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Lake Dallas Public Library to Host “Girls Who Code”

 

Lake Dallas, TX, January 3, 2018 – The Lake Dallas Public Library is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Girls Who Code 3rd – 5th Club on Thursday evenings at 4:30 p.m. starting January 10. Girls Who Code 3rd-5th Grade Clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read and explore together. Featuring activities, characters, and vocabulary drawn from the best-selling Girls Who Code books, 3rd-5th Grade Clubs expose girls to bravery, resilience, and computational thinking.

Each meeting will include fun, interactive activities that are unique to Girls Who Code. We recommend that each meeting starts with girls reading together from a part of the book. Then,

they discuss questions that both the book and important concepts, like bravery and sisterhood. The Club will then take on a creative challenge that relates to the chapter they read - either unplugged or online.

“As the workforce evolves and skills in coding and design become more and more necessary, this program is a free source of quality information and education for the members of our community. Also, don’t let the name fool you: while this program is written for young women, anyone in 3rd through 5th grade is welcome to join in,” said Natalie McAdams, library director at Lake Dallas Public Library.

To register for this program and to receive a free copy of “Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World” by Reshma Saujani, students and their parents can visit hq.girlswhocode.com and click “I want to join as a Club Member.” Parents and children will both need to enter their information in order to register a child for the program. The Student Club Code for the Lake Dallas Public Library is TX6721.

For more information, please contact Natalie McAdams, library director, at the Lake Dallas Public Library, (940) 497-3566 or nmcadams@lakedallas.com