Upcoming Events at the Newport News Public Library System
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Workforce Series
Workforce Series
South Morrison Family Education Center
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Registration required, begins Nov 5.
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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Super Saturday Holiday Fest
Pearl Bailey Library
Saturday, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Registration required, begins Nov 3.
Special holiday stories read by members of the Pearl Bailey Library’s Teen Advisory & Edible Craft  for Youth, Ages 5-10 on  Saturday, December 13  from 10: 30- 11:30; Holiday Music with a Twist of Jazz with Lonnie Dixon & Trio from 1:30-2:30 for all; and following a  visit with Santa Claus from 3-4 p.m. for children birth-11 only. * Registration is required for Storytime & Edible Craft.  Parents can use their smartphones or cameras to take pictures.
Please note that Santa's visit has changed from noon-1 p.m. to 3-4 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.



Computer Basics 102- Computer Class
Main Street Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Register Online or call 757-591-4858.
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 function s such as open/close windows, type simple text on a document, print, save, and organize documents. Prerequisites or Skill level of Computer Basics 101. Specific skills taught/student should demonstrate at conclusion of class: moving Windows, printing, saving, basic desktop functions.
Registration is required and begins October 21, 2014
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Workforce Series
Workforce Series
Pearl Bailey Library
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Register Online 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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Computer Basics 101 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Nov. 6, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Register Online or call 757-369-6810.
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 the windows will be reviewed. Prerequisites or skill level: 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 October 23, 2014
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Publisher 201 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Nov. 13, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Register Online or call 757-369-6810.
A one-session, two-hour course in which students will be introduced to desktop publishing using Publisher. Prerequisites: Skill level of Computer Basics 101 and Word  201. Specific skills taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Create a simple flier or card with Microsoft Office Templates, insert pictures, and change color schemes.
Registration is required and begins October 30, 2014
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Word 201: An Introduction to Word - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10AM - 12PM
Registration required, begins Nov 4.
A one-session, two-hour course that introduces users to the Microsoft Word program and explains the basic features required to create a document. Prerequisites or Skill level of : Computer Basics 101 & 102. Specific skills taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Using ribbon tabs and creating a simple document.
Registration is required and begins November 4, 2014
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Gimp 201 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 3PM - 5PM
Registration required, begins Nov 4.
A one-session, two-hour course that introduces users to thephoto editing program Gimp and explaines the basic features required to edit images. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 102. Specific skills taught/ students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Cropping, demontrate creating a gif. creating special text and incorportaion of text and images.
Registration is required and begins November 4, 2014
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Word 202: Templates, fonts & Graphics - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Thursday, Nov. 20, 10AM - 12PM
Registration required, begins Nov 6.
A one-session, two-hour course in which students will be introduced to concepts beyond Word 201: using templates, adjusting fonts, page layouts and inserting graphics inth Microsoft Word program. Prerequisites: Skill level of  Word 201. Spacific skills taught/ students should demonstrate at the conclusion of class: Customized fonts on a document, inserting graphics, and adjustment of the page layout.
Registration is required and begins November 6, 2014
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Gimp 202 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 3PM - 5PM
Registration required, begins Nov 11.
A one-session, two-hour course in which students learn basic image manipulation features with Gimp. Prerequisite skill level of : Computer Basics 102 and Gimp 201. Specific skills taught/students should dempnstrate at conclusion of class: Redeye removal, photo enhancements, digital retouching, and background removal.
Registration is required and begins November 11, 2014
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