Adult Programs

Resilience & Agency: What We Are Learning About the Enslaved at Belle Grove Plantation

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


FOSL hosts a special African American history program with Kristen Laise, Executive Director of Belle Grove Plantation. Since 2014, Belle Grove Plantation has been especially active in researching the men, women, and children who the Hite family enslaved. Belle Grove Plantation began with 483 acres given to Isaac Hite Jr. by his father in 1783. By 1824, it had grown to 7,500 acres. Its products were grain, livestock, flax and hemp. Other Belle Grove enterprises included a grist mill, saw mill, distillery, store, lime kiln, quarry, and blacksmith shop. The great commercial success of these enterprises relied upon an enslaved workforce. Surviving records indicate that the Hites at Belle Grove owned 276 men, women, and children between 1783 and 1851. This program will present the archival, archaeological, and contextual research that is underway to understand how the enslaved at Belle Grove lived and worked. Register for this event online.

GED Class

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 | Martes, 25 de febrero de 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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.

What the Tech!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Crochet Group

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


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.

GED Class

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | Jueves, 27 de febrero de 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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.

What the Tech!

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Thursday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Cuba & the United States: A Troubled History

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join us for a special program on the relationship between Cuba and the United States from both a historical and policy standpoint. Author, educator, attorney and former soldier Charles Lickson, whose recent book A Warrior of Many Faces explores this delicate relationship, brings his special insight to the program. Register for this event online.

GED Class

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 | Martes, 3 de marzo de 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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.

What the Tech!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Genealogy Nuts! Shake Your Family Tree

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Join us at the library for a workshop for beginner to advanced genealogists. Discover your family roots with a team of genealogists who together have researched more than 50,000 names!

GED Class

Thursday, March 5th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Thursday, March 5th, 2020 | Jueves, 5 de marzo de 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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.

What the Tech!

Thursday, March 5th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Thursday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

GED Class

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | Martes, 10 de marzo de 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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.

What the Tech!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Crochet Group

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


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.

GED Class

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | Jueves, 12 de marzo de 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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.

What the Tech!

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Thursday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Movie Showing - The Public

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Join us for a special showing of The Public. An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

This is an adult program. This movie is rated PG-13. Children under 13 will not be allowed. All teens must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Art Workshop: Beginning Portraiture

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Michael Whited will present simple ways to draw the human face. He will talk about the basics of portrait drawing, as well as how to add shading and details to a portrait in this hands-on program. Attendees are invited to bring a portrait that they are currently working on or Michael will provide photos of some well known individuals as models for the program. Michael was the Artist in Residence at the Kansas City Zoo and has exhibited his art works in Kansas, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Virginia. Register for this event online.

Front Royal Writer's Group

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Do you have a story you've always wanted to write but having trouble starting? Are you in the middle of a story but don't know how to finish it? Is your story completed but you don't know how to publish it? Join our Writer's Group! We're supportive, non-judgmental and meet to share our mutual love of writing and to help each other to get better at it! Contact Steve Reinagel for more information at . Register for this event online.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 | Martes, 17 de marzo de 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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.

GED Class

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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.

What the Tech!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Books & Beyond

Wednesday, March 18th. 2020
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Never Stop Walking: A Memoir of Finding Home Across the World by Christina Rickardsson.

The Village Greened: The Clancy Brothers, Irish Music & the Greenwich Village Folk Revival

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join us for a special presentation incorporating a mixture of lecture and song performances telling the story of three young Irishmen - Paddy, Tom and Liam Clancy -who emigrated to the United States in the 1950's. Christopher Shannon, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at Christendom College will share how these three poor struggling actors went from drinking and singing old Irish songs for their own amusement to appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show and performing at Carnegie Hall. The three were instrumental in starting the revival of traditional Irish music in the bohemian literacy circles of New York's Greenwich Village during the 1950's and 1960's, eventually producing the likes of the Chieftans and Riverdance. Register for this event online.

Genealogy Nuts! Shake Your Family Tree

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Join us at the library for a workshop for beginner to advanced genealogists. Discover your family roots with a team of genealogists who together have researched more than 50,000 names!

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