Youth Programs

Symphony of Sound

Monday, June 1st, 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. Our program this week is How Do Sounds and Music Make You Feel? This highly-interactive program will give children the chance to learn about the psychological link between sounds and feelings. A lot of reflection and feedback will be encouraged, and kids will have the opportunity to express how music makes them feel in interactive activities that invite creative thinking. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Science Scouts

Tuesday, June 2nd, 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’ll discover what sinks and what floats. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

The Sounds & Movements of Summer

Friday, June 5th, 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, June 5th, 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 Books & Barks

Saturday, June 6th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All Ages


Join Kona and her owner Sharon 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.

Virtual Science Scouts

Tuesday, June 9th, 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, our theme is Rainbow Water. How can we make water be different colors? Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

The Sounds & Movements of Summer

Friday, June 12th, 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, June 12th, 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.

Symphony of Sound

Monday, June 15th, 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. Our program this week will be Instruments of the Orchestra: Say Hello to the Strings Family! In this first installment of the “Instruments of the Orchestra” series, we will be exploring the strings family. Children will be able to learn fun facts about the orchestra, listen to the sounds of different instruments and reflect on them, and even make their own instrument through a DIY craft! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Science Scouts

Tuesday, June 16th, 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, let’s see what we can learn about robots! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Story Time

Thursday, June 18th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
All Ages


Join Miss Pattie for some favorite stories! Our theme this week is, “Mice Are Nice.” Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Aspiring Artists

Saturday, June 20th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 7 & Up


Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children's art class. In this class, artists will “meet” Cezanne, and create variations on still life. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Science Scouts

Tuesday, June 23rd, 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. Hold on to your hat! Our investigations this week will be about the wind! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Story Time

Thursday, June 25th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
All Ages


Join Miss Pattie for some favorite stories! This week our stories will be about the river. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Discuss This

Friday, June 26th, 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.

Symphony of Sound

Monday, June 29th, 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 our program will be Sounds from Around the Galaxy. In this program, children will have the opportunity to hear some unique sounds from space! Sounds recorded by NASA from various planets, comets, and the Earth’s atmosphere will be listened to. Kids will get to reflect on the various sounds they hear through reflective writing activities. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Virtual Science Scouts

Tuesday, June 30th, 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. What turns our heads and tickles our ears? Sound! Join us for a fun time of exploration. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

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