Python is a high-level, feature-rich, and free programming language that is available on numerous operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.

This course starts from the beginning and introduces students to programming concepts such as numeric operations, data types, conditional statements, loops, user input/output, debugging, and other fundamental concepts of software programming. These lessons will be paired with brief, hands-on exercises to give students some experience with writing and executing code.

In this class learn to:

  • Enter and edit script to run a simple program
  • Perform basic numeric operations
  • Understand different data types
  • Store text as a variable to reuse
  • Prompt a user for input
  • Verify user input using comparator operations
  • Change script behavior using logical operators
  • Use loops to run parts of the script multiple times
  • Import and use programming modules


For adults and teen grade 6+. 

Prerequisites: Basic PC skills and comfort navigating the web. This course is geared towards people with no prior programming experience.

Registration required.  Instructions to join the Zoom webinar will be emailed the day of the class to all registrants.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Events for Adults and Grade 6+ Only
Technology > Training
Arlington Public Library

Registration is required. There are 12 seats available.

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