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Learning to Code with iCode Tri-Cities

Learning to Code with iCode Tri-Cities

Do you have a future computer programmer in your family? We're offering several events in May with iCode Tri-Cities for ages 8-12!

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Hannah Kiger

Is your child interested in computer programming? If so, your Library has a great opportunity for them! We’re partnering with iCode Tri-Cities to offer coding classes for ages 8-12 on Monday, May 20 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, May 23 at 4 p.m.

iCode instructors will teach the foundations of writing and applying computer code in the Library’s Jones Meeting Center. Students in these fun, hands-on classes will put algorithms into practice by programming and running robot mice!

JCPL Assistant Director of Children’s Services Suzy Bomgardner says, “Computer programming brings out the creative genius in kids, as it supports logical thinking and problem solving skills. I’m excited to meet the robot mice the iCode instructors are bringing along! We’re hoping the iCode crew will inspire a whole new generation of programmers.”

Registration is required for the classes on Monday, May 20 and Thursday, May 23.

Your Library is also hosting a drop-in event for families to learn about iCode Tri-Cities’ summer opportunities on Tuesday, May 28 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The presentation will include demonstrations of drones, robots, and gamified learning. Families can also work together to complete a pixel art activity and win iCode swag and summer camp coupons!

iCode Tri-Cities provides tech, coding, and STEM education through partnerships with schools and organizations in the Tri-Cities. You can learn more about iCode’s work here.

Visit our children’s event calendar or call the Children’s Library at (423) 434-4458 for more information about upcoming programs.

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