Random Fandom

Sunday, December 6 - Saturday, December 12

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or don’t know where you land, Random Fandom week has got you covered. Come together as a community to discover and connect through pop culture fandoms.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday
December
6
1:30​pm
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Learn how to handsew a small Appa Feltie Keychain!
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Sunday
December
6
3:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Are you up to the call of the rebellion? Use all of your skills to get through traps and acquire important intelligence for the rebellion! Recommended for 13 and up.
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Sunday
December
6
4:00​pm
Create simple or elaborate beats and melodies with the aesthetic, color-coded Chrome Music Lab. You will be challenged to write music for all different types of scenarios! 
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Sunday
December
6
5:00​pm
Event Category: Live Online Class
Create your own Baby Yoda artwork using Pixlr photo editing tools. Use settings to manipulate painting digitally!
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Sunday
December
6
8:00​pm
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Meet the authors of some of your favorite Holiday Romance books. Featuring Nancy Naigle, Priscilla Oliveras, Christina Lauren, and Farrah Rochon. Moderated by Racquel Henry.
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Monday
December
7
10:00​am
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Live Online Class
Unleash your inner sassenach with a cowl inspired by the popular Outlander character, Claire Fraser. Learn how to knit with two strands of yarn held together and how to seam edges to form a tube.
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Monday
December
7
10:00​am
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
C is for Caring! Become an honorary Carebear as we share stories, songs, and crafts in this virtual storytime. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Monday
December
7
11:00​am
Event Categories: Storytime; Games & Activities
Celebrate all your favorite Pokémon! Join us for a special storytime filled with books, rhymes, songs, and stretches. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Monday
December
7
2:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Introduce your little one to beloved characters from Studio Ghibli with stories and crafts inspired by some of their films. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Monday
December
7
3:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Is the world's most popular tabletop role playing game for you? Come find out in this introduction to a world of ultimate fantasy, narrative and adventure!
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Monday
December
7
3:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Bring your favorite tea and your anime knowledge to this anime trivia event featuring anime from all genres and randomly selected questions. This class is taught by Melrose Center Instructors.
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Monday
December
7
3:00​pm
What's the fastest ride at Walt Disney World? How many brothers does Prince Hans have? Put your knowledge to the test with trivia, and quizzes about all things Disney! Recommended for ages 6-8.
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Monday
December
7
4:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Everything small is just a smaller version of something big. Learn to create with clay some Algebraic items inspired by Adventure Time!
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Monday
December
7
4:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Origami is taking over! Learn to make a paper art piece inspired by Paper Mario™: The Origami King. Recommended for ages 9-12.
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Monday
December
7
4:30​pm
Event Categories: General Events; Games & Activities
Love anime? Love video games? Love anime video games? Celebrate your fandom, craft your own manga page, and join us for a look into the world of anime as we see it today!
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Monday
December
7
5:00​pm
Test your knowledge of the wacky worlds of Tim Burton. Recommended for ages 9+.
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Monday
December
7
5:00​pm
Ultron is back for revenge! With Iron Man gone, it's up to you to wear the suit and save us all. Arm yourself with the skills to manipulate game objects and program their behaviors in a mobile game.
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rescheduled Registration Required
Monday
December
7
6:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Did you used to spend hours at the arcade or in front of your Atari? Have you wanted to play games again but don't know where to start? Well this is the perfect program for you!
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Monday
December
7
6:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Board your seaplane and join us for an evening of island fun! Adventure awaits--games, cataloging, and DIYs. Find missing fossils & art pieces to complete your museum. It'll be a C+ night!
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Monday
December
7
6:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Did you used to spend hours at the arcade or in front of your Atari? Have you wanted to play games again but don't know where to start? Well this is the perfect program for you!
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Monday
December
7
7:00​pm
From an African hero to an African American icon, he is an indicator of a struggle to understand the black experience. Julian Chambliss will trace the evolution of the Black Panther in the public mind
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Monday
December
7
8:00​pm
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Ever wonder what make up the Urban Fantasy genre? Is plausibility keeping it from standard fiction? Fantasy creatures abound? What about scifi elements? Discuss this and more with our fan review!
