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FROM space-travel to robot racing, libraries are embracing the geek-chic lifestyle with a Geek Week

From Saturday, November 7, science, games and technology will be celebrated across West Sussex.

Bognor Regis Library will stage an introduction to Magic the Gathering, the fantasy strategy card game played by 20m fans worldwide.

Nigel Peake, the father of Chichester astronaut Tim Peake, will give a talk about his son’s career at Worthing Library.

In Chichester there will be a Geek Week Quiz and a Big Board Games Day.

For full details of every activity at the participating libraries, go to

Alternatively, call Rebecca Robertson on 0330 222 2354 for all the events in the south.