Bluenose Open Champion, Tallal Younis, to kick off first session of revamped Chess at the Library program February 2nd

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See event details on our chess calendar.

Chess Nova Scotia has revamped Chess at the Library, which has been running since 2016, in response to growing interest in the program from library goers, the general public, and the local chess community. Led by volunteers, and offered free of charge, the monthly Sunday sessions provide a unique opportunity for people to learn how to play chess in a welcoming environment with an emphasis on leaning something new and having fun. Starting with the January 19, 2020 event, Chess Nova Scotia will offer other workshops at the library that will focus on various aspects of chess learning and cater to a range of audiences including seniors and youth. The sessions will be targeted to chess skill levels ranging from novice to intermediate.

The library program is one of many community outreach initiatives that Chess Nova Scotia has in the works to promote chess throughout the province. See our projects.

The revamped library program and other projects will be a boost to local players, young and old, who plan to participate in the Pawn Wise All-Ages Chess Festival taking place this summer in Halifax. The first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, Pawn Wise will offer two tournaments, including one for seniors, as well as a Scholastic Chess Exhibition and Chess Considered – Four Questions: A Panel, featuring visiting and local scholars on critical questions about the game of chess. See our Pawn Wise page.

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