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Tuesday
December
8
10:00​am
Event Category: Games & Activities
Celebrate twenty-five years of one of PBS's most iconic characters, Arthur, with stories, activities and a craft. This event is part of Random Fandom Week. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Tuesday
December
8
11:00​am
Event Category: Storytime
Yip! Yip! Follow Team Avatar through the four nations with stories and songs.
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Tuesday
December
8
12:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create Jack's snowflake spider, your own pet Zero, and a Jack inspired wreath. Recommended for ages 9+.
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Tuesday
December
8
1:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Learn how to draw Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas using Grid (Grid is a technique that will help you in the placement of your drawing). Recommended for ages 9+.
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Tuesday
December
8
2:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Want to get those creative juices flowing? Come participate in timed drawing challenges! Just bring your favorite drawing materials and get ready to create! This event's theme: Nintendo!
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Tuesday
December
8
3:00​pm
Event Category: Storytime
Laugh, play, and most of all SING!
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Tuesday
December
8
3:00​pm
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Next level cosplay is all in the details - and the accessories! We'll take you through the build process in this demonstration session. This class is taught by Melrose Center Fab Lab Instructors.
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Tuesday
December
8
3:00​pm
Welcome Gamers! Oh no! You and your team have met with a terrible fate! You are lost in a virtual world and must find the clues from some of your favorite game franchises to get back home.
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Tuesday
December
8
4:00​pm
Are you a Claudia or a Kristy? Join us for a celebration of all things BSC, complete with trivia and a craft. Recommended for ages 8-12.
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Tuesday
December
8
4:30​pm
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Ponyo has invited you to a ramen extravaganza! We'll try out her favorite recipes and come up with some interesting combinations of our own. Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Tuesday
December
8
5:00​pm
Ultron is back for revenge! With Iron Man gone, it's up to you to wear the suit and save us all. Arm yourself with the skills to manipulate game objects and program their behaviors in a mobile game.
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Tuesday
December
8
5:00​pm
A Quest is one of the oldest themes in video games, & while they all might seem different, many games share a common story. Learn what that story is & how to tell your own. Recommended for ages 6-12
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Tuesday
December
8
6:00​pm
Event Category: Audio Production
Let’s pay homage to 8-bit video games by learning how to transform modern game soundtracks into retro sound using MIDI. This class is taught by Melrose Center Audio Instructors.
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Tuesday
December
8
6:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Calling all Avengers superfans, now is your time to prove you have what it takes to stand beside Captain America and Spiderman with exciting games of trivia and Pictionary. Recommended for families.
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Tuesday
December
8
6:30​pm
Event Categories: General Events; Games & Activities
Are you a fan of K-pop and K-drama? Celebrate your fandom and test your knowledge with some fun quizzes.
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Wednesday
December
9
10:00​am
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Transport your little one to a magic garden protected by the friendly forest spirit, Totoro! Craft your own terrarium or fairy garden featuring this character. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Wednesday
December
9
11:00​am
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
Journey into the unknown with stories, songs and a craft inspired by Disney's Frozen and Frozen 2! Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Wednesday
December
9
12:00​pm
Event Category: Storytime
You've got a friend in me. Reach for the sky with these Toy Story inspired tales and songs. Ages 3-5.
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Wednesday
December
9
1:00​pm
Master the Elements and become the Avatar!
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Wednesday
December
9
2:00​pm
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Grab your whisk and apron, we're stirring up some delicious Avengers Cheesecake Parfaits. Choose your favorite Avenger and make a parfait to celebrate them! his event is intended for ages 6-12.
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Wednesday
December
9
3:00​pm
Event Category: Science & Math
Investigate the science behind one of the coolest habitats around: igloos! Recommended for kids.
