What do Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Woody Allen, Ludwig van Beethoven, Bono, Bill Gates and Leo Tolstoy all have in common?
I'm not going to tell you yet.
But what if I did tell you that the "thing" they have in common is believed to raise your IQ, exercise both sides of your brain, and improve memory?
Still don't know?
All 6 of those famous people play the "game of kings" -- chess!
And you can too!
Starting Monday, May 6th, the Cesar Chavez Central Library will host a weekly chess club from 6-8 pm in the Children's Program Room, located at the back of the Children's Section on the 1st floor. The program is for tweens and teens, but chess lovers of all ages are welcome! The chess club is the brainchild of, and will be run by, Carlos Moreno. Carlos got started in chess when he was just a young boy, visiting his local library. He quickly developed a keen knowledge -- and a true love of -- chess!
So join us on Mondays at 6 pm. No registration is required.
And for those of you in Tracy, check out the chess club at the Tracy Branch Library which meets every Saturday at 12 pm.
What have you got to lose? And by the way, the title of this blog post? They're all pieces in the game of chess!
For more information on the chess clubs, or to learn about all of the great programs being offered at SSJCPL branch libraries, check out the events calendar.