Game Room for several special hours for Adult Gaming, Open Game Time, and Family Gaming.  Players can use the library's games for the Nintendo Wii or PS3, or they can bring their own games (subject to librarian approval).  Times are listed below.  For more information, please contact Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 for more information.

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