Upcoming Events at the Newport News Public Library System

Join us for the following events, classes, and programs at your local Newport News library. All events are free and some events require registration (where listed).
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Main Street Library
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:30am-1:30pm
Please join us at the Main Street Library on Saturday, October 15, for our Advanced Grant Writing Workshop, hosted by CNU Professor Dr. Jean Filetti.  Dr. Filetti will go over specific components of grant writing, including mission statements, budget preparation, and critiquing key component parts of a grant.  Prerequisites:  Attended the Introduction to Grant Writing Workshop in May, or have prior knowledge of the basic components of grant writing.   Sponsored by Neisser Business Series.
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Main Street Library
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2-5pm
Please join us at Main Street Library in Newport News as we host an education fair for teens and adults from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. 

Representatives from colleges and universities part of the Education Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads (EAGHR) will be present to provide information and resources for those interested in furthering their education. 

The following schools will be in attendance for the fair: Averett University, ECPI University, Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Saint Leo University, Strayer University, and University of Phoenix.

The non-profit organization will also be in attendance: Scholarship Sharing. 
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Main Street Library
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2-5pm
Join us at Main Street Library on Saturday, November 12 from 2-5 p.m. as we host a Neiser Business Series Workshop with CNU Professor, Dr. Nicole Emmelhainz.  Dr. Emmelhainz will teach participants how to promote a small business or non-profit organization through the use of various social media platforms.  Prerequisite: Participants should be proficient in computer/internet use; knowledge of social media platforms is recommended.
Foundations of Drawing, Part 3 (Getting a Perspective)
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 10:30-12:30
or call 757-369-3190.
A three-part workshop exploring basic line drawing methods using paper and graphite pencils.  Learn to "see" as an artist, by recognizing simple shapes, forms, proportion, perspective, light, and shadows.  Participants will be introduced to blending and shading using various techniques.  Supplies will be provided.  Ages 16 and above.
iPad for Newbies
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 3pm - 5:30pm
or call 757-369-6810.
Have an iPad and not sure how to use it? Join us for the iPad for Newbies Workshop. Learn the basic uses of your iPad.
PowerPoint 201 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Sep. 29, 3pm - 5pm
or call 757-369-6810.
A one session two hour course, students will learn create a slide show presentation.    Prerequisites: Computer Basic101 and Word 201.    Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Create a basic slideshow presentation, Insert pictures, Design slides, and use of slide transitions
Computer Basics 101 - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10:30am - 12:30pm
or call 757-369-3190.
A one session two hour course, students will concentrate on how to use the mouse properly, keyboard layout, and exploring Windows 7. Basic parts of the computer will be explained and adjusting the size of windows will be reviewed. Prerequisites: None   Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Using the mouse to click on Icons and open programs, Identify computer components (This is not a typing class)
Computer Basics 101 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 3pm - 5pm
or call 757-369-6810.
A one session two hour course, students will concentrate on how to use the mouse properly, keyboard layout, and exploring Windows 7. Basic parts of the computer will be explained and adjusting the size of windows will be reviewed. Prerequisites: None   Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Using the mouse to click on Icons and open programs, Identify computer components (This is not a typing class)
Excel 201 - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:30am - 12:30pm
or call 757-591-4858.
A one session two hour course, students will learn the basic features of a Microsoft Excel workbook and how to create a spreadsheet. Prerequisites: Word 201 or prior knowledge of the basic features for Microsoft Word
Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Creation of a spreadsheet, Inserting data, Renaming a spreadsheet, Insert/Delete Columns, Insert/Delete Rows, Selecting Text, and Saving a workbook
 
Excel 201 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 3pm - 5pm
or call 757-369-6810.
A one session two hour course, students will learn the basic features of a Microsoft Excel workbook and how to create a spreadsheet. Prerequisites: Word 201 or prior knowledge of the basic features for Microsoft Word
Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Creation of a spreadsheet, Inserting data, Renaming a spreadsheet, Insert/Delete Columns, Insert/Delete Rows, Selecting Text, and Saving a workbook
 
