Upcoming Events at the Newport News Public Library

Join us for the following events, classes, and programs at your local Newport News Public Library. All events are free and some events require registration (where listed).

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Coupon Swap
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Coupon Swap
Sunday, Jul. 7, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Grissom Library

Obsessed with finding a good bargain? Looking for the next deal? Come by the Grissom Library the first Sunday of the Month to participate in a coupon swap. ...read more

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Wee Ones Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Wee Ones Storytime
Monday, Jul. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Grissom Library
This interactive storytime builds early language and large motor skills with stories, rhymes, songs, and play for a gentle introduction to the world of literature.  For ages birth to 23 months with a caregiver.  No registration required.

This event is generously sponsored by...read more
Preschool Storytime
11 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Monday, Jul. 22, 11 a.m.Preschool Storytime
Pearl Bailey Library

Storytime promotes early literacy skills that help children become ready to read. Join in on the fun, listen to stories, play games an...read more

Kids Summer Yoga
11:00 am
 Kids Summer Yoga
Monday, Jul. 22, 11:00 am
(6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22)

South Morrison Family Education Center
Certified Yogi Tiffany Barber will guide participants, ages 5-17, through yoga sessions designed for kids bodies and minds.Mats will be provided, just wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Sessions will be held at the South Morrison Family Education Center Mondays at 11 a.m. from June 17th...read more

or call 757-369-6810.
Maker Monday’s
2 pm
 Maker Monday’s
Monday, Jul. 22, 2 pm
(June 17th, 24th, & July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2 pm)
Maker Monday’s
Main Street Library
Each Monday during summer reading, June 17th thru July 29th at 2pm, children ages 6-11, can design their own creations using digital pens, assembling robots, or using our I-pads, and their imagination, during our self-directed STEM hour.  Materials are provided.  Stop by the youth ser...read more
Game Day: Teens
3 p.m.
 Game Day: Teens
Monday, Jul. 22, 3 p.m.
Pearl Bailey Library
Bring family and friends to learn new games or play old favorites. Play a board or card game from our collection. You can even bring your favorite game from home. For ages 12-17.
Magician Scott Wagoner
6:30 p.m.
 Magician Scott Wagoner
Monday, Jul. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Grissom Library
Enjoy amazing magic tricks and lots of family fun with magician Scott Wagoner!
Children of all ages are welcome.

This event is generously sponsored by the Newport News Friends of the Library.
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Preschool Storytime @ Main Street Library!
10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime @ Main Street Library!
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:00 a.m.
(Tuesdays, June 18 & 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:00 a.m.)
Preschool Storytime
Main Street Library
Early literacy components such as vocabulary and understanding the narrative are reinforced in this lively storytime for preschoolers on their own.  Ages 3.5 - 5
 
Just 2’s Storytime
10:15 a.m.
 Just 2’s Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:15 a.m.
Grissom Library
An early literacy-based storytime with stories, songs, concepts (letters, shapes, colors, etc.), and movement.  For children age 2 with a caregiver.  No registration required.

This event is generously sponsored by the Newport News Friends of the Library.
Email 201: Sending & Receiving - Computer Class
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Email 201: Sending & Receiving - Computer Class
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grissom Library
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

or call 757-369-3190.
Excel 202: Formulas & Editing - Computer Class
10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
Excel 202: Formulas & Editing - Computer Class
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
Main Street Library
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. 
Prerequisite: Excel 201 or prior knowledge of the basic features for Micro...read more

or call 757-591-4858.
Preschool Storytime
11 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 11 a.m.
Grissom Library
This engaging storytime includes stories, rhymes, and activities that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and narrative skills.  For ages 3-5 with a caregiver; children are encouraged to participate independently.  No registration r...read more
K.B. C. (Kids Book Club)
1 p.m.
 K.B. C. (Kids Book Club)
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 1 p.m.
Pearl Bailey Library

Come and participate in a book club with fun activities! The KBC (Kids Book Club) is for kids ages 4-12. Participants will receive a copy of the book.  ...read more


or call 757-247-8677.
Adult Paint Night: Beachscape
6:30 p.m.
 Adult Paint Night: Beachscape
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 6:30 p.m.Adult Paint Night: B
Main Street Library
Create your own masterpiece at Paint Night, no painting experience is necessary! Our art instructor will guide you step by step to create an idyllic and calming beachscape scene.

