Not unlike librarians, computer programmers face their own stereotypes – big glasses, nerdy clothes, loners; the list goes on! However more and more programming is a must-have skill for our technologically driven future.
Now both boys and girls who are interested in science and engineering have an opportunity to learn more about these fields at the Library, to see what is involved, satisfy their curiosity and explore the possibilities that lie in their future.
Designed to attract more girls to study these fields at university, Robogals is a volunteer program run by UNSW students who host free sessions on computer programming and electronics. On Saturday 15 August a session will take place at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre from 11.30am to 2.30pm and is BYO lunch.
This session, offered for both boys and girls, will focus on learning how to use Python programming and is available to ages 10 plus. Places are extremely limited as only two children per computer can be accommodated. Children can bring their own devices to use during this session. Please advise the library when booking on 6352 9100.
“The fields of computer programming and electronics are growing and will be employing an ever greater number of our children in the future. This program will provide an insight into some of the very many possibilities available to them and help to ensure that girls have the same opportunities as boys,” says Lithgow City Council Deputy Mayor Ray Thompson.
Providing a range of quality exhibitions and community programs that offer educational and social opportunities for all members of the community is part of Council’s Caring for the Community Strategy in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.
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