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

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 1:30 p.m.

Substance Use & Addiction: Panel Discussion
An opportunity to ask questions about substance abuse and community efforts. The panel will be comprised of various professionals in our local community. Part of our Substance Use and Addiction Educational Series presented by Northwestern Community Services (NWCS) and the Friends of Samuels Public Library (FOSL).

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Andy Warhol & the Pop Art Phenomenon
Pop Art burst onto the scene in the early 1960s and launched a counterculture phenomenon like no other. Pop transformed painting, sculpture, film, fashion, photography and music into a cheeky and irreverent celebration (or critique) of 1950s consumerism. Magnetic, enigmatic Andy Warhol blazed a new trail, as did some of the best-known artists of the 20th century such as Roy Lichenstein and James Rosenquist as well as rock icons The Velvet Underground.

Join us for this free, three-part lecture series exploring the gritty, glamorous world - and underworld - of Andy Warhol and the trippy, celebrity-soaked sensation that was Pop Art. Advanced registration required.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Andy Warhol & the Pop Art Phenomenon
Pop Art burst onto the scene in the early 1960s and launched a counterculture phenomenon like no other. Pop transformed painting, sculpture, film, fashion, photography and music into a cheeky and irreverent celebration (or critique) of 1950s consumerism. Magnetic, enigmatic Andy Warhol blazed a new trail, as did some of the best-known artists of the 20th century such as Roy Lichenstein and James Rosenquist as well as rock icons The Velvet Underground.

Join us for this free, three-part lecture series exploring the gritty, glamorous world - and underworld - of Andy Warhol and the trippy, celebrity-soaked sensation that was Pop Art. Advanced registration required.

Wednesday, May 18th, 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 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Effective Communication Strategies
As people with Alzheimer’s disease & other dementias progress in their journey & the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal & behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, & identify strategies to help you connect & communicate at each stage of the disease. Presented by Bob Bell as part of the Alzheimer's Association Educational series.

Friday, May 20th, 2016 12:30 p.m. Vibes at the Libes
Enjoy a free lunch time performance with the Front Royal UMC Men's Choir! Bring your lunch, tell a friend and spend some time listening to some tunes!
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Android Device Training
Are you still finding things in your phone you’d like to use more proficiently? This course is a more in-depth overview of the Android operating system, touching on many ways to make you more efficient on your Android device. Enjoy learning the ins and outs of your android device for all device carriers. During the course for intermediates you will learn how Google makes it easy to back up, what cloud services are, social media and much more! All participants will receive a FREE stylus for their device. Registration is required and don’t forget to bring your Android phone. Presented by Sprint of Front Royal.

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.
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.
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.
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.