Adult Programming

  • Books & Beyond Discussion

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for our adult book club discussion time! 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.

  • Meet the Author: Scott Bradley Hesson

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Want a quick escape into the local lore? Please join local author, Scott Bradley Hesson, during our virtual discussion of his new book There Might Be Ghosts Inside Those Hills. This book is about the personal experiences he had working in several of the caverns in the area. Scott finds to be one of the more relaxing places on earth, or in earth. He has worked in caverns for most of his life. The book is an account of his and his friends’ experiences within the caverns. Not just the beauty of the formations and the chambers, but things that might curl the hair of most. Scott will relay a sample of his stories and discuss the process of writing and publishing his book. If you need help setting up Zoom on your device, please call the Adult Reference desk at 540-635-3151 ext. 105. Register for this event online.

  • Wind Energy Development & Bird Conservation

    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    FOSL, in conjunction with Audubon and Shenandoah University, hosts a unique virtual program. Please join Joel Merriman of the American Bird Conservancy for this presentation on Wind Energy Development and Bird Conservation. During this presentation, we will explore how these two goals can coexist.

    The United States is one of the world's leading producers of wind energy, with tens of thousands of wind turbines in operation and many more planned. While this is positive from a climate change abatement perspective, bird mortality from collisions is escalating with each new turbine installed. The annual loss of birds from collisions with wind turbines now exceeds 500,000 and is expected to grow to 1.4 million by 2030. This is particularly problematic in areas where turbines and their associated power lines have been poorly sited from a bird conservation perspective. Renewable energy is critically important to address reverse the effects of climate change, but we must ensure that the benefits of this development exceed the impacts on wildlife. Our Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program's primary goal is to promote best practices for development that provide clean energy while minimizing bird mortality.

    Joel Merriman grew up fascinated by the great outdoors and got hooked on birds while earning a B.S. in Wildlife Science at Purdue University. This led him to complete an M.S. in Wildlife Management at Texas Tech University, where his thesis focused on bird-aircraft strike hazard. His 15+ years of professional experience include ecological consulting in the Pacific Northwest, conservation planning at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and facilitating corporate conservation at Wildlife Habitat Council.

    Register for this event online.

  • Photography & Beyond

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come explore the world of photography and beyond. Our photography group meets virtually, every other week, using Zoom technology. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. During this session, we will explore techniques using photography to create stories and express emotions. The theme will be on giving thanks. Photographers of all levels using any type of cameras are welcome to join us. Register for this event online.

  • Front Royal Writer's Group

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


    We're a supportive, non-judgmental group of writers who meet and share our mutual love of writing and to help each other get better at it! Join us for a special Zoom discussion session. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond

    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Yellow House by Sarah Broom. 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.

  • Photography & Beyond

    Saturday, November 21st, 2020 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come explore the world of photography and beyond. Our photography group meets virtually, every other week, using Zoom technology. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. During this session, we will share photographs taken by group members that tell their stories of giving thanks. Emphasis will be placed on techniques to enhance the stories within the photos. We will review key points of composition and other techniques. Using a free editing tool, suggestions for enhancing photos will be demonstrated. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Discussion

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for our adult book club discussion time! 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.

  • Photography & Beyond

    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come explore the world of photography and beyond. Our photography group meets virtually, every other week, using Zoom technology. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. During this session, we will explore techniques for capturing the winter holidays through photography. In addition, suggestions for creating photography-based gifts and crafts will be provided. Photographers of all levels using any type of cameras are welcome to join us. Register for this event online.

  • Front Royal Writer's Group

    Thursday, December 10th, 2020 
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    We're a supportive, non-judgmental group of writers who meet and share our mutual love of writing and to help each other get better at it! Join us for a special Zoom discussion session. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond

    Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Hercule Poirot's Christmas: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie. 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.

  • Photography & Beyond

    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come explore the world of photography and beyond. Our photography group meets virtually, every other week, using Zoom technology. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. During this session, we will share photographs taken by group members. We will review key points of composition and other techniques. Using a free editing tool, suggestions for enhancing photos will be demonstrated. Register for this event online.

  • Front Royal Writer's Group

    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    We're a supportive, non-judgmental group of writers who meet and share our mutual love of writing and to help each other get better at it! Join us for a special Zoom discussion session. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond

    Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for our adult book club discussion time! This month's book is The Housekeeper & the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. 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.

  • Front Royal Writer's Group

    Thursday, February 11th, 2021 
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    We're a supportive, non-judgmental group of writers who meet and share our mutual love of writing and to help each other get better at it! Join us for a special Zoom discussion session. Register for this event online.