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The computer savvy among us will have a new outlet for their talents starting in February at the Marshall Public Library.
The library is in the process of forming a computing club, affectionately called, “The Nerds.” The group will be exploring coding, visual design, programming, and other computer related topics. The first meeting will be held Saturday, February 6 at 1 p.m. at the library and membership is open to all members of the public.
“The computing club will offer members an ideal place for those interested in computer-based activities to try out new ideas, learn about the latest in the field, and collaborate with other like-minded people,” said John Bickelhaupt, Reference Associate at the Marshall Public Library.
For the first meeting, club members will be learning about the “Processing” programming language. The versatile language can be used to do animations, run multiple monitors, as well as be used as a testing ground for ideas and projects.
“Processing is an entry-level language and will help us figure out where our members are at in terms of skills and abilities,” Bickelhaupt said. “Where we go from there and what topics we tackle next will be for the club members to decide.”
Access to a computer outside of club time is helpful but not required. Members are encouraged to bring a laptop to meetings if they have one. For more information on the computing club contact John Bickelhaupt at 232-1263 ext. 106 or Jamie Bair, Public Services Supervisor, at 232-1263 ext. 112. They can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For more information on all the programs and services offered by the Marshall Public Library, visit marshallpl.org.