Coming to your library: MPL Game Night

The Minot Public Library plans to offer a Game Night on the third Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting Sept. 19.

Staff at the Minot Public Library hope that Game Night will not only provide entertainment, but will connect us as citizens and members of one community.

“We’ve had great success with prior gaming events such as our teen board game creation contest and our Viking Chess program,” said library director Janet Anderson. “However, those events focused on creating games and MPL Game Night focuses on community-building which is what I’m really excited about.”

The format of Game Night is very open as there will be many board games available for people to choose from and attendees are welcome to bring their own games as well. Some snacks and drinks will be available at the first event on Sept. 19 thanks to the Friends of the Minot Public Library.

Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend this free monthly event; feel free to come in a group and play amongst yourselves or come alone and meet new people.

While September’s Game Night will be rather informal, in the future the library hopes to incorporate ideas such as a featured “game of the month,” themes like “2 Player Games” and “Classic Games” or even to create games using the roll printer and 3D printer. No matter what the format or theme though, the ultimate goal of Game Night is that creating of community.

Staff hope that attendees will be just as likely to come to learn a fun new game, play a game of chess or watch children play “Hungry, Hungry Hippos.” Getting people together in one room and sharing an experience together is what Game Night is all about.

Everyone is welcomed to attend Game Night. Children 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For those interested in Role Playing Games, mark your calendar for the library’s “Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons” for teens on Oct. 11.

For more information call the library at 852-1045 or email josh.pikka@minotnd.org.

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