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Scratch Coding for Middle Schoolers

Learn basic coding with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language developed by MIT where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. This program will be on Thursday, September 20, from 4:45-6:00 PM in the Computer Lab. Registration is required and opens on September 13, at 10:00 AM. Please call or register online.

For middle school teens and tweens in grades 6-8.

Scratch Coding for Middle Schoolers

Learn basic coding with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language developed by MIT where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. This program will be on Thursday, September 6, from 4:45-6:00 PM in the Computer Lab. Registration is required and opens on August 30, at 10:00 AM. Please call or register online.

For middle school teens and tweens in grades 6-8.

Teens! New CSS Coding Classes Start Soon!

CSSThe Spring Branch-Memorial Library is offering new coding lessons for teens, grades 6-12!  Teens will learn how to code with CSS, which is used to add design elements to websites created with HTML.  No prior coding experience is needed, since the first class will offer an overview of HTML. The program will last eight sessions.

Teens are asked to bring in a Windows laptop with Notepad and a browser, if possible. We will also provide laptops for teens to use.

Dates: Tuesdays beginning February 6
February 6,  February 13, February 20, March 6, March 20, April 3, April 10, April 17

Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Spring Branch-Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale Road, Houston, TX 77024

Grades: 6-12

No registration is required. 

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.

Coding for Kids and Teens

If you've ever visited a website or played a game using an app on a phone or tablet, you have used something that was created using code. When someone codes, they create instructions for a computer to follow, and this makes it possible for us to play computer games, use apps, browse the web, and more. Learning to code allows someone endless opportunities, including creating their own games and even their own websites!

Coding for Teens: HTML

CodingJoin us for a new set of coding lessons for teens! Learn how to create websites using HTML coding. No prior coding experience is needed.

This program is designed to last 9 sessions.

You are encouraged to bring a Windows laptop, if possible.

Dates: Tuesdays starting October 3

Time: 4 PM - 5 PM

Ages: 12-18

No registration required.
 

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Teens that Code--Level 3

Teens that Code—Level 3----Tuesdays

We will be continuing our Coding Lessons for Teens with Animation from Google CS First. This is an 8 week program. Teens should have some previous experience with coding in Scratch if they have not attended our other classes.

Dates: February 7, 14, 21 and 28
            March 7, 14, 21 and 28

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: Teens/Tweens

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Teen Coding with Robots - Jan. 17 @ 4:30 PM

On Tuesday, January 17, from 4:30-5:30 PM, teens can learn how to code with robots at the Kingwood Branch Library! Using Blocky, a JavaScript coding language, teens can program Dash & Dot robots to navigate through an obstacle course.

This program is for teens & tweens grades 6-12. For more info, contact the YA Librarian at 281-360-6804 or kwteens@hcpl.net. Get updates texted to your phone by texting @kwteens at 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

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