girls who
CODE

Join the movement! Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. 

How does it work?

Join a Girls Who Code Club at the library!

The library has two different clubs: one for girls in grade school, and one for teens. The clubs are run by library staff and local programmers, and have a fun and friendly environment.  Participation is completely free!

Girls Who Code is a national organization with a mission to close the gender gap in computer science.

Learn more about Girls Who Code

Grades 3 - 5

Wednesdays, January 19 - March 23
4 - 5 p.m.

Mandatory Parent Meeting Open House
Wednesday, January 12, 4 - 6 p.m.

Girls Who Code for students in Grades 3 – 5! Girls will learn basic computer science skills and computational thinking using the Girls Who Code book Learn to Code and Change the World by Reshma Saujani. Each meeting will consist of discussion and hands-on activities. Some activities will be tech-based while others will be unplugged experiences.

Space is limited. Participants must reside in Downers Grove or attend a Downers Grove school. Contact Sharon at shrycewicz@dglibrary.org with questions.

Applications accepted November 1 - 30.
Check back on November 1 to apply.

Grades 6 - 12

Thursdays, January 20 - April 21
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Mandatory Parent Meeting Open House
Thursday, January 13,  7 p.m.

Learn the basics of coding from a professional coder with hands-on activities and projects. The first half of each session will teach the basics and building blocks of coding, while the last half will focus on creating a hands-on coding project.

Only 12 spots are available, and participants must reside in Downers Grove or attend a Downers Grove school. Contact Lauren at lgonzalez@dglibrary.org with questions.

Applications accepted November 1 - 30.
Check back on November 1 to apply.