Youth Computer Programming at the Library

Updated 2015/02/03

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – In honour of the Technology Age in which we live, Salt Spring Library is excited to offer a four-session program for youth aptly titled “Introduction to Computer Programming.” Introduction to Computer Programming is exactly what it sounds like: a series that will introduce youth ages 10-16 to the awesome mysteries of Java, game development, and graphic’s programming.

Like all Library programs, Introduction to Computer Programming is 100 per cent free. It is open to anyone between the ages of 10 and 16, no experience or prior skill required. The class runs four consecutive Fridays: February 20, February 27, March 6, and March 13, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in the Library Teen Meeting Room.

Introduction to Computer Programming will be taught by Evan Nickerson, a graduate of GISS now half-way through a UVic computer science degree. Evan specializes in game development and graphic’s programming, and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with youth and give back to the community.

Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops. Library laptops will be provided to any and all who require them, or who would prefer not to bring their own machines.

Space is limited, so please register ahead of time. You can register at the Library Information Desk, by phone at 250-537-4666, or by email at

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