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Wednesday
December
9
4:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Fans of PBS's Art School will relish learning a simple printmaking technique that utilizes string, tempera paint and an old book. This event is part of Random Fandom Week. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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Wednesday
December
9
4:30​pm
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Calling all trainers! Join us for Pokemon inspired science experiments including making Ditto Slime, Fizzy Pokeballs, and a Blast Off Team Rocket Balloon. Recommended for kids aged 6-8.
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Wednesday
December
9
5:00​pm
Ultron is back for revenge! With Iron Man gone, it's up to you to wear the suit and save us all. Arm yourself with the skills to manipulate game objects and program their behaviors in a mobile game.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
December
9
5:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Try out new techniques while learning how to draw Star Wars inspired images. Space is limited. Registration required.
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Wednesday
December
9
6:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
How well do you know the series Stranger Things? Test your knowledge! You'll need two devices to play. We suggest a computer/laptop to access Zoom and phone/ tablet to submit answers through Kahoot.
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Wednesday
December
9
6:00​pm
Event Category: Video Production
Learn the process to create a LEGO stop motion movie. This class is taught by Melrose Center Video and Audio Instructors.
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Wednesday
December
9
7:00​pm
Calling all true crime fans! Join us on Zoom as the Library hosts FDLE Firearms Crime Lab Analyst Kristin Durfee for a discussion about her area of expertise and how that science helps solve crimes.
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Wednesday
December
9
8:00​pm
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Bring your drafts or use our prompts and join your fellow writers in this virtual write-in. Use the force and choose which side of the story you will write.
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Thursday
December
10
10:00​am
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
Crown yourself a baddie as we explore the characters on the other side of our favorite stories. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Thursday
December
10
11:00​am
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
Ribbit! Engage in fun stories and songs to strengthen early literacy skills with a “Frogger” inspired theme. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Thursday
December
10
12:00​pm
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Sing, Play, Craft, and Learn all things Pokemon!
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Thursday
December
10
1:00​pm
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Design your own 3D Baby Yoda greeting cards! Discover the world of paper engineering while you cut, fold and decorate fun cards. Recommended Age: 10-12
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Thursday
December
10
2:00​pm
Event Category: Graphic Design
Use basic Adobe Photoshop skills to create phone backgrounds using your favorite Star Wars quotes and scenes. Recommended Audience: Adult
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Thursday
December
10
3:00​pm
Join us in a world of music where you'll get to play and sing along to superhero theme songs and holiday songs.
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Thursday
December
10
3:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Can you help the Guardians of Light triumph over the forces of Darkness? Come enjoy activities and trivia inspired by Kingdom Hearts. Recommended for tweens.
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Thursday
December
10
3:00​pm
Welcome Gamers! Oh no! You and your team have met with a terrible fate! You are lost in a virtual world and must find the clues from some of your favorite game franchises to get back home.
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Thursday
December
10
4:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Are you a Power Ranger Fan? Join us in this virtual event to test your knowledge to see just how much you know about the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers through fun activities and games.
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Thursday
December
10
4:00​pm
What do Surfing, Eggs, & Codes all have in common? They're the secrets of older video games you might not know. Lets explore those secrets & bugs in our favorite old games. Recommended for ages 13-18
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Thursday
December
10
4:30​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Calling all trainers! Join us for a Pokemon themed virtual escape game where you, the trainer will venture to earning your first gym badge.
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Thursday
December
10
5:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Test your knowledge of The Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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Thursday
December
10
5:00​pm
Ultron is back for revenge! With Iron Man gone, it's up to you to wear the suit and save us all. Arm yourself with the skills to manipulate game objects and program their behaviors in a mobile game.
Learn more >
Thursday
December
10
6:00​pm
Event Categories: General Events; Games & Activities
Have you been wanting to play D&D but don't know how or where to join? On the second Thursday of each month you can learn, play, and teach the greatest game on earth! Recommended for ages 16 and up.
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Thursday
December
10
6:00​pm
Event Category: Video Production
Learn the process to create a LEGO stop motion movie. This class is taught by Melrose Center Video and Audio Instructors.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
10
6:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
We would be positively delighted to have you join us for an evening of Schitt's Creek trivia! Gather your team and get ready to fold in the fun as we challenge your knowledge of this beloved CBC show.
