Events

The Sounds & Movements of Summer

Friday, July 10th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 6 & Under


Join Karen Erikkson-Lee from the Northern Virginia Academy for some singing, dancing, and stories inspired by the sights and sounds of summer. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

The Story of Dance

Friday, July 10th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
All Ages


Join Karen Erikkson-Lee of the Northern Virginia Academy of Dance for The Story of Dance. Jazz, ballet, modern, and character steps will be taught alongside music and stories that will inspire the beginner through the advanced dancer! Learn specific steps in different genres of dance, hear stories about dancers and composers, choreographers, and ballets. This class will be fun and informative! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Photography & Beyond

Saturday, July 11th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Come explore the world of photography and beyond. Our photography group meets every other week using Zoom technology. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. These 1-hour sessions include presentations on tips and techniques, sharing of photographs, post-processing demonstrations, and more. Anyone who is interested in photography is welcomed including those who use smart-phone cameras and individuals using more advanced camera gear. The focus this week is Landscape Photography: Sharing and Editing. Register for this event online.

Virtual Books & Barks

Saturday, July 11th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All Ages


Join Finn and his owner Susan for a reverse Books and Barks session. Enjoy a good book with a very friendly dog! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Dig Into Art with Strokes of Creativity

Saturday, July 11th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join artist and creative mind Teresa Henry, owner of Strokes of Creativity, for a special art workshop that is designed to awaken your creative spirit. Each participant will paint and embellish a unique, aquatic themed wall plaque. This class will be taught online and craft kits will be made available to participants though curbside pickup. Class size is limited so please register early! This program will take place over Zoom. You will need to provide an email as well as a device that has Zoom on it. Zoom is accessible as a website or as an app you can download to your phone. If you need help setting up Zoom on your device, please call the Adult Reference desk at 540.635.3153 ext. 105. Register for this event online.

Symphony of Sound

Monday, July 13th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11


This series of programs explores many sounds, including sounds found in nature and the science of sound as well as musical instruments. Children will be able to explore many kinds of sounds and reflect creatively on them as well as create their own sounds via crafts. This week we will explore the woodwind family of instruments. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Science Scouts

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11


Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands-on investigations of S.T.E.M.-related topics. This week we will learn about levers, and how to make a catapult! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Thinking About Homeschooling This Fall? A Guide for Parents

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


FOSL hosts a special Zoom program for parents and families exploring homeschooling their children. Mitzi Fox will lead an interactive discussion to help parents make informed decisions about homeschooling. Mitzi and other homeschoolers and local resources will share their experiences and provide practical guidance on what it really takes to be a parent-educator. Advice will be given on homeschooling styles, requirements, testing, curriculum resources, dealing with multiple ages, socialization, college admissions, and more. This program will be presented using Zoom conferencing. Follow-on sessions may be scheduled if there is interest. Register for this event online.

Books & Beyond

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join us for our adult book club discussion time! This month's book is Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron. This program will take place over Zoom. You will need to provide an email as well as a device that has Zoom on it. Zoom is accessible as a website or as an app you can download to your phone. If you need help setting up Zoom on your device, please call the Adult Reference desk at 540.635.3153 ext. 105. Register for this event online.

Hell Town Campfire Stories

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Gather round as we tell you tales of Virginia lore with a twist. Filled with fiction, facts, and fun you won't want to miss. Registration is not required for this pre-recorded event that will be posted on Samuel Public Library's YouTube channel. If there are any questions or comments please email us at or call the Adult Reference desk at 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Virtual Story Time

Thursday, July 16th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
All Ages


Let’s Go Buggie! Join Miss Pattie for some great stories about insects and other creatures. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

The Sounds & Movements of Summer

Friday, July 17th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 6 & Under


Join Karen Erikkson-Lee from the Northern Virginia Academy for some singing, dancing, and stories inspired by the sights and sounds of summer. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

The Story of Dance

Friday, July 17th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
All Ages


Join Karen Erikkson-Lee of the Northern Virginia Academy of Dance for The Story of Dance. Jazz, ballet, modern, and character steps will be taught alongside music and stories that will inspire the beginner through the advanced dancer! Learn specific steps in different genres of dance, hear stories about dancers and composers, choreographers, and ballets. This class will be fun and informative! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Dig Deep: Virginia

Saturday, July 18th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All Ages


Join Ms. Michal as we explore rock hounding in Virginia. She will share her treasures with you and show you where to find them. You'll be amazed at the many different gems to be found in Virginia! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Science Scouts

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11


Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands-on investigations of S.T.E.M.-related topics. Everyone loves bubbles! Find out how to make your own! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Story Time

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
All Ages


It’s summer, so Let’s Go Visit! Miss Pattie’s stories will take us on some fun trips this week! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Cowboy the Dancing Dog

Friday, July 24th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All Ages


Meet Cowboy the Dancing Dog and his owner Evelyne for some rollicking, dancing fun for children of all ages! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Photography & Beyond

Saturday, July 25th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Come explore the world of photography and beyond. Our photography group meets every other week using Zoom technology. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. These 1-hour sessions include presentations on tips and techniques, sharing of photographs, post-processing demonstrations, and more. Anyone who is interested in photography is welcomed including those who use smart-phone cameras and individuals using more advanced camera gear. The focus this week is Butterfly Photography. Register for this event online.

