City of Palmdale, CA

08/27/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/27/2018 11:16

Palmdale City Library to Host Free Chess Lessons




CONTACT: John Mlynar PHONE: 661/267-5115 DATE: August 27, 2018

Palmdale City Library to Host Free Chess Lessons

PALMDALE - The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., is offering a series of free chess lessons for all ages in Aug. and Sept.

The classes will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 29; Thursday, Aug. 30;

Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 6.

Each class will cover a different topic, including tactics and strategies, understanding the opening, analyzing the middlegame and studying the endgame. Chess lessons will be taught by Arman Baradaran, FIDE (Federation Internationale des Echecs) Arena Grand

Master and US Chess Federation Candidate Master.

Then on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 am, class attendees and the public will be invited to test their skills and participate in a simultaneous exhibition with Baradaran.

"I think chess is a wonderful way to tap into the depths of your mind and activate your brain," Baradaran said.

For an introduction to the chess board, pieces, moves and basic rules please visit

The Palmdale City Library is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.

For more information, please call the Palmdale City Library at 661/267-5600 or TDD

267-5167, or visit


Communications Department 38300 Sierra Highway Palmdale, CA 93550