D&D at the Library

The New Orleans Public Library is kicking off a Roleplaying Game Club for teens! We invited them to post on our Facebook page. Here’s what they have to say:

The Teen Zone at the Main Library is starting a Roleplaying Gaming Club for teens and tweens, ages 12-17. Roleplaying games foster creativity, problem-solving, socialization, math and reading skills. Come roll up a character and join the quest for adventure and fun. The club will meet the second Saturday of every month in the Main Library, from 2-4 PM. The inaugural session is next Saturday, April 9. All patrons ages 12-17 are invited. Walk-ins are welcome.

You can help by emailingĀ teen@neworleanspubliclibrary.org or calling (504) 596-2565. We suggest donating books, dice, minis or the like, and you can always ask about other options.

7 responses to “D&D at the Library”

  1. Awesome, Jeremy, thank you so much for the support!

  2. EarlofGroan says:

    Sounds like a great idea! It’s too bad the East Jefferson library system forbids the use of its facilities for roleplaying games (lots of very nice meeting rooms there)
    I always wondered: why are Wii gaming events and movie nights such considered OK for the Teen and younger crowd, but RPGs are off-limits to the rest of us? Anyone have any insight into the logic there?

  3. Andy says:

    Because RPGs are the Devil’s work! But seriously, that’s a shame. I’m glad New Orleans is allowing it at least, things are pretty grim on this side of the lake.

  4. Nopl Par says:

    Earl, my guess would be, thay had a bad experience in the past with upset parents or such. But that’s just a guess, I don’t really know.

    • EarlofGroan says:

      I think that would be a pretty thin reason, given that they’ve screened Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me To Hell” for teen movie night. I don’t think RPGs have gotten very much press from the parenting crowd since the 80s…hell, most parents probably aren’t even aware they’re out there.
      Now, LARPing on the other hand…THAT they might have heard bad things about.

  5. Jeremy says:

    I might just stop by and ask at some point. Depending on the reasons, it might only take a simple conversation with the right person to bring gaming back.