coding

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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