4-H hosts robotics nights

BeBot the beach-cleaning robot is demonstrated at Lake Tahoe in June.

BeBot the beach-cleaning robot is demonstrated at Lake Tahoe in June.
Laney Griffo | Tahoe Daily Tribune


Douglas County 4-H, in partnership with DRI and Nevada Robotics, is hosting a series of Robotics Nights at the Minden Branch of the Douglas County Public Library at 1625 Library Lane for youth ages 11-14 starting 4 p.m. Wednesday.

“Robotics is certainly an excellent way to spark an interest in technology and coding, but it also helps develop concentration, enhance problem-solving skills and boost creativity in a challenging, yet fun atmosphere of ‘learning by doing,’” organizer Patrick Flynn said.

As part of the nights, participants will build a competition-grade robot and learn to program it to follow a set of instructions.

From there, participants will explore and consider more and more elaborate challenges. Anyone interested is encouraged to register early, as space is limited.

Robotics Nights are 4-5 p.m. Wednesday and then Sept. 13, 20, 26 and Oct. 3 at the Minden branch.

For registration to this event, or to find out more about 4-H, contact Flynn at (775) 782-9960.

• The Library’s Science Club meeting is delayed until 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 3, due to the Labor Day holiday.

Science Club is intended for children in third- through fifth-grade. Children will participate in hands-on learning and experimentation with lessons focusing on practical lab experiments. All supplies are provided.

• The Adult Crafters’ Club on Sept. 21 will be creating magnets.

Crafters can drop by any time 4-6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. No reservations are required. This program is intended for adults 18 and older. The Crafters’ Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.

• On Sept. 22, in honor of Banned Books Week, the library will be hosting Banned Books Jeopardy for ages 14-plus 4-5 p.m. in the Minden Library Meeting Room.

Connect with the Douglas County Public Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, library.douglascountynv.gov, or call 775-782-9841.


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