video games

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

Pokémon Club Meets Today

Pikachu

Hey Pokemon Fans, bring your trading cards, DS games, or phones and battle other Pokemon Trainers at 3 PM today, May 27th, in the Public Meeting Room at North Channel Branch Library. We will be doing a small Pikachu Craft followed by some light refreshments. Please contact us at 281-457-1631 with any questions. 

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. 

Teen Game Night

Game night is on for teens and tweens! Every Wednesday, ages 12 and up can play games like Super Smash. The doors to the meeting room open at 4:00. For more information about programs, check the Northwest Branch calendar, or call 281-890-2665.

Teen Game Night

Game night is on for teens and tweens! Every Wednesday, ages 12 and up can play games like Super Smash. The doors to the meeting room open at 4:00. For more information about programs, check the Northwest Branch calendar, or call 281-890-2665.

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:

Game Day Frenzy!

Arcade

 

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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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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