Adult & Youth Programming

  • Tiny Art Gallery

    June 6th - August 13th 
    In-Person Event


    During the course of our Adult Summer Reading program, starting on Monday, June 6th, Samuels Library will become a gallery for tiny art! See small canvasses displayed around the library, and add to the collection yourself! You can pick up a kit consisting of a tiny canvas and paints at the Adult Reference desk to take home, paint, and submit for display in our gallery. There will also be a workshop to make these art pieces together at the library on Saturday, June 18th at 2:00 p.m.

  • Discuss This

    Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    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. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. Our theme for this week’s club is Cleaning up Oil Spills. Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Part of the Warren Reads Program in collaboration with Warren County Parks and Rec. Each month throughout the summer enjoy an important community member guest reading during story time. This month we will have a special guest from the Police Department! Enjoy their story and then visit their police car. Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Part of the Warren Reads Program in collaboration with Warren County Parks and Rec. Each month throughout the summer enjoy an important community member guest reading during story time. This month we will have a special guest from the Police Department! Enjoy their story and then visit their police car. Register for this event online.

  • Ocean Zones!

    Thursday, July 7th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION PREFERRED 


    Let's learn about ocean zones! We will explore the three main ocean zones and the animals and plants that are unique to them. We'll practice our investigating and research skills, and then create mini aquariums to take home! Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Trails: Bug Bingo at Eastham Park

    Friday, July 8th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Off-Site Event | Eastham Park, 860 Luray Avenue, Front Royal
    Ages 2 - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us at Eastham Park, where we will lend magnifying glasses for all the children to take a close look at the cool bugs we can find along the path! We will play a game of "bug bingo" while we walk and explore, and then enjoy a story time! This program is brought to you in partnership with Warren County Parks & Recreation. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. Register for this event online.

  • Press Play

    Saturday, July 9th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 11 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for a gaming session of Super Smash Bros.! Attendance is very limited, so please register in advance. Register for this event online.

  • Swashbucklin' Interactive Screening

    Saturday, July 9th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Join us for an interactive movie viewing of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl! Feel free to dress up as a pirate and play a game for a chance to win a prize basket!

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, July 11th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • Bad Romance

    Monday, July 11th, 2022 
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Do you consider yourself a hopeless romantic? Are bad romances a guilty pleasure of yours? Can you quote every line from your favorite rom-com? Then you should join us for another special meeting of Bad Romance. Indulge us with your favorite romance books, movies, music or other media, and possibly discover new titles! Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. Our theme for this week’s club is Gravity Defying Water. Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Bees Knees will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Bees Knees will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Genealogy Club

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Interested in your family's history? Already done extensive research and wanna be able to share your finds? Join our virtual genealogy club where both novices and experts alike can come together and talk about different genealogy topics. Register for this event online.

  • Mr. Jon & Friends

    Thursday, July 14th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages 


    This musical comedy show is all about fun and laughter! Mr. Jon & Friends will inspire dancing and movement. Sure to bring a smile to your face, even his puppet will make you giggle!

  • Dance Program Presented by Dancing by His Grace

    Friday, July 15th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Discover some of the great composers and choreographers of dance! From Ballet to Tap to Jazz! Learn choreography and hear a variety of musical pieces, as well as create your own "DANCE & MUSIC APPRECIATION BOOK" to add to each year, with the guidance of Artistic Director and Professional Ballet Teacher, Karen Eriksson-Lee, and Classical Ballet Teacher, Katya Stafira. Register for this event online.

  • Helpders in the Garden

    Saturday, July 16th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your special needs child or adult to this wonderful garden program! We will learn about insects, enjoy a honey tasting, and listen to a story. Open to ages 5+, including adults. All participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Register for this event online.

  • Adult Summer Reading Craft: Sea Glass Mason Jars

    Saturday, July 16th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for a craft session where you can decorate your own mason jar with oceanic tones and colorful glass. Register for this event online.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, July 18th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, July 18th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of July, we will be discussing Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the library or virtually as we explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week’s theme is Straw Siphoning. If attending in-person, register for this event online. This program will also be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of July, we will be discussing Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft all about our community helpers! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Read With the Sheriff! This week we will have a special guest from the Sheriff’s office! Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Register for this event online.

  • Leave No Trace

    Thursday, July 21st, 2022 
    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 -12  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for an afternoon of activities designed to introduce Leave No Trace principles. Through games and conversation we will explore these guidelines that help us reduce our impact on outdoor spaces while we recreate, explore and enjoy them. Led by avid hiker and Warren County Appalachian Trail Committee co-chair, Susan Tschirhart. Register for this event online.

  • Dance Program Presented by Dancing by His Grace

    Friday, July 22nd, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3 - 8  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Sing, dance, explore musical instruments, and have fun putting them all together! Learn about Composer Camille Saint-Saens and his beautiful "Carnival of the Animals" while dancing like the fish in the aquarium, or the swans on the lake, or maybe the elephant in the circus! Register for this event online.

  • Aspiring Artists

    Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 7 & Up


    Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children's art class and learn to turn a pile of fabric scraps into a fabric bowl! Register for this event online.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, July 25th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the library or virtually as we explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week’s theme is Weathering and Erosion with Sugar Cubes. If attending in-person, register for this event online. This program will also be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Author Event with Todd Denick

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 
    6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us as author Todd Denick discusses his book It Will Come. It Will Come is the true story of a former Alaskan sled-dog driver and teacher who learns that surviving sepsis (which he got in Germany) was more challenging than anything he had experienced in the Alaskan wilderness. The book speaks to Todd’s internal fortitude and his continued determination to recapture his life. It also portrays how his wife and son were seriously impacted, yet contributed, in a major way, to his continuing recovery. Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! By the Sea will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! By the Sea will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Petting Zoo

    Saturday, July 30th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages 


    Get up close to some super cool animals right here at the library! Join us in the garden to meet some goats, sheep, ducks, rabbits, and a pig! Courtesy of Crooked Creek Mobile Petting Zoo.

  • Pen & Prose

    Saturday, July 30th, 2022 
    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love writing? Looking to learn how? Come to our ongoing creative writing club. Open to new members. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, August 15th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of August, we will be discussing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of August, we will be discussing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, September 19th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of September, we will be discussing Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of September, we will be discussing Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, October 17th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of October, we will be discussing The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of October, we will be discussing The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of November, we will be discussing What We Carry by Maya Shanbhag Lang. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, November 21st, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of November, we will be discussing What We Carry by Maya Shanbhag Lang. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, December 19th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of December, we will be discussing Witchmark by C. L. Polk. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, December 21st, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of December, we will be discussing Witchmark by C. L. Polk. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.