The Omaha Public Library will host the Girls Who Code Club, a community-based affiliate of the nonprofit Girls Who Code, starting next month.

The programs are intended to teach girls new computer skills and have reached more than 10,000 girls in grades six through 12 nationwide.

Those interested in learning more about the club can attend an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at Abrahams Library, 5111 N. 90th St., where the club sessions will be held.

The first session will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on March 5 and will continue each Saturday for 20 weeks.

Girls who want to participate must complete an online application and take part in an interview with club mentors. The program is limited to 24 participants. The application can be found at omahalibrary.org/girls-who-code.

Club partners include Interface Web School, Omaha Coding Women and Omaha Public Schools.

Library to host a week of V-Day programs

Grab your sweetie and head down to the library this Valentine’s Day.

The Omaha Public Library will host a free series of programs leading up to the day of love.

Monday through Saturday at Elkhorn Library, 2100 Reading Plaza, patrons can stop by during open hours to make a Valentine’s Day craft.

Here are a few other activities:

Tuesday

10:30 a.m.: Toddler Storytime at Sorensen Library, 4808 Cass St.

4:30 p.m.: Valentine’s Day craft for kids at Sorensen Library.

Wednesday

6 p.m.: Anti-Valentine movie night for teens (ages 12 to 18) at Abrahams Library, 5111 N. 90th St.

Friday

10:30 a.m.: Family Storytime at Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road.

Saturday

10:30 a.m.: Family Storytime at Swanson Library.

2 p.m.: DIY Valentine’s Gift Tags at Florence Library, 2920 Bondesson St.

2 p.m.: Valentine’s Day Craft for teens at Sorensen Library.

3 p.m.: Valentine’s Day Craft Make and Take for kids at Abrahams Library.

Go to omahalibrary.org for more info.

On the calendar

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Writers group: Genealogy Writers Group, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today, Meeting Room 1, W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St. No registration required.

Workshop: Legend Writers Group, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Legend Comics & Coffee, 5207 Leavenworth St.

Workshop: Nebraska Writers Workshop. Teen mentoring at 5:30 p.m., adults from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Baright Public Library, 5555 S. 77th St., Ralston.

Book group: The Wednesday Bookworms will discuss “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Bookworm, 90th Street and West Center Road.

Book sale: Friends of the Omaha Public Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Swanson Library.

Book group: Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids (Aardbaark) will discuss “The Book of Three” by Lloyd Alexander, 6 p.m. Thursday, The Bookworm.

Writers group: Nebraska Novelists critique group, 7 p.m. Friday, Do Space, 72nd and Dodge Streets.

Event: Storytime with Mr. Scott, 7 p.m. Friday, The Bookworm.

Book signing: Robin Donovan will sign “I Didn’t Kill Her but That May Have Been Shortsighted,” 1 p.m. Saturday, The Bookworm.

Book group: Jane Austen Society of North America-Nebraska Region will discuss “Emma,” 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Abrahams Library, 5111 N. 90th St.

Information for this column and other book page items should be sent to micah.mertes@owh.com.

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