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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 calendar of monthly events, click the link below:

April       May

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

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00 a.m. Inglés como segundo idioma / English as a second language
Curso comienza 7 de enero de 2014 / class starts January 7, 2014. Martes y jueves / Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. No pierdas esta oportunidad / don't miss this opportunity!
Thursdays 5:30 p.m. Evening English Class
Curso comienza 6 de febrero de 2014 / class starts February 6, 2014. Jueves / Thursdays 5:30 p.m. No pierdas esta oportunidad / don't miss this opportunity!
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.
Wired Wednesdays
Join us for a computer club where we talk about a new topic every week. Bring your questions! (Click on "Wired Wednesdays" above for a schedule of topics.)
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:30 p.m.

All About Identity Theft
Special Agent Shawn McCurry of the Virginia State Police will discuss identity theft and fraud, including how information is obtained, what can be done with that information, resources to help victims, and more.

May 1-5, 2014 all day

FOSL Giant Semi-Annual Book Sale
Thousands of books for the best possible prices! There is a special preview for Friends of Samuels Library members on Thursday night, and the sale is open to the public Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and (pick-your-own-price day) Monday!

Wednesdays, May 7-June 11, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Crocheting with Plarn
Try something new! Susan Keel will teach how to crochet using plarn (plastic yarn).

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Salsa
Erly Moya will teach the basic form and steps of salsa. No experience is required to attend, so dance your way to the library for your first step to becoming a sal
sa expert!

Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Author Barbara Frank
Join us in welcoming Barbara Frank, author of the Princess series, which follows a woman enslaved in Africa, her antebellum descendant in the Shenandoah Valley, and another descendant in Civil Rights era Georgia.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Books and Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Importance of Pot Liquor by Jackie Torrence.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Seeing the World through Its Trees
Dr. Joshua Kincaid of Shenandoah University will give an introduction to dendrochronology and illustrate how tree rings can help us understand our world.
Saturday, May 31, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Get Crafty!
Join us for the first "Get Crafty!" and make a fun project to take home. This month, we'll make lovely springtime flower wreaths out of everyday objects.

Monday, June 16, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Adult Summer Reading Kickoff - Unwrapping the Gift
Please join us to start the second annual adult summer reading program for a talk, reading, Q&A, and book signing with Bruce R. Coston, DVM. Dr. Coston is the author of Ask the Animals and The Gift of Pets.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Books and Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Wish You Well by David Baldacci.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Adult Summer Reading Program - Pet Portrait Demo
Life of a Daily Painter blogger Kelly Walker will give a pet portrait demonstration
while answering questions about what it is like to be a daily painter and artist.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 2:00 p.m. Adult Summer Reading Program - All about Fostering
Sandy Schwalb, a longtime Virginia German Shepherd Rescue (VGSR) volunteer, will talk about fostering pets, specifically about how VGSR ru
ns its foster program.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 2:00 p.m. Adult Summer Reading Program - Wild Virginia!
The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center will get you up close and personal with your wild neighbors, focusing on animals that live in Virginia. Live a
nimal guests may include: fox, snake, turtle, raptor, opossum.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:30 p.m. Adult Summer Reading Program - History of the Front Royal Remount Depot
Patrick Farris of the Warren Heritage Society will share the history of the Remount Depot here in Front Royal, which supplied and trained military horses and dogs from the early 1900s to 1947.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Books and Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Fall of Giants by Ken Follett.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Adult Summer Reading Program - Make Your Own Pet Toys!
Join us for some hand-on fun as we make toys for your best bud, whether he barks or meows! Take your project home and enjoy playtime with your cat or dog.

Monday, July 21, 2014 6:30 p.m. Adult Summer Reading Program - Tricks & Games for Dogs
Dog trainer Averill Ring believes the most wonderful way to keep dogs' minds nad bodies active is to teach them tricks and play games with them. Learn how to teach your dog an astounding array of behaviors!
Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 p.m. Adult Summer Reading Program - Make Your Own Dog Treats!
Join us for some hands-on fun as we make all-natural homemade treats for your canine companion. You will be able to take some fresh treats home too--and your dog will thank you!
Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:30 p.m. Adult Summer Reading Program - Black-footed Ferrets
Join SCBI senior curator Paul Marinari to discover the story of the black-footed ferret, a species once so close to extinction that only 18 were left in the world. They are a flagship species for the North American prairie.
Saturday, August 9, 2014 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Adult Summer Reading Program - Pet Adoption Day!
Find your newest family member at the library! The Humane Society of Warren County will have pets available for adoption for three hours this afternoon in the library meeting room.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:00 a.m. Books and Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Hosseini.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Mountain Memories
Learn about those displaced during the formation of Shenandoah National Park. In fascinating historical photos, see how they made a living and what their lives were like.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Books and Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Into the Abyss by Carol Shaben.