We’re seeking facilitators for this year’s Girls Who Code series

Code and girlThe Moore Public Library will continue its popular Girls Who Code club this fall, and the library is looking for adult facilitators to lead sessions.

Girls Who Code is a movement seeking to push more young women in the direction of a career in computer science. Participants will learn about different types of computer programming and coding in a series that will meet on Mondays, Sept. 10 through Dec. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. The series will be for girls going into grades 6 through 12.

Facilitators come from many backgrounds, including teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents, college students or volunteers from virtually any field. Many facilitators actually have no technical experience and learn to code alongside the club members.

The facilitators guide the club through curriculum, helping to build a sisterhood within the club while the group learns ways to use computer science to impact the community. This fall, the focus will be on exploring virtual reality with the CoSpaces technology.

Find out more about being a facilitator or the Girls Who Code program by contacting the Moore Public Library at 793-5100.

The Moore community rocked 20.4 million steps this summer!

Mountain ClimberAll the steps are taken and all the numbers counted, and the Moore Public Library’s Rock Mount Moore Pedometer Challenge has totaled 20.4 million steps by participating customers this summer!

As a reference, that adds up to roughly 4,500 to 5,000 miles, give or take a few based on how long a person’s stride is. That’s a walk all the way from the front door of the library to Juneau, Alaska. And back!

The library wants to thank all the customers who participated and helped exceed the goal of 15 million steps. Also, congratulations go out to prize drawing winners and thanks to the sponsors who supported the challenge: Orr Family Farm, The Station (City of Moore) and JumpZone! OKC.

Financial assistance for this special project was made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Let’s Talk About it Oklahoma series comes to the library

Last Chinese ChefThe Moore Public Library is taking a deep look into literature about a topic near and dear to most – food.

The library will host the Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma series “Much Depends on Dinner,” an initiative of Oklahoma Humanities. The next title is The Tummy Trilogy by Calvin Trillin and will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

Guest speaker Richard Rouillard will lead the discussion, and attendees also will get to partake in a provided meal.

This will be a multi-part series taking place at the library until November, with a different book up for discussion on each session. Future dates and book topics include:

Sept. 15In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan;

Oct. 20A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg;

Nov. 10Secrets of the Tsil Café by Thomas Fox Averill.

Ages 18 and up may participate, and registration is required in advance.

Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, a project of Oklahoma Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Oklahoma Humanities.