Tweens to Be Introduced to Coding at TCPL

ITHACA—Tompkins County Public Library invites tweens to the Tween Coding Club, Wednesdays, October 2 and 16, November 6 and 20, and December 4 and 18, from 4:45 to 5:45 pm in the Library’s Digital Lab and Makerspace.

At these meetings, tweens ages 9 to 12 will learn to express themselves through computer programming. Using the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, a small microcontroller with big possibilities, participants will learn the basics of coding and hardware while interacting with the world through light, sound, temperature, and movement. The possibilities include making a guitar you play with light, coding an interactive game, building a heat-detecting lamp, and more. No experience is necessary; enthusiasm is required.

This program will be led by Michael Darfler, a maker, coder, and educator who recently moved back to Ithaca. He is passionate about hands-on learning and being part of a thriving community of learners.

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Registration is required. Register for the October 2 session here: www.tcpl.org/events/tween-coding-club-4. For later sessions, navigate to the entry on the TCPL Online Events Calendar; www.tcpl.org/events/month.

For more information, contact Youth Services at (607) 272-4557, extension 275 or aball@tcpl.org.

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