December 2, 2010

Student Chess Tournament at Library January 8

joy_luck_club_cover.jpg Students from Kindergarten to 12th grade will have the opportunity to compete in "The Joy Luck Club" Chess Tournament on January 8, 2011, at the San Leandro Library. The tournament, sponsored by the library and Bay Area Chess, is the first event of The Big Read, San Leandro's city-wide celebration of Amy Tan’s “The Joy Luck Club.”

A $10 registration fee is required for entrants and registration can be completed at the library's information desk. Players must already know how to play chess and children less than 10 years old must bring a parent. Contestants will compete in round-robin format in groups of four. Trophies and certificates will be awarded to winners.

Future events include a read-a-thon of The Joy Luck Club, a Joy Luck Club Lunar New Year Celebration, and a Mother Daughter Dim Sum Lunch & Fashion Show.

The chess tournament will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, January 8 from 10 am to 5 pm at the San Leandro Library at 300 Estudillo Avenue. For more information, call (510) 577-3957.

San Leandro's Big Read is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

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