International Chess Day Challenge

July 20 marks the anniversary of the World Chess Federation’s formation in 1924. Join us from 2:30-5pm for an informal afternoon at David J’s Place. Play, observe and improve your game with Sho Glashausser, Kansas K-8 Chess Champion. This teen program is open for anyone interested in chess. Stop in the Atrium and see Sho’s award-winning History Day project on Bobby Fisher and the Cold War.

The library has several books to get started on the basics of chess:

U.S. Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess

Knack Chess for Everyone A Step-by-step Guide to Rules, Moves & Winning Strategies By Al Lawrence Al

Matt Pettit

Matt is a Public Service Specialist for the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. His areas of responsibility include outreach library services to nursing homes, senior, retirement and congregate living centers; service to homebound library users; the Kansas Talking Books service; Book Group in a Bag program and the history and sports neighborhoods of the library’s nonfiction collection.