Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

Learn the basics of coding and computer science in the Girls Who Code program at the Downers Grove Public Library. There are two classes available:

Grades 6-12

Learn the basics of coding from a professional coder with hands-on activities and projects. Classes will cover coding building blocks and basics, and a hands-on coding project. This program meets Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., from Jan. 16 to May 7. Parents and participants must attend an informational meeting Thurs., Jan. 9 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Only 15 spots are available. Participants must reside in Downers Grove or attend a Downers Grove school.

  • Application: Join the Girls Who Code class and learn from the best. Applications are open Oct. 1 until Dec. 1. 
  • Volunteer Application: Help make the program go smoothly. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 
  • Questions: lgonzalez@dglibrary.org.

Grades 3-5

Girls will learn basic computer science skills and computational thinking using the Girls Who Code book Learn to Code and Change the World by Reshma Saujani.   Each meeting will consist of discussion and hands-on activities. Some activities will be tech-based while others will be unplugged experiences. This program meets Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. from Jan. 15 to Mar. 18. Parents and participants must attend an informational meeting Wed., Jan 8, 6:00 p.m. No previous experience is needed.

  • Application: Apply today! Applications are open Nov. 1 through Dec. 1.