Daniel Island Library will host a six-week game programming skill workshop for teens and tweens

In conjunction with the Lucy Boyle Memorial Fund (LBMF), the Daniel Island Library will host a six-week coding workshop led by Susie Starkman, the Code Lady. The LBMF started in 2015 after the death of Lucy Boyle, the daughter of the library’s Branch Manager, Timothy Boyle. The memorial collection features books about STEM topics that Lucy was passionate about – such as math, coding, and engineering.

Starkman, a programming language enthusiast, is the founder of Code Surfers, LLC, which teaches coding to kids in an after school program. She has over three years of iOS development experience. This six week programming workshop focuses on creating real games for smartphones that teens can play with their friends. Due to limited space, register early at the circulation desk of DI Library! The workshop will be held every Tuesday from January 17th to February 21st from 3:45 – 4:45 pm.

Coding isn’t just a fad. In fact, the LBMF is growing kids into the “digital wizards” of the future. John Gilsenan, a longtime library supporter, said, ““The Digital Corridor is on the rise here in Charleston and through this collection our Library System will serve as an incubator for the children who will staff and grow the corridor in the future.”

Hour of Code (Ages 8 – 14)

Wednesday, Dec. 7th
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring along your smartphone and join in the fun. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics.

App Development (Ages 8 -18)

Tuesdays, Jan. 17th – Feb. 21st
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Come learn game programming right on your smartphone! This 6-week workshop is for tweens and teens who want to build up some cool coding skills. Create real games you can play with your friends! Space is limited for this multi-session course, so please register at the circulation desk of the Daniel Island Library.