The days of gathering on front porches and in town squares to relax, tell stories and be together as a community are long gone as are many of the joys and benefits of those activities. The Glendora Public Library has created many programs not only to increase the love of reading, but also to fill that community gap. “Family Game Day” is one way the library brings the community together to have fun, increase communication, make new friends and exercise the brain.
The world was blown to smithereens a number of times on Saturday, February 2 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm at the “Family Game Day”. Occasional bursts of laughter from the Zombe Fluxx card game table washed right over those concentrating to answer clues on a 25 foot crossword puzzle, accompanied by a pleasant, continual jingle as folks of all ages worked to untangle Metal Tangle Puzzles. A small audience cheered for the youngster and adult as they battled it out at FastTrack. Other games everyone had fun playing were Ticket to Ride, Arimaa, Backgammon, Mexican Train Dominoes and Abalone. Participants even brought their own favorite games to share.
Ron Polk, game aficionado, brought bins filled with unusual games and puzzles of all kinds. The puzzles ranged from easy to hard, from metal to wooden. He laid all of them out on tables and challenged anyone to put them together or take them apart.
Robert McNally, game designer, brought many interesting and little-known board games. Comfortable spaces were created that invited the participants to sit down and learn a new game.
Check the Glendora Public Library’s website at www.glendoralibrary.org for information on future Game Days and other Glendora Library programs.