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Computer science program for girls coming to Lee County

A local library is hoping to get more girls involved in the technology field right in Southwest Georgia. / Mary Green

A local library is hoping to get more girls involved in the technology field right in Southwest Georgia.

Lee County Library is hosting a 10-week program with Girls Who Code, a national organization that works to bridge the gender gap in technology by teaching girls computer science.

The program is free and open to all girls in Southwest Georgia, not just Lee County, who are in grades 6 through 12.

They'll meet each Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at the Oakland Library branch, starting Jan. 20 and wrapping up March 24.

Children and Youth Services Librarian Erin Honeycutt said she hopes this sparks a lifelong hobby or even a career for participants.

"Showing girls what coding can do and that they can enter those professions and be very effective is the goal of the club," she said.

There is limited space in the class, so the library suggests registering as soon as possible by calling the Leesburg branch at (229) 759-2369 or Oakland branch at (229) 889-0300.

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