Memorial Hall Library

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a nationwide nonprofit organization that aims to close the gender gap in computing. MHL partners with Girls Who Code to offer a coding class for girls & nonbinary teens in grades 6-12. Our in-person information sessions have passed, but you can see our online FAQ here, or contact the teen services department at ya@mhl.org or 978-623-8432 with further questions.

To register for the lottery for a spot in the Fall 2018 GWC session, fill out this form before 9:30am on Friday, August 24th.

If you're interested in learning more about GWC or coding in general, check out these books!


	Girls who code : learn to code and change the world
Girls who code : learn to code and change the world
by Reshma Saujani

The founder of the Girls Who Code nonprofit organization presents a graphically illustrated introduction to the relevance of coding that shares down-to-earth explanations about coding principles and real-life stories of women programmers who work at such places as Pixar and NASA.

	Girl code : gaming, going viral, and getting it done
Girl code : gaming, going viral, and getting it done
by Andrea Gonzales

The two teens behind the viral video game "Tampon Run" share the lesser-known story of their experience at Girls Who Code and their rise to fame, sharing insider perspectives into today's startups, the influence of women in tech and the power of coding.

	Women who don't wait in line : break the mold, lead the way
Women who don't wait in line : break the mold, lead the way
by Reshma Saujani

The founder of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that prepares underserved girls for careers in science and technology, charts the paths of accomplished women and encourages all women to take risks, embrace failure, compete and build support through a 21st-century sisterhood.

	The friendship code
The friendship code
by Stacia Deutsch

Looking forward to joining the new coding club at school so that she can develop her app idea, Lucy is disappointed by the lukewarm reception she gets from the club's other members, who work with her to decipher mysterious coding notes that she starts receiving.

	Secret coders
Secret coders
by Gene Luen Yang

Attending an elite school where enterprising students are challenged to solve a variety of clues and puzzles using computer programming, Hopper and her friend, Eni, resolve to crack the school founder's most elusive mystery together.

	Coding projects in Scratch
Coding projects in Scratch
by Jon Woodcock

A highly visual, comprehensive introduction to essential coding and programming skills using Scratch provides a sequence of step-by-step projects that demonstrate how to create animations, build games, use sound effects and more.
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