Youth Programming

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, January 19th, 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. The theme is heat transfer, and the experiment will be crushing a bottle! You won’t want to miss this club! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Wednesday, January 20th, 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, January 21st, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    All Ages


    Let’s think about all the fun things we can do with our favorite people as we listen to stories about Friends! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Minecraft Mashup

    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 12 & Up  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.

  • Tales from the Far North

    Monday, January 25th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 4 & Up


    Join us for folklore and mysteries from the snowy north! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, January 26th, 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. What are ice lanterns? Watch this program to find out! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.