Digital scholarship blog

04 November 2015

International Games Day at Your Library 2015

On Saturday 21 November 2015 it is International Games Day @ your library, this is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world with guidance from the American Library Association, in partnership with Nordic Game Day and the Australian Library and Information Association.

At the British Library in London we are holding free game playing and making activities from 10:00 to 16:00. You don't need to book in advance, just turn up on the day and find us on the first floor in the public area outside the Rare Books and Music Reading Room (just up the escalator and turn left). If you have not visited the British Library before, there is information with directions to the building here.


The theme for our games day is Alice Adventures in Wonderland and this event is part of the British Library's celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the publication, which includes a free exhibition and a pop-up shop.

On Saturday 21 November videogames created in the Alice’s Adventures Off the Map competition and Alice Game Jam will be available to play, plus there will be Alice themed card and board games.

Also during the day will be an opportunity to create Alice inspired digital games using Pocket Code, so please bring along your android phones, if you want to participate in this activity. To download the Pocket Code app go here.

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We are really looking forward to a fun day playing and making games with you. If you have any questions before the event, please email digitalresearch [at] bl [dot] uk

On the day dressing up as characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is strongly encouraged!  - there may even be some prizes ...


Stella Wisdom

Curator, Digital Research



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