The Tinker-Maker series of programs at the Craftsbury Public Library is designed to address the idea that digital literacy should mean designing and creating, not just browsing and chatting. The series of programs is created to encourage people to reclaim the do-it-yourself mindset for the machines and tools common in our everyday life.

Our second workshop on December 21 from 10AM-12PM will be on computer programming. Using Scratch, a graphic programming language, participants will learn programming concepts such as variables, loops, and conditional statements. Programming helps people learn to think creatively and reason systematically. The free software will be available to use on the library computers, or people can bring their own laptops and download it. This cross-generational program is intended for anyone of any age who is interested in learning. Participants should have basic computer knowledge (how to use a mouse, copy and paste, etc) but no prior programming knowledge is necessary. Those under the age of 12 should have an adult to work with them during the workshop.

Our next workshop on January 18 will be an introduction to using Arduino microcontrollers. For more information contact the library at 586-9683 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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