Hour of Code is an annual coding-focused event coinciding with Computer Science Education Week. Schools, libraries and more celebrate the event across the globe. This year’s Hour of Code celebration is Dec. 3 through Dec. 9 and CPL is thrilled to join in on the fun!

Join us throughout the week for different coding sessions across the library system, beginning with a class at Cuffee on Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. and ending with a big finale event at Central on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. Weekday sessions will include focused, hands-on tech opportunities and the finale event at Central will provide a chance to experiment with everything offered throughout the week. These activities appeal to all ages!

Get some hands-on time with Osmo kits, Code-a-pillars, Bloxels and Ozobots. Build a Kano Computer, direct a Robot Mouse through a maze, or practice coding with games on Code.org.

During our grand finale, participants also have the opportunity to send 1st-3rd grade children to a Scratch workshop conducted by WHRO, or to experience virtual reality chairs provided by Intelligent Design Systems, Inc. Tweens and teens have the option of joining an introduction to coding class taught by library staff.

Please register for all events you plan to attend.

Sunday, Dec. 3: Cuffee 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 4: Major Hillard 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 5: Russell Memorial 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 6: South Norfolk 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 7: Greenbrier 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 8: Indian River 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9: Central 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Michaela is a Youth Services Library Assistant for CPL. When she isn't at work, she can be found reading young adult fiction books, visiting a local movie theater or fangirling about all things related to Star Wars.

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