San Diego County Library is participating in Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14) by hosting a series of Hour of Code events at local branches. These events provide laptops and an internet connection for students of all ages to participate in hour-long tutorials designed to teach the basics of coding (computer programming). Attendees are also invited to bring their own laptop or mobile device. Participate in Hour of Code at the following libraries this week:
- Encinitas (540 Cornish Dr) on December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
- Ramona (1275 Main St) on December 10 at 3 p.m. and December 11 at 3 p.m. – for teens
- Vista Library (700 Eucalyptus Ave) on December 11 at 3 p.m.
- Santee Library (9225 Carlton Hills Blvd) on December 11 at 3:30 p.m. – for teens
- La Mesa Library (8074 Allison Ave) on December 11 at 4 p.m.
- Lemon Grove (3001 School Ln) on December 12 at 3 p.m.
- Borrego Springs (587 Palm Canyon Dr) on December 13 at 4 p.m.
“Public libraries are the great equalizers that promote equal access to information, education, and technology,” said San Diego County Library Director José Aponte. “The Hour of Code programs are a great way for local residents to get hands-on experience with coding and hopefully inspire the next generation of computer programmers.”
Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in the computer science field. The good news is that we’re on our way to changing this. In one week last year, 15 million students tried computer science! This year, SDCL invites you to kick off the Hour of Code at participating libraries.
Visit www.sdcl.org for more information about San Diego County Library.
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