“Pastimes,” a collection of games, amusements, and other pleasant distractions, is on display in the Margaret Mercer Room at the Thomas Balch Library. 

By appointment, visitors may explore some of the ways people have enjoyed their leisure time at home as long as 200 years ago. Items include examples of games owned and played by Loudoun County residents ranging from dominos (one of the oldest games played by mankind), card games, and a modern local take on Monopoly.

The exhibit runs through Nov. 30 and may be seen by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, or 1-3 p.m. Call 703-737-7195, email balchlib@leesburgva.gov, or fill out an Appointment Request Form at leesburgva.gov/departments/thomas-balch-library.