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Wilton Library To Hold Coding Event This Week

The Wilton Library will hold another coding event on Dec. 10, after a successful run last year.
The Wilton Library will hold another coding event on Dec. 10, after a successful run last year. Photo Credit: Jerry Dougherty

WILTON, Conn. – After a successful run last year, the Wilton Library announced plans to join the annual Computer Science Education Week with an event geared toward demystifying coding.

On Wednesday, Dec. 10, the library will hold “Breaking Code: Create What’s Behind Angry Birds and Other Fun Apps,” a series of one-hour sessions where patrons are encouraged to see what it's like to code a program.

Sessions are scheduled for 1-2 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m., 4-5 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Computer Science Education Week is a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, sponsored by Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to growing computer programming education. Events are scheduled across the country from Monday, Dec. 8, to Sunday, Dec. 14.

The popular application Angry Birds will be used throughout the day. Attendees are allowed to go at their own speed on their own devices or use one of the computers set up expressly for this purpose.

Mary Anne Franco, the library’s assistant director-technology and training, spoke about the successful event last year.

“We had 99 people attend one of the four sessions …and it was during a very snowy afternoon. We’re hoping to see many returning enthusiasts, as well as welcome new ones.”

Registration is required for any session so the library staff will know how many computers are needed for each hour. To register, visit http://www.wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events, or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213.

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