Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Present

On behalf of the Chess in the Library team, I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year! Thank you so much for supporting Chess in the Library in 2010 and may the new year bring us all good fortune!

CITL received a big present a few days ago - something that means a lot to us all. Want to take a guess? :)

Well, our story has now expanded to Italy! How exciting is that, right? :) Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the program has physically expanded to Italy itself, haha (I wish...). An Itaty based chess blogger Giovanni Ornaghi has made 2 posts about Chess in the Library, a brief introduction and another full length interview. Below are the links:

If you understand Italian, then you're in luck! You get to read the article without any problem, unlike me, who has to use Google Translate. :)

Well, if you don't have time to use Google Translate and would like to read the interview, Giovanni has uploaded an original English PDF version of the interview for your convenience! Here is the link:

This has to be the best New Year present ever! Thank you so much Giovanni for spreading the word about Chess in the Library in Italy! I sincerely hope that people can be inspired by our organization and perhaps start doing something similar for their country. Now if you're hesitant about it, feel free to email us at and we'll do our best assist your project in any way we can! My oh my, this is starting to become the promotion of chess worldwide and not just in Canada!

Happy New Year everyone~


  1. Thanks! Don't forget that you're always a part of us through. :)

    Best wishes to you in the New Year~ ^_^

  2. Yuanling, I have a 12 year old son who plays chess here in the Philipines and quite good at it - good enough to be part of the Philippine Kiddy Team to the ASEAN Olympiad. And we have relatives in Canada who are inviting us to visit them. I we do, I would like my son to meet you. It would be an honor for him to play and learn from you. His name is Rhal Sol Cruz, Jr.

    God bless.