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Retro Gaming at the Library

The Lindenhurst Memorial Library will be a hosting a Retro Gaming Night on Zoom by Long Island Retro Gaming. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 17 from 7:30-8:30pm. Once you register you will be sent a link to your email in order to attend the Zoom meeting at the time of the program. 

Long Island Retro Gaming will delve into the history of gaming and video game consoles from yesteryear. Afterwards, you will be able to play a number of classic PC games from the 80s and 90s right on your own computer. Embrace the nostalgia of your childhood or even discover something new about retro video games. Registration is open so don’t forget to sign up online, by phone, or at the library! 

Be sure to check out these print and e-book resources related to video games and their history:

100 Greatest Video Game Characters edited by Jaime Banks, Robert Mejia, and Aubrie Adams
Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America by Michael Z. Newman
The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox by Evan Amos
The Golden Age of Video Games: The Birth of a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry by Roberto Dillon
Retro Games: Profiling the Best Titles from the Golden Age of Gaming by Marty Allen
Retro Gaming Hacks: Tips & Tools for Playing the Classics by Chris Kohler
The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokémon and Beyond… the Story Behind the Craze that Touched our Lives and Changed the World by Steven L. Kent
Video Games Around the World edited by Mark J. P. Wolf

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