The Library Wants YOU to Learn How to Code—for FREE!

By Jenn D. Wed, December 2, 2015

The HOUR OF CODE is coming!

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. There is no experience needed and tutorials are available in over 40 languages.

This year, there are 148,323 separate Hour of Code events scheduled around the world.

To celebrate Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, the Free Library will be hosting five Hour of Code events around the city! Three events are scheduled at the library's Hot Spot locations and two (age-restricted) events will be held at the Parkway Central Library: 

Monday, December 7:  Free Library Hot Spot at The Village of Arts and Humanities
2544 Germantown Avenue, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 8: Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Room 108, 3:00-5:00 p.m.  (a Teen Tuesday event)

Wednesday, December 9: Free Library Hot Spot at Mercy Ministries
1939 Venango Street, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 10: Parkway Central Library
Children’s Department, 3:00-5:00 p.m.  (school-aged attendees only)

Friday, December 11: Free Library Hot Spot at Heavenly Hall
4015 Poplar Street, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Can’t make it to one of our workshops? Visit code.org at any time to explore the code studio—filled with fun, colorful, and engaging tutorials.

For questions, please contact the Office of Public Service Support at 215-686-5372.

The Hour of Code is taking place across the country, December 7-13, 2015.
The Hour of Code is taking place across the country, December 7-13, 2015.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, is a big supporter of teaching kids to code.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, is a big supporter of teaching kids to code.

Comments

How do you sign up?
Me Wed, December 02, 2015
You can visit the Hot Spots on the dates and times listed, or go to code.org anytime!
Jennifer - Free Library of Philadelphia Wed, December 02, 2015
Is this still offered
De parker - Philadelphia Tue, February 05, 2019
You can still visit code.org anytime, from a library or other computer with internet, to get started. As well, on May 16, there will be a coding workshop at 12:00 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library. Details here: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/83680
Administrator, Free Library Tue, February 05, 2019

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