Adult & Youth Programming

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, June 21st, 2021
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of May we will be discussing Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! This week, we will explore the laws of motion, in the Children’s Garden. Attendance is limited, so registration is required for every child. All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled, but may be viewed on the library’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel. Register for this event online.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    It's time for bed! Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    What amazing creatures will we find in our jungle stories this week? Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Garden Story Time

    Thursday, June 24th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring in your child for an enjoyable time filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, and finger plays in our Children's Garden! What amazing creatures will we find in our jungle stories this week? Attendance is limited, so registration is required for every child. All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled. Register for this event online.

  • Cinderella Tales

    Monday, June 28th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Many of our favorite stories have been passed down from generation to generation all around the world! We will discuss how the story of Cinderella is similar and different among many cultures in the world. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! This week, we will discover copper reactions and answer the question, “Why is the Statue of Liberty green?” Request a S.T.E.M. kit from the Children’s desk after watching this program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 
    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

    Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Let’s Go Fishing! We’re sure to catch some good stories this week! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Garden Story Time

    Thursday, July 1st, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in our beautiful Children's Garden for story time! Let’s Go Fishing! Our stories this week will remind us of the fun and adventures we can have when we go fishing. Registration is encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In a discussion of animal adaptations, we’ll explore why birds have differently shaped beaks. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    It's time for bed! Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Awww . . . Join us for stories about furry, purr-y, cute cats! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Garden Story Time

    Thursday, July 8th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in our beautiful Children's Garden for story time! Awww . . . Join us for stories about furry, purr-y, cute cats! Registration is encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Food Webs & Biomes

    Saturday, July 10th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the Children’s Garden to learn about food webs and biomes through fun discovery activities! In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts Outdoors

    Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! This week we will experiment with a leak-proof bag! Registration is encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside, or may be viewed on the library’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel. Register for this event online.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    It's time for bed! Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Join us for stories that celebrate all we can do in the summertime! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Genealogy Club

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
     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.

  • Garden Story Time

    Thursday, July 15th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in our beautiful Children's Garden for story time! Join us for stories that celebrate all we can do in the summertime! Registration is encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Story Ballet: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Friday, July 16th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    All Ages  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come join the dancers of Living By His Grace in our Children’s Garden as they perform the delightful Norwegian Folk Tale Three Billy Goats Gruff. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Story Ballet: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Friday, July 16th, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    All Ages  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come join the dancers of Living By His Grace in our Children’s Garden as they perform the delightful Norwegian Folk Tale Three Billy Goats Gruff. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Discuss This

    Saturday, July 17th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    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. We will be meeting in the Children’s Garden. Registration is encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, July 19th, 2021
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of May we will be discussing Lisa See's The Island of Sea Women. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this week’s club, we’ll learn what pH is, how to measure it in water and in drinks, and what it means. Request a S.T.E.M. kit from the Children’s desk after watching this program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    It's time for bed! Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     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 The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Let’s discover all the creatures of the vast ocean in our stories this week! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Garden Story Time

    Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in our beautiful Children's Garden for story time! Let’s discover all the creatures of the vast ocean in our stories this week! Registration is encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Aspiring Artists

    Saturday, July 24th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages 7 & Up


    Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children's art class. This month, the class will focus on children. We will see works of art from famous artists like Mary Cassatt and Akiane, who have painted children. We will also learn how to draw faces. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this week’s club, we’ll explore tree rings-how they are formed, and what we can learn from them. Request a S.T.E.M. kit from the Children’s desk after watching this program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    It's time for bed! Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Story Time

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    All Ages


    Stories about cookies? Yum! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Special Needs Garden Time

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    All Ages  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join Winnie Ehlinger, special needs community advocate and Vice Chairman for SEAC (Special Education Advisory Community), as she conducts a special needs story time in the Children's Garden. She will read Tommy the Tomato, a story she has written. Afterward, Ms. Michal will lead participants on a garden walk. Register for this event online.

  • Garden Story Time

    Thursday, July 29th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in our beautiful Children's Garden for story time! Stories about cookies? Yum! Registration is encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Aromatherapy for Teens

    Saturday, July 31st, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Teens, join Ms. Michal in the Children's Garden to explore the benefits of aromatherapy. A tour of the garden will highlight plants that are useful for their scent. Using essential oils and plants found in our garden, everyone will make lotion to take home, in their favorite scent of the day. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
    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 A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. 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.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, September 15th, 2021
    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 Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. 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.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
    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 Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James. 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.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
    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 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. 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.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
    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 Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. 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.