Computer Basics 102 - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Thursday, Oct. 6, 10:30am - 12:30pm
or call 757-369-3190.
A one session two hour course, students will build upon skills learned in the Computer Basics 101 class. Upon completion students will be able to use the mouse and perform Computer Basics functions such as open/close windows, type simple text on a document, print, save, and organize documents. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 101   Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Moving Windows, Printing and Saving, and Basic Desktop functions
Computer Basics 102 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Oct. 6, 3pm - 5pm
or call 757-369-6810.
A one session two hour course, students will build upon skills learned in the Computer Basics 101 class. Upon completion students will be able to use the mouse and perform Computer Basics functions such as open/close windows, type simple text on a document, print, save, and organize documents. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 101   Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Moving Windows, Printing and Saving, and Basic Desktop functions
War in Film
War in Film
Grissom Library
Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 (August 4 6:30 p.m., September 1 6:30 p.m., October 6 6:30 p.m., November 3 6:30 p.m., December 3 2-4 p.m.)
From the American Revolution to the ongoing U.S. involvement in the Middle East, Hollywood has played a vital role in bringing the battlefields to the American homefront. "War in Film" offers Newport News Public Library patrons a monthly variety of some of Hollywood's classic movies, including "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Mash" and "Black Hawk Down." The series culminates on Dec. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. with a panel discussion on Hollywood's role in shaping public perception of U.S. military actions.  

"At a time when so few Americans serve, movies often comprise the only exposure many get to combat, and shape the way we see who fights the nation’s battles." - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

 
Foundations of Drawing, Part 1
Grissom Library
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 10:30-12:30
A three-part workshop exploring basic line drawing methods using paper and graphite pencils.  Learn to "see" as an artist, by recognizing simple shapes, forms, proportion, perspective, light, and shadows.  Participants will be introduced to blending and shading using various techniques.  Supplies will be provided.  Ages 14 and above.
Excel 202 - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Thursday, Oct. 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
A one session two hour course, students will be introduced to concepts beyond Excel201 using a templates, adjusting fonts, page layouts and creating/editing formulas in the Microsoft Excel program.  Prerequisites: Excel 201 or prior knowledge of the basic features for Microsoft Excel
Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Adjusting fonts, Page layouts, Creating Formulas, Editing Formulas, and Printing
 
Excel 202 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Oct. 13, 3pm - 5pm
A one session two hour course, students will be introduced to concepts beyond Excel201 using a templates, adjusting fonts, page layouts and creating/editing formulas in the Microsoft Excel program.  Prerequisites: Excel 201 or prior knowledge of the basic features for Microsoft Excel
Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Adjusting fonts, Page layouts, Creating Formulas, Editing Formulas, and Printing
 
Foundations of Drawing, Part 2 (Lemons, Peppers and Pears, Oh My!)
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:30-12:30
A three-part workshop exploring basic line drawing methods using paper and graphite pencils.  Learn to "see" as an artist, by recognizing simple shapes, forms, proportion, perspective, light, and shadows.  Participants will be introduced to blending and shading using various techniques.  Supplies will be provided.  Ages 14 and above.
Word 201: An Introduction to Word - Computer Class
Pearl Bailey Library
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A one session two hour course introduces users to the Microsoft Word program and explains the basic features required to create a document.  Prerequisites: Computer Basics   
Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Using ribbon tabs and Creating a simple document
Internet 201 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10:30am - 12:30pm
A one session two hour course introduces users to the Internet and focuses on basic Internet functions.   Prerequisites: Computer Basics    Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Identify parts of the internet address, Browse Websites, and Internet Searching
 
Workforce Series - Computer Class
Pearl Bailey Library
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
or call 757-247-8677.
Network with others while obtaining some needed skills for entering the workforce. The workshop is geared toward providing assistance with online job search, creating an email   account, designing a resume, or completing an online application.  
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