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Thursday
December
10
7:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Are you a true Pokémon Master? Test your knowledge and compete head to head against your friends to see if you've got what it takes to be our Pokémon trivia Champion!
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Friday
December
11
10:00​am
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
Have a silly morning with a rhyme-filled storytime and craft celebrating Dr. Seuss. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Friday
December
11
11:00​am
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Have a flurry of fun with SID the Science Kid as we explore the science of snow! Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Friday
December
11
12:00​pm
Event Category: Storytime
Join us in a galaxy far, far, away for Star Wars themed stories and activities. Recommended for ages 3 - 5.
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Friday
December
11
3:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
If you have K-Drama feelings for K-Pop then the library is where you need to be. Fandom trivia and activities. Recommended for tweens and teens.
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Friday
December
11
3:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Come join us in drawing the exotic and wondrous animals found in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender ! Ages 9-18.
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Friday
December
11
4:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Practice along skills to recreating a Kyoshi Warrior look that would honor the Avatar herself. For fans of Avatar the Last Airbender.
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Friday
December
11
4:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Join us to discover Who's That Pokémon activity. We will learn the different types of Pokémon, evolution and more!
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Friday
December
11
4:00​pm
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create a fun embroidery project. Learn how to work with felt, transfer patterns with wax paper, and use the blanket stitch while crafting a festive ornament.
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Friday
December
11
5:00​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
A trivia game for all horror lovers!
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Friday
December
11
5:00​pm
Ultron is back for revenge! With Iron Man gone, it's up to you to wear the suit and save us all. Arm yourself with the skills to manipulate game objects and program their behaviors in a mobile game.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
12
10:00​am
Event Category: Games & Activities
Learn to download and craft your own board games! This class is taught by Melrose Center Graphic Design Instructors.
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Saturday
December
12
11:00​am
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Decorate a pot that is perfect for growing your very own Guardian of the Galaxy. Recommended for children ages 6-8 & 9-12.
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Saturday
December
12
12:00​pm
Sing-along with songs from Tim Burton movies such as Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and many more! Recommended forages 9+.
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Saturday
December
12
1:00​pm
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
Let's tumble down the rabbit hole once again and attend a virtual mad tea party inspired by Lewis Carroll's Masterpiece "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Ages 6-12.
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Saturday
December
12
1:00​pm
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create a fun embroidery project. Learn how to use a running stitch while constructing a small Star Wars Rebel Alliance Patch.
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Saturday
December
12
2:00​pm
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
After an exhilarating week discovering new fandoms and celebrating those you already loved, let's unite one more time for a fandom celebration with break out sessions, a dance party, and prizes!
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Saturday
December
12
3:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Let's master the elements of Avatar the Last Airbender. Follow along with your favorite art medium. Ages 9-18.
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Saturday
December
12
4:30​pm
Event Category: Games & Activities
Calling all Pokémon trainers! It's time to meet, trade with, battle against, and explore the Galar region with other trainers in your community using Pokémon Sword & Shield.
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Saturday
December
12
5:00​pm
Ultron is back for revenge! With Iron Man gone, it's up to you to wear the suit and save us all. Arm yourself with the skills to manipulate game objects and program their behaviors in a mobile game.
Learn more >
Thursday
January
14
6:00​pm
Event Categories: General Events; Games & Activities
Have you been wanting to play D&D but don't know how or where to join? On the second Thursday of each month you can learn, play, and teach the greatest game on earth! Recommended for ages 16 and up.
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Thursday
February
11
6:00​pm
Event Categories: General Events; Games & Activities
Have you been wanting to play D&D but don't know how or where to join? On the second Thursday of each month you can learn, play, and teach the greatest game on earth! Recommended for ages 16 and up.
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Thursday
March
11
6:00​pm
Event Categories: General Events; Games & Activities
Have you been wanting to play D&D but don't know how or where to join? On the second Thursday of each month you can learn, play, and teach the greatest game on earth! Recommended for ages 16 and up.
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