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, and regular computer classes on basic topics.

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


Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 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 or call 1-800-435-5945.

Tuesdays & Thursdays | Martes y Jueves 10:00 a.m.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma
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. | Aprendiendo inglés le dará más oportunidades, abrir nuevas puertas y darle una mejor calidad de vida. No te pierdas esta oportunidad. Es completamente gratis.

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.

Wired Wednesday Computer Club
Whether you’re new to computers or someone with intermediate skills wanting to increase your computer skills and knowledge, this club is for you. Not just a class or a support group, each week we will come together to help each other answer computer questions while becoming more computer savvy in a fun and supportive environment. Each meeting will typically feature a topic of interest, a time to share questions and answers, followed by free time to explore and play on the computer. Come join us – you too can be a computer user, not a computer loser! Please register at the Adult Reference Desk.

Second & Fourth Wednesday of Every Month 10:00 a.m.

Crochet Group
We invite you to come out and learn how to crochet or share your talents. The group will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. All ability levels welcome.

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

Early American Period Dancing
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 or visit the SVCWED Facebook page.

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Adults Create! Art That Moves
Join artist John Kovak for a special workshop creating amazing 3-D art that moves with the power of light or batteries. Space limited; registration required.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 5:30 p.m. 

iPhone Device Training
Own an iPhone and still find yourself not using the device to its full capacity? This course is more in-depth look at the Apple iOS operating system, touching on many ways to make you more efficient on your iPhone. This course will include the I’s of Apple, social media, diving into settings and much more! All participants will receive a FREE stylus. Registration is required and don’t forget to bring your iPhone. Presented by Sprint of Front Royal. 

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Saturday, June 18th, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Adults Create! Spicy Salsa Container Gardens
Learn how to plant salsa container gardens and create spicy hot salsa from scratch. Space limited; registration required.

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 1:00 p.m. Master Gardener Speaker Series: Growing Wine Grapes
Join us for a presentation by local winemaker and vineyard manager Theo Smith of Rappahannock Cellars. We will learn the key fundamentals of vineyard site selection, grape varieties that produce well in our immediate area, and a snapshot of the current Virginia wine industry.
Saturday, July 9th, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Adults Create! Sizzling Hot Accessories
Create fashion accessories using recycled materials and your own unique design style. Space limited; registration required.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf.
Saturday, July 30th, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Adults Create! Cool Drinks for Scorching Days
Create your own signature icy cold drinks to chase away sweltering days and nights, including non-alcoholic versions of your favorite icy mixed drinks and grown-up twists to summertime lemonades and teas. Space limited; registration required.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.
Friday, August 19th, 2016 12:30 p.m.

Vibes at the Libes
Join us for a free lunch time music series at the library! Bring your lunch and enjoy the performance from Annie & Mac. Come out to hear some Old Time Music!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington by Sharyl Attkisson.