Family Programs this Fall

Appeared in the Christian County Headliner 11/3/10
By Katy Pattison

At the Christian County Library, fall is the time of year we pack our schedule with family programs. In celebration of the theater release of the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the library continues its Harry Potter Movie Marathon. The fourth and fifth movies in the series show Saturday, November 6th at 10am and 1pm respectively. There are free refreshments and door prizes at both showings, plus a chance to win tickets to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the final showing.
On Saturday, November 13 from 1-5pm, hundreds of libraries across the country will showcase gaming programs and services in support of the American Library Association's National Gaming Day @ your library.  Many libraries are stocking their shelves with video games, planning board game competitions, and participating in a national video game tournament.
This is the third year the Christian County Library is participating in National Gaming Day. We'll have a wide variety of board games, plus a Nintendo Wii, and free refreshments. It's true that video games attract teen users, but gaming programs are attracting other generations as well. Systems like the Nintendo Wii offer games ranging from bowling to tennis to race car driving, and appeal to all family members, from young children to grandparents. Gaming is an example of how a new format can fulfill the desire to learn, play and even read at the library. You can learn more at http://ilovelibraries.org/gaming .

To learn about our full list of upcoming programs or register for those mentioned above, call the Christian County Library at (417)581-2432 or visit us online at http://christiancounty.lib.mo.us

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