Chili Cook-off, chess tournament and more at Hampton Community Library

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Monday, January 13, 2020 | 12:01 AM


Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities. For details, call the library at 412-684-1098 or visit hamptoncommunity library.org.

For adults

• Betty’s Book Buzz: Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. Join Betty as she gives her opinions (good and bad) about “The Lady in the Lake” by Laura Lippman. Copies of the book available at the library. Make new friends, meet new books.

• Cooks-n-Books: I Read It in a Book is on Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A cookbook and food discussion group for people who love to cook and make new friends. Find a recipe from one of your favorite authors (Macomber, Fluke, Davidson, etc.), cook that dish and bring it to the group on the evening of discussion. Bring a copy of your recipe as well. Sample all the recipes. There is a $2 fee to cover the cost of supplies.

• Hampton Community Library’s Third Annual Chili Cook-off will be held Jan. 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy chili tastings, a basket raffle, bake sale, some music and lots of fun. The entry fee is $10. Applications are available at the library or on the website. Admission is $10; children under 5 are free. Beverages will be available (BYOB wine or beer with corkage fee).

• 2020 Chess Tournament is sponsored by Pittsburgh Chess Club on March 7 at 10 a.m. In-person preregistration at HCL is required because the application requires a signature by the participant. Space is limited. Competition is divided into two divisions: grades K-4 and 5-8.

For kids

• CheckMate! From 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, stop in after school and practice/learn the basics of chess or play against skilled chess players to improve your skills. All grades and skill levels are encouraged to play. Bring a chess set if you have one.

• Move and Groove Dance Party will be offered from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Stretch, shake and sing, then calm down with yoga, stories and bubbles. All ages welcome. No registration required.

• Family Maker Hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Calling engineers and artists, tinkerers and inventors: pop by the library and make something. Weekly themes might include zines, cardboard creations, junk jewelry or kinetic sculptures. Stay for sleepy stories. Ages 5 and up. No registration required.