City of Lincoln
2016 Media Releases
- November 30, 2016
- For More Information Contact:
- Julee Hector, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-8511
Lincoln City Libraries Hosts Activities for Computer Science Education Week
Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites children and adults to try an "Hour of Code™" during Computer Science Education Week Monday, December 5 through Sunday, December 11.
Julee Hector, LCL Assistant Director, said Hour of Code™ started as a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify computer programming and broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to a variety of community efforts. Hour of Code™ is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
Lincoln City Libraries events include the following:
- December 5 through 11, Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street
- Library staff will assist participants using the public internet computers to select Hour of Code™ tutorials to match their interests and abilities. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
- Wednesday, December 7, 4 to 5 p.m., South Branch Library, 2675 South Street
- #LNK Coding Women will help participants write their first computer program while learning basic concepts and using drag-and-drop programming. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by calling 402-441-8570.
- Saturday, December 10, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street
- Children in preschool through 5th grade are invited to use the Kodable programming curriculum to learn the basics of computer programming. Pre-registration is required by calling 402-441-4460.
- Saturday, December 10, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street
- Students in third through eighth grades will use the Scratch programming language to animate their name, make music or make an avatar fly. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively and reason systematically. Pre-registration is required by calling 402-441-4460.
- Sunday, December 11, 3 to 4 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street
- Library staff will help participants write their first computer program while learning basic concepts and using drag and drop programming. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by calling 402-441-8530. Adult-child pairs are welcome.
The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. For information about Hour of Code™ and other library activities, visit lincolnlibraries.org.