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 complete calendar of events, click below:


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


Thursday, September 4th, 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.

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

Inglés como segundo idioma | English as a Second Language
Inicio de clases: 09 de Septiembre de 2014. Aprendiendo inglés le dará más oportunidades, abrir nuevas puertas y darle una mejor calidad de vida. No te pierdas esta oportunidad. Es completamente gratis. | Classes start: September 9th, 2014. 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.

Wednesdays, Starting September 10th, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Wired Wednesdays
So you're new to computers? We have the perfect classes for you! Click on "Wired Wednesdays" above for a complete schedule.

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

Books and Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 12:30 p.m.

Vibes at the Libes
Join us for a free lunchtime music series at the library! Bring your lunch and enjoy the performances of local musicians each month. This month, Annie & Mac provide an entertaining and authentic mix of old time toe-tapping tunes and songs of all description.

Wednesday, October 1st - 22nd, 2014  6:30 p.m.

Masterworks of Late-Medieval Art From Northern Europe, 1420 - 1500
This 4-week lecture series will examine the history and development of late-medieval painting in the Burgundian Netherlands from approximately 1420-1500. During this period, the development of oil painting reached unprecedented heights in the works of artists such as Robert Campin (“The Master of Flemalle”), Jan van Eyck, and Rogier van der Weyden, among others. Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk.


October 9th - 13th, 2014 See Description

FOSL Giant Semi-Annual Used Book Sale
Join the Friends of Samuels Library for our semi-annual book sale! Friends members receive a special preview on Thursday, October 9th starting at 5 p.m. The sale is open all day to the public on October 10th, 11th and 13th - Monday the 13th is pick-your-own price day!