Library collaborates with UCSD on student teachers teaching kids how to code


California is heading towards a mandate that will require every child to be taught computer programming in the public K-12 system. The only problem is that there are not enough teachers to teach all of the kids! Here's where UCSD and our library come in. Recently, undergrads from UCSD School of Computer Science and Engineering held a workshop at the La Jolla/Riford library. The purpose was not only to teach the kids how to code, but also to teach the teachers "how to teach" and understand the mechanics of teaching. These students were not necessarily going to become teachers down the road, but as part of the experience of learning to code, one needs to understand how to teach coding.  And one of the best outcomes is inpiring kids to learn more about computers! 

Click here to see the video on CS Foreach: Teaching Computer Science in Informal Space

Guided walks will help La Jolla's environment!


Join the La Jolla/Riford Library and the La Jolla Historical Society for a tour of La Jolla's canyons. Participants will be asked to collect plants and bugs that they find along the way to have them identified by their DNA sequences, contributing to our understanding of La Jolla's unique ecosystem. Sign up for one of the two hikes here:

Saturday June 30th from 9-12 in Rose Canyon 

Saturday July 14th from 9-12 in Kate Sessions Canyon


Click here to book your appointment for the Memory Lab.

Unless you are a millennial, you probably have a room full of old media files: audiocassettes, floppy disks and videotapes of varying decades…remember Beta? If you do, then we can help you organize those obsolete formats into the new digital age. Funded by a $10,000 grant from Las Patronas, a local philanthropic group, the Memory Lab, which is part of the History Room on the second floor, was opened on April 1st to much fanfare and Press.  See NY Times, San Diego Tribune, and La Jolla Light coverage.

The Lab’s hours are determined by volunteers. A helpful assistant will guide you through the process of digitizing your old media into modern files that can be readily accessed and preserved.

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