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Have you ever wanted to create a world, just as you imagine? With coding you can.
Coding is the process of writing instructions for computers in a language that computers can understand. From creating video games to designing web pages, from programming robots to developing apps, coding is the superpower you need.
Why should you learn to code? First, it is a critical 21st century job skill. Globally, there are approximately one million unfilled computer programming jobs. The average entry-level salary for a computer programmer is $75,000 a year. Additionally, by learning to code, you can explore other STEAM related opportunities and careers.
Furthermore, coding hones key life skills, like critical thinking and creative problem solving. Through trying, failing, and trying again, you will discover that problem solutions require the right mix of creativity and determination. You say you don’t even like computers? Learning coding teaches digital literacy and computational thinking, which will make you much more comfortable with computers.
Ready to give coding a try? Let your Toledo Lucas County Public Library show you how, for free. All it takes is a free Prenda account through the Library’s website.
Need help getting started? Attend one of our free Start Coding classes. In these brief sessions, led by our knowledgeable librarians, create your account and learn everything you need to start learning to code from home.
Sessions are open to all ages and offered via Zoom at the following times:
(M) Nov. 2 | 4 - 5 p.m.
(W) Nov. 11 | 2 - 3 p.m.
(T) Nov. 17 | 6 - 7 p.m.
(W) Dec. 2 | noon - 1 p.m.
(F) Dec. 4 | 10 - 11 a.m.
Visit the Library Programs Page to register and receive the Zoom link.
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