Symphony of Sound

Monday, July 27th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11


This series of programs explores many sounds, including sounds found in nature and the science of sound as well as musical instruments. Children will be able to explore many kinds of sounds and reflect creatively on them as well as create their own sounds via crafts. This week, join us for a musical story time! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Science Scouts

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11


Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands-on investigations of S.T.E.M.-related topics. Learn the chemistry you need to know in order to make your own ice cream! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Vision & Craft: A Poetry Writing Workshop

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


"Poetry writing is a wonderful adventure, allowing writers to indulge in wild loops of imagination and satisfy some of their deepest yearnings." – Rita Dove

Join poet and educator Connie Stadler for a six week poetry workshop. Emphasis will be placed on developing creative strategies to better appreciate ‘the history of the human heart’. Key poetic elements will be applied to guide short in-class writing sessions. In-home follow-ups will center on honing work through the skills of revision. Each workshop member will need a notebook in order to trace the growth of their unique artistic voice. The instructor will be available for guidance and there will also be ample opportunity for sharing work. This will be an online class using the Zoom platform. Access to the internet is required. If you use you smart phone you will need to download the Zoom app. Contact the reference department at 540.635.3153 ext. 105 or for assistance in setting up Zoom on your computer or mobile device.

Registration is limited to 10 participants. Register for this event online.

Hell Town Campfire Stories

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Gather round as we tell you tales of Virginia lore with a twist. Filled with fiction, facts, and fun you won't want to miss. Registration is not required for this pre-recorded event that will be posted on Samuel Public Library's YouTube channel. If there are any questions or comments please email us at or call the Adult Reference desk at 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Virtual Story Time

Thursday, July 30th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
All Ages


Our stories will be about Summertime Fun! Join Miss Pattie for stories, songs, and a craft! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Discuss This

Friday, July 31st, 2020 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join Ms. Michal for a virtual teen discussion group. Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies, and art? Do you write, draw, or enjoy playing music? If so, join us as we discuss books and share our creations. This is a group for those who wish to talk seriously about a variety of topics. Refreshments will be provided. Sign up in advance to participate on a platform to be determined. Register for this event online.

Vision & Craft: A Poetry Writing Workshop

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


"Poetry writing is a wonderful adventure, allowing writers to indulge in wild loops of imagination and satisfy some of their deepest yearnings." – Rita Dove

Join poet and educator Connie Stadler for a six week poetry workshop. Emphasis will be placed on developing creative strategies to better appreciate ‘the history of the human heart’. Key poetic elements will be applied to guide short in-class writing sessions. In-home follow-ups will center on honing work through the skills of revision. Each workshop member will need a notebook in order to trace the growth of their unique artistic voice. The instructor will be available for guidance and there will also be ample opportunity for sharing work. This will be an online class using the Zoom platform. Access to the internet is required. If you use you smart phone you will need to download the Zoom app. Contact the reference department at 540.635.3153 ext. 105 or for assistance in setting up Zoom on your computer or mobile device.

Registration is limited to 10 participants. Register for this event online.

Vision & Craft: A Poetry Writing Workshop

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


"Poetry writing is a wonderful adventure, allowing writers to indulge in wild loops of imagination and satisfy some of their deepest yearnings." – Rita Dove

Join poet and educator Connie Stadler for a six week poetry workshop. Emphasis will be placed on developing creative strategies to better appreciate ‘the history of the human heart’. Key poetic elements will be applied to guide short in-class writing sessions. In-home follow-ups will center on honing work through the skills of revision. Each workshop member will need a notebook in order to trace the growth of their unique artistic voice. The instructor will be available for guidance and there will also be ample opportunity for sharing work. This will be an online class using the Zoom platform. Access to the internet is required. If you use you smart phone you will need to download the Zoom app. Contact the reference department at 540.635.3153 ext. 105 or for assistance in setting up Zoom on your computer or mobile device.

Registration is limited to 10 participants. Register for this event online.

Hell Town Campfire Stories

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Gather round as we tell you tales of Virginia lore with a twist. Filled with fiction, facts, and fun you won't want to miss. Registration is not required for this pre-recorded event that will be posted on Samuel Public Library's YouTube channel. If there are any questions or comments please email us at or call the Adult Reference desk at 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Vision & Craft: A Poetry Writing Workshop

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


"Poetry writing is a wonderful adventure, allowing writers to indulge in wild loops of imagination and satisfy some of their deepest yearnings." – Rita Dove

Join poet and educator Connie Stadler for a six week poetry workshop. Emphasis will be placed on developing creative strategies to better appreciate ‘the history of the human heart’. Key poetic elements will be applied to guide short in-class writing sessions. In-home follow-ups will center on honing work through the skills of revision. Each workshop member will need a notebook in order to trace the growth of their unique artistic voice. The instructor will be available for guidance and there will also be ample opportunity for sharing work. This will be an online class using the Zoom platform. Access to the internet is required. If you use you smart phone you will need to download the Zoom app. Contact the reference department at 540.635.3153 ext. 105 or for assistance in setting up Zoom on your computer or mobile device.

Registration is limited to 10 participants. Register for this event online.

Vision & Craft: A Poetry Writing Workshop

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


"Poetry writing is a wonderful adventure, allowing writers to indulge in wild loops of imagination and satisfy some of their deepest yearnings." – Rita Dove

Join poet and educator Connie Stadler for a six week poetry workshop. Emphasis will be placed on developing creative strategies to better appreciate ‘the history of the human heart’. Key poetic elements will be applied to guide short in-class writing sessions. In-home follow-ups will center on honing work through the skills of revision. Each workshop member will need a notebook in order to trace the growth of their unique artistic voice. The instructor will be available for guidance and there will also be ample opportunity for sharing work. This will be an online class using the Zoom platform. Access to the internet is required. If you use you smart phone you will need to download the Zoom app. Contact the reference department at 540.635.3153 ext. 105 or for assistance in setting up Zoom on your computer or mobile device.

Registration is limited to 10 participants. Register for this event online.

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