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Oak Park Public Library Offering Live Virtual Chess Tutoring

Expert chess tutors are now available Monday through Thursday.

With the explosion of interest in chess  opens in a new windowfueled by Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit last fall, library resource BrainFuse HelpNow has responded by offering live chess tutoring with expert coaches.

Expert chess tutors are available Monday through Thursday from 3 to 9 pm CT. Tutors have certifiable qualifications such as high Elo ratings (2000+), chess coaching experience, and current or previous titles (for example, expert/candidate master).

BrainFuse HelpNow, which is committed to learning in many forms, has a roster of services that include live homework help, practice tests for college entrance exams, and expert writing help. The online resource is available with your library card.  opens in a new windowAccess BrainFuse HelpNow »

Mr. Luis has been teaching chess at the library for years, including in the popular Chess Champs workshops for kids ages 5-13 years.

More ways to learn chess with your library

On-demand video tutorials

Luis Tubens has been teaching chess at the Oak Park Public Library for several years, and now you can learn from him via video lessons!  opens in a new windowSee Chess Lessons with Mr. Luis »

Live virtual Chess Champs workshops

The  opens in a new windowongoing Chess Champs workshop series is going strong and continues virtually!

Join us for a chess workshop and open play chess club, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Best for ages 5-13.  opens in a new windowRegister in Zoom for the next workshop on Tuesday, January 26.

Don’t have a chess set? Check out or create your own

If you don’t own a chess set, you can place a hold on a  opens in a new windowDiscovery Kit Chess bag in the library catalog, for contact-free pickup at the Main Library.

Or you can  opens in a new windowprint out a board and pieces, or simply draw your own board and pieces.

Read or listen to books about chess

Browse the kids’ chess books on  opens in a new windowHoopla and  opens in a new windowMedia on Demand/Libby.

And if you’re looking to read or listen to the novel that inspired the extremely popular Netflix series, check out The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis on Hoopla ( opens in a new windowebook and  opens in a new windowdigital audiobook) and  opens in a new windowMedia on Demand/Libby (ebook).


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