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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, and regular computer classes on basic topics.

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

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m.

GED Classes
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.

Most Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.

Free Blood Pressure Screening
Medical personnel from St. Luke Community Clinic will be here in the cafe area to check and monitor your blood pressure free-of-charge, most Tuesdays of every month.

Second & Fourth Wednesday of Every Month 10:00 a.m.

Crochet Group
We invite you to come out and learn how to crochet or share your talents. The group will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. All ability levels welcome.

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

Early American Period Dancing
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 TomMack1861@gmail.com or visit the SVCWED Facebook page.

Tuesdays 1:00 p.m.

Hello Computer!
Attend our beginning computer class for total computer novices. It is a four week course that covers turning on a computer, using a mouse, setting up email and using the internet.

Thursdays 1:00 p.m.

Exploring Computers
Attend our intermediate computer class and improve your skills. Each month explore a new computer program or application in a safe, friendly environment with other intermediate computer users. October will be focused on Microsoft Word; November, Microsoft Publisher; December, Online Shopping; January, Microsoft Excel.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Jan van Eyck's Annunciation: Decoding a Masterpiece
Join Ben Glenn for a one-night-only art talk on Jan van Eyck's "Annunciation." Discover and explore the intriguing hidden symbolism of this famous painting, which currently resides at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, December 10th, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Master Gardener Speaker Series: National Ecological Observatory Network & Project Budburst
Have you ever heard of Citizen Science? Are you interested in the correlation between plants and climatology? Join us for a presentation about the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and learn how their continental-scale research platform is helping predict ecological changes over time. Learn about Project Budburst (www.BudBurst.org), a program that encourages citizen scientists to log simple observations of plant(s) in your own yard and contribute the data to a national network of other observations. Presenters Greg Chapman and Diana Soteropoulos of NEON are currently working in conjunction with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute here in Front Royal!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Genealogy Workshop
Interested in learning about your family's history? Attend our Genealogy workshop every second Tuesday of the month. Learn about online resources and share your successes and research frustrations with other amateur researchers. Reference staff will discuss a new online genealogical resource each month.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 12:30 p.m.

Vibes in the Libes
Join us for Samuels Library's annual holiday music program. Get into the holiday spirit with John Kovac and friends, singing your favorite carols and bringing in the holiday cheer.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 6:00 p.m.

Genealogy Workshop
Interested in learning about your family's history? Attend our Genealogy workshop every second Tuesday of the month. Learn about online resources and share your successes and research frustrations with other amateur researchers. Reference staff will discuss a new online genealogical resource each month.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Saving Monticello: The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue the House that Jefferson Built by Marc Leepson.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 6:00 p.m.

Genealogy Workshop
Interested in learning about your family's history? Attend our Genealogy workshop every second Tuesday of the month. Learn about online resources and share your successes and research frustrations with other amateur researchers. Reference staff will discuss a new online genealogical resource each month.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell.
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett.
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald.
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan.
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Beethoven: The Universal Composer by Edmund Morris.
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 10:00 a.m. Books & Beyond
New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience & Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.