Get Involved in Chess Club

Chess Club

Library chess clubs are open to all ages and skill levels! Come and compete against your friends and neighbors, learn something new, and (most of all) have fun.

Get involved in a library chess club at a library near you: 

Alicia Ashman Library
Monthly on First and Third Monday: Sept. 18 - Dec. 18

*Lessons from 6-6:45pm followed by free play from 6:45-8:00pm 

Lakeview Library
Monthly on 2nd & 4th Monday: Sept. 25 - Dec. 11

Meadowridge Library
Weekly on Wednesdays: Sept. 6 - Dec. 27

Sequoya Library
All Ages: Monthly on 1st & 3rd Tuesday - Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19

K-Grade 5: Monthly on 1st & 3rd Tuesday - Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19

Check the calendar for a full list of events.

Did you know?

Awonder Liang, a Madison teenager, just became the 2nd youngest American to qualify for the Grandmaster title, and 10th youngest in history. And he got his start playing chess with Madison Public Library chess club at the age of 8!

According to a recent WKOW article, Awonder Liang started playing chess after he saw his brother play. “He happened to win a medal,” said Liang. “And I wanted a medal as well! And so it was kind of that sibling rivalry.” He found a chess club at the Sequoya Library on Madison's west side, and the rest is history. Liang is now considered one of the greatest chess players of his generation. He holds the records for youngest American to get a “master” rating, youngest American to get the “international master” rating, youngest ever to defeat an “international master”, and youngest ever to defeat a “grandmaster”.

Read the WKOW Articles:

Madison teen chess champion competing at prestigious tournament

Madison teen wins prestigious junior national chess championship

Photo credit to WKOW.

Related Resources

Wisconsin Chess Association