Adult Programming

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of May, we will be discussing The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • GED Class

    Thursday, May 19th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    General Educational Development test preparation classes are available through Lord Fairfax Community College Adult Education. Each semester is 15 weeks, and classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To register for classes, or for more information, please visit lfcc.edu/adult-education.

  • Basics of Pruning

    Saturday, May 21st, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    This program will begin with a presentation by Ron Perlik, Certified Arborist, who will then lead the group for some hands-on experience pruning nearby trees. Ron hosts monthly workshops and has been a treasured member of the Front Royal Warren County Tree Stewards for many years. Bring your pruners and your questions for an informative morning with Ron. Register for this event online.

  • Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

    Saturday, May 21st, 2022 
    1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    If you love jigsaw puzzles and love our library, put the pieces together with us for our fundraising puzzle competition! Compete as a two-person team in the 300 piece puzzle event, or compete as a four-person team in the more challenging 500 piece puzzle event. Refreshments served, prizes awarded. The entry fee for an individual is $20, for a two-person team is $30, and for a four-person team is $40. 100% of your entry fee is a donation to Samuels Public Library. Registration and entry fee due by May 14th. Pick up an entry form at the library today.

  • GED Class

    Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    General Educational Development test preparation classes are available through Lord Fairfax Community College Adult Education. Each semester is 15 weeks, and classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To register for classes, or for more information, please visit lfcc.edu/adult-education.

  • GED Class

    Thursday, May 26th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    General Educational Development test preparation classes are available through Lord Fairfax Community College Adult Education. Each semester is 15 weeks, and classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To register for classes, or for more information, please visit lfcc.edu/adult-education.

  • Pen & Prose

    Saturday, May 28th, 2022 
    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love writing? Looking to learn how? Come to our ongoing creative writing club. Open to new members. Register for this event online.

  • Computer Basics

    Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Looking to navigate the digital world, but have no idea where to start? Join us for a very basic, introductory computer class on how to use a Windows PC. Register for this event online.

  • Genealogy Club

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Interested in your family's history? Already done extensive research and wanna be able to share your finds? Join our virtual genealogy club where both novices and experts alike can come together and talk about different genealogy topics. Register for this event online.

  • Adaptogenic Herbs

    Thursday, June 9th, 2022 
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join local herbalist Cadyn Speziale as she discusses the basic principles of the increasingly popular adaptogenic herbs: what are adaptogens, how can they enrich and benefit the lives of ANYONE (seriously, anyone!), spotlights on some herbs that fall under this notable category, and some fun and delicious ways to incorporate them into our daily routines.

    Cadyn Speziale has woven her background in art and design with a lifelong passion for herbs and wellness into Immortal Mountain, the business she co-founded with her husband in 2012. Drawing from both her years of hands-on experience and formal education in herbalism, Cadyn revels in sharing with her children and others the joys of identifying, harvesting, and preparing herbs for everyday use. Register for this event online.

  • Basics of Tree Identification

    Saturday, June 11th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for a presentation by Mary Olien, who will then lead the group on a Tree ID walk for a fun and interactive experience with our variety of trees both at the library and the park. For Mary Olien, horticulture and education have been the centerpiece of her career. With degrees in horticulture and experience teaching in schools and public gardens, Mary had the background and expertise that led to leadership roles in education at the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy and in management at Green Spring Gardens. Today she guides Green Spring Gardens, five nature centers, two historic sites and a historic farm as operations branch manager Resource Management Division; however, she is always excited to help others learn. Register for this event online.

  • Adult Summer Reading Movie Night

    Saturday, June 11th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Join us for an interactive movie viewing of The Princess Bride! Participate for a chance to win prizes, and feel free to dress up as your favorite characters.

  • Bad Romance

    Monday, June 13th, 2022 
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Do you consider yourself a hopeless romantic? Are bad romances a guilty pleasure of yours? Can you quote every line from your favorite rom-com? Then you should join us for another special meeting of Bad Romance. Indulge us with your favorite romance books, movies, music or other media, and possibly discover new titles! Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of June, we will be discussing The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Adult Summer Reading Craft: Tiny Art

    Saturday, June 18th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for an art workshop for our upcoming tiny art gallery! Collect your kit of a tiny canvas and paints from the Adult Reference Desk, and then come by during our workshop to paint a tiny art piece, or paint your piece at home and submit it to be displayed around the library! Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, June 20th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of June, we will be discussing The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Fishing on the Shenandoah River

    Saturday, June 25th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us on Saturday, June 25 at 10am for this presentation from Herschel Finch, which will provide introductory information on the best fishing spots, fishing equipment and techniques, lures, river safety, and more. Participants will be able to practice fly fishing techniques with special training equipment and actual rods.

    This presentation is appropriate for all beginners, including youth and adults. The Shenandoah River offers incredible opportunities for recreation, including fishing. Fishing allows you the serenity of the river, while providing a sporting challenge. Herschel is a local conservation advocate for clean water in our watershed. He is Conservation Chairman-Izaak Walton League of America, Warren Co. Virginia Chapter, Conservation Chairman-Potomac River Smallmouth Club, and a member of the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee for Front Royal. Register for this event online.

  • Pen & Prose

    Saturday, June 25th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love writing? Looking to learn how? Come to our ongoing creative writing club. Open to new members. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, July 18th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of July, we will be discussing Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of July, we will be discussing Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, August 15th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of August, we will be discussing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of August, we will be discussing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, September 19th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of September, we will be discussing Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of September, we will be discussing Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, October 17th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of October, we will be discussing The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of October, we will be discussing The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of November, we will be discussing What We Carry by Maya Shanbhag Lang. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, November 21st, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of November, we will be discussing What We Carry by Maya Shanbhag Lang. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, December 19th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of December, we will be discussing Witchmark by C. L. Polk. This group meets on every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, December 21st, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Love talking about books? Join our adult book club where each month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of December, we will be discussing Witchmark by C. L. Polk. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. Morning discussion is now in person at the library. Register for this event online.