Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

August 26, 2013

Library announces plans for game nights

Kokomo Tribune

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Kokomo-Howard County Public Library is planning family game nights this fall at the Main and South branches. The library will have traditional and contemporary board games, as well as Wii on a big screen.

The schedule at the Main Branch, 220 N. Union St., is 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 5 and 19, Oct. 3 and 17, and Nov. 7 and 21. At the South Branch, 1755 E. Center Road, the schedule is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 18. Children 9 and younger must have a responsible caregiver age 14 or older on the premises.

The library established game nights to help children learn how to count and how to recognize shapes and colors. Children learn to recognize letters, which aids in developing literacy skills. In addition, they develop fine motor skills when picking up cards or game pieces. Playing board games also helps children learn how to follow rules, solve problems, and interact well socially as they learn how to share, wait their turn, and work as a team. Family game time allows caregivers to spend time with children, listen to them and interact with them.

Book lovers to meet at pub

The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library is taking its book discussions on the road. “Books on Tap” will meet at Cook McDoogal’s Irish Pub, 100 N. Main St., and discuss books over libations and food. Each patron is responsible for paying for his or her food and drinks. Participants must be 21 or older.

Books will be available one month prior to the discussion. The schedule is:

• 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12, “The Crying of Lot 49,” by Thomas Pynchon.

• 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10, “A Wild Sheep Chase,” by Haruki Murakami.

• 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14, “Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare,” by Stephen Greenblatt.