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It's Bingo's Birthday!

While Bingo is the name-o of the dog owned by a farmer, it is also the name of a beloved game enjoyed by all ages.  

In the game, people get cards with numbers in five columns under each letter in the word “bingo.” The game leader, known as a caller, calls out randomly selected letter-number combinations that may appear on players’ cards such as “I-20” or “O-65.”  If the number is on a player’s card, they mark it off with a token or ink dot. The first person to get five numbers in a row shouts “bingo” and wins the game.  

Although the exact date of bingo’s creation isn’t known, each year we celebrate the "birth” of the widely loved and played game during the month of December. Play a game of bingo and win prizes! Register for a game on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library or on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at Dolley Madison Library: bit.ly/FCPL_Bingo 

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