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 calendar of monthly events, click the link below:


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


Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:30 p.m. Adult Summer Reading Program - Black-footed Ferrets
Join SCBI senior curator Paul Marinari to discover the story of the black-footed ferret, a species once so close to extinction that only 18 were left in the world. They are a flagship species for the North American prairie.
Saturday, August 9, 2014 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Adult Summer Reading Program - Pet Adoption Day!
Find your newest family member at the library! The Humane Society of Warren County will have pets available for adoption for three hours this afternoon in the library meeting room.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:30 p.m. Wetlands Preservation
Have you ever considered preserving a small area on your property for a wildlife ecosystem? Learn about wetlands and how we can create a rain garden here at the library.
Thursday, August 14, 2004 12:30 p.m. Dream Catchers and Yellow Submarine
Come enjoy kid's songs, classical and ragtime music along with singing and dancing.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:00 a.m. Books and Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Hosseini.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Mountain Memories
Learn about those displaced during the formation of Shenandoah National Park. In fascinating historical photos, see how they made a living and what their lives were like.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Books and Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Into the Abyss by Carol Shaben.

Wednesday, October 1 - 22, 2014  6:30 p.m.

Masterworks of Late-Medieval Art From Northern Europe, 1420 - 1500
This 4-week lecture series will examine the history and development of late-medieval painting in the Burgundian Netherlands from approximately 1420-1500. Dur-ing this period, the development of oil painting reached unprecedented heights in the works of artists such as Robert Campin (“The Master of Flemalle”), Jan van Eyck, and Rogier van der Wey-den, among others. Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk.