Registration Now Open for Playbots Coding Clubs!

Playbots graphic with EV1 RobotRegistration is now open for Harris County Public Library's Playbots Coding Clubs. In these eight week courses, youth ages 11-14 will create short videos about their communities starring Lego Mindstorm robots that they will build and code. In the final week, participating branches will host special viewing parties where family and friends will screen the finished projects. Viewing parties will be held on Monday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. 

By registering for the first class, you will secure a spot for the entire 8-week course. Because space is very limited, we ask that participants commit to attending all eight weeks.

HCPL Receives ALA/Google Grant

Harris County Public Library is the only library in Texas to be part of the 2017 Libraries Ready to Code initiative.

The grant comes from the American Library Association and is sponsored by Google. With the funding, HCPL will work with twenty-eight other libraries across the country to design and implement computer coding programs for young people.

The grant-funded programs will address specific groups that are currently underrepresented in computer science careers: girls, residents of rural and low-income communities, as well as young people of color and those with disabilities.

Book Hunters in Brief #121: Libraries Transform

Whoever came up with "libraries transform" as the American Library Association's theme for National Library Week 2016 deserves a raise. It is one on those rare things: a sentence in its simplest possible form--a noun, a verb and that's it--that communicates complex ideas.

Teen Read Week 2010: Books With Beat

The countdown to Teen Read Week begins! From October 17th to October 23rd, libraries around the country celebrate teen reading by holding Teen Read Week activities.  This year's theme is "Books With Beat". Check out the HCPL events calendar to see what your library is doing this week.

In the meantime, check out the list below the cut for my favorite "Books With Beat".




Make Your Voice Heard!

What was your favorite book this past year? Catching Fire? Geektastic? City of Glass? You can vote on those books and many more in the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teens' Top Ten 2010 Survey right here!

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