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adult programming

The library offers many programs for adults (and families) with the support of the Friends of Samuels Library. We offer programs on history, gardening, local authors, travel, music and theater, animals and nature, finance, and more. In addition, we have two book clubs, a genealogy club, and regular computer classes on basic topics.

For a printable monthly calendar, please click on the month below:

May

 

For more information about any upcoming events, please click on the program name in the following list.

 

Martes y Viernes | Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 a.m.

Inglés como segundo idioma | English as a Second Language
Aprendiendo inglés le dará más oportunidades, abrir nuevas puertas y darle una mejor calidad de vida. No te pierdas esta oportunidad. Es completamente gratis. | Learning English will give you more opportunities, open new doors, and give you a better quality of life. Don’t miss this opportunity. It is completely free.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m.

GED Class
Free GED test preparation classes are held at the library each week (except on school holidays or closings). For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 1-800-435-5945.

Wednesdays

10:30 a.m.

Wired Wednesdays
Whether you're new to computers or a more advanced user, we have the perfect classes for your experience level! Sign up at the Adult Reference desk.

Second Thursday of Every Month 6:00 p.m.

Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers
Join us in an evening of dance! Learn early American Period dances, including line, circle, and square sets, as well as waltzes. No prior experience is necessary and everyone is welcome! Meets the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the SVCWED Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 5:30 p.m.

LFCC Information Session
Lord Fairfax Community College employees will provide information about New Academic Programs, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Student Loans and Workforce Programs, as well as instructions on how to apply to LFCC. They will also answer any questions about classes and transfer agreements.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Interesting Birds of Virginia
Join Charlie Hagan, Retired Physician, for a program dedicated to the interesting birds of Virginia. Patrons will not only learn about the birds but also what they can tell us about our environment.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Poets Workshop: Developing Your Poetic Voice
Join Rich Follett, poet and National Board Certified English Teacher, for an engaging 6 session workshop on alternating Tuesdays. Learn to develop your poetic voice. On June 23rd, 2015, there will be a poetry reading and reception for participants to share their work.

Friday, May 15th - 18th, 2015 10 a.m.

FOSL Used Book Sale
Join the Friends of Samuels Library for our GIANT Bi-Annual Used Book Sale! Friends Members will have access to a special preview Thursday, May 14th at 5 p.m. The sale is open to the public from 10 a.m. until the Library closes on May 15th, 16th and 18th. Monday, May 18th is pick-your-own price day!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Vintage Munro: Nobel Prize Edition by Alice Munro.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Invasive Plants: An Introduction to Our Least Wanted Species
Join Jake Hughes, Lead Biology Science Technician at Shenandoah National Park, for an informative program about the invasive plants in your area. Learn how to identify them, the problems they cause and techniques to control them.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Poets Workshop: Developing Your Poetic Voice
Join Rich Follett, poet and National Board Certified English Teacher, for an engaging 6 session workshop on alternating Tuesdays. Learn to develop your poetic voice. On June 23rd, 2015, there will be a poetry reading and reception for participants to share their work.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Presidential Scandals: Harry S Truman through Barack Obama
Join us for an interesting three part seminar on Presidential Scandals: The Accusations, the Truths, the Consequences: A Compendium. Author and guest speaker Charles P. Lickson will discuss the “scandals” and historical data, supporting or refuting accusations made. He will also reveal the consequences to the President, to his family, to the office of the Presidency and to the entire nation in a historical context. Each seminar will happen on the last Thursday of the month, March through May. Registration required - sign up at the Adult Reference Desk.

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Watercolor Embossing with Glue
Attend our Intergenerational Crafts class and learn how to make beautiful watercolor embossings with glue in a design of your choice. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Poets Workshop: Developing Your Poetic Voice
Join Rich Follett, poet and National Board Certified English Teacher, for an engaging 6 session workshop on alternating Tuesdays. Learn to develop your poetic voice. On June 23rd, 2015, there will be a poetry reading and reception for participants to share their work.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Poets Workshop: Developing Your Poetic Voice
Join us for a poetry reading and reception for participants of the Emerging Poets Workshop to share their work.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.