News & Updates
Welcome to Girls Who Code!
Last summer, June 2017, 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 Borough. To learn more about the club please click on the Girls Who Code link and/or attend one of our informational meetings. We encourage parents/guardians and girls interested to attend, unless you’re certain you want to join with the information you already have, which is fantastic!
Here are some basic details:
Club is full (yay!), unless you can bring your own laptop.
What: 12 club meetings, 2 hours in length.
When: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 PM. September 12 – December 12
(No meetings October 31 and November 21)
Where: Noel Wien Library
Who: 6th – 12th grade girls, registration is limited to 18*
Facilitators are Christine Osciak, MLS, Digital Literacy Librarian and Laura Lundell, teacher and UAF Computer Technology student.
*We have 12 Dell laptops and 6 Macs, 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 if you have any recommendations, thoughts, or questions.
Girls Who CODE Open House
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries invites you to the first annual GIRLS WHO CODE open house! Let’s celebrate the girls at this fun and tasty event on Wednesday, August 8 starting at 6pm in the Westmark Hotels’ Yukon Room.
Find out what all the hype is about, enjoy free BYTES of the girls’ culinary coding project, expertly prepared by Westmark chefs, and let’s give a cheer to our first graduating GIRLS WHO CODE class! If you are interested in participating in the next cycle (starting in September) or would like to help with Girls Who Code, please stop on by!
For more information, visit, call, or email Christine Osciak at 459-1107.
This event is sponsored by the Fairbanks Library Foundation and Westmark Hotels.