From space-travel to robot racing, West Sussex Libraries are embracing geek-chic with their first ever ‘Geek Week.’ From Saturday 7 November to Saturday 14 November, libraries across the county will celebrate science, games, the future of reading and all things tech. Here are some of the geek-tastic events going on at Chichester and Bognor libraries:
Geek Week – Magic the Gathering demonstration – Bognor Regis Library, Saturday 7 November, 2.00pm
Get an introduction to Magic the Gathering, the fantasy strategy card game played by 20 million fans worldwide, and give it a go with local players at Bognor Regis Library! Everyone is welcome to this session, just drop in.
What dreams are made of – Science fiction and fantasy writing with Calum Chace and Joshua Raven – Chichester Library, Monday 9 November, 7.30pm
Traditional fairy tales, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fantasy stories capture many imaginations – especially that of Chichester Copywriter. Also, the visionary works of HG Wells and Jules Verne as well as the innovation introduced by Star Trek and Dr Who has shaped the technology we use. So, why are these genres so often dismissed? This session if free but please reserve a place by calling: 01243 777351.
Geek Week – Quiz night – Chichester Library, Tuesday 10 November, 7.30pm
One night, one quiz, seven libraries. West Sussex Libraries are on the lookout for the ultimate geeks – will it be you? Bring a team and test your knowledge of all things geek, from scientists to superheroes. There will be questions on a wide range of subjects including: science; film and television; puzzles; sci-fi and fantasy; games; maths and anime.
There will be a prize for the winning team at each library as well as an extra prize for the highest scoring team in the county. Tickets: £3.00 per person for teams of up to 6 people.
For full details of every activity at the participating libraries, click here.