UNT Libraries celebrate International Games Day
What: International Games Day at the University of North Texas’ Willis Library. The day is an initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect community members to their libraries by focusing on the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games.
When: 1-7 p.m. Nov. 3 (Saturday)
Where: The first floor of UNT’s Willis Library, which is located one block east of Highland Street and Avenue C. (1506 W. Highland St., Denton)
Contact: Kristin Boyett, special events coordinator for the UNT Libraries 940-565-2486
About International Games Day:
UNT Libraries will offer games on Kinect, PlayStation3, Wii and Xbox, including Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Rayman Origins, Rockband 3, Madden 13, Marvel vs. Capcom, Super Street Fighter IV, Dance Central, Child of Eden, Star Wars, Modern Warfare 3, Halo ODST, Left 4 Dead 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon.
The UNT Game Developers, Anime Club, and TeSPa UNT will participate and have tables stationed in The Forum. In addition to electronic games, participants may also choose from board games, including Jenga and the Twilight game based on the movies. Food and drinks will be provided, as well as face painting, door prizes and giveaways.
International Games Day, formerly known as National Gaming Day, began in 2008 as a way for the American Library Association to show that today's public and school libraries provide more than books, and can be places for those in communities to interact with each other. The ALA provides games to participating libraries.
During last year's National Gaming Day, more than 27,700 people played games at more than 1,400 libraries in the U.S. and other countries.
For more information on this year’s events contact Kristin Boyett, special events coordinator for the UNT Libraries at 940-565-2486.