The chess board itself was made by another magical figure, known only as 'Mike of the Library'.
Three hours of total fun followed as children and parents rotated through a very impressive amount of activities provided by the library.
As the photos will show, we proved yet again that even in this advanced year of 2018, chess is still a magical adventure for wizards of all ages.
What a remarkable evening! Thank you to Stockton Central Library, all of the many children and adults who participated and, of course, to my magnificent wizard accomplices, Rachel and Sean.
Let's do it all over again next year!