How the heck do computer apps work?

For anyone who has wondered how computer apps are developed, Wilton Library is offering an afternoon of entertaining education for adults and children with Breaking Code: Create What’s Behind Angry Birds and Other Fun Apps — A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding, on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The event coincides with   Computer Science Education Week, a national movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The same one-hour coding session will be given throughout the afternoon for adults and children ages 6 and up, beginning with the first lesson from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by sessions at 2:30 to 3:30, 4 to 5, and the final gathering from 5:30 to 6:30. Each hour begins with the same short introduction to an online class.  Participants may bring their own personal devices such as tablets, smart phones, and laptops, or use the computers that will be set up by the library for this purpose. Participants will be able to go at their own speed moving quickly through each level, or take their time to try out the basics of computer science.

“With the library’s drive to bring more comprehension of technology to all our constituents, these one-hour coding sessions seem like an excellent opportunity to initiate that process,” said Elaine Tai-Lauria, the library’s executive director. “In the months ahead, we’ll be introducing our new Maker Space area with 3-D printing that will be open to everyone; our teen Robotics Team is moving full-speed ahead with its project; and we’ll be providing more programs about mobile devices, apps and so much more.”

Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 9-15, is sponsored by Computing in the Core, a non-partisan advocacy coalition and, a nonprofit dedicated to growing computer programming education.

Registration is highly recommended to ensure the library has enough computers on hand for each specific hour.  In the registration link, attendees will be able to indicate whether they need a computer or if they are bringing their own devices.

Information/registration: and click on “Events” or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213.