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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, a genealogy club, and regular computer classes on basic topics.

For a printable monthly calendar, please click on the month below:

January       February

 

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

 

Martes y Viernes | Tuesdays & Fridays 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 needmyged.org or call 1-800-435-5945.

Wednesdays

10:30 a.m.

Wired Wednesdays
Whether you're new to computers or a more advanced user, we have the perfect classes for your experience level! See the Adult Reference desk for a complete class schedule and to sign up.

Second Thursday of Every Month 6:00 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.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Potomac Riverkeepers: The Shenandoah
Join Jeff Kelble, President of the Potomac Riverkeeper Inc., for an informative program on the Shenandoah River. Mr. Kelble will discuss the health of the Shenandoah, as well as discuss actions taken to address the river's circumstances and what citizens can do to enhance the river's health.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese.

 

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 2:00 p.m.

2nd Annual Authors Festival for All Published & Aspiring Authors
Join us for a panel discussion led by Ira Chaleff, Barbara Frank, Christine Andreae, Jake McGuire, Missy Margalis and Brenda Seabrooke, followed by a chance to meet and greet area authors and buy signed books.

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 2:30 p.m.

No Sew Heart Pillow
Want to send some love? Join us for a heart-felt craft. Participants will make a heart-shaped felt pillow. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Supplies will be provided.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 6:00 p.m.

African American Communities in Front Royal & Warren County, 1740-1860
Join Patrick Farris, Executive Director of the Warren Heritage Society, for an insightful history program. Mr. Farris will speak about African Americans living in Front Royal and Warren County during 1740-1860 and the communities they lived in.

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.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Invention of Wings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

 

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Fracking
Join us for an informative presentation about fracking with Linda Burchfiel, Fracking Issues Chair for the Virginia Sierra Club. She will discuss different fracking techniques and their implications for public health, water and air pollution, and the climate.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Fiddler in the Subway: The Story of the World-Class Violinist Who Played for Handouts by Gene Weingarten.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Vintage Munro: Nobel Prize Edition by Alice Munro.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Books & Beyond
New members are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.