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January 23, 2018

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Release Date: 12/21/2017

Ready to Code: Teen Programming Workshops at The Seattle Public Library Jan. 24-29


Get ready to build a computer and compete against time at The Seattle Public Library! From Jan. 24-29, teens can learn how a computer thinks and executes code with everyday objects at our hands-on coding workshops.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.


Ready to Code: Build a Computer and Beat the Clock

These computers use pen and paper for memory cells, a grid of kitchen sponges for a screen, participants' minds and bodies as processing units, and a simple programming language as their instructions. In teams, learners build their computers by arranging their sponges and memory cells correctly. Each team will receive the same program to execute - in the form of stacks of printed code - with the goal of running the program correctly before the other team.

Workshop Schedule






The Seattle Public Library is one of 28 libraries around the country to receive a grant from Libraries Ready to Code, an initiative of the American Library Association sponsored by Google. The grant promotes computer science and computational thinking for teens.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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