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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Learn to code at your library

Learn to Code at the library

We invite patrons of all ages to learn to code at the library. Coding workshops for children, teens and adults will be held at several branches throughout the month of September, introducing attendees to programming languages such as Scratch and Python. Participation in the coding classes is free and open to the public.

Beginning Thursday, September 5, children at the Wallette Branch, 363 Hearne Avenue, can participate in a 4-part Coding in Scratch workshop. The workshops will be held September 5, September 12, September 20, and September 26 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day and are designed for children ages 8 to 15. Children will learn progressive coding concepts using Scratch, 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, children can create interactive video games, stories and animations. Seating for the Coding in Scratch workshops is limited. To register, please call 318-425-3630.

Teens can also learn to code using Scratch, Minecraft and other programs throughout the month. The North Caddo Branch, located at 615 North Pine Street in Vivian, hosts Teens in 3D each Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Teens, age 11 and older, can explore a variety of apps, tech, coding and other cools things happening at the library.

On Wednesday, September 11, the Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch will teach teens the basics of coding using Minecraft. The Teen Hang: Coding Minecraft program will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The program is open to youth age 11 to 17. The Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch is located at 2105 Hollywood Avenue.

The North Shreveport Branch, 4844 North Market Street, will also host a teen coding program. Teen Space: Get Techy with Scratch will take place on Wednesday, September 18 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Teens and tweens age 10 to 17 are invited to learn beginner coding techniques using Scratch.

Adults are also invited to learn to code at Shreve Memorial Library. Beginning Tuesday, September 3, the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch will host Coding Club for Adults: Learn Python every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The class is for adults and teens age 15 and up who want to get started learning how to code in Python. Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language that incorporates modules, exceptions, dynamic typing, very high level dynamic data types, and classes. The class will consist of four progressive lessons. Seating for the Coding Club is limited. To register for the class, please call 318-687-6824. The Hamilton/South Caddo Branch is located at 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.

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