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Fall Back Into Your Favorite Clubs@RLPL & Magic The Gathering’s Battle of Zendikar

As fall arrives we see the return of your favorite television shows, perhaps Once Upon a Time?  Haven’t seen it yet…catch yourself up with your library card!  The first two seasons are currently available in MORE as is the third season but with a growing wait list.  You’ll also see the return of your favorite clubs at TheRLPL!

LEGO club returns September 3rd and continues on the first Thursday of each month through the school year.  This structured and open ended play time is open to youth of all ages.  Why LEGO’s?  Besides fun, colorful, and bringing out your inner artist, architect, and/or engineer, block building has been shown to build math and social skills as well as foster creativity.  Check out the Child Development Information on the Parent’s section at  And the article Can Lego bricks and other construction toys boost your child’s STEM skills? from

Lego Club    Image of Lego bricks    stuffed animal dog with LEGO brick

(For more on learning with LEGO in MORE.)

Simply Knitting returned September 2nd at 1pm and continues on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 1pm AND the first Saturday of each month at 10am.   Anyone who would like to learn to knit or loves knitting is invited to join Sharon and Carol at TheRLPL’s Simply Knitting sessions!  Yarn has been donated and knitting needles are available to borrow.  (Did you know you could check out Knitting Needles with your library card? True Story!)  Check out the newest in MORE’s “knitted reading” collection.  

Kids Create returns this fall on the 4th Monday of each month through the school year at 2pm.  We welcome all homeschoolers (and other interested kids!) to the RLPL for an hour of creativeness at this arts and crafts program just for you! Each month you’ll learn new skills and create projects to take home.  Amaze everyone with your amazing chalking skills as you create a Chalk City Scape!

September 28th Kids Create Chalk Cityscape

RLPL Program and sponsored clubs:

Pageturneers– Teens and adults are welcome to join us for discussion on selected titles.  Pageturners meets the first Thursday of each month at 6pm

#Teenbibliotheque– Cool Books…Cerebral Conversations.  All teens are invited to join in an in-depth discussion of this month’s book. Check calendar for meeting dates and be sure to stop up in Youth Services to check out the current month’s book title.

RLPL Vinyl Lounge– It’s all about superior analogue sound at RLPL’s Vinyl Lounge – where we indulge in deep listening of the best music on the best music format – vinyl records.
New to vinyl?  Want to get into it?  Learn how to select and set up a turntable; how to acquire, clean, or maintain a vinyl collection?  Come to the Vinyl Lounge and bring your questions.  Newbies are warmly welcomed and encouraged to join in the fun!  Listen in on Tuesday,  September 15th at 5:30pm!

Magic the Gathering-  Meets Every Friday at 5pm

***Big Event coming up September 26th!***

Set Name: Battle for Zendikar
Prerelease Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
-Register 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
-Deck building 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
-Start round 1 – 12:00 PM
Length of event depends on number of starting players
# of players – limited to 1st 20 players – pre-reg before event, and after that it will be 1st come, 1st served for main event.  If interest could host side events for people
(basically I will have access to approx 20 pre-release boxes) after the main event is full, I can run constructed and/or draft events, or people could play casual, and/or trade or spectate the events.
Now, Gideon Jura takes the lead of a group of planeswalkers in facing the Eldrazi alongside the residents of Zendikar. Meanwhile, the trapped planeswalker-turned-demon Ob Nixilis is desperate for a way off of the plane.


Battle for Zendikar returns the storyline to Zendikar which previously has been featured in the Zendikar block. It is a plane of adventure, many treasures, and potentmana supplies. The plane is littered with large, floating polyhedron-shaped stones called Hedrons, that were created by Nahiri, the Kor Lithomancer. Together with Uginand Sorin Markov she used them to trap the horrendous Eldrazi on the plane. Thousands of years later, the meeting of Sarkhan Vol, Chandra Nalaar and Jace Beleren in the Eye of Ugin chamber unvoluntary loosened the bonds that kept the Eldrazi in torpor. The Eldrazi were finally released by the elf Nissa Revane, thinking that they would leave Zendikar far behind them. She was wrong. Two years after the initial destruction, at least Ulamog is still around. [5]

Pre-release information:
Prereleases provide you with the earliest possible opportunity to play with the newest cards in Magic. Prereleases are enjoyable casual events that encourage fun over competition. You can plan to play all day in multiple events your store runs, or drop by for a single event. Be sure to check with your local store to see if you need to preregister!
Prereleases are Sealed Deck format events, where players are given Prerelease Packs and time to construct a 40-card minimum deck.

Prerelease Packs make deck-building more exciting with the inclusion of specialized, “seeded” booster packs and regular booster packs that let players choose a focus for their deck.

Players who are uncomfortable building a Sealed Deck may participate in Open Dueling instead of the main tournament. Open Dueling players use an Intro Pack to experience the new set a week before it hits shelves.

Players get to keep all of the cards opened in their Prerelease Pack or Intro Pack. In addition Prerelease Packs contain a premium foil Prerelease promo to keep. Players who participate in the tournament also have a chance to win additional booster packs of the newest set—an exclusive opportunity to take home even more of the latest cards before they’re available to purchase in stores! Additional prizes may be offered by local stores, so check with your organizer for additional information.


Prerelease events focus on fun and enjoying the upcoming Magic expansion, allowing players a chance to experience the newest cards in a fun and stress-free environment. That said, as Sealed Deck tournaments, they follow certain rules for deck construction and play.

Yu Gi Oh Club meets every Wednesday at 4pm


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