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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 a printable monthly calendar, please click on the month below:

May

 

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

 

Martes y Viernes | Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 a.m.

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

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.

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

Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers
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.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Presidential Scandals: Harry S Truman through Barack Obama
Join us for an interesting three part seminar on Presidential Scandals: The Accusations, the Truths, the Consequences: A Compendium. Author and guest speaker Charles P. Lickson will discuss the “scandals” and historical data, supporting or refuting accusations made. He will also reveal the consequences to the President, to his family, to the office of the Presidency and to the entire nation in a historical context. Each seminar will happen on the last Thursday of the month, March through May. Registration required - sign up at the Adult Reference Desk.

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Watercolor Embossing with Glue
Attend our Intergenerational Crafts class and learn how to make beautiful watercolor embossings with glue in a design of your choice. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Samuels Online Library
Take the library with you wherever you go! Download music and movies, access online magazines, checkout e-books, and learn a new language. We'll show you how!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Poets Workshop: Developing Your Poetic Voice
Join Rich Follett, poet and National Board Certified English Teacher, for an engaging 6 session workshop on alternating Tuesdays. Learn to develop your poetic voice. On June 23rd, 2015, there will be a poetry reading and reception for participants to share their work.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
5:30 p.m.

Introduction to Android Devices
Staff from Sprint Front Royal will give a basic overview of Android operating systems and will help you use your device more efficiently.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
6:00 p.m.

Shenandoah National Park: An Ecology Report Card
Jim Schaberl, Division Chief for Natural and Cultural Resources at Shenandoah National Park, will highlight important features protected in the park and will report on the monitoring and research which guide work at the park. He will also address the personal role we share in protecting our National Parks.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 5:30 p.m.

Introduction to Apple/iPhone Devices
Staff from Sprint Front Royal will give a basic overview of Apple operating systems and will help you use your iPhone or Apple device more efficiently.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Online Library Troubleshooting Workshop
Having trouble downloading the library's online services? Bring your device to the library and we'll figure it out together!

Friday, June 19th, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Vibes at the Libes Drum Circle: Drums on the Mohawk
Join Caden Williams and Christopher Szuba beating to the rhythm as we start a summer filled with books, music, dance, educational programs and fun at Samuels Library! Summer reading isn't just for kids anymore!

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Painting to the Rhythm
Find your creative rhythm as you experiment with painting techniques, listen to calming music and sip on sparkling cider with other grown-up kids. Registration required.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Poets Workshop: Developing Your Poetic Voice
Join us for a poetry reading and reception for participants of the Emerging Poets Workshop to share their work.

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!
Saturday, July 11th, 2015
10:30 a.m. Samuels Online Library
Take the library with you wherever you go! Download music and movies, access online magazines, checkout e-books, and learn a new language. We'll show you how!
Saturday, July 11th, 2015
2:30 p.m. Beading to the Rhythm
Create beaded jewelery that reflects your own personal rhythm and style. All supplies provided. Registration required.
Thursday, July 16th, 2015
6:00 p.m. Gardening to the Rhythm
"A well-orchestrated garden design is akin to a well-written musical composition." Learn how to use rhythm in a landscape using repetition and strategic placement of elements that contribute to a garden's underlying structure.
Wednesday, July 17th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Online Library Troubleshooting Workshop
Having trouble downloading the library's online services? Bring your device to the library and we'll figure it out together!

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!

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 Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.