Due to a rise in COVID cases, masks are required when visiting the Library building.


This four-week series is for everyone, whether you have taken our previous introductory courses or not. Join Coach Jithu and work on your game! Attendees will have the opportunity to play chess and practice their new skills.

Register for this series!

*It is all right if you cannot attend every session, join us for as many as possible.

About Coach Jithu

Coach Jithu is currently a student at the University of Connecticut. Focusing on player’s tactical and strategic development, Coach Jithu teaches chess lessons for DIG. Coach Jithu’s current USCF Rating is 1976. At the 2018 Bradley Open (Hartford, CT), Coach Jithu placed 2nd out of 38 players in the U1800 section. He went 4-1 at the tournament.

One of Jithu’s private lesson students said: “Coach Dan taught me how to play chess when I was a total beginner. Coach Jithu upped my game by teaching me strategies. I love learning new strategies from him and also he gives me cool puzzles. My rating has gone up over 300 points since I started working with Jithu. He’s a great coach.”

Registration Information:

Need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

The CDC strongly encourages that masks should be worn, regardless of vaccination status, "in an outdoor crowded setting" or while "participating in activities with close contact with others." Due to increased community transmission of COVID-19, masks are required for visits inside the Library building until further notice.

This program has multiple sessions

Please check your schedule to ensure you can attend all the listed sessions.

Session 1:
Monday, August 2, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Session 2:
Monday, August 9, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Session 3:
Monday, August 16, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Session 4: Cancelled
Monday, August 23, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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