Builder Lab
6:30 p.m.
 Builder Lab
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Grissom Library
Tinker, engineer, and build a creation of your own design using LEGOs, Brain Flakes, K’Nex, and Zoob!
For grades K-5.
Registration is not required. 

Funding generously provided by the Loosely Knit Group
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Email 202: Reply, Forward & Attachments - Computer Class
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Email 202: Reply, Forward & Attachments - Computer Class
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grissom Library
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 demo...read more

or call 757-369-3190.
PowerPoint 201 - Computer Class
10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
 PowerPoint 201 - Computer Class
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
Pearl Bailey Library
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 slidesh...read more

or call 757-247-8677.
Magician Scott Wagoner
2 p.m.
 Magician Scott Wagoner
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2 p.m.
Main Street Library
Enjoy amazing magic tricks and lots of family fun with magician Scott Wagoner!
Children of all ages are welcome.

This event is generously sponsored by the Newport News Friends of the Library.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
6:30
 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 6:30Stuffed Animal Sleep
Main Street Library
Kids, ages 6-11, bring your favorite stuffed animal so that they can spend the night at Main Street Library on July 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  We will have storytime with Ms. Liz and then decorate picture frames.  Registration is required.

or call 757-591-4858.
Yoga at Grissom Library
6:30 p.m.
 Yoga at Grissom Library
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 6:30 p.m.Yoga at Grissom Libr
Grissom Library
Join us Wednesday evenings for Yoga at Grissom!  Instructor Emily Richards will teach a series of introductory yoga classes, no experience required.  Registration is free, but limited to 15 participants.  Participants will need to bring a yoga mat, towel, and/or water bottle for the c...read more

or call 757-369-3190.
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Wee Ones Story Time
10:00
 Wee Ones Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:00
(June 20th, 27, & July 11th, 18th, 25th & August 1st)
Wee Ones Story Time
Main Street Library
In this interactive Storytime for children from birth to 2.5 years old and a parent or caregiver, we employ books, music, puppets, and bubbles to introduce the joy of reading and foster a love of books.
 
Tiny Tots Storytime @ Main Street Library!
11:00 a.m.
Tiny Tots Storytime @ Main Street Library!
Thursday, Jul. 25, 11:00 a.m.
(Thursdays, June 20 , 27, July 11, 18, 25, & August 1)

Main Street Library
We employ books, songs and activities to introduce and reinforce pre-literacy skills in this highly interactive storytime for children and their parents or caregivers.  Ages 2.5 - 3.5
Fabulous Balloon Show
11 a.m.
 Fabulous Balloon Show
Thursday, Jul. 25, 11 a.m.
South Morrison Family Education Center
Join us for Miss Susan's fabulous balloon show!
For children ages 6-11.
Registration is required.

This event is generously sponsored by the Newport News Friends of the Library.

or call 757-369-6810.
Snapped
2 p.m.
 Snapped
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2 p.m.
Grissom Library
Experiment with electronics and circuit making using simple, snap-together components.
For ages 12-17.
Registration is required.

This event is generously sponsored by the Newport News Friends of the Library.

or call 757-369-3190.
Magician Scott Wagoner
2 p.m.
 Magician Scott Wagoner
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2 p.m.
Pearl Bailey Library
Enjoy amazing magic tricks and lots of family fun with magician Scott Wagoner!
Children of all ages are welcome.

This event is generously sponsored by the Newport News Friends of the Library.
Kickback Club featuring KPOP!
4 pm
 Kickback Club featuring KPOP!
Thursday, Jul. 25, 4 pm
(June 27th, July 25th)
Kickback Club featur
Main Street Library
Thursday July 25, 2019 4pm, ages 12-17
BTS, BLACKPINK, MONSTA X, TWICE, EXO, RED VELVET, NCT What are these?  Whether you know what KPOP is or it’s all new to you, come kickback at the Main Street Library on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 4pm!  Find out about Korea’s cult...read more

or call 757-591-4858.
Male Mentoring Program
4:30p
 Male Mentoring Program
Thursday, Jul. 25, 4:30p
Pearl Bailey Library
Join us for this free mentorship program! Boys ages 9-18 will get paired up with members of Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.  The program i...read more
War in Film Series
6 p.m.
 War in Film Series
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6 p.m.
Grissom Library
Join us the last Thursday of the Month (Feb-Oct) at Grissom Library for our 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 ins...read more
Dance Fitness Class
6:30 p.m.
 Dance Fitness Class
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:30 p.m.
(Thursdays, July 11, 18, & 25th 6:30 p.m.)
Dance Fitness Class
Main Street Library
Join us for a fun 3 week summer fitness workout class. Learn the latest dance moves and have fun doing it!
Registration is required for each individual class. To register, please call 757-591-4858 or visit www.nnva.gov/library.
 

