Comics, space, science and much, much more - West Sussex ‘Geek Week’ is back with a big bang.
From Friday, October 28 to Saturday, November 5, Geek Week returns for its second year in libraries across the county - with events and activities celebrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), books and reading.
There are a wide variety of activities to get involved in at Worthing Library, including:
Saturday, October 29 (10am-4pm) - Get Stuck in Day Do exactly what it says on the tin and get stuck in. Join in with a fun-filled day full of free workshops and drop-in events for people of all ages. Have a go at Minecraft hacking with Python, discover the infrared universe, explore hands-on science exhibits, race Scalextric with WHO Racing, or perhaps take a seat in our Culture Café.
Monday, October 31 (7pm) - Set Phasers to Stun: 50 Years of Star Trek with Marcus Berkmann
Television critic Marcus Berkmann takes a look at one of the most iconic science fiction series of all time. Boldly going where several other people have been before, Berkmann reveals the history of Star Trek, including the dark years of the 1970s, the triumphant film series, The Next Generation, and explains how it has seen a revival through Hollywood.
Marcus Berkmann has written comedy for the BBC and compiles the "Dumb Britain" column in Private Eye magazine.
Tickets cost £4 and are available from Worthing Library.
Thursday, November 3 - Popular Culture Quiz Open to teams of up to six, prove your pop culture knowledge! There are prizes on offer for the winners, and overall county champions.
The quiz starts at Chichester library from 7.30pm and at 7pm in Crawley, Horsham, Lancing and Worthing libraries.
Tickets cost £4 and are available from all libraries.
Challenge – your choice… Dare to try something different with a reading challenge! Read a book set in the future, revisit a book you loved as a child, or delve into a graphic novel - or try one of the other nine challenge suggestions. These are listed on a bookmark and available to pick up from all West Sussex Libraries.