Card classes to hopefully initiate multi-generational interaction at Elkin Public Library

By Beanie Taylor -

As a continued effort to help citizens make real life connections, the Elkin Public Library will hold two different card classes the next two Monday evenings.

On Monday from 4 to 6 p.m., residents can learn to play Euchre. Euchre is a four-person card game popular for families and tournaments throughout the nation. Using only the Ace through nine of all four suits, this fairly simple game can be learned best by playing. Once the basics are learned, Euchre is an excellent game to encourage conversation as cards dance across the table.

For those who appreciate a more intricate but fun card game on March 27 from 4 to 6 p.m., the library will offer a Bridge class. Loosely similar to Euchre, Bridge uses a full standard deck of cards and involves bidding which illuminates other players about the cards being held. Whereas Euchre can be played with intricate strategies to help partners and fool the other team, in Bridge such methods are necessary as in all games involving bidding.

Both games are appropriate for all except the very young and can contribute to life-long habits that improve not only social skills but mental alertness. “I want to see young people interacting with their grandparents and enjoying time with their parents,” confessed librarian Kasey Nowalk. “My goal is to bring people together in real life situations.”

Spaces are limited. To ensure a space, contact Nowalk at or 336-835-5586.

Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Twitter @TBeanieTaylor.

By Beanie Taylor

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