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Inwood Library Fandom Debates! Video Game Difficulty

Get your nerd on with Fandom Debates, a new program series from the Inwood Library.

Most video games let you select a difficulty level, usually ranging from something like easier than easy mode to legendary difficulty. What difficulty level do you play on? Why? Does difficulty level say anything about you as a gamer? Why do difficulty levels even exist, and should they? Let’s discuss.

You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

Inwood Library Fandom Debates! Mary Sues

Get your nerd on with Fandom Debates, a new program series from the Inwood Library. Today’s topic is the Mary Sue. According to Fanlore.org, a Mary Sue “is an original character in fanfiction, usually but not always female, who for one reason or another is deemed undesirable by fan critics. A character may be judged Mary Sue if she is competent in too many areas, is physically attractive, and/or is viewed as admirable by other sympathetic characters. Mary Sues are generally presumed to be idealized self-inserts rather than true characters, although they may actually be intended as point-of-view characters for the reader. Many fans feel that with true Mary Sue stories, the characters cause canon characters, established story lines, and the very inner consistency of the canon’s reality, to be wildly out of bounds.”

Do Mary Sues get a bad rap? Is “Mary Sue” a derogatory term? Or are Mary Sues real, and do they ruin everything? Also, do Mary Sues only exist in fanfiction, or can they be canon, too? Let’s debate!

You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

Fort Tryon Park Broadway Berm Beautification Day

“Dig in” and help the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks horticulture staff restore Fort Tryon Park’s area along Broadway. Activities include removing debris and invasive plant species, weeding, mulching, and planting. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Please wear sturdy shoes, your face mask, and bring a filled water bottle.

Groups of 5 or more must pre-register at info@FortTryonParkTrust.org so we have enough supplies on hand.

Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Fort Tryon Park Trust supports regular park stewardship activities by underwriting tools, plants, supplies, and NYC Parks staff to oversee projects.