Dungeons & Dragons

Open to grades 7-12

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What is Dungeons & Dragons?

D&D is a fantasy role-playing game in which players take on the role of heroic characters in a collaborative story, banding together to slay monsters, explore dungeons, find treasure, solve puzzles, and (usually) get up to crazy and creative antics. The Dungeon Master (DM) guides the story by providing the framework: the DM creates the setting, the other characters the players will interact with, and the scenarios they will experience. The DM and the players work together to tell a story in which everyone gets a chance to shine. Specialized dice, including the famous D20, add an element of chance to the tale.

What Do I Need?

You don’t need to bring anything to one of our programs. We will supply the dice and have pre-generated characters for you to use. However, you’re welcome to bring your own dice, characters, miniatures, maps, books, etc., if you have them.
If you need accommodation, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance. We’re happy to work with you!

How Can I Play?

Teens can play Dungeons & Dragons at the library with one of our two monthly programs. You can join our regular Friday night sessions; these programs have multiple tables going at the same time. Or you can try out one of our new Monday night sessions; these programs are restricted to 6 players at a time and must be registered through the Teen Librarian, Krista. Either way, new and experienced players are welcome!
Here’s a brief overview of how things work:
• You can only play in one program per calendar month.
• You must register for the program in advance. Registration details are below.
• Registration opens two weeks before the program date

Friday League

Do you want to meet a bunch of D&D players and DMs in one place and go on a variety of adventures? Join us for a Friday night program. We take over both the Auditorium and the Small Meeting Room, with multiple DMs running games. When you come to the program, you will be matched up with other players and with a DM for the night. Each DM will take between 4-8 players. You will not always play with the same people and the same DM each Friday, but variety is the spice of life and will make you a better player!
You can register by going to our website and looking for the program on our Events calendar. Even if the program is full, you should still add your name to the waiting list. We start with 12 spots open, but we add more spots as needed depending on how many DMs can join us.

UPCOMING DATES: Friday, September 27 or Friday, October 25 from 5-8 pm in the Auditorium

Monday One-Shot Wonders

One-shots are self-contained adventures that can be completed in one sitting; they are great for new players to learn the game, and fun for regular players to try a variety of characters and game styles.
The registration and waiting list for this program works a bit differently than most. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 847-853-6505 to register. Six players will be selected from the registration list based on how often they have been able to play at a library program. This is to make it easier for new people to get a seat at the table, and for players who haven't played in a while to play again. For players who find Friday nights too chaotic or loud, this will also be a way for them to experience D&D in a more controlled setting.
Once registered, you'll be contacted a week before the program's date to find out if you're on the player list or the waiting list. We will move through the waiting list if players drop out.
The Monday night programs are an experiment and we welcome your feedback!

UPCOMING DATES: Monday, September 9 or Monday, October 7 from 6-8 pm in the Small Meeting Room

Can I DM at the Library?

The short answer is yes, but we need to know more about you first. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to start the conversation.


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