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June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

June 7, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Middle school teachers from the Carlisle Area School District kicked off their summer today by visiting the State Library’s Makerspace to experience the computer science and STEM-related activities the hands-on learning lab offers and to generate...

The Abington Township Public Library (ATPL)  has launched micro:bits, a new technology item available for borrowing.  For ages 10 and up, a micro:bit is a pocket-size programmable micro-controller, enabling young people to get creative with technology through coding, computer...

Stephanie Bragg

  By Stephanie Bragg, Children’s Librarian Paoli Library The biggest buzzword of the decade in children’s learning is STEM, or STEAM or STREAM, or whichever letters one may choose to represent.  For those who may be unaware, the general concept is learning in the areas...

How will you celebrate Computer Science Education Week, December 3-8?    Consider an Hour of Code! ...

Flag Display: Thank You to Latino Unidos

                On September 18, 2018 Martin Library’s Teen Leadership committee hosted the Welcoming Week 2018, Cultural Jam: Teens Creating Community event. The event was co-hosted by The Matts Youth Center. Teens and their family members...

Check out the FREE  UPNEXT Fest site for technology related events in Harrisburg during the week of October 13-21. Coding Classes, disruptive tech, technology meetups and job fair, TedX, networking and more.  Access a list of events. Included is the Harrisburg UnConference ...

Beta Builders brings coding to schools and will be at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, starting in Homewood, this fall. ...

Code Club For Small and Rural Libraries The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences is funding a grant to deliver all the resources necessary to run a code club in small and rural public libraries. Those resources include one-on-one training sessions, code club software,...

The Abington Township Public Library will offer Code Quest with BBC microbits on Wednesday, July 18 & Friday, August 10, from 2:00-3:30pm. Tweens & teens, ages 10-14, will learn coding and electronics using a tiny programmable computer called a BBC micro:bit. Developed...