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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.

Tuesdays & Thursdays | Martes y Jueves 10:00 a.m.

English as a Second LanguageInglés como segundo idioma
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. | Aprendiendo inglés le dará más oportunidades, abrir nuevas puertas y darle una mejor calidad de vida. No te pierdas esta oportunidad. Es completamente gratis.

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!
*Classes start October 4th.* 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
*Classes start October 6th.* 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, October 11th, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Caravaggio: The Earthly & the Divine - Part One
As the year 1600 approaches, the city of Rome is in political and religious turmoil. Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, emerged against this backdrop of ruthless intrigue as the most innovative and famous painter of his generation. Caravaggio's dramatic paintings of Biblical events - along with his murderous temperament - cast him as genius, heretic and criminal.

Join us for this free, three-part lecture series exploring the art of Caravaggio, whose unforgetable works have the power to both enrapture and shock even today. Registration required.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Caravaggio: The Earthly & the Divine - Part Two
As the year 1600 approaches, the city of Rome is in political and religious turmoil. Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, emerged against this backdrop of ruthless intrigue as the most innovative and famous painter of his generation. Caravaggio's dramatic paintings of Biblical events - along with his murderous temperament - cast him as genius, heretic and criminal.

Join us for this free, three-part lecture series exploring the art of Caravaggio, whose unforgetable works have the power to both enrapture and shock even today. Registration required.

Wednesday, October 19th, 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 A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Ours is No Longer a Divided Country: The Path to Reunion & Reconcilliation in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley
Join author and historian Dr. Jonathan A. Noyalas as he examines the complexities of healing the deep and bitter wounds of Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley and the many ways that Union and Confederate veterans in the region, beginning in the mid-1880s, engaged in activities (some common and others a bit unorthodox) to heal and advance some form of reconciliation in the region and consequently the nation.

Friday, October 21st, 2016 12:30 p.m. Vibes at the Libes
Join us for a free lunchtime concert! Bring your lunch, tell a friend and enjoy the harmonies of the Apple Chords Quartet's Debbie, Sharon, Donna and Becky.
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 2:30 p.m.

Project Zombie Couture
Design your own zombie look with other peoples cast offs and junk! Guaranteed to make you the MVP of Front Royal's Zombie Walk!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Caravaggio: The Earthly & the Divine - Part Three
As the year 1600 approaches, the city of Rome is in political and religious turmoil. Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, emerged against this backdrop of ruthless intrigue as the most innovative and famous painter of his generation. Caravaggio's dramatic paintings of Biblical events - along with his murderous temperament - cast him as genius, heretic and criminal.

Join us for this free, three-part lecture series exploring the art of Caravaggio, whose unforgetable works have the power to both enrapture and shock even today. Registration required.

Wednesday, November 16th, 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 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
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 Museum of Art in Washington, D.C.

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.
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.
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.