Upcoming Events at the Newport News Public Library System

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Book Club
Grissom Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 6-8 PM
How to join our book club:
1. Ask for a copy of the book at the Grissom Information Desk.
2. Try not to fall out of your chair laughing while reading the book.
3. Join us April 26th, 6-8 PM to discuss Furiously Happy !
 

In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.

But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best

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Midweek Matinee
Grissom Library
Thursday, Apr. 27, 2 p.m. (Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2 p.m.)
Join us for a free movie matinee every Thursday at 2 p.m. The month of April will be Oscar nominiated new releases. Did you miss it in theaters? Come see it at Grissom Library! Popcorn is provided. You are welcome to bring a beverage. For patrons 17+

April 6 Queen of Katwe - For the whole family
April 13 Allied
April 20 Moonlight
April 27 Hell or High Water
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Discover Yoga
Grissom Library
Saturday, May. 13, 2 p.m.
Find out why yoga is so popular with a beginner class at Grissom Library. Learn the basic poses under professional instruction as Christine Griggs, ERYT, leads a one hour session, Saturday, May 13, from 2-3 P.M.
Participants must bring their own mat and a towel, strap, or scarf for stretches. Open to adults and high school students. Registration is required.
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War In Film Series
Grissom Library
Thursday, May. 25, 6 PM
Grissom Library's War In Film series resumes Thursday, May 25th, at 6 P.M Join veterans and community members to view Full Metal Jacket, and discuss how the media portrayal of our military has influenced public perception of our Armed Forces and the exectution of their duties.
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Chair Yoga - When yo
Grissom Library
Saturday, May. 27, 2:00 P.M.
Want to try yoga, but getting on the floor isn't an option for you? Try a session of chair yoga with Christine Griggs, ERYT, on Saturday, May 27th, from 2-3 P.M. Perfect for people with limited mobility. Patricipants must bring their own mat and a towel, strap, or scarf for stretches. Open to adults and high school students. Registration is required.
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War In Film Series
Grissom Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 6 PM (June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28)
Grissom Library's War In Film Series
For the first time in American history, the majority of the country's people have not served in the military. Most of the public's knowledge of our military and warfare comes from movies instead of personal experiences. Come see classic and contemporary films, and discuss with veterans and community members how they shape our view of the Armed Forces in the execution of their duties.
The last Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., in the Grissom Meeting Room

June 29            Greenzone
July 27             Anzio
August 24        Gettysburg: Three days of destiny
September 28  Lone Survivor
October 26       Hacksaw Ridge
November 30   Joyeaux Noel
December 28   Guns of Navarrone
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War In Film Series
Grissom Library
Thursday, Jul. 27, 6 PM (June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28)
Grissom Library's War In Film Series
For the first time in American history, the majority of the country's people have not served in the military. Most of the public's knowledge of our military and warfare comes from movies instead of personal experiences. Come see classic and contemporary films, and discuss with veterans and community members how they shape our view of the Armed Forces in the execution of their duties.
The last Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., in the Grissom Meeting Room

June 29            Greenzone
July 27             Anzio
August 24        Gettysburg: Three days of destiny
September 28  Lone Survivor
October 26       Hacksaw Ridge
November 30   Joyeaux Noel
December 28   Guns of Navarrone
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
War In Film Series
Grissom Library
Thursday, Aug. 24, 6 PM (June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28)
Grissom Library's War In Film Series
For the first time in American history, the majority of the country's people have not served in the military. Most of the public's knowledge of our military and warfare comes from movies instead of personal experiences. Come see classic and contemporary films, and discuss with veterans and community members how they shape our view of the Armed Forces in the execution of their duties.
The last Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., in the Grissom Meeting Room

June 29            Greenzone
July 27             Anzio
August 24        Gettysburg: Three days of destiny
September 28  Lone Survivor
October 26       Hacksaw Ridge
November 30   Joyeaux Noel
December 28   Guns of Navarrone
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
War In Film Series
Grissom Library
Thursday, Sep. 28, 6 PM (June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28)
Grissom Library's War In Film Series
For the first time in American history, the majority of the country's people have not served in the military. Most of the public's knowledge of our military and warfare comes from movies instead of personal experiences. Come see classic and contemporary films, and discuss with veterans and community members how they shape our view of the Armed Forces in the execution of their duties.
The last Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., in the Grissom Meeting Room

June 29            Greenzone
July 27             Anzio
August 24        Gettysburg: Three days of destiny
September 28  Lone Survivor
October 26       Hacksaw Ridge
November 30   Joyeaux Noel
December 28   Guns of Navarrone
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
War In Film Series
Grissom Library
Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 PM (June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28)
Grissom Library's War In Film Series
For the first time in American history, the majority of the country's people have not served in the military. Most of the public's knowledge of our military and warfare comes from movies instead of personal experiences. Come see classic and contemporary films, and discuss with veterans and community members how they shape our view of the Armed Forces in the execution of their duties.
The last Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., in the Grissom Meeting Room

June 29            Greenzone
July 27             Anzio
August 24        Gettysburg: Three days of destiny
September 28  Lone Survivor
October 26       Hacksaw Ridge
November 30   Joyeaux Noel
December 28   Guns of Navarrone
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
War In Film Series
Grissom Library
Thursday, Nov. 30, 6 PM (June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28)
Grissom Library's War In Film Series
For the first time in American history, the majority of the country's people have not served in the military. Most of the public's knowledge of our military and warfare comes from movies instead of personal experiences. Come see classic and contemporary films, and discuss with veterans and community members how they shape our view of the Armed Forces in the execution of their duties.
The last Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., in the Grissom Meeting Room

June 29            Greenzone
July 27             Anzio
August 24        Gettysburg: Three days of destiny
September 28  Lone Survivor
October 26       Hacksaw Ridge
November 30   Joyeaux Noel
December 28   Guns of Navarrone
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
War In Film Series
Grissom Library
Thursday, Dec. 28, 6 PM (June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28)
Grissom Library's War In Film Series
For the first time in American history, the majority of the country's people have not served in the military. Most of the public's knowledge of our military and warfare comes from movies instead of personal experiences. Come see classic and contemporary films, and discuss with veterans and community members how they shape our view of the Armed Forces in the execution of their duties.
The last Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., in the Grissom Meeting Room

June 29            Greenzone
July 27             Anzio
August 24        Gettysburg: Three days of destiny
September 28  Lone Survivor
October 26       Hacksaw Ridge
November 30   Joyeaux Noel
December 28   Guns of Navarrone
Publisher 201 - Computer Class
Pearl Bailey Library
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
or call 757-247-8677.
A one session two hour course introduces users to desktop publishing and basic features of Microsoft Publisher. Prerequisites: Computer Basic101 and Word 201.    Specific Skills Taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Customized fonts, Inserting graphics, and Adjustment of the page layout
 
Excel 202: Formulas & Editing - Computer Class
Grissom Library
Thursday, Apr. 27, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
or call 757-369-3190.
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
 
Grissom Writers: Writing Workshop
Grissom Library
Wednesday, May. 3, 5:30-8:30 PM
or call 757-369-3190.
Topics will vary between meetings.
Computer Basics 101 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Tuesday, May. 9, 3p.m. - 5p.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)
 
Computer Basics 102 - Computer Class
South Morrison Family Education Center
Wednesday, May. 10, 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

 
Word 201: An Introduction to Word - Computer Class
Pearl Bailey Library
Thursday, May. 11, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
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
Grissom Library
Wednesday, May. 17, 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.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)
 
Word 201: An Introduction to Word - Computer Class
Main Street Library
Thursday, May. 18, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
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
 
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