Neighborhood Chatter: Free Library Workshops in South Philly

Bill Gelman, a writer for the South Philly Review, talks about Columbus week activities occurring within the community. A portion of the article spotlights TechGirlz and their upcoming TechShopz happening at the South Philadelphia Library, thanks to our new partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia. The full article was originally published on South Philly Review’s website on October 4, 2017.

The non-profit organization TechGirlz, dedicated to empowering middle school girls to pursue diverse technology careers, is joining forces with the Free Library of Philadelphia to expand education. The first workshop, which is taking place today (Oct. 4, 4–6 p.m.) at the South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S. Broad St., will teach students how to make a website using WordPress. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 20 participants, with any unfilled spaces available for walk-ins. Additional scheduled workshops at the South Philadelphia Library include Designing Mobile Apps on Oct. 21, Program with Kudo on Nov. 15, and tentatively Infographics on Nov. 18. The sessions will be led by Temple University students.

“TechGirlz workshops were designed to be led by anyone, anywhere — even if they are not career technologists,” Tracey Welson-Rossman, founder and CEO of TechGirlz, said. “The Free Library of Philadelphia is well-equipped to inspire Philadelphia’s young women, and we are excited to join them in getting this program off the ground.”

Interested in having your daughter attend one of these upcoming events? Find these events and more listed on the Upcoming Events section of our website and register, today!

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