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Digital Expo 4 (Saturday 19 October - Sunday 27 October

Explore, learn, share 

Central Library will be hosting it's fourth Digital Expo for EU Code Week in October.

This year's Expo will run from Saturday 19 October to Sunday 27 October, making it impossible to miss out of your favourite digital creativity events.

Please note: all events are free to attend, booking may be required, and all under-8's must be accompanied by an adult. Events may change at short notice.

Code & Go storytime (4-7)

Enjoy a story, followed by play time with the Code & Go Robot Mouse and the Code-a-Pillar. Both pieces of equipment introduce young children to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) with fun, hands-on activities.

  • When: Sunday 27 October, 2pm - 3pm
  • Where: Central Library 
  • Suitable for: 4-7 year olds 

Can't make it? Check the What's On pages for details of regular events.

Code Club (9-13) 

This special one-off Code Club is a girls only session. Code Club introduces children to the basic concepts in coding. You start using blocks-based coding editors, like Scratch, and can move on to text-based code used in the real world - like HTML & CSS, and Python!

  • When: Saturday 19 October, 10am - 12noon
  • Where: Central Library
  • Suitable for: 9-13 year olds
  • Booking required - call Central Library 024 7683 2314

Can't make it? Check the What's On pages for details of regular events.

Code Club - training and workshop for adults

Interested in inspiring the next generation of digital makers? Perfect - this session is designed to give you all the information you need to get started. Tim Wilson, Code Club's Midlands Co-ordinator, will be on hand to welcome you to the community and tell you everything you need to know about Code Club.

  • When: Wednesday 23 October, 5.15pm - 6.45pm
  • Where: Central Library 
  • Suitable for: 16+ year olds 
  • Booking required - book on Eventbrite

If you want to visit a Code Club, to see how they work in practice, contact Jubilee Crescent Library's Code Club, which is a Star Club from September 2019.

Fab Lab

Learn about 3D modelling and printing with Fab Lab Coventry.

  • When: Friday 25 October, 10am - 1pm
  • Where: Central Library
  • Suitable for: all ages
  • Booking required - call Central Library on 024 7683 2314

Can't make it? Fab Lab Coventry are based in the City Arcade and run courses and workshops throughout the year.

Lanchester Interactive Archive

The Lanchester Interactive Archive will be bringing Frederick Lanchester's inventions and achievements alive using their augmented reality app and virtual reality headsets.

  • When: Tuesday 22 October, 10am - 3pm
  • Where: Central Library
  • Suitable for: all ages (please note, the virtual reality headsets are suitable for over-13s only)

Can't make it? Lanchester Interactive Archive is based on the second floor of Coventry University's Lanchester Library. The archive is open to the public throughout the year.

Lego Lab

Everyone loves Lego! Build your own models.

  • When: Sunday 20 October, 2pm - 3pm
  • Where: Central Library
  • Suitable for: all ages 

Can't make it? Check the What's On pages for details of regular events.

Library apps help

The library apps help session is an opportunity to be provided with 1:1 support, or support in a small group (depending on how many people attend each session), to access the library services' apps. This includes Borrow Box (for e-audiobooks and e-books), Iguana Library (the online catalogue), Press Reader (e-newspapers), and RBdigital (for e-comics and e-newspapers).

  • When: Tuesday 22 October, 2pm - 4pm
  • Where: Central Library
  • Suitable for: all ages

Can't make it? Check the What's On pages for details of regular events.

micro:bit (9-13)

The BBC micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments - the possibilities are endless.

  • When: Saturday 26 October, 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Where: Central Library
  • Suitable for: 9-13 year olds
  • Booking required - call Central Library 024 7683 2314

Can't make it? Check the What's On pages for details of regular events. The BBC micro:bit is also available to loan.

Pi Jam (8-13)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts share their projects and ideas and have family fun with code!

  • When: Monday 21 October, 10.30am - 12noon
  • Where: Central Library
  • Suitable for: 8-13 year olds
  • Booking required - call Central Library 024 7683 2314

 

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