The mission of Girls who Code is to close the gender gap in technology. This free program for girls in 6 - 12th grade will provide girls the opportunity to learn computer science as well as teamwork and leadership skills. The curriculum is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. There are activities for students with zero computer science experience as well as activities that introduce college level concepts. Girls can expect to work on a Computer Science Impact project where skills will be used to solve a problem relevant to the Club and community. The Club is free but a SAILS Library card and registration are required.
The first two meetings are scheduled for Saturday, December 10 and 17 from 10 am - 12 noon.
The remaining meetings wil be held on all the Saturdays in January and February from 10 am - 12 noon.
From the Girls Who Code website
"Learn the Core4 computer science concepts that form the basis for all computer programming languages whether you want to build a mobile app, a website or even program a robot. Join peers and mentors and get access to our national alumni network of tens of thousands of girls who are using computer science to solve problems."
If there is interest, a club may also form on Monday afternoons in the winter or spring 2017. If you would like to be contacted about the potential afternoon club please contact Sharon Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Large Meeting Room
Is your child a shutterbug or simply have an interest in photography? The Seekonk Public Library will be offering a 4 week, digital photography class for students in grades 3-5. In this hands-on class, participants will explore the basics of digital photography such as the concept of “framing + moment = story,” the rule of thirds and fill the frame. At the conclusion of the class participants will have a chance to display their work for public viewing.
No prior experience is necessary, just an interest in learning about photography along with a commitment to the 4 week program. All supplies, including the use of cameras, will be provided. Registration is required and limited to 10 students.
This class will be taught by Hayley Greene, a local teacher who guides her students through the basics of photography while encouraging self-expression.
It's time for Chinese New Year! Drop by any time this week to make a cool dragon picture in the Children's Room Art Corner!