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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Code your own video game this April at SML!

Make your own video game

Teens are invited to visit our branches in April for a lesson in coding and gaming. Teens can create their very own video games as well as play some of their favorite games. Programs will be held at various branches and are open to teens age 11 to 17.

Using the Scratch visual programming language and iPads, teens will create their own simple video games that can be played on any computer. Scratch is a programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab that helps youth learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. With Scratch, teens can create interactive video games, stories and animations. The Teen Make Your Own Video Game programs will be held at the following library branches on the dates listed below.

  • Tuesday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. – Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Wednesday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m. – David Raines Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Wednesday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m. – Atkins Branch (Facebook Event)

In addition, teens can visit our branches for Teen Game Day programs. These programs get teens together with their peers to socialize and play video games on systems such as X-Box, Nintendo Wii, Switch and/or PS4. Gamer Wednesdays at the Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, and Just 4 Teens: Play It Loud at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, are held each Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. respectively. Additional teen gaming programs are scheduled as follows:

  • Saturday, April 6 & 13 Teen Scene, noon – 1 p.m. at Mooretown Branch
  • Wednesday, April 10 & 17 Teen Hang, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch
  • Tuesday, April 16Teen Time, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch
  • Thursday, April 25Teen Scene, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Broadmoor Branch
  • Tuesday, April 30Teen Time, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at West Shreveport Branch

All programs are free and open to the public.

Scratch at MIT
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