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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Pearl Bailey Library
Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration required, begins Oct 10.
Participants will learn how to develop a budget and how to write a check. Other topics will include how to read your monthly banking statement, how to keep your checkbook and reconciling your statement. They will also learn the basics of electronic banking, how it can be used for budgeting and basic guidelines to avoid identity theft. The program will include a series of free courses,facilitated byCNU’s CEEFund. Registration is required online or by phone (757)247-8677.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Street Library
Monday, Oct. 26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Facilitator Dr. Linda M. Waldron, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Christopher Newport University, will provide parents of 10 - 14 year old with a general overview of cyberbullying. The two hour workshop will discuss the following:
  • What is cyberbullying
  • Sign and symptoms that your child may be a victim of cyberbullying
  • What to do if your child is a victim of cyberbullying
  • General parenting strategies.
  • Texting quiz for parents.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Pearl Bailey Library
Saturday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration required, begins Dec 16.
Participants will learn to understand the legal obligations incurred when they use borrowed money to finance their education. Topics that will be covered in this session will include repayment commitment. Various types of federal and private loans will be discussed on different options such as filing a FAFSA. They will also cover how to use a credit card properly and identify the advantage and disadvantage of using one. Understanding credit scores and how to make sure you are getting the proper credit card. The program will include a series of free courses, facilitated byCNU’s CEEFund. Registration is required online or by phone (757)247-8677.
Email 201 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Register Online 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
Computer Basics 101 - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Register Online 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
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Register Online 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)
Workforce Series
South Morrison Family Education Center
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 3:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
Register Online or call 757-369-6810.

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.

Computer Basics 102 - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Thursday, Sep. 10, 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Register Online 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
Internet 201 - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Monday, Sep. 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Register Online or call 757-591-4858.
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
Word 201 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Register Online or call 757-369-6810.
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
Workforce Series - Computer Class
Pearl Bailey Library
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 3:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. (Wednesdays, May 20, June 17, July 15, 2p.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.  
PowerPoint 201 - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Thursday, Sep. 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Register Online or call 757-591-4858.
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
Word 202 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Sep. 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Register Online or call 757-369-6810.
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
Kick Off Event :Newport News Library Financial Literacy Program
Main Street Library
Thursday, Sep. 17, 6 PM
Register Online or call 757-591-4858.

This program is  the kick off to the Library System's  Financial Literacy Program. The program will include a series of free courses,facilitated byCNU’s CEEFund, hosted at Newport News libraries to help educate the public about making smart financial decisions. The workshops will include money basics, budgeting basics, college readiness, fundamental of investing, and an introduction to entrepreneurship.
This kick off event will be hosted by Dr. Willy Donaldson of Christopher Newport University.

Email 202 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, Sep. 22,
Registration required, begins Sep 8.
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
Computer Basics 101 - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Registration required, begins Sep 8.
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
Pearl Bailey Library
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Registration required, begins Sep 9.
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 102 - Computer Class
Pearl Bailey Library
Thursday, Sep. 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Registration required, begins Sep 10.
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, Sep. 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Registration required, begins Sep 10.
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
PowerPoint 201 - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Monday, Sep. 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Registration required, begins Sep 14.
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
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