Minecraft is a video game that offers participants access to a virtual world where they can explore, create, interact, and learn. The Library’s World of Minecraft is filled with historical locations and educational games that help develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a safe, secure, and FUN online environment. Activities focus on specific Common Core standards in Reading, Math, and Social Studies.
World of Minecraft at the Library is for youth, ages 10-16. The sessions are free and open to the public — no license or experience necessary. Participants do not need to register, but space is limited and first come, first served. Here's a list of our upcoming sessions:
Shawnee: Thursday, December 11 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Shawnee: Friday, December 12 from 3 - 5 p.m.
Okolona: Monday, December 22 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Southwest: Monday, December 29 from 3 - 5 p.m.
Middletown: Tuesday, December 30 from 9 - 11 a.m.
Iroquois: Friday, January 2 from 1 - 3 p.m.
Jeffersontown: Monday, January 12 from 3 - 5 p.m.
Southwest: Saturday, Janurary 17 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Shawnee: Thursday, January 22 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Jeffersontown: Monday, February 9 from 3 - 5 p.m.
Southwest: Saturday, February 14 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Shawnee: Thursday, February 19 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Southwest: Monday, February 23 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
To read more about the use of Minecraft in education, check out these articles:
- Minecraft spawns classroom lessons
- Teachers Transform Minecraft for Class Use
- Video game 'Minecraft' finds a home in schools
- Minecraft blowing up the classroom; educators say the game can teach everything from math to genetics