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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Midweek Matinees
Grissom Library
Thursday, Mar. 2, 2:00 P.M. (Thursdays at 2:00 P.M.)
Join us at Grissom Library on Thursday afternoons for a movie. All screenings will be movies based on books. There's more than The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter, and Twilight. Come see "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Admission," "Warm Bodies," and more! Popcorn will be provided. You are welcome to bring a drink. For patrons 17 years and up.
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Drawing 101
Grissom Library
Sunday, Mar. 5, 1:30-4:00
or call 757-369-3190.
Come join us and learn some of the fundamentals of drawing, including shapes, forms, light, proportion, and various shading techniques. By the end of the 2 1/2-hour workshop you will be able to turn two-dimensional flat shapes into three-dimensional objects, making them come to life.   This basics workshop will give you the beginning skills and confidence to start drawing.  All supplies are provided.  For ages 14 and above.  Registration required.
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Midweek Matinees
Grissom Library
Thursday, Mar. 9, 2:00 P.M. (Thursdays at 2:00 P.M.)
Join us at Grissom Library on Thursday afternoons for a movie. All screenings will be movies based on books. There's more than The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter, and Twilight. Come see "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Admission," "Warm Bodies," and more! Popcorn will be provided. You are welcome to bring a drink. For patrons 17 years and up.
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Midweek Matinees
Grissom Library
Thursday, Mar. 16, 2:00 P.M. (Thursdays at 2:00 P.M.)
Join us at Grissom Library on Thursday afternoons for a movie. All screenings will be movies based on books. There's more than The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter, and Twilight. Come see "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Admission," "Warm Bodies," and more! Popcorn will be provided. You are welcome to bring a drink. For patrons 17 years and up.
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Midweek Matinees
Grissom Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 2:00 P.M. (Thursdays at 2:00 P.M.)
Join us at Grissom Library on Thursday afternoons for a movie. All screenings will be movies based on books. There's more than The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter, and Twilight. Come see "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Admission," "Warm Bodies," and more! Popcorn will be provided. You are welcome to bring a drink. For patrons 17 years and up.
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Drawing 101
Grissom Library
Sunday, Mar. 26, 1:30-4:00
Come join us and  learn some of the fundamentals of drawing, including shapes, forms, light, proportion, and various shading techniques. By the end of the 2 1/2-hour workshop you will be able to turn two-dimensional flat shapes into three-dimensional objects, making them come to life.   This basics workshop will give you the beginning skills and confidence to start drawing.  All supplies are provided.  For ages 14 and above.  Registration required.
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Midweek Matinees
Grissom Library
Thursday, Mar. 30, 2:00 P.M. (Thursdays at 2:00 P.M.)
Join us at Grissom Library on Thursday afternoons for a movie. All screenings will be movies based on books. There's more than The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter, and Twilight. Come see "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Admission," "Warm Bodies," and more! Popcorn will be provided. You are welcome to bring a drink. For patrons 17 years and up.
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Main Street Library
Friday, Apr. 7, 10:30am-12:30pm
Come join us at Main Street on Friday, April 7th as instructor Nancy Geary, of Garden and Zen Yoga Studio, will teach a yoga session designed for bonding with your child while experiencing the benefits of yoga together.  This class is free and open to children up to 5 years old, along with a parent or caregiver, and is limited to 15 participants.  Participants will need to bring a blanket for your child, a yoga mat, a towel, and a water bottle for the class.
Grissom Writers: Writing Workshop
Grissom Library
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 5:30-8:30 PM
or call 757-369-3190.
Topics will vary between meetings.
Word 201: An Introduction to Word - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
or call 757-591-4858.
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
 
Computer Basics 101 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 3p.m. - 5p.m.
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)
 
Word 202: Templates, Fonts & Graphics - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Thursday, Mar. 9, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
or call 757-591-4858.
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 
 
Computer Basics 102 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Mar. 9, 3p.m. - 5p.m.
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
 
Grissom Writers
Grissom Library
Monday, Mar. 13, 5-8:30 PM
Join us for an informal evening of writing!
PowerPoint 201 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 3p.m. - 5p.m.
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
 
Grissom Adult Anime Club
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 5:30 PM
We will continue watching Food Wars!

This is an 18+ event. Please have ID available.
Computer Basics 101 - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Thursday, Mar. 16, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
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)
 
Internet 201 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Mar. 16, 3p.m. - 5p.m.
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
 
Web-Based Business Tools and Apps - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Thursday, Mar. 16, 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
or call 757-591-4858.
A one session two hour course introduces users to applications included in Google’s web-based Office Suite: Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Students will also learn to save and share files using Google’s file storage and synchronization service: Google Drive.  Prerequisites: Word 201 or prior knowledge of the basic features for Microsoft Word and basic knowledge of the Internet or Internet 201
 
Excel 201 - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
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
 
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