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CANCELLED: Mini Hackathon

The Mini Hackthon has been cancelled due to staff illness. We're working on a date to reschedule the event. 

Teens are invited to combine coding and construction at a Mini Hackathon on Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Park Grove Library. 

The mini hackathon is a free, afternoon event for techies of all ability levels in grades 7 - 12. Teens who are new to coding can build and adapt pre-designed projects using Microsoft MakeCode, while experienced coders can start from scratch to build something new.

Volunteer mentors will work with each group to help brainstorm, research, and troubleshoot challenges. Projects like a ping pong ball launcher, light-up snow globe, or robotic inchworm are perfect for teens looking to learn the basics of coding. More advanced programmers can create their own unique projects by directing lights, microphones, speakers, motion and temperature sensors, and more. Want to see how it works? Check out some project examples online at   

Snacks will be provided throughout the afternoon. The event is open to 50 teen participants. Registration is required by April 19. For more information, visit

Saturday, April 27, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Park Grove Library
Registration has closed.