GameStart Workshop: Roblox Racer

Saturday April 25, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Learn to design and program your own video games! This workshop will take beginners through the basics of Roblox. This workshop will focus on designing terrain and importing vehicles for a racing game, like Mario Kart or Need for Speed.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design with Source Engine

Sunday April 26, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 5-12.

Build your own custom items using the same tools and content used to build Half-Life 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2! Explore the Source game development engine from Valve, the creator of Steam, a popular game distribution platform.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Pygame

Sunday May 3, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Dig into the Python programming language by creating arcade-style video games with GameStart staff! First, modify an existing PyGame project, then create a game from scratch.

GameStart Workshop: Portal 2 Level Design

Sunday May 10, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1-8

Create engaging, mind-bending, gravity-defying puzzles using CAD tools released by Valve Software for Steam. Challenge other players' creations and see how they stand up to your own!

Chesstastic

Sunday May 17, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (grade K and up).

Join us for one of the world's most popular games with players of all ages and abilities!

Challenge old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Visual Programming

Sunday May 17, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1-8.

The instructors at GameStart have created a programming environment friendly to our youngest Minecrafters. Learn how to build contraptions of increasing complexity, craft clever traps, and speedy transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Pygame

Sunday May 24, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Dig into the Python programming language by creating arcade-style video games with GameStart staff! First, modify an existing PyGame project, then create a game from scratch.

CANCELLED - All-Ages Mario Kart Tournament

Sunday May 31, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages.

This session of Mario Kart has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Battle Wizards

Sunday May 31, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for This event is intended for grades 3-10

Craft spells and battle 1 on 1 and against monsters with spells you program! Using the language of Python, you will create code to aid you in the world of Minecraft.

Family Board Game Bash

Saturday June 6, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for age 3 and up

Play our giant floor games and board games, listen to music, and eat fun snacks with your family and friends!