February 18, 2020
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UMaine Extension 4-H brings Family Hour of Code to local libraries

Community Author: Tara Wood
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University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a free “4-H Family Hour of Code” session on from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Peabody Memorial Library, 162 Main St. in Jonesport. Another session will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Porter Memorial Library, 92 Court St. in Machias.

The event, designed for youth and their parents to learn their first hour of coding together, features an introduction to Scratch – a free programming language – and presents career options in the computer science field.

These events are free; registration is required and limited to six families. Register online at https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/4hhourofcodewash/. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-255-3345 or tara.a.wood@maine.edu

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.