From space-travel to robot racing, West Sussex Libraries are embracing the geek-chic lifestyle with a first ever ‘Geek Week.’
From Saturday 7 November to Saturday 14 November, libraries across the county will celebrate science, games, the future of reading and all things tech.
Starting with ‘Get Stuck in Day’ on 7 November, you can take part in a number of free workshops at Crawley Library, looking at coding, robot building, wearable technology and graphic novel design.
There will also be a Minecraft treasure hunt, as well as a 25-seater mobile planetarium provided by Sussex University.
During the same day at Bognor Regis Library, will stage an introduction to ‘Magic the Gathering’, the fantasy strategy card game played by 20 million fans worldwide.
Keen to explore the many wonders of YouTube? Worthing Library will be hosting a ‘YouTube for seniors’ session.
Moving forward to Tuesday 10 November, Burgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Chichester, Rustington and Southwick Libraries will aim to find West Sussex’s ultimate team of eggheads, with a Geek Week Quiz.
The following day, Worthing Library presents a lunch-time talk ‘simply out of this world’ – as Nigel Peake, the father of Chichester astronaut Tim Peake, speaks about his son’s bid to become the first Brit to fly to the International Space Station.
Friday 13 November may prove unlucky for some, when Crawley Library invites teams to solve clues in order to break free from their ‘Escape Room.’
To round the week off in style, on 14 November Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, Goring, Hassocks and Storrington Libraries will hold a Big Board Games Day.
And for the finale, Worthing Library will be showing The Rocky Horror Picture show, in a movie night where everyone is encouraged to dress-up, sing along and get their geek on.
For full details of every activity at the participating libraries, click the following link, or call Marianne Lindfield on 0330 222 4787 for events north of the county and Rebecca Robertson on 0330 222 2354 for all events in the south.