Do New Year’s Eve the Library Way

2019 is coming for you, Neeson style. It will look for you, it will find you, and it will…well, hopefully not kill you. But it’s gonna getcha. Despite how unnecessarily scary I’ve made the New Year sound, it’s generally a cause for celebration. But how to celebrate? You could get all gussied up and put […]

You’ve Got a Ticket to Read

The following should be read/sung to the tune of “Ticket to Ride” by the Beatles:   My friends, we’ve got a new game And it starts today, yeah I’m so bold to proclaim That you’ll want to play   We call it Ticket to Read We call it Ticket to Read We call it Ticket […]

Show Us How You Stack Up at Our Giant Jenga Tournament

The most gigantic game of Jenga I’ve ever seen was sooo gigantic that puny humans couldn’t play it without the help of heavy machinery. You can check it out here. The library’s giant Jenga set isn’t quite so massive (while that would be way awesome, we don’t have space for it, we don’t have access […]

New Year’s Eve Game Night: The Event for Party Rodents

  In a little over a week, it’ll be time to say smell ya later (or, more like smell ya later forever) to 2017, which means another New Year’s Eve will be upon us. At that point, we must each decide whether or not to cave into societal pressure and have the rockin’ good time […]

The Library Makes a Move for Chess

There’s something about a chess board that really classes up a joint. Maybe it’s the elegant black and white color scheme. Maybe it’s the fact that it is commonly regarded as an intelligent person’s game (people who get out-strategized at something are often said to have been playing checkers while they’re opponents played chess). Whatever […]

Global Game Time

Today is International Games Day, a time to get together with family, friends, and/or complete strangers to enjoy games of all types. Whether you prefer games with cards, dice, balls, pixels, or my heart, this is the day for you. Libraries around the world, including ours, will be hosting festivities to give their community members […]

The Calm Before the Storm

It’s quiet in here. Too quiet. Famous, hacktackular last words, I know, but it’s the truth. Today is the first official day of Summer Reading 2014, and the giggle, wee footstep, and general miniature merriment levels are at eerie lows. Of course, I’m probably speaking way too soon and have likely just jinxed myself into […]

Board Gaming, Texas Style

Big Tex. This pecan. These boots. This HD TV screen. This baller. This contract. For better or worse, Texas has a reputation for being home to the ludicrously large. BPL is proud to honor our state’s commitment to the humorously huge with the introduction of our giant board games. Regular-sized board games are great and […]

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