samuelslibrary.net

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

 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the SVCWED Facebook page.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m.

GED Class
Starting September 8th, 2015. 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.

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

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma
Starting September 15th, 2015. 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. | Comenzando el 15 de Septiembre 2015. Aprendiendo inglés le dará más oportunidades, abrir nuevas puertas y darle una mejor calidad de vida. No te pierdas esta oportunidad. Es completamente gratis.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 5:30 p.m.

Introduction to Android Devices
Tired of hitting the wrong buttons on your Smart Phone? Are you constantly coming across things on your phone that you have no idea how to use? Enjoy learning the ins and outs of your Android device with one-on-one assistance for all phone carriers. During the course for beginners, you will learn email setup, use of the play store, sending pictures and videos, and much more! All participants will receive a FREE stylus for their device. Registration is required and don’t forget to bring your Android device. Presented by Front Royal Sprint.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Dead Wake by Erik Larson.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 5:30 p.m.

Introduction to iPads
Own an iPad and still find yourself fumbling around this powerful device? Take advantage of this workshop with one-on-one assistance to help you become more efficient on your iPad. This course for beginners will include use of the app store, how to use Siri, battery saving tips and tricks and much more. All participants will receive a FREE stylus. Registration is required and don’t forget to bring your iPhone. Presented by Front Royal Sprint.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 All Day

SamiCon
Samuels Public Library’s own mini Comic-Con celebrates reading and technology literacy at the library, in our community, and beyond through comics, graphic novels, manga, anime, gaming, and computer technology. This is the culminating event of Library Card Sign-up month. Registration will start at 10 a.m. followed by an opening program at 10:30 a.m. Educational programs and classes will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The exhibit hall with vendors and special activities including free face painting and games will open at 2 p.m. The day will end with a costume contest at 4 p.m. followed by the announcement of winners of the contest and of the Library Card Month drawing.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

The Outrage of Impressionism
The French Impressionists – Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas among them – produced some of the most beautiful and well-loved paintings, prints and sculpture in the history of art. But when Impressionism first emerged in Paris during the 1870s, these same artists were considered radicals, and their work was ridiculed mercilessly by the public and the press. Join us for this free, richly illustrated lecture series exploring the surprising real story of Impressionism. Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 540-635-3153.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

The Outrage of Impressionism
The French Impressionists – Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas among them – produced some of the most beautiful and well-loved paintings, prints and sculpture in the history of art. But when Impressionism first emerged in Paris during the 1870s, these same artists were considered radicals, and their work was ridiculed mercilessly by the public and the press. Join us for this free, richly illustrated lecture series exploring the surprising real story of Impressionism. Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 540-635-3153.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 5:30 p.m.

Introduction to Android Devices
Tired of hitting the wrong buttons on your Smart Phone? Are you constantly coming across things on your phone that you have no idea how to use? Enjoy learning the ins and outs of your Android device with one-on-one assistance for all phone carriers. During the course for beginners, you will learn email setup, use of the play store, sending pictures and videos, and much more! All participants will receive a FREE stylus for their device. Registration is required and don’t forget to bring your Android device. Presented by Front Royal Sprint.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

The Outrage of Impressionism
The French Impressionists – Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas among them – produced some of the most beautiful and well-loved paintings, prints and sculpture in the history of art. But when Impressionism first emerged in Paris during the 1870s, these same artists were considered radicals, and their work was ridiculed mercilessly by the public and the press. Join us for this free, richly illustrated lecture series exploring the surprising real story of Impressionism. Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 540-635-3153.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 5:30 p.m.

Introduction to iPhone and Apple Devices
Own an iPhone and still find yourself fumbling around this powerful device? Take advantage of this workshop with one-on-one assistance to help you become more efficient on your iPhone. This course for beginners will include use of the app store, how to use Siri, battery saving tips and tricks and much more. All participants will receive a FREE stylus. Registration is required and don’t forget to bring your iPhone. Presented by Front Royal Sprint.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Growing Up by Russell Baker.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.