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Test your skills at library’s International Games Day

Games are set up for a recent Brain Builders gaming event in the Bellingham Public Library’s SkillShare space.
Games are set up for a recent Brain Builders gaming event in the Bellingham Public Library’s SkillShare space. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Be part of International Games Day with games and activities at Bellingham Public Library to mark a worldwide day of gaming sponsored by the American Library Association and several of its counterparts in distant lands.

“We’re just going to have an assortment of different games, a lot of it will be drop-in,” said Jenni Johnson, public services clerk and the library’s SkillShare coordinator.

The free event will be 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the main library, 210 Central Ave.

I’m hoping to do a scavenger hunt throughout the library.

Jenni Johnson, SkillShare coordinator

Gaming will be at tables in the SkillShare area near the library’s holds pickup area. There will be traditional board games — including Scrabble, chess, Apples to Apples and Clue, Johnson said — plus some contemporary and unorthodox ones.

“Maybe indoor bocce, I think that will work real well in that space; possibly some Wii games from the children’s library,” Johnson said. “I’m hoping to do a scavenger hunt throughout the library.”

The scavenger hunt would be informational, too, she said, an effort to help people understand the various services the library offers. 

Johnson said groups of friends and family members are welcome, and she invited participants to bring their own games — or a skill such as magic — and teach others.

Game donations are accepted willingly. For more information, contact Johnson at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

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