or call 757-591-4858.
PowerPoint 201 - Computer Class
6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
 PowerPoint 201 - Computer Class
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Grissom Library
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, D...read more

or call 757-369-3190.
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PAWS to Read at Main Street Library!
2-3 p.m.
PAWS to Read at Main Street Library!
Saturday, Jul. 27, 2-3 p.m.PAWS to Read at Main
Main Street Library
New at Main Street Library!
Beginning in January 2019, Main Street Library will offer PAWS to Read.  Children, aged 6-11, can come practice their reading skills with an adorable and patient audience.  This program is made possible by volunteers and their trained therapy dogs.  PA...read more
Anime and Manga Club for Tweens and Teens at PBL
3:00pm
Anime and Manga Club for Tweens and Teens at PBL
Saturday, Jul. 27, 3:00pm
(Saturdays, 2019: 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24, 9/28, 10/26, 11/23 & 12/21 (3rd Saturday))

Pearl Bailey Library
Tweens and Teens ages 12-18 (18 years old must attend high school) come and enjoy Anime screenings and Manga discussions. At some of our sessions, we o...read more
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Maker Monday’s
2 pm
 Maker Monday’s
Monday, Jul. 29, 2 pm
(June 17th, 24th, & July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2 pm)
Maker Monday’s
Main Street Library
Each Monday during summer reading, June 17th thru July 29th at 2pm, children ages 6-11, can design their own creations using digital pens, assembling robots, or using our I-pads, and their imagination, during our self-directed STEM hour.  Materials are provided.  Stop by the youth ser...read more
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Pre-School Storytime and Paint Hour
10:30
Pre-School Storytime and Paint Hour
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:30Pre-School Storytime
Main Street Library
Ages 3.5 to 5 years of age are invited to join us for the pre-school storytime and paint hour.  Come design your very own masterpiece.  Materials provided.  Registration required.

or call 757-591-4858.
K.B. C. (Kids Book Club)
1 p.m.
 K.B. C. (Kids Book Club)
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 1 p.m.
Pearl Bailey Library

Come and participate in a book club with fun activities! The KBC (Kids Book Club) is for kids ages 4-12. Participants will receive a copy of the book.  ...read more


or call 757-247-8677.
Word 201 - Computer Class
3p.m.-5p.m.
 Word 201 - Computer Class
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 3p.m.-5p.m.
South Morrison Family Education Center
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...read more

or call 757-369-6810.
Summer Book Club: Don’t Label Me by Irshad Manji
6:30 p.m.
Summer Book Club: Don’t Label Me by Irshad Manji
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 6:30 p.m.Summer Book Club: Do
Main Street Library
Explore a new genre in our Summer Book Club!
July 30, 2019- Contemporary Politics
  • Don't Label Me by Irshad Manji
Join us to discuss this amusing work about identity, power, and politics.
 
Registration is required for each individual book club....read more

or call 757-591-4858.
Galaxy Ice Cream Finale
6:30 p.m.
 Galaxy Ice Cream Finale
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Grissom Library
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with crafts, activities, and ice cream!  
Children of all ages are welcome. 
Registration is required.

This event is generously sponsored by the Newport News Friends of the Library.

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Word 202 - Computer Class
3p.m.-5p.m.
 Word 202 - Computer Class
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 3p.m.-5p.m.
South Morrison Family Education Center
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 T...read more

or call 757-369-6810.
Yoga at Grissom Library
6:30 p.m.
 Yoga at Grissom Library
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 6:30 p.m.Yoga at Grissom Libr
Grissom Library
Join us Wednesday evenings for Yoga at Grissom!  Instructor Emily Richards will teach a series of introductory yoga classes, no experience required.  Registration is free, but limited to 15 participants.  Participants will need to bring a yoga mat, towel, and/or water bottle for the c...read more

or call 757-369-3190.
   
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