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Summer Reading Club Prizes

Summer Reading is half-way over! That means that you only have another month to read as many books as you can. If your motivation to read is waning, look below to see the awesome prizes you could win if you keep logging those books and entering prize tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Hour of Code

Today HCPL had its own Hour of Code. We got on Code.org and played games that taught us how to code video games, web pages, and apps. If you are interested in learning to code, below are some free resources that will help you get started!

Online

Lynda

This is free through the library. If you go to HCPL’s website and click the link, you can log in for free using your library card. Then you can find awesome tutorials on how to code (amongst other things).

 

Code.org

This is the site that we used during our Hour of Code program. This is for many grade levels and teaches coding through games with popular themes, like Moana, Star Wars, and Minecraft. No downloads needed.

 

Alice

This is a free download that provides space for you to create your game using blocking code. The site has resources that will help you learn to use this space and, thus, learn coding.

 

Code Academy

This code academy gives you options of different coding languages to learn. Then it takes you through guided, interactive lessons.

 

Free Code Camp

While this one requires a lot of set up before you get to the meat of the program (two different free accounts, lots of introductory material, ect.), the actual program is great. It takes you step by step from the beginning and has you coding right away. Also, the projects you do are used to help charities!

 

Scratch

This is a great, free site that allows you to practice basic coding. Plus, no download needed!

 

Code School: Try Python

This teaches you Python through short videos and challenges. You do have to set up a free account though.

 

Bonus: Erase all Kittens is a story line game that teaches you to code as you go on a quest to find the missing kittens. It is quirky and funny. HOWEVER, only the short demo is free. The full game must be purchased.

 

Books at the Library

Young Adult

Coding for Beginners

Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done

Invent your Own Computer Games with Python

Python Hunting: A Beginner’s Guide to Python Programming and Game Building

Scratch 2.0 Programming for Teens

Juvenile

How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons

Coding Projects in Scratch

Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games

Adult

Coding All-in-One

Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Coding for Dummies

Beginning Programming with Python for Dummies

Beginning Programming for Dummies

Congratulations to our Madden 2017 Winners!

As you may have heard, a couple of weekends ago (Jan. 28th) HCPL held our annual Madden Tournament.

Through some stiff competition, these three players came out on top at the end of the day.

 

 

Madden 2017 Champion

COPENHAGEN

 

2nd place: Ashton Whalen

3rd place: Zac Archibald

 

Congratulations, guys!

Start your Training at the Library

In case you are unaware, HCPL’s 2017 Madden Tournament is on Saturday, January 28. You can sign up for it here.

To train for this extremely competitive event, you need to think football, experience football, and live football. The library is here to help with that.

1. Watch it! Untitled design (1)

Get your head in the game by watching some shows or movies that center around football, like these ones: Friday Night LightsWoodlawn, When the Game Stands Tall, Draft Day, The Blind Side, We Are Marshall, Invincible, Facing the Giants, Remember the Titans, and Rudy.

 

2. Read it! Untitled design (2)

Get inside the mind of a football athlete with some books by these authors: Tim Green, Paul Volponi, Gordon Korman, John Feinstein, Mike Lupica, Perri Klass, John Coy, Sandra Neil Wallace, and Chris Lynch.

3. Study it!  Untitled design (3)

Study up on the game and the big names with materials from the YA nonfiction section.

4. Play it!  Untitled design (4)

Hone your skills by checking out Madden.

 

 

Good Luck!

Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Greenfield Today!

pacman

Ever wanted to play Pac-Man in the streets of Greenfield? Well Google Maps is giving you the chance today! Follow the link below to ‘waka-waka’ your way through this fair town!

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7911754,-85.7787196,18z/data=!1e3

Have fun, pac-peeps!

Sarah