Girls Who Code – Fall 2019

Registration is now open for our fall club (hopefully clubs). Click on the location you would like to meet weekly September – December 2019. In order for the North Pole Branch Library to start a club we must have a minimum of eight girls registered. More details will flow in as the season approaches. In the mean time, enjoy the summer!

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 Open House, 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!

OPEN HOUSE: Late August for both Noel Wien Library & North Pole Branch Library

Here are some quick details about our Fall 2019 club.

Who: 6th – 12th grade girls, registration is limited to 18*
What: approximately 12 weekly meetings
When: Every Wednesday @ Noel Wien Library, 4:30-6:30 PM (no meeting Thanksgiving week) and every Thursday @ North Pole Branch, time tbd. Clubs run September 11(Noel Wien) / 12(North Pole) – December 2019
Where:Noel Wien Library, Auditorium and North Pole Branch Library, Multipurpose Room

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.

*We have 12 Dell laptops and 6 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.

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