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Please view the library event calendar or a printable calendar (PDF) for a complete listing of all upcoming programs.

Hot Summer Chess

chess pieceHot Summer Chess I:  Tuesday, July 19
Hot Summer Chess II:  Tuesday, August 2
Hot Summer Chess III:  Tuesday, August 16

6:00 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Hot Summer Chess is for players in grades K-12 that desire to play competitive NWSRS rated tournament games.  Unrated players are welcome, but must know the rules of chess and how the pieces move.

Registration is now closed for all Hot Summer Chess events.

- Player's name
- Player's grade (just completed)
- School attended in May 2016
- Name/date of the tournament the player is entering
- Player's NWSSRS rating (if known)
- Player's NWSRS number (if known)

On the tournament day, check-in is 5:45 - 6:00 p.m.  Round 1 begins at 6:30 p.m.  (All players must check-in to ensure they get paired to play in Round 1)

SCHEDULE FOR EACH CHESS EVENT:
5:45 - 6:05 p.m.:  player check-in
Round 1 begins at 6:30 p.m.
Round 2 begins by 7:40 p.m.
Round 3 begins by 8:50 p.m.
Nearly all players will be finished by 9:20 p.m.

Hot Summer Chess events are free!  These events are organized and run by Randy Walther of Northwest Scholastic Chess and co-sponsored by the Bellingham Public Library and the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library.

Builders Club

legosTuesday, August 23
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library




Unleash the builder in you!  Children ages 4 - 12 are invited to enjoy open and creative play with Legos, straw connectors and more!  All supplied provided.  Duplos and other blocks will be available for younger children.  Bring your creativity!

Builders Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham Target and Bellingham Walmart.  Library programs are free of charge.  Please call 778-7200 with questions.
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