Adult & Youth Programming

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 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. How do you make a balloon walk? Find out during our time today, as we learn more about friction. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • 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 your smart phone you will need to download the Zoom app. Contact the reference department at 540.635.3153 ext. 105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in setting up Zoom on your computer or mobile device.

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

  • Books & Beyond

    Wednesday, August 19th, 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 Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 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.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    What’s cooking? We’ll have some fun stories that feature food and the kitchen during this week’s story time. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote - A Book Discussion

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for a screening of a recent PBS interview with journalist and non-fiction author Elaine Weiss, followed by a discussion of her book The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. 100 years ago, on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was finally ratified, giving women the vote. Join FOSL and the Front Royal Women's Resource Center as we journey back with Weiss to explore the final campaign of their crusade. Please note, if it is not possible to have an in-person event due to social distancing requirements, this event will take place online as a Zoom discussion. Contact the Reference Department for more information and assistance in joining the zoom discussion at 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

    "A nonfiction political thriller…Weiss zeroes in on the final campaign of the suffrage movement." - Bustle.com

    "Riveting… Weiss provides a multidimensional account of the political crusade… The result is a vivid work of American history." - The National Book Review

    Register for this event online.

  • Photography & Beyond

    Saturday, August 22nd, 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 discuss tips for taking photos of people (including portrait and street photography), pets, and even people with pets! Photographers of all levels using any type of cameras are welcome to join us. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Aspiring Artists

    Saturday, August 22nd, 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. This month we will learn about the art of Vincent Van Gogh, and recreate his iconic painting, Starry Night. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Symphony of Sound

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 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: Peter and the Wolf! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 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 how to make water move using capillary action. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • 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 your smart phone you will need to download the Zoom app. Contact the reference department at 540.635.3153 ext. 105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in setting up Zoom on your computer or mobile device.

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

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    There are so many to choose from, but what is your favorite? This week our stories will be about favorite colors. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Little House Lore

    Friday, August 28th, 2020 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 & Up


    Do you the love the Little House books? Or, would you like an introduction to those books? In this program, we’ll dig deeper into some fun aspects of the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Big Library Read Zoom Book Discussion

    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for an online discussion of OverDrive's next Big Library Read, The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason. The next Big Library Read kicks off on August 3rdd with the eBook and audiobook available for unlimited access through OverDrive August 3rd - August 17th. Prefer a print copy, check it out at the library! Our book discussion will take place online via Zoom. A link to the Zoom program will be sent to you on August 27th. For more information on the program, help accessing Zoom or downloading a copy of the book using OverDrive contact the Reference Desk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 540.635.3153 ext. 105. Register for this event online.

    London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later—and only a block away—Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin’s target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? The Wall Street Journal review says "Intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting, The Darwin Affair is breathtaking from start to stop."

  • Virginia Fossil Finds

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 & Up


    Did you know that Thomas Jefferson named a fossil? Do you know the best places to find fossilized shark teeth? What are trace fossils? Join Ms. Michal for a discussion and show-and-tell of fossils that are native to Virginia. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 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. Let’s grow a giant gummy bear as we learn about osmosis! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Vision & Craft: A Poetry Writing Workshop

    Tuesday, September 1st, 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 your smart phone you will need to download the Zoom app. Contact the reference department at 540.635.3153 ext. 105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in setting up Zoom on your computer or mobile device.

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

  • Books & Beyond Discussion

    Wednesday, September 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.

  • Vision & Craft: A Poetry Writing Workshop

    Tuesday, September 8th, 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 your smart phone you will need to download the Zoom app. Contact the reference department at 540.635.3153 ext. 105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in setting up Zoom on your computer or mobile device.

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

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

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


    Ready for some laughs? Join Miss Pattie for story time as she reads some Funny Tales! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Front Royal Writer's Group

    Thursday, September 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.

  • Photography & Beyond

    Saturday, September 12th, 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 people and pet 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.

  • Symphony of Sound

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 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 percussion family of instruments. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 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. We will be learning about clouds, and making our own in a bottle! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Books & Beyond

    Wednesday, September 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 Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. 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.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    Miss Pattie will read stories about heroes! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 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. We will learn about binary codes this week, and make bracelets. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    Home, Sweet Home will be the theme of our stories this week. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Photography & Beyond

    Saturday, September 26th, 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 exchange the best locations for enjoying autumn in the valley and share techniques for capturing the beauty of Autumn in the valley and mountains. Photographers of all levels using any type of cameras are welcome to join us. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Discuss This

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 
    2:00 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. Sign up in advance to participate on a platform to be determined. Register for this event online.

  • Symphony of Sound

    Monday, September 28th, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 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 have a musical story time. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 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. Lava! You’ll have the opportunity to make your own, after learning about volcanoes. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Books & Beyond Discussion

    Wednesday, October 7th, 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.

  • Front Royal Writer's Group

    Thursday, October 8th, 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.

  • Photography & Beyond

    Saturday, October 10th, 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 autumn 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.

  • Books & Beyond

    Wednesday, October 21st, 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 Overstory by Richard Powers. 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.

  • Photography & Beyond

    Saturday, October 24th, 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 and editing images to create artist abstract designs. Photographers of all levels using any type of cameras are welcome to join us. Register for this event online.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.