May the Fourth Be With Your Library

Celebrate Star Wars all month long in May at Samuels Library! Featuring activities the whole family can enjoy, including a community-wide scavenger hunt, special programs, grand prize drawings and more! Explore all the different special events we have planned below.

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Youth Activities

Origami Yoda

Origami Yoda
Scavenger Hunt

Available all month long. Help Dwight and Tommy find Origami Yoda and his friends in the Children's Garden.

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Science Scouts

Science Scouts

Tuesdays @ 4:30 p.m.
Watch on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
May 4th - Stormtrooper Fractions
May 11th - Planets | Make a model of Earth.
May 18th - Eclipses | Make models of eclipses.
May 25th - Constellations | Design your own constellation!

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Younglings Mask Blast

Mask Blast

May 8th & 22nd
11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. in the Children's Garden
Younglings! Make a Star Wars-themed mask and lightsaber! Prizes will be awarded! Advanced registration is required. For ages 6 - 11.

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Adult Activities

Star Wars Bounty Hunt

Star Wars Bounty Hunt

In celebration of Star Wars day the library has a cool scavenger hunt to identify tree species along the Front Royal Greenway. Download the Bounty Hunt handout.

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Out of this World Editing Techniques: Photography & Beyond

Out of this World
Editing Techniques: Photography & Beyond

May 1st @ 10:00 a.m.
Join us as we kickoff the celebration of Star Wars month by demonstrating some out of this world photo editing techniques! Registration required.

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Earthrise: A Journey of Discovery With NASA

May 6th @ 6:30 p.m.
Join Alan Sturgis, NASA aerospace engineer, on a virtual journey to explore the International Space Station, the Apollo 1968 mission, Artemis and other current missions. Registration required.

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Spotted Lanternfly

Aliens Among Us?
Help Fight the Spread of the Spotted Lanternfly

May 13th @ 6:30 p.m.
The Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive “alien” species, is now in Virginia. Join us through Zoom to learn how to identify, report, and stop the Spotted Lanternfly! Registration required.

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Dark Matter

Darkside of the Universe

May 20th @ 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a virtual presentation through Zoom on dark matter and energy as well as how to be a citizen scientist by local amatuer astronomer Dane Toler. Registration required.

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Star Wars Altered Books Craft

Star Wars
Altered Books Craft

May 27th @ 6:30 p.m.
Have an old book perfect for crafting? Check out our Star Wars-themed altered book craft at the library for the month of May. Registration required.

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