Libraries around the world are celebrating International Games Day this Saturday, November 21. This free event, now in its eighth year, inspires community members to gather at their local libraries one Saturday in November to read, learn, and play. The annual celebration includes special gaming programs and events, and reminds us that libraries serve as gathering places for all members of the community, and provide space for engagement, inspirations, ideas, and fun!
Check out the map for local, participating libraries in your area:
As you know, Temple University Libraries are also invested in the community building, educational, and critical dimensions of games, gaming, and play. In fact, this year our Beyond the Page public programming series takes up those questions with our Games Without Frontiers curated, thematic events. The series has and will continue to explore gender and gaming, game design, the role of games in American leisure, and other important impacts of gaming culture. We are also using this frame as a metaphor for the ways in which chance, play, and algorithms appear in everyday life and guide our cultural systems. Stay on the lookout for updates about our spring programs and participate in a little gaming in the final days of fall semester. As we enter the end of semester rush, take a break at Paley Library’s Crunch Time Café for Craft n’ Games Night on Wednesday, November 9 between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM in the Paley Library Lecture Hall.