Thursday, March 18, 2010

Library Program Offers Wii™ Games For Boomers and Seniors

The Tigard Library invites baby boomers and seniors to join their peers at the debut event of a Wii™ Sports series on Monday, April 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Participants can learn how to bowl, golf, play tennis or baseball with the Wii™ gaming system or play more traditional games. They only need the ability to swing their arm while holding a small game controller.
The program is part of the Minds at Play, a year-long gaming series for people of all ages sponsored by a grant. The series will provide opportunities for patrons to enhance their technology skills while socializing and engaging in some friendly competition.
Other gaming events in April include a Teen Game Fest with Dance Dance Revolution™, Guitar Hero®, Twister® and other games on Wednesday, April 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room. A Teen Survivor: Library Edition event will provide teens with an evening of team competition, food challenges, trivia games and scavenger hunts on Thursday, April 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Puett Room.
The April gaming events wind up with a Family Game Fest that will allow the whole family to get in on the fun on Friday, April 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Gaming in the library is a tradition that began in the 19th century. Librarians learned that inviting patrons to play games was an effective way to build community, while helping people learn to use the library.
For information, please call the Library at 503-684-6537 or visit the Library’s Web page at www.tigard-or.gov/library and click on Adult, Teen or Kids Programs. Minds at Play is supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

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