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The games people play

Kendall Young Library to host Family Game Night Friday

— Daily Freeman-Journal file photos Ian Jacobsen, age 4, makes his way to the next colored square in Life-Sized Candyland at the Kendall Young Library's 2019 Family Game Night.

Kendall Young Library will once again host the annual Family Game Night Friday, Feb. 21.

The game night, a tradition at the library for about 15 years, according to Ketta Lubberstedt-Arjes, library director, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

“We’ve got tons of new board games that we’ll set out,” said Lubberstedt-Arjes. And those attending will have a chance to try out the life-size games of Candyland, Jenga and Connect-Four.

Lubbersted-Arjes said families can also bring their favorite board games to share with others.

“It’s always a great time to enjoy the evening with family and friends,” she said. “And of course, no cooking at home, since we’re serving supper here at the library.”

Sophia Wang, fourth grade, left, works with seventh-graders Nalani Buakhan, Susanna Wang, and Amya Somsack, to figure out the best move to make in a giant Jenga gameat last year’s Familty Game Night.

Walking tacos are on the menu, she said, with Leon’s Pizza preparing the meat for the taco bags. Hy-Vee will provide cookies and Fareway will provide pop.

Family Game Night usually attracts about 100 to 150 people, Lubberstedt-Arjes said. Children in fifth grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult or older family member.

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