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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Pearl Bailey Library
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 10AM - 12PM
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 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.
Registration is required and begins December 23, 2014
Pearl Bailey Library
Thursday, Jan. 8, 10AM - 12PM
Registration required, begins Dec 24.
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 functions organize documents. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 101. Specific skills taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Moving Windows, printing saving, basic desktop functions.
Registration is required and begins December 24, 2014
Grissom Library
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 10AM - 12PM
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 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.
Registration is required and begins December 30, 2014
South Morrison Family Education Center
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2PM - 4:30PM
Registration required, begins Dec 31.
Network with others while obtaining 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.
Registration is required and begins December 31, 2014
Grissom Library
Thursday, Jan. 15, 10AM-12PM
Registration required, begins Jan 1.
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: Computer Basics 101. Specific skills taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Moving windows, printing, saving, basic desktop functions.
Main Street Library
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Registration required, begins Jan 6.
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: Computer Basics. Specific skills taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Using ribbon tabs and creating a simple document.
Registration is required and begins January 6, 2015
Pearl Bailey Library
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2PM-4:30PM
Registration required, begins Jan 7.
Network with others while obtaining 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.
Registration is required and begins January 7, 2015
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Jan. 22, 10AM - 12PM
Registration required, begins Jan 8.
A one-session, two-hour course in which students will create a  Facebook account and will learn the social interaction basic features. Prerequisites: Computer Basics. Must have an email account established prior to class. Specific skills taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Logging in and out of account, creation of a profile picture, sending and receiving messages, and using the wall/timeline.
Registration is required and begins January 8, 2015
Main Street Library
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Registration required, begins Jan 13.
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 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.
Registration is required and begins January 13, 2015
iPad for Newbies Wor
South Morrison Family Education Center
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Registration required, begins Jan 14.
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.
Registration is required and begins January 14, 2015
South Morrison Family Education Center
Thursday, Jan. 29, 10AM - 12PM
Registration required, begins Jan 15.
A one-session, two-hour course in which students will learn the social interaction basic features with their already created Facebook accounts. Prerequisites: computer Basics. Must have an email and Facebook account established prior to class. Specific skills taught/students should demonstrate at conclusion of class: Sending receiving messages, using the wall, adding friends, adjusting settings, applications/games.
Registration is required and begins January 15,  2015
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