Winter Chess Events for Grades 1-5

We have multiple ways for elementary students to enjoy chess at the library this winter! Join us for a 2-week beginner course, 4-week intermediate course, and/or chess club game play, all facilitated by one of our high school volunteers.

All chess events are open to students in grades 1-5. Registration and masks are required.

  • Beginner Chess Class
    2-week course, must be able to attend both sessions (registering for either class will sign you up for both)
    Mondays, January 24 & 31, 4:30-5 pm
    NOTE: This class is for students who are new to the game and want to learn the basics of how to play. Space is limited to 8 students, so please do not sign up if you already know how to play.
  • Intermediate Chess Class
    4-week course, must be able to attend all of the sessions (one registration will sign you up for all 4 classes)
    Mondays from 4:30-5 pm
    February 7, 14, 28, and March 7
    NOTE: You must already know the basics of how to play chess to attend this class, as it will build on that knowledge and provide you with more tips/tricks to improve your game. Students who attended the 2-session beginner class can continue their learning with this course.
  • Chess Club
    Immediately following each of the classes this winter, stick around or join us for club game play.
    Individual registration is required for each session of the club (click on a date below to register).
    Mondays from 5-6 pm
    January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 28; and March 7
    NOTE: You must already know how to play chess in order to attend; this will not be a class. Students attending the beginner classes in January may stay and play each other.