Teen Events Spring 2019

Welcome to the Guilford Free Library Teen Spring 2019 Programs Page

We have a lot of exciting programming coming up this winter! Check out some of the highlights below:

javaprogrammingJava Programming
Tuesdays, June 4 and 11 from 3:30 to 5 pm

Join UConn computer science professor Walter Krawec for this two-part series where you will learn basic Java Programming by creating a miniature game! For its creation, you will learn several important programming concepts such as syntax, variables, loops, and basic object-oriented programming. While we use this game as a motivational platform, the concepts you learn will be applicable to other programming tasks.

No prior knowledge of programming is required. You may want to bring a USB flash drive to save your work to bring home with you, but it is not required.

Free and open to all students in grades 5 to 12. Please register.


scratchVideo Game Design with Scratch
Wednesdays starting June 26 from 4 to 6 pm

Zack Taherian, an upcoming Senior in Guilford High School, loves video games. He taught himself Scratch (a free tool to learn how to code) to make a few simple games on his own and now he’d like to teach you too! Zack is a certified teacher of Scratch through MIT. If you have an interest in coding and/or gaming, then join this class and learn how to make your own games!

In all good fun, Zack will teach you the basics of Scratch – how to create and manipulate sprites, move them around, create variables, and organize blocks of code. As the course progresses, each member will have created one or more Scratch projects to share with the group!

This is an ongoing course that will meet at the library every Wednesday from 4 to 6 pm throughout the summer. There is possibility for it to continue into the fall as well! It is suggested that you bring your own laptop, but the Library does have a limited supply that can be borrowed for the class.

Free and open to all students in grades 7 to 12. Please register.


Check out the Teen Events calendar for even more programs!

All programs are for students entering grades 7 to 12 unless noted otherwise. Please register for all programs unless otherwise stated.