Upcoming Events at the Newport News Public Library System

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Tidewater Reads: Mee
Main Street Library
Thursday, Sep. 15, 7-8pm
Come join us at Main Street from 7-8 p.m., as we host a book discussion with Lydia Netzer, author of the book, Shine, Shine, Shine.  Lydia will lead a discussion on the her writing process, along with a look into the various subjects highlighted throughout the book.  This program is part of the Tidewater Reads Event.
Excel 202: Formulas and Editing - Computer Class
Pearl Bailey Library
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10:30am-12:30pm
or call 757-247-8677.
A one session two hour course, students will be introduced to concepts beyond Excel 201; using templates, adujusting 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
War in Film
War in Film
Grissom Library
Thursday, Sep. 1, 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

 
Computer Basics 101 - Computer Class
Pearl Bailey Library
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 10:30am - 12:30pm
or call 757-247-8677.
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
Main Street Library
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
or call 757-591-4858.
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)
Email 201: Sending & Receiving - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Monday, Sep. 12, 3pm - 5pm
or call 757-369-6810.
A one session two hour course, students will establish an email account and learn to generate email messages.  Prerequisites: Computer Basics 101 & 102
Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Sign up for an account and Send and receive email
Foundations of Drawing, Part 1
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 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.
Computer Basics 102 - Computer Class
Pearl Bailey Library
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
or call 757-247-8677.
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
Email 202: Reply, Forward & Attachments - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 3pm - 5pm
or call 757-369-6810.
A one session two hour course, students will learn how to reply to email messages, forward email and send attachments with email.  Prerequisites: Computer Basics 101 & 102. Must have an 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
 
Word 201: An Introduction to Word - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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
Computer Basics 102 - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
or call 757-591-4858.
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
Word 201: An Introduction to Word - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Sep. 15, 3pm - 5pm
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
Word 202: Templates, Fonts & Graphics - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Monday, Sep. 19, 3pm - 5pm
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 
Word 202: Templates, Fonts & Graphics - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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 
Excel 201 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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

 
Workforce Series - Computer Class
Pearl Bailey Library
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 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.  
Excel 202 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Sep. 22, 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
 
Workforce Series
Grissom Library
Monday, Sep. 26, 3:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
or call 757-369-3190.

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.

Foundations of Drawing, Part 3 (Getting a Perspective)
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 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 16 and above.
iPad for Newbies
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 3pm - 5:30pm
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.
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