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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 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.

Every Tuesday in July 6:30 p.m. Latin Rhythms
Embrace the sizzling rhythms of Latin dance! Each class will focus on a different style of Latin dance including salsa, bachata, merengue, and cha-cha. Appropriate for all ability levels. Come join us and catch the Latin beat!
Wednesday, July 22nd, 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.
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Friday, July 24th, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Vibes at the Libes: Bill Dykes & Gay Snell
Catch the rhythm and tap your toes with Bill Dykes and Gay Snell.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Yarning to the Rhythm
Find the rhythm as you create bookmarks shaped like musical notes. Appropriate for all ability levels. Bring a crochet hook. Yarn will be provided. Registration required.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

25 Super Native Plants for Wildlife Habitats
Learn about the importance of wildlife habitats and discover how you can use proven native plants to build a wildlife habitat that enhances rather than impedes the rhythm of nature and wildlife in your own yard.

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 2:00 p.m.

An Island Carnival
Experience the rhythm of the Caribbean as we travel to Jamaica through music, food and games. It's a party you won't want to miss!

Wednesday, August 12th, 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.
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Friday, August 14th, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Vibes at the Libes: Jon Long-Leary
Come out to hear Jon play blues, rock, folk and classical - something for everyone!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro.

Wednesday, August 19th, 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

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Animals On the Go
Join guest speaker Dr. Justin Calabrese from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute for glimpse inside wild world of animal movement research. From long-distance Wildebeest migrations to the synchronized acrobatics of backyard bird flocks, movement creates some of nature’s greatest spectacles. Movement is a key factor in how animals “earn their livings” and also influences their conservation status. Dr. Calabrese will highlight SCBI’s ongoing efforts to understand animal movement and its conservation implications by merging advanced analytical methods with new tracking technologies.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Dancing with Trees
Guest speaker, John Cermak of the Front Royal Warren County Tree Stewards for an informative program about the basics of maintaining your trees. Learn techniques for planting, pruning and mulching. Partner with your trees to provide shade and beauty, reduce energy bills and increase property values.

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, 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, 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.