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Midvale Journal

Ruth Vine Tyler Library hosts biweekly Dungeons & Dragons Night

Dec 01, 2023 12:16PM ● By Annabelle Larsen

A librarian moonlights as a Dungeon Master for a variety of people looking to turn their evenings into an adventure. (Annabelle Larsen/City Journals)

Roll a D20 for insight on the Tyler library’s Dungeons & Dragons night. 

Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop fantasy role playing game that was first created in 1974, and has since gained a lot of popularity, especially recently with the creation of the Netflix series, Stranger Things, and the recently released 2023 movie, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.”The Ruth Vine Tyler library in Midvale joined in on the fun and hosted a Dungeon & Dragon night for local hopeful adventurers looking to join a new campaign. 

The campaign spanned over the course of several months, and pulled quite the crowd of dungeon explorers. The age range of the Dungeon & Dragons players was varied, with some players having it be their first adventure ever, and others being seasoned participants of the game, but all played together under the guidance of the Dungeon Masters, or the DM’s. The DM's were library employees that enjoy the game so much they stayed late on their Thursday nights to play this immersive and complex game, and teach others how to play as well. 

The Tyler library, as well as all the libraries in the Salt Lake County Library system hosts an array of activities for all age groups, and for all interests. If you unfortunately missed the Dungeon & Dragons game nights and are hoping to get involved in community activities at the library, one can visit and check out the many events that are always taking place at your local library. 

For future Dungeon and Dragon players, and even those looking to become a Dungeon Master for these events, Tyler Library has a discord server called Liberterra, where, according to the Salt Lake County Library website, “Is a place for beginners, veterans, and aspiring DMs to play, talk about the game, share character and campaign ideas, and join together, no matter how high the stakes.” λ