UMaine Extension 4-H brings Family Hour of Code to local libraries

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a free “4-H Family Hour of Code” session on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Peabody Memorial Library, 162 Main Street, Jonesport. Another session will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Porter Memorial Library, 92 Court Street, Machias.

The event, designed for youth and their parents to learn their first hour of coding together, features an introduction to Scratch – a free programming language – and presents career options in the computer science field.

These events are free; registration is required and limited to six families. Register online []. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.255.3345;