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adult programming

The library offers many programs for adults (and families) with the support of the Friends of Samuels Library. We offer programs on history, gardening, local authors, travel, music and theater, animals and nature, finance, and more. In addition, we have two book clubs, a genealogy club, and regular computer classes on basic topics.

For a printable monthly calendar, please click on the month below:

March

 

For more information about any upcoming events, please click on the program name in the following list.

 

Martes y Viernes | Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 a.m.

Inglés como segundo idioma | English as a Second Language
Aprendiendo inglés le dará más oportunidades, abrir nuevas puertas y darle una mejor calidad de vida. No te pierdas esta oportunidad. Es completamente gratis. | Learning English will give you more opportunities, open new doors, and give you a better quality of life. Don’t miss this opportunity. It is completely free.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 a.m.

GED Class
Free GED test preparation classes are held at the library each week (except on school holidays or closings). For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 1-800-435-5945.

Wednesdays

10:30 a.m.

Wired Wednesdays
Whether you're new to computers or a more advanced user, we have the perfect classes for your experience level! Sign up at the Adult Reference desk.

Second Thursday of Every Month 6:00 p.m.

Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers
Join us in an evening of dance! Learn early American Period dances, including line, circle, and square sets, as well as waltzes. No prior experience is necessary and everyone is welcome! Meets the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the SVCWED Facebook page.

Tuesdays, March 10th - 31st, 2015 6:30 p.m.

American Modernism
This richly illustrated, four-week lecture series examines the emergence of modern art in America by studying the exquisite and challenging work of groundbreaking painters, sculptors and photographers such as Georgia O’Keefe, Alfred Stieglitz, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper and Paul Strand. Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Invention of Wings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

 

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Fracking
Join us for an informative presentation about fracking with Linda Burchfiel, Fracking Issues Chair for the Virginia Sierra Club. She will discuss different fracking techniques and their implications for public health, water and air pollution, and the climate.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Presidential Scandals: George Washington through Theodore Roosevelt
Join us for an interesting three part seminar on Presidential Scandals: The Accusations, the Truths, the Consequences: A Compendium. Author and guest speaker Charles P. Lickson will discuss the “scandals” and historical data, supporting or refuting accusations made. He will also reveal the consequences to the President, to his family, to the office of the Presidency and to the entire nation in a historical context. Each seminar will happen on the last Thursday of the month, March through May. Registration required - sign up at the Adult Reference Desk.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Fiddler in the Subway: The Story of the World-Class Violinist Who Played for Handouts by Gene Weingarten.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Interesting Birds of Virginia
Join Charlie Hagan, Retired Physician, for a program dedicated to the interesting birds of Virginia. Patrons will not only learn about the birds but also what they can tell us about our environment.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 6:30 p.m. 

Presidential Scandals: Theodore Roosevelt through Franklin D. Roosevelt
Join us for an interesting three part seminar on Presidential Scandals: The Accusations, the Truths, the Consequences: A Compendium. Author and guest speaker Charles P. Lickson will discuss the “scandals” and historical data, supporting or refuting accusations made. He will also reveal the consequences to the President, to his family, to the office of the Presidency and to the entire nation in a historical context. Each seminar will happen on the last Thursday of the month, March through May. Registration required - sign up at the Adult Reference Desk.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Vintage Munro: Nobel Prize Edition by Alice Munro.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Presidential Scandals: Harry S Truman through Barack Obama
Join us for an interesting three part seminar on Presidential Scandals: The Accusations, the Truths, the Consequences: A Compendium. Author and guest speaker Charles P. Lickson will discuss the “scandals” and historical data, supporting or refuting accusations made. He will also reveal the consequences to the President, to his family, to the office of the Presidency and to the entire nation in a historical context. Each seminar will happen on the last Thursday of the month, March through May. Registration required - sign up at the Adult Reference Desk.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.