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Chicago Public Library Mon Mar 12 2012

Live Action Hunger Games At Chicago Public Library


From March 14 to 21, the Chicago Public Library will be hosting The Hunger Games Live Action Survival Competitions for kids aged 12 to 18 at various locations throughout the city. (See complete listing of locations and times here). The competitions will be played on a life-sized grid style game board. Participants are assigned districts and given important survival attributes - strength, speed, intelligence, charisma and courage. Players move along spaces on the grid (survive) based on how they use their attributes, as well as how they answer a series of survival questions. Additionally, survivors can make alliances with other surviving players as they also encounter threatening challenges or catastrophes.

The games are the inaugural event for the Teen Volume Clubs. Developed in partnership with the CPL and YOUMedia, the clubs are a series of fun, interactive, book-themed programs including prizes (reading not necessary but encouraged). Participants in the games will be invited to a special Teen Volume Clubs screening of The Hunger Games movie at Showplace Icon Theater at 150 W. Roosevelt Rd. on Saturday, March 24 at 10am. Teen Volume Clubs will host a pre-screening event at the theater from 9 to 10am., featuring games, activities and give-aways. Chicago Public Library Teen Volume and YOUmedia Game participants, family and friends who want to view the movie can purchase a ticket (while tickets last) for $7.50 at the Icon Theater box office starting at 9am.

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