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Posted on: November 23, 2016

[ARCHIVED] “Hour of Code” Events

Join in the worldwide Hour of Code movement at the Downtown Eugene Public Library!


Kids ages 8 through 12: come to "Star Wars Hour of Code," a hands-on workshop to learn Scratch drag-and-drop coding to animate and play a Star Wars game. Choose from one of three sessions: Monday, December 5, 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.; or Friday, December 9, 4:00 p.m. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required: call 541-682-8316.


For teens, there’s “Minecraft Coding” on Tuesday, December 6, 4:00 p.m., using Scratch drag-and-drop coding to animate and play a game with Minecraft characters. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required: call 541-682-8316.


Or drop by and jump into a life-size game of “Live Action Pac-Man” on Thursday, December 8, 4:00 p.m. Ages 3rd grade through adults are invited to learn user-friendly Scratch code to participate as a character on the giant board or as a player who directs the action.


The global Hour of Code movement started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify coding and show that anybody can learn the basics. This grassroots campaign now reaches tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.


For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-8316 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.

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