Chess for Fun begins its ninth season at the Atherton Library on October 1st, 2008. These free one and a half hour sessions for children are presented by United States Chess Federation Expert Dennis Myers and are funded by the Atherton Police Activities League. Aimed at beginning level youth in second grade or above, kids will learn new chess strategies and practical techniques to improve their skills and will have the opportunity to play other students. Knowledge of basic chess moves is required for enrollment. Classes meet one Wednesday each month from 6:00-7:30 PM. Scheduled dates for the 2007-2008 season are: October 1st, November 5th, December 3th , then January 7th, 2009, February 4th, March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th.