Public Programs

About Public Programs

Designed to unite and strengthen communities, the following programs are free and open to the public:

Open Chess Play - Whether you are a beginner or Chess Master, we welcome you to join us at the public library every Monday for Open Chess Play. It offers young people the opportunity to learn the basics of chess while engaging with a diverse group of their peers in a safe environment.

Chess & Pizza/Chess & Ice Cream - These programs are held once a month and bring the youth of Athens together to play chess while enjoying some good local pizza or ice cream. This outreach program helps teens engage in thought-provoking discussions and healthy competition with the assistance of mentors and volunteers. Youth get an opportunity to learn, share, and strengthen one another with chess and life perspective.