Mind Games Scheduled for Puzzle Festival at Library

by Katie Pyzyk October 31, 2012 at 11:00 am 5,458 9 Comments

When thinking of head-to-head competitions, the Central Library’s quiet atmosphere may not seem like the obvious choice. Unless, of course, it’s part of the library’s annual Arlington Puzzle Festival.

This Saturday, November 3, the festival returns for a second year of words, logic, numbers and thinking. The mind games run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Central Library’s (1015 N. Quincy Street) auditorium.

Crossword puzzles are provided by New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz and sudoku puzzles will be provided by U.S. and world champion sudoku solver Thomas Snyder.

The event is free for Friends of the Arlington Public Library members. A donation is suggested for non-members.

There will be speakers throughout the day, including professional crossword puzzle writer Matt Gaffney, the crossword tournament begins at 10:00 a.m. and the sudoku tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. The full schedule of activities throughout the day is listed online.

Registration for the crossword and sudoku competitions is available online, and will also be available at the door on a first come, first served basis.

  • JimPB

    Way to go, ARLCO public library!

    And I think this evening, also at the Central Library, there is going to be another session of extensive laughing.

  • Thes

    This “Arlington Virginia” Sudoku is awesome.

  • 350sbc

    Mind games? My ex-girlfriend was great at those!

  • JimPB

    Yes — Laughter Yoga early this evening at the ARLCO central library:1. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, FREE LAUGHTER YOGA IN ARLINGTON

    Diane Cohen invites anyone who can laugh, of any fitness or mobility level, to a 45 minutes of session of laughter, exercises, and a 15-minute overview about laughter yoga and its benefits. Five people – including one from Paul’s list – who attended the last one in D.C.had a lot of laughs! Please join us in – or out – of costume!

    Contact: Diane, at [email protected] or 703-966-4128. No RSVP needed.
    Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM.
    Cost: Free of charge
    Location: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201. PH: 703-228-5990.From the Beltway/I-495 in Tyson’s Corner, take I-66 east to Ballston exit, then go onto Fairfax Drive. Turn left on Quincy Street. Library is on your right. From DC, take I-66 to the Glebe Road exit. Turn left on Glebe Road. Go through 2 lights, then turn left on Fairfax Drive. Turn left on Quincy Street. Library is on your right. Ample free parking: underground on Quincy Street, and a lot on either side of the library. It is also between the Virginia Square and Ballston Metro stations (Orange line). Details: http://library.arlingtonva.us/locations/central-library.

    • TheShadowKnows

      Hopefully they will be focusing on Evil Laughter.

    • Diane Cohen

      THANK YOU JimPB for including this! I APPRECIATE it. and thank you Gretchen for telling me it’s here!!
      Ha Ha Ha Happy Ha Ha Ha Halloween!

      Please join us the next time – Nov. 27, 6:30 – 7:15 pm

      ho ho ha ha ha!

  • Library lover

    Very cool idea, ArlCo library!

  • AL

    Any prizes?

  • FindDougGardner

    Any word when the final results will be published, and where?


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