Saturday, February 23, 2008

Go Club finally taking off at the Pasadena Central Library

For a couple of years now, I've been coordinating a Go program at the Pasadena Central Library. It's been tough, with many weeks having only 1 or 2 kids in attendance and others with no kids at all. I've lost a couple of my original volunteers, and I'm always on the lookout for more. At this point I have only two others and myself to cover the weekly Saturday sessions. Back in December, though, attendance started to pick up, and this Saturday I had 11 kids, one parent, and one adult who dropped in to learn the rules. This is very exciting! It proves my theory that you need 4-5 people weekly in order for new people to come to your club and decide to stick around, but more importantly, it means that we finally have a real club at the Pasadena Central Library. We meet every Saturday from 2-4 pm in the Teen Central room. You should come by sometime and check it out!


  1. Hey I'm Lisha and I'm a student at Caltech. I just moved this year to the West Coast and I've been looking for a go club nearby. I'm rank is around a 4 kyu, do you think it would be okay if I visited your go club?

  2. Hi Lisha!

    I need to figure out how to turn on notifications for comments...I thought they were on already!

    You're very welcome to come by. We're there every Saturday from 2 to 4 pm. However, at the library it's all about teaching the kids (who are all beginners). I need lots of help with that, and I'm always looking for new volunteers.

    You should also check out the Yu Go Club in Old Town. We meet Wednesdays from 6pm to 10pm at 20 N. Raymond Ave., Suite 200. Call 626-356-8055 for more info. There are a few of us around the 4kyu level.