|About Video Game Night @ The Library|
|Video Game Night @ The Library is a club that meets every fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in order to play and discuss video games. Additionally, we host Minecraft Night on certain Mondays from 6:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. These program are open to Heggan cardholders of all ages, but patrons under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required due to the structure of certain sessions, and in order to assure that each patron is able to play for a satisfying amount of time.
We announce the ESRB rating for each game we feature. Patrons are not prohibited based on this rating, but parents are strongly encouraged to consider the rating before allowing younger patrons to attend.
|Why Video Games?|
Though a debate persists as to whether or not video games are an art form, they have long since been used by a new generation of content creators to weave new narratives and experiences, and as a result the medium’s relevance to literacy is becoming more and more irrefutable. Video Game Night @ The Library aims to provide a safe place for patrons to experience and discuss the medium of video games, allowing them to form ideas on what games they would like to create in the future and encouraging them to deconstruct and articulate what they like and do not like about a particular game; what works and what doesn’t.
Not only will the skills that Video Game Night @ The Library hopes to foster embolden our patrons futures in video game development or journalism, but they will also deepen the appreciation of all forms of literature and creativity.
Of course, Video Game Night @ The Library provides a safe place for patrons to build social skills by interacting with each other with the foundation of a common interest.
August 19th: Let’s Explore the Alien Monument Let’s Explore E10
August 26th: Let’s Play Ristar! Let’s Play E
September 23rd: Tower Defense! Let’s Explore E10
September 30th: Let’s Play Star Fox! Then(ish) and Now(ish) E10
|Video Game Reading List|
We intend to make Video Game Night @ The Library accessible to as many patrons as we can, so it is unlikely that a M rated game will be featured as it would be inappropriate for patrons under the age of 18.
You can register for Video Game Night @ The Library as soon as a session is announced.
No, the library will provide the games and the peripherals required to play, however, patrons are welcome to bring their own if they wish.