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:

December       January


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


Martes y Jueves | Tuesdays & Thursdays 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 or call 1-800-435-5945.

Fridays 10:15 a.m.

Wired Fridays
So you're new to computers? We have the perfect classes for you! Click on "Wired Fridays" above for a complete schedule.

Friday, December 19th, 2014 12:30 p.m.

Vibes at the Libes
Please join Kevin Johnson and Augusta for as they play Bluegrass, 70’s and 80’s Pop, Coffeehouse, Gospel and Blues Acoustic music.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Christmas Carols
Start your holiday off right by joining John Kovac and friends for the singing of your favorite holiday carols. Join in and sing along! All ages are welcome.

Second Thursday of Every Month 6 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.

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Let It Snow Craft Class
For this winter wonderland craft class, we will be making snow globes from mason jars. Space is limited and sign up is required. Each participant will receive one jar. All other supplies will be provided. If you wish to make an additional mason jar snow globe, you must provide your own.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books and Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson.

Tuesdays, March 3rd - 24th, 2015 6:30 p.m.

American Modernism
This richly illustrated, four-week lecture series examines the emergence of modern art in America by studying the exquisite and challenging work of groundbreaking painters, sculptors and photographers such as Georgia O’Keefe, Alfred Stieglitz, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper and Paul Strand. Register at the Adult Reference Desk.