Adult & Youth Programming

  • Collecting Letters to Santa

    December 1st - 14th, 2022 
    In-Person Event
    Ages 10 & Under 


    Samuels Public Library will start collecting letters to Santa on behalf of Warren County Parks & Rec. Letters to Santa can be dropped off from December 1st through December 14th, and letters will be accepted from children 10 years of age and younger. One letter will be sent back to each household. Letters must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022.

  • Teens Connect

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 12 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Do you love being creative and want to find new books to dive into? Come join us once a month to enjoy different activities ranging from crafts, games, and more. This month we will be making ornaments/keychains! Register for this event online.

  • DIY Holiday Wreaths

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for a virtual demonstration on how to make a holiday wreath using items such as cookie cutters! Just in time for the holidays! Craft kits will be available at the library service desks before the event. Registration is required as supplies are limited. Register for this event online.

  • GED Class

    Thursday, December 8th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Samuels Public Library is proud to host Laurel Ridge Community College's General Education Development course. This course is every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except on school holidays or closings) and is completely free. Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. More information on registrations dates and deadlines can be found on Laurel Ridge's website - https://laurelridge.edu/adult-education.

  • Holiday Photography

    Saturday, December 10th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Portrait sessions for the whole family. Bring your phone or a camera and pose in front of a winter scene! Register for one of the following time slots: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.; 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

  • Music & Movement for Babies & Toddlers

    Monday, December 12th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 2 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join our relaxed and joyful time with our little ones as we incorporate music, beginning yoga, and multisensory activities designed to delight your baby. Register for this event online.

  • Bad Romance - Holiday Edition

    Monday, December 12th, 2022 
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us for a special in-person meeting for our romance genre discussion group! Have a favorite rom-com or cheesy romance novel? Join us for an informal “meet and geek” with others who enjoy it just as much as you! Refreshments will be available and for those who participate, goodie bags! Don’t miss out. Register for this event online.

  • GED Class

    Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Samuels Public Library is proud to host Laurel Ridge Community College's General Education Development course. This course is every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except on school holidays or closings) and is completely free. Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. More information on registrations dates and deadlines can be found on Laurel Ridge's website - https://laurelridge.edu/adult-education.

  • Homeschool Hub

    Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Children will work together as they go through the scientific method, gathering data, and drawing conclusions. The topic this week is Dissolving Peppermints. Register for this event online.

  • What the Tech!

    Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Need help with technology? Come by the library every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. where we will be going over computers and other technology basics. Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft all about Gifts and Giving! Siblings welcome. Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Gifts and Giving will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft. Siblings welcome. Register for this event online.

  • Genealogy Club - Special Meeting

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Interested in your family's history? Join us for a special meeting of Genealogy Club where patrons can learn about how to preserve their home media as well as how to record, store and interview family members just in time for the holidays. Register for this event online.

  • GED Class

    Thursday, December 15th, 2022 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Samuels Public Library is proud to host Laurel Ridge Community College's General Education Development course. This course is every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except on school holidays or closings) and is completely free. Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. More information on registrations dates and deadlines can be found on Laurel Ridge's website - https://laurelridge.edu/adult-education.

  • Books & Beyond

    Thursday, December 15th, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/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. In addition, club members will be talking about and deciding upcoming books for the new year. Register for this event online.

  • Holiday Open House

    Saturday, December 17th, 2022 
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    All Ages 


    Come hear St. John’s Drama Club sing Christmas carols, listen to Santa Claus read stories, and decorate Christmas Cone Trees! Fun for the whole family! Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Children will investigate a different STEM-related topic bi-weekly. This week’s theme is Building a House. Register for this event online.

  • Toddler & Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Siblings welcome. Register for this event online.

  • Read with the Sheriff Toddler & Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 5 & Under  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    This week we will have a special guest from the Sheriff’s office! Come in for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Siblings welcome. Register for this event online.