Adult & Youth Programming

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, January 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

    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    We love them and take care of them, and they love us! Pets! Miss Pattie will read some fun stories to us this week. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Latte Art Demonstration

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for an evening of coffee! Two local baristas will talk about coffee, espresso, fair trade and more. There will be a latte art demonstration and coffee beans will be available to the first 10 people to sign up, courtesy of Cordial Coffee Company. Register for this event online.

  • iPhone Photography

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


    This class will provide tips for taking great photos with your iPhone. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Aspiring Artists

    Saturday, January 30th, 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. Calling all Aspiring Artists to explore Sensational Sculptures and three famous sculptors - Michelangelo, Frederick Hart, and Jaume Plensa – to inspire us to make our own original piece. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 
    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 use coins to help us investigate surface tension. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, February 3rd, 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

    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    During this story time, Miss Pattie will read books that are new at the library! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Photography & Beyond: Sharing Birds & Other Winter Images

    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Our photography group meets virtually, every other week via Zoom. During this presentation we will share bird photos and other winter images. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. Register for this event online.

  • Minecraft Mashup

    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 9 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Calling all teens! Do you enjoy Minecraft? Are you familiar with Discord? If so, join our very own Discord server, where Miss Sarah will be hosting survival Minecraft hangout time! You must have a version of Minecraft that is capable of joining servers and a Discord account (free to make!) in order to join. If interested, please sign up online. Please contact Michal Ashby or Sarah May at Samuels Public Library at 540.635.3153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Please be sure to provide your Minecraft username and email address when signing up. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 
    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 does your heart actually work? Find out during today’s club. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Respect the Shenandoah

    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    The Shenandoah River and its Valley have long been regarded as among the most beautiful and majestic natural features of America. But for many reasons, the river has suffered over the last few decades. Fish kills and algal outbreaks, associated with manure from unfenced herds of cattle and large poultry operations, make the river unhealthy and unpleasant for those hoping to enjoy it. And so Mark Frondorf, Shenandoah Riverkeeper, is launching the Respect the Shenandoah Campaign. Join us to learn what you can do! Register for this event online.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, February 10th, 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

    Thursday, February 11th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    Be My Valentine will be the theme of this week’s stories. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • 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.

  • Bad Romance

    Friday, February 12th, 2021 
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Do you consider yourself a hopeless romantic? Are bad romances a guilty pleasure of yours? Can't get enough puns? Can you quote every line from your favorite rom com? Join us for Bad Romance, where Samuel Public Library will have a genre discussion as part of our Adult Winter Reading program. Indulge us with your favorite romance books, movies, music or other media, and possibly discover a new treat in this awesome informal discussion! As an extra valentine from SPL and local author and host Sydney Woods, participants get free access to her Valentine's Novella, The Candyman Can. This is a virtual program run through Zoom. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Discuss This

    Saturday, February 13th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 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.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 
    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. Using a cipher, we’ll do some decoding during today’s club, to find the answer to a riddle. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Books & Beyond

    Wednesday, February 17th, 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 Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. 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.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, February 17th, 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

    Thursday, February 18th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    Lions, Tigers, and Bears! Oh, my! What an exciting story time we will have this week! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Aurora Borealis

    Friday, February 19th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? Learn how this amazing phenomenon occurs in the night sky. Learn how to make your own aurora borealis during this fascinating program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Photography & Beyond: Moon & Stars

    Saturday, February 20th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Our photography group meets virtually, every other week via Zoom. During this presentation we will discuss capturing the night skies. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. Register for this event online.

  • Minecraft Mashup

    Saturday, February 20th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 9 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Calling all teens! Do you enjoy Minecraft? Are you familiar with Discord? If so, join our very own Discord server, where Miss Sarah will be hosting survival Minecraft hangout time! You must have a version of Minecraft that is capable of joining servers and a Discord account (free to make!) in order to join. If interested, please sign up online. Please contact Michal Ashby or Sarah May at Samuels Public Library at 540.635.3153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Please be sure to provide your Minecraft username and email address when signing up. Register for this event online.

  • The Science of Snowflakes

    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Snowflakes are beautiful and intricate. How are they formed? Discover the answer to that question, and explore the photography of Snowflake Bentley during this fascinating program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 
    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’ll learn more about potential and kinetic energy as we make a balloon car. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, February 24th, 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

    Thursday, February 25th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    Happy Birthday, Mr. President will be the theme of our stories as we celebrate great men in our country’s history. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Tea Talk

    Friday, February 26th, 2020 
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


    Join us for an evening of Tea! Just in time for the 100th year anniversary of Samuels Public Library’s Silver Tea event. We will be premiering a prerecorded video on different types of tea. Don't miss out!

  • Android Phone Photography

    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Our photography group meets virtually, every other week via Zoom. During this presentation we will discuss how to capture and edit photos using Android phones. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Books & Barks

    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    All Ages


    Join Finn and his owner Susan 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.

  • Photography & Beyond: Sharing Moon & Stars Images

    Saturday, March 6th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Our photography group meets virtually, every other week via Zoom. During this presentation we will share moon and star images. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. Register for this event online.

  • Front Royal Writer's Group

    Thursday, March 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.

  • Photography & Beyond: Wildflower Photography

    Saturday, March 13th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Our photography group meets virtually, every other week via Zoom. During this presentation we will share places and techniques for photographing the valley’s speculator wildflowers. This interactive forum is facilitated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond

    Wednesday, March 17th, 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 Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. 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, April 8th, 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, April 21st, 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 I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. 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, May 13th, 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, May 19th, 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 Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden Age of Crime by Susannah Stapleton. 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, June 10th, 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, June 16th, 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 Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 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.

  • Books & Beyond

    Wednesday, July 21st, 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 Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. 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.

  • Books & Beyond

    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.

  • Books & Beyond

    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.

  • Books & Beyond

    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.

  • Books & Beyond

    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.

  • Books & Beyond

    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.