Girls Who Code – Fall 2019

North Pole Branch Library, Conference Room – Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 6:30 – 7:00PM
Noel Wien Library, Auditorium – August 28, 2019 @ 6:30 – 7:00 PM

Registration is now open for our fall clubs. Click on the location you would like to meet weekly, September – December 2019, fill out the form and we’ll see you in September! A reminder email will be sent to all who have registered the week before our first meeting.

A few years ago I was fortunate to attend an American Library Association conference session with Reshma Saujani, the founder/creator of Girls Who Code. Her talk (much longer than this Ted Talk) was very inspiring and I couldn’t help but get excited to start a club in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Three clubs later, we’re going strong helping to reduce the gender gap in technology. To learn more about the movement please click on the Girls Who Code link and/or attend our next Information Night, in late August. We encourage general public, parents/guardians and interested girls to attend, unless you already know you want to join, which is great!

Here are some quick details about our Fall 2019 clubs.

Who: 6th – 12th grade girls, registration is limited to 18*

What: 13 weekly meetings + Graduation Night

Where: Noel Wien Library, Auditorium and North Pole Branch Library, Multipurpose Room**

When: September – December 2019

    Noel Wien Library – Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 PM (no meeting November 27)
    First meeting – Wednesday, September 11 @ 4:30 PM

    North Pole Branch – Thursdays, time tbd (no meeting November 28)
    First meeting – Thursday, September 12, time tbd

Graduation Nights – December 18 @ Noel Wien & December 19 @ North Pole, time tbd.

Facilitators are Christine Osciak, Young Adult Librarian; Laura Lundell, teacher and UAF Computer Technology student; Juliet Shepherd, Project Manager; and Rachel Crosley, UAF Computer Science grad student.

Food & beverages are provided. Please notify Christine Osciak of any food allergies.

*We have 12 Dell laptops and 4 Macbooks, but those who have their own laptops (sorry no mobile devices) are welcome to bring them, which means the club could have more than 18 members.
**In order for the North Pole Branch Library to start a club we must have a minimum of eight girls registered.

If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to volunteer
contact Christine Osciak, 459-1107,