Billings Public Library hosts Computer Science Week

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Billings Public Library will host a series of coding programs for children and teens during Computer Science Education Week in December. The programs will be at the Billings Public Library in the Story Tower for Children’s programs and the TECH Lab for Teen programs. The programs are free and open to the public. Billings Public Library is holding these programs as part of Google’s CS First initiative, and has received a $300 mini-grant to help create more coding opportunities for youth at the library.

Computer Science Education Week: December 10-14
Come to the library and learn how to start coding, and get introduced to the world of computer science! Children and teens are welcome to attend these programs, or just stop by and see what the library has to offer for coding!

Children’s Programs (Call 657-8256 to register for Children’s Programs):

Kids Ready to Code
Monday, Dec. 9 & Friday, Dec. 13
Story Tower
Come celebrate Computer Science Education Week at the library! Children and tweens 0-12 are invited to come learn beginning coding through animation and other fun games. No knowledge or experience needed, we will all be learning together. Pre-registration required, please call 657-8256 to register for a single spot the 9th or 13th.

Teen Programs (Call 657-8290 to register for Teen Programs):

Code Your Own Hero
Tuesday, December 10
6-7 pm in the TECH Lab
Work with Scratch coding and design your own superhero!

Figurative Language
Friday, December 13
6-7 pm in the TECH Lab
Explore figurative language like metaphors and hyperbole by designing a computer program where characters literally explore these figurative elements!

For more information, please call Billings Public Library at 406-657-8258.

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