Coding for Kids and Teens

Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by Dana

Computer programming helps children and teens cultivate logic skills,
problem-solving abilities and creativity. This month, DBRL will be offering several programming events at each of our branches. Using visual programming, youth will work together to code their own robot or video game. Registration is required for each of these events.

Sphero-nauts
Using Sphero, a robotic ball that easily and playfully introduces the basic concepts of computer programming, young engineers will navigate through a series of obstacles. Ages 10-14. Please register.

Callaway County Public Library
Friday, April 14, 2-3 p.m.
Registration required. To sign up, please call (573) 642-7261.

Columbia Public Library
Wednesday, April 19, 4-5:30 p.m.
Registration required. To sign up, please call (573) 443-3161.

Southern Boone County Public Library
Thursday, April 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. OR 6-7 p.m.
Registration required. To sign up, please call (573) 657-7378.

Hour of Code
Using Blockly, a visual programming tool, children will learn to code using a variety of tutorials based on “Minecraft” and other popular computer games. Ages 10 and older. Please register.

Columbia Public Library
Tuesday, April 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration required. To sign up, please call (573) 443-3161

The library also carries many titles to teach yourself computer programming including these great books for kids:

Author: Dana

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