Hour of Code at Toronto Public Library!

January 7, 2015 | Diana L.

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Earlier in December, Toronto Public Library celebrated the Hour of Code.

Hour of Code LogoThe Hour of Code is a global movement with the aim of reaching people in countries all over the world to learn more about computer science during Computer Science Education Week

Here’s a short video on what Hour of Code is all about:

From December 8th to 14th, 2014, several Toronto Public Library branches offered free, hands-on programs to people of all ages. Here’s a highlight of some of the fun Hour of Code programs:

Innovator in Communities Coding & Programming Expert - Lindy WilkinsThere was also an opportunity for people to meet the library’s Innovator in Communities coding & programming expert, Lindy Wilkins!

Lindy’s Exciting Electronics program was held at York Woods, Morningside and Eglinton Square Branch where people of all ages got to learn about Arduino microcontrollers and how to use them to make cool interactive objects!

Participants at York Woods Branch learning how to light up an LED using an Arduino
Participants at York Woods Branch learning how to light up an LED using an Arduino
Participants of all ages learning how to program an Arduino
Participants of all ages learning how to program an Arduino
Lindy introducing participants to the Arduino at Eglinton Square Branch
Lindy introducing participants to the Arduino at Eglinton Square Branch

If you’re not familiar with Arduinos, check out this video from Make Magazine:

  

The Hour of Code programs were definitely a fun way for people with or without computer or coding experience to learn something new and to get excited about computer science and technology!

Want to learn more? You don’t have to wait till the Hour of Code! Check the Toronto Public Library website for more programs and books on Arduinos or coding

Arduino Uno

You can also use an Arduino at one of our Digital Innovation Hubs! Here’s a list of all the in branch equipment you can use

Thank you to all those who participated in the Hour of Code for 2014! Look forward to even more programs and ways to celebrate the Hour of Code later this year!

For more information about the Hour of Code, visit http://code.org/hourofcode

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