Minecraft hits rich vein of interest at Lake Stevens Library

Minecraft is the second best-selling video game of all time so it’s no wonder all the seats at Lake Stevens Library were filled for an Aug. 3 session of gaming and crafting.

A Minecraft player using the Oculus Rift headset looks off into the virtual world he is seeing while others watch his movements on the screen of the laptop during a session at Lake Stevens Library on Aug. 3. Photo gallery

In addition to playing the game at various levels (including the use of Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles), participants created pixel art with fusible beads. The program was supported with funding from Friends of the Lake Stevens Library.

Minecraft events are regularly scheduled at various Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries with at least 20 on the Sno-Isle Libraries events calendar from now through December. The popular programs often require pre-registration and fill up fast so planning ahead is suggested.

The Lake Stevens Library event was part of Sno-Isle Libraries’ Explore Summer “Build a Better World” series with programs for youth and teens at all 22 of Sno-Isle Libraries’ community libraries.

Oh, and the best-selling video game of all time? Tetris.