Library Invites Young People to Take Part in Hour of Code Programs

Tue, 12/09/2014
Courtney Lewis,816.701.3669
Library Invites Young People to Take Part in Hour of Code Programs

(Kansas City, Missouri) - The Kansas City Public Library is urging young people to get their code on, by participating in the international Hour of Code program during Computer Science Education Week, December 8 -14, 2014. The Hour of Code is a global event reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries.

Beginning today, seven of nine Kansas City Public Library locations will host Hour of Code activities, inviting youth and teens to take part in fun, challenging, hands-on computer science lessons and activities that introduce concepts of logic, analysis and problem solving. There will be self-guided tutorials, with no experience needed.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own Wi-Fi-enabled devices, however the Library will provide shared devices for those who need them, as well as non-tech activities. Times and locations are below.

Tuesday, December 9, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Wednesday, December, 10 4:30 - 6 p.m. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Thursday, December 11, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Pkwy

Friday, December 12, 3 - 5 p.m. Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St., Independence

Saturday, December 13, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Sunday, December 14, 2 - 4 p.m. North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

Admission is free. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. RSVP at kclibrary.org/hourofcode or call 816.701.3407.

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