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Santa Barbara Public Library Offers Coding Classes this January

The mission of the Library is to promote literacy in all its forms, which is why the library regularly offers classes focused on coding languages and computational thinking skills. A basic understanding of computational science is important in modern society and has the power to transform individuals from passive consumers of technology into active creators and producers. These concepts also build problem-solving skills and creativity.

Santa Barbara Public Library is offering a series of beginner and advanced coding classes for children and teens this January. Participants ages 7-12 are invited to participate in our Tech Tuesdays classes every Tuesday at 4:00 pm at Central Library. These classes feature an introduction to block-based coding with Wonderbots, Little Bits, and LEGO WeDo. These robots are not only fun, but they also offer a hands-on experience of coding in action.


Registration for Tuesday classes opens 3 weeks before the class. Register online or by calling the Library at (805) 962-7653.


Participants ages 14-16 with intermediate coding experience are invited to participate in Coding Lab: Intro to Python at the Santa Barbara Central Library, starting on Thursday, January 10 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Intro to Python will take place every Thursday in January from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM  until Thursday, January 31. Intro to Python will walk you through the concepts of the coding language of Python in a classroom-like setting. Participants will create their own projects using Python.

For more information or to register, visit the library’s calendar. Coding Lab: Intro to Python

Visit the Santa Barbara Public Library System online at for information about library hours, locations, programs, and services. All library programs are free and open to the public.


Contact: Stacey Akahoshi- Acting Digital Services Librarian

Phone: 805-564-5659


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