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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 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.

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

English as a Second Language | Inglés 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.

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.

Wired Wednesday Computer Club
Whether you’re new to computers or someone with intermediate skills wanting to increase your computer skills and knowledge, this club is for you. Not just a class or a support group, each week we will come together to help each other answer computer questions while becoming more computer savvy in a fun and supportive environment. Each meeting will typically feature a topic of interest, a time to share questions and answers, followed by free time to explore and play on the computer. Come join us – you too can be a computer user, not a computer loser! Please register at the Adult Reference Desk.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the SVCWED Facebook page.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 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.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 6:30 p.m. Exploring the Night Sky: Late Winter & Early Spring
Join Dane Toler, member of the Shenandoah Astronomical Society, to learn what you can see in the sky, how to star hop from one constellation to another and find out about upcoming astronomical events.
Wednesday, February 17th, 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 Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 6:00 p.m.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. Presented by Bob Bell as part of the Alzheimer's Association Educational series.

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 6:00 p.m. Third Tech Thursday: Connect with the Ones You Love
Learn about alternative ways to connect with your loved ones. This program will tell you about the free and cheap applications and programs available such as WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, and Skype.
Friday, February 19th, 2016 12:30 p.m. Vibes at the Libes
Join us for free music. Bring your lunch, tell a friend and enjoy the performance by Kurt Schlesinger. Come out to hear some “Smooth Grooves!”
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 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.
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 12:00 p.m.

TnT Book Club
Join us for a book club perfect for all twenty and thirty somethings. This month's book is Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. Sign up at the Reference Desk.

Wednesday, March 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 Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Dementia Conversation: Driving, Doctors Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
This workshop offers tips on how to have an honest & caring conversation with family members about issues related to Alzheimer’s & Dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal & financial planning. Presented by Bob Bell as part of the Alzheimer's Association Educational series.

Saturday, March 19th, 2016 TBD Local Author Fair 2016
Are you a local author? Have you written a book in the last two years? If so, please contact the Adult Reference desk ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 540-635-3153) if you would like to be a part of Author’s Day at Samuels Public Library!
Wednesday, April 20th, 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 Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication & is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs & feelings as the ability to use language first is lost. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, & learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. Presented by Bob Bell as part of the Alzheimer's Association Educational series.

Wednesday, May 18th, 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 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Effective Communication Strategies
As people with Alzheimer’s disease & other dementias progress in their journey & the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal & behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, & identify strategies to help you connect & communicate at each stage of the disease. Presented by Bob Bell as part of the Alzheimer's Association Educational series.

Wednesday, June 15th, 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 Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Wednesday, July 20th, 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 Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf.
Wednesday, August 17th, 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 Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.
Wednesday, September 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 Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington by Sharyl Attkisson.