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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7 Cities/1 Book: Com
Main Street Library
Saturday, May. 2, 1-3pm (Saturday, May 2, 1-3pm; Tuesday, May 12, 7-8:45pm )
In association with the 7 Cities/1 Book program, we invite all artists ages 13 and up to create an original artwork that depicts their interpretation of the themes and imagery from the book, Fahrenheit 451.  Artwork will presented and judged by staff and local artist Richard Ward, who will select 15 works to be included in the collage.  This is a two-part series that will conclude with the unveiling of the collage, which will be displayed at the Main Street Library throughout May.  Participants must register between March 12 and April 21.  Click here for the entry form and rules.
 
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
7 Cities/1 Book: Com
Main Street Library
Tuesday, May. 12, 7-8:45pm (Saturday, May 2, 1-3pm; Tuesday, May 12, 7-8:45pm )
In association with the 7 Cities/1 Book program, we invite all artists ages 13 and up to create an original artwork that depicts their interpretation of the themes and imagery from the book, Fahrenheit 451.  Artwork will presented and judged by staff and local artist Richard Ward, who will select 15 works to be included in the collage.  This is a two-part series that will conclude with the unveiling of the collage, which will be displayed at the Main Street Library throughout May.  Participants must register between March 12 and April 21.  Click here for the entry form and rules.
 
 
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Register Online or call 757-369-3190.
A one-session, two-hour course in which students will establish and email account and learn to generate email messages. Prerequisites or skill level of : Computer Basics 102. Specific skills taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Sign up for an account and send and receive emails.
Registration is required and begins March 24, 2015
South Morrison Family Education Center
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Register Online or call 757-369-6810.
Network with others while obtaining needed skills for entering the workforce. The workshop is geared toward providing assistance with online job search, creating and email account, designing a resume, or completing an online application.
Registration is required and begins March 25, 2015
Pearl Bailey Library
Thursday, Apr. 9, 10AM - 12PM
Register Online or call 757-247-8677.
A one-session, two-hour course in which 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.
Registration is required and begins March 26, 2015
 
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 6:30PM -8:30PM
Register Online or call 757-369-3190.
A one-session, two-hour course in which students will learn hot to reply to email messages, forward email messages and send attachments with email. Prerequisites or skill level of: Computer Basics 102 and Email 201. Must have and email account established and accessible prior to class. Specific skills taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: reply to email messages, forward email messages, and send and receive attachments.
Registration is required and begins March 31, 2015
Pearl Bailey Library
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Register Online or call 757-247-8677.
Network with others while obtaining needed skills for entering the workforce. The workshop is geared toward providing assistance with online job search, creating and email account, designing a resume, or completing an online application.
Registration is required and begins April 1 , 2015
Pearl Bailey Library
Thursday, Apr. 16, 10AM - 12PM
Registration required, begins Apr 2.
A one-session, two-hour course in which 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. Prerequisite: Computer Basics 101. Specific skills taught/students should demonstrate as conclusion of class: Moving Windows, printing, saving, basic desktop functions.
Registration is required and begins April 2, 2015
Main Street Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10a.m.-12p.m.
Registration required, begins Apr 7.
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
 
Fahrenheit 451 Film
Paragon City Center 12 Theater
Thursday, Apr. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a screening of the 1966 film, directed by Francois Truffaut and based on the book by Ray Bradbury, at Paragon City Center 12 Theater . Following the film there will be a talk/discussion led by CNU History Professor, Dr. Nigel Sellars.

Copies of R. Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 will be given away while supplies last, limit one per household.

Admission is FREE, tickets can be picked up at the theater's box office starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the showing. Beer, wine and food are available for purchase at the theater. 

This event is part of the  7 Cities 1 Book regional literacy initiative http://www.facebook.com/7C1B.
Grissom Library
Thursday, Apr. 23, 7:00 pm
Registration required, begins Apr 9.
Ages 13 and up are invited to tour Station 9 next to Grissom Library and get infomation from our city's firefighters about what it is like and how to become one! Registration is required as space is limited!
Main Street Library
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 10a.m.-12p.m.
Registration required, begins Apr 15.
A one session two hour course, students will be introduced to concepts beyond Word 201 using templates, adjusting fonts, page layouts and inserting graphics in the Microsoft Word program.  Prerequisites: Word 201 or prior knowledge of the basic features for Microsoft Word Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Customized fonts on a document, Inserting graphics, and Adjustment of the page layout

 
South Morrison Family Education Center
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Registration required, begins Apr 15.
A one session two hour course, students will learn the social interaction basic features with their already created Facebook accounts.  Prerequisites: Computer Basics. Must have an email and Facebook account established prior to class    Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class:  Sending and Receiving Messages, Using the Wall, Adding friends, Adjusting Settings, Applications/Games

 
Pearl Bailey Library
Tuesday, May. 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration required, begins Apr 28.
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)
  
Pearl Bailey Library
Thursday, May. 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration required, begins Apr 30.
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

  
Grissom Library
Tuesday, May. 26, 10am-12pm
Registration required, begins May 12.
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)
  
Grissom Library
Thursday, May. 28, 10am -12pm
Registration required, begins May 14.
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

  
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