Technology Programs for Teens & Tweens!

controllerThe Attleboro Public Library is very excited to be able to offer two technology based programs for tweens and teens this summer!  It’s so important for youth to stay involved over the summer in activities that allow them to learn new skills as well as socialize with others their age.

In August, the Rhode Island Computer Museum will be offering two different computer based programs to patrons ages 10-17. The first event, on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 1:30-3pm is called “Make Your Own Video Game” and will introduce participants to software called “Scratch” and create their own “video game” sample.  During this program participants will also learn some history of video games and how Scratch is used to teach software coding, allowing games to be made.

Minecraft0002The second program, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 3-4:30pm is called “Minecraft Modding.”  During this workshop youth will learn how to “mod” or change the Minecraft world with code. It introduces the concepts of coding using the Python programming language on the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost card sized computer designed to promote computer education.

Teens and Tweens may sign up for one of these highly sought after programs.  Space is each program is very limited and reserved only for those who register.  Registrations will be taken over the phone by calling the children’s room at the library at 508-222-7820 or by coming in to the library in person to the Children’s Room. Registration for these programs begins on July 25, 2016.   Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 17 to participate.  Happy coding!