Senior Adult Digital Education, Construction Career Advancement and Robot Monkeys: TSLAC Grant-Funded Programs @ HCPL

Earlier this year, the Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) awarded grants to Harris County Public Library for three exciting projects that target specific populations that will provide them with new skills to increase their quality of life now and create better opportunities in the future.

HCPL Robotics and Coding for K - 12 aims to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and enhance digital literacy by giving participants hands-on experience building robot models and programming robots actions using graphics-based software.

Senior Adult Digital Experience: In addition to in-library programs, HCPL educators are visiting senior adult centers, and County service and program providers and giving seniors hands-on training on mobile digital devices to help them become digital content users with the ability to access the library’s free downloadable content including eBooks, movies, magazines and research tools.

Construction Industry Workforce Development: Parker Williams Branch Library purchased a selection of National Center for Construction Education & Research training guides to prepare people in, or interested in, construction fields for accreditation and certification exams, and to offer ongoing support including informational sessions about job opportunities and career advancement.

These three projects were made possible by grants from the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services and the Texas State Library & Archives Commission. Harris County Public Library is grateful for their support.


Soundtrack via "Streetbeat Heat" by Podington Bear



Which branches will offer the

Which branches will offer the Robotics and Coding classes? And, when will they begin?

Hello! Here's the current


Here's the current schedule for robotics classes

Here are a few coding classes for teens.

Programs are being added all the time, so it might be good to check your local branch(es) events calendar periodically. Events Calendars.


Thanks for asking!