Calling all Mibsters! – Marbles Tournament at the Pearl Street Library

Date of Program:  

Practice Session with Jim Donohue – Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

“The History and Collecting of Marbles” – Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Marbles Tournament – Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2014 marks The Pearl Street Branch Library’s 100th Anniversary!  In commemoration of this exciting event, the Pearl Street Library Centennial Anniversary Committee is holding an all-ages marbles tournament.

On Saturday, July 19, 2014 forty individuals and teams will gather at the Pearl Street Library (159 Pearl Street, Enfield, CT) and experience the good old-fashioned pastime of playing marbles.  The tournament will be structured in 5 divisions, with eight individuals (or teams) in each division.  Single divisions are: ages 6 to 8, 9 to 11, 12 to 14 and two team divisions made up of one adult (ages 16 and up) and one child (ages 0 to 15).  Division play will begin at 9 AM with the last finals starting at 3 PM.  At 3:30 PM a celebrities’ game will be held.  That should be a Hoot! 

No experience with marbles?  No problem!  On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM the 1963 National Marbles Champion, Jim Donohue, will be on hand at the Pearl Street Library for pointers and practice.   

Immediately following this practice session on July 16th at 7 PM, marbles enthusiast and author, Robert Block, will present a program on the history and collecting of marbles.  Mr. Block is literally the person who has written the book on marbles; in fact, more than a half dozen of them.  Also, don’t forget to check out Mr. Block’s incredible marbles display, which can be viewed throughout the month of July, at the Pearl Street Library.

For additional information and to sign up for the tournament, please visit:



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