‘Scratch the Cat’ program set for May 17 in Shelton

Youngsters ages 8 to 12 can learn to use the Scratch programming language developed at MIT during an upcoming presentation in Shelton.

The program is about a game that moves “Scratch the Cat” on the screen, picking up apples while trying to avoid that Big Blue Dog.

This free program is an opportunity for children and their parents to learn more about Scratch, meet others who are interested in Scratch, and share what they’ve created.

Families should bring along their laptop if possible to be sure there are enough computers for the activities.

The program will take place Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St.