Saturday, May 7, 2016 marks the beginning of something new at the Aurora Public Library. Ryan Britton has volunteered to lead an open chess time each Saturday in May from 10 AM until noon. The chess sets will be provided; you just need to show up! This game time is for players of all ages and experience levels, and Ryan will be happy to show you the basics if you are interested in learning. Bring a friend or just find a partner when you get here!
If you’ve never played chess before and don’t know your bishop from your rook, here’s a website with very easy to understand instructions to help you get started.
You can also pick up one of the books the library has.
Chess has been played by kings and other rulers for hundreds of years. In the past, chess was referred to as “The King’s Game” and was used to teach war strategies, but it is actually a great game for everyone. Playing chess is an activity that can be enjoyed anywhere and is a wonderful way to meet new people. It helps with problem-solving skills and increases creativity because it uses both sides of your brain. There are numerous benefits to the game for both children and seniors. Check out this link to find out what playing chess can do for you and your family.