Next month at the main library, kids will have a chance to learn a Chinese game invented 4,000 years ago.
Children will be able to play the game originally called “Weiqi,” but now more commonly known as “Go,” Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m.
“Played on a grid similar to enlarged graph paper, two or more players place black and white stones on intersecting lines, attempting to surround (and capture) the opponent’s stones,” according to a library spokesperson. “The object of the game is to occupy the majority of the board.”
The library also says the game teaches kids more than just how to have a good time:
Organizer of the Memphis Area Go Club Jim Story says “Go” teaches kids life lessons like patience, while helping with academics and behavior in school. “This is a magic wand,” he said. “I think every school in America has an obligation to take advantage of this magic wand.”