The front steps of the library are under construction and during this time the front driveway, front doors, and the book drop are unavailable. The St. Andrew Street and parking lot doors are open for library access. Materials can be returned in the library or to the temporary book drop at the Legion (207 St Patrick St.)

Code A Character

tablet coding

Combine reading and computer coding to create something truly unique.

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The University of Waterloo Stratford Campus and the Stratford Public Library are teaming up again to inspire youth to be imaginative content creators!

Teens will select a book to read, and, working in pairs, will decide on a character they wish to explore through design. The Library will lead sessions in exploring the chosen texts and visioning the design of the characters. University staff will then lead tutorials in learning “Processing”, an open source coding software, and will coach the participants in turning their design into a digital product. Final designs will be displayed on the Christie® MicroTiles® wall as a publicly-visible art installation. 

Code-A-Character will run on Wednesdays from April 12 to June 14 at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

This program is for youth ages 11 - 18.

For more information or to register, contact Sally Hengeveld at 519-271-0220 ext.131 or

Supported by a grant from the Mathieson Family Fund, held within the Stratford Perth Community Foundation. 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday 10 times .
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm



Community Location: 

Waterloo Stratford Campus: 125 St. Patrick Street, Stratford