Posted in Girl Power, Girls Who Code, STEM, Teen Programming, Teens

Girls Who Code, and Closing the Gender Gap

Here at the Rodgers Memorial Library, we’re proud to offer a regular Girls Who Code club. The mission of GWC is to encourage more girls to seek careers in computer science by introducing them to coding, starting in middle school and high school.

Back in August, Reshma Saujani—the founder of Girls Who Code—gave an interview to School Library Journal. Check out the link below if you’re interested in hearing what she has to say about empowering young women and closing the gender gap in the tech industry. And if you’re interested in joining Girls Who Code once it gets started again, follow this blog for more information about that and other upcoming teen programs at RML.

“Reshma Saujani On Closing the Gender Gap in Tech” – School Library Journal.

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Posted in Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services

Falcons, Hawks and Owls – Oh My!!

Many thanks to Jim Parks and “Wingmasters” for bringing their “Birds of Prey” program to the library! Adults and school-age kids were treated to an educational program on the feeding habits and flight ergonomics of red-tail hawks, falcons and owls, and got to meet these flying beauties up close and personal. Enjoy!

Posted in Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming

An Ah-MAZING Maze!

Last night 11 teens and tweens got together and built a cardboard maze (from discarded large appliance boxes) that currently occupies the area of the Community Room, approximately 25′ X 25′. Below are some pics that showcases their mad maze-building skillz.

The maze is available today and Saturday during library hours for all ages to enjoy. Come be Ah-mazed, and have fun!!

Posted in Coding, Computer Science, Robots, Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services

So Much FUN!! Coding with Minecraft and Raspberry Pi Robots

Check out how much fun we had with coding and Minecraft and robots and Raspberry Pi! Can’t be beat! Sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program and get in on the fun!!

Posted in Prizes, Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services

Summer Reading is Here!!

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Teen Summer Reading Program

June 25 – August 5

Registration begins Monday, June 19!

Build a Better World this summer with the Rodgers Memorial Library Summer Reading Program (SRP)!

Click here to open the 2017 Teens SRP brochure and take a look at some of the choice summer events and prizes we’re offering for participating, then visit our ReadSquared Summer Reading site to register (click on the Teens [Grade 6-12] tab).

Some of the events this summer include (click on the event name to access the event in our calendar):

and more!

Prizes? We’ve got prizes! They include:

  • Kindle Fire HD 7, with 32 gig memory card
  • Day pass with parking to Six Flags New England
  • Gift certificate to Launch Nashua
  • Various MP4 players

and more!

Events and prizes will be posted here on our blog. Build a Better Word with the Rodgers Memorial Library this summer – and read!