Super Mario Kart Tournament

Come cheer on the competitors at this lively Super Mario Kart Tournament! (ALL COMPETITION SPOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)

The action will be projected onto a giant screen and free pizzas till they disappear.

**This game will be played on a SNES Mini Console) and plays just like the original Super Mariokart of yesteryear**

Please read below information for rules and regulations!

General Tournament Information
Cash prizes will be awarded to the first place among kids (12 and under) and first place among BIG kids (13 and up, adults encouraged!).
Registration is required online in advance and limited to 8 kids ($1) and 16 adults ($5). When you arrive at the tournament, you must check in with the tournament organizers.
Trash talking is allowed, but no swearing or bad behavior. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Tournament Rules
Tournament will be randomly assigned single elimination bracket.
Players may pick any character. Players also may switch characters between matches.
Races will all be run as MATCH races (2 player), 50cc for kids, 100cc for BIG kids.
All matches will be the same randomly selected course per bracket.
The scorekeeper will determine when a match begins.
When a match is ended, players must leave the score screen up for the scorekeeper to record the results. Passing this screen will invalidate the match and all players forfeit.
All normal Mario Kart play is allowed, including using short cuts and teaming up.
Tournament organizers have the final say in all decisions.

Author Series with Ahmed Naji

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Egyptian novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji.

Naji will read from his work and discuss the ordeal of being imprisoned for “violating public modesty,” as a result of calculated outrage based on an excerpt from his novel Using Life.

VCLA’s Founding Director Sean Murphy and the author will discuss the ways Naji’s experiences have informed his fiction and journalism, and the ways his life has—and has not—changed since becoming a literary and political cause célèbre.

Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing. This is a free event!