Books Between Bites explores 'ColorMyCode' Dec. 19

  • JoAnn Smith

    JoAnn Smith

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Posted12/13/2019 5:07 PM

On Thursday, Dec. 19, Batavia resident Jo Ann Smith will speak on Jo Ann Smith's "ColorMyCode" at the next Books Between Bites program.

Smith has been involved with computational thinking and computer programming for nearly 40 years as the owner of a computer training company, a professor of computer science, a computer consultant in higher education and an employee of AT&T Bell Labs.


Now retired, she teaches computer programming to third- to sixth-grade students at her local library. She is interested in making STEM and coding more accessible for children or any beginner who is interested in a gentle introduction to programming. Smith serves on Batavia's library board and is an avid library supporter as well as an avid reader.

The program will be noon to 1 p.m. in the large Founders Room at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave.

The program is free and reservations are not required. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch, or purchase food at the library's Chapters Coffeehouse & Café

Call (630) 406-8005 and pick up your order when you arrive

For information, call Becky Hoag at (630) 482-9157 or email


On Jan. 16, the book will be "Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America" by Maureen Stanton.

You have seen "Antiques Roadshow," "American Pickers" and "Storage Wars," but "Killer Stuff" reveals a more passionate, personal, and insightful look into the buying and selling of American antiques. Presenter Daniel Russo, a lifelong collector and newbie antiques dealer, will discuss the book and use its lens to examine evolutionary changes in the local antiques market.

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