Adult & Youth Programming

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the library or virtually as we explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. Our activities this week will teach us what ghost chromatography is all about! If attending in-person, register for this event online. This program will also be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages Discussion Group

    Thursday, October 28th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Join us for a free conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This class is led by a teacher from Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education as a partnership between Samuels Public Library and Lord Fairfax Community College.

  • GED Class

    Thursday, October 28th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Free General Education Development test preparation classes are held each week at the library (except on school holidays or closings). Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 800.435.5945.

  • Horror Movie Film Festival

    Saturday, October 30th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit? Join us for a day of classic horror movies. At 11:00 a.m. we will be screening Night of the Living Dead and at 2:30 p.m. House on Haunted Hill. Register for this event online.

  • GED Class

    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Free General Education Development test preparation classes are held each week at the library (except on school holidays or closings). Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 800.435.5945.

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages Discussion Group

    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Join us for a free conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This class is led by a teacher from Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education as a partnership between Samuels Public Library and Lord Fairfax Community College.

  • What the Tech!

    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday between 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. During this week’s club, we will learn about the beauty and importance of leaves! Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 
    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! Our Dog Friends will be the theme of our stories, songs and finger plays this week. Each child will receive a take-home craft kit. Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Our Dog Friends will be the theme of our stories, songs and finger plays this week. Each child will receive a take-home craft kit. Register for this event online.

  • GED Class

    Thursday, November 4th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Free General Education Development test preparation classes are held each week at the library (except on school holidays or closings). Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 800.435.5945.

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages Discussion Group

    Thursday, November 4th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Join us for a free conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This class is led by a teacher from Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education as a partnership between Samuels Public Library and Lord Fairfax Community College.

  • Virtual Book Talk: Cousins

    Thursday, November 4th, 2021
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Co-Sponsored With the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV), Handley Regional Library's Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, and Samuels Public Library

    What happens when a white woman, Phoebe, contacts a Black woman, Betty, saying she suspects they are connected through slavery? Join the co-authors of Cousins, which explores each woman's dramatic story and how they came together on a path toward reconciliation. Presented in partnership with Handley Regional Library's Stewart Bell Jr. Archives and Samuels Public Library in Front Royal.

    Registration is free but please consider donating what you can to MSV. Register by November 3. Visit www.themsv.org or call 540.662.1473, ext. 240. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link for the program.

    Dr. Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin grew up in rural Culpeper and Warren counties, Virginia, one of five children. Thanks to her father’s determination, she entered and graduated from Warren County High School after suing the school board, based on the landmark Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education decision of 1954. Baldwin started her employment as a factory worker and climbed the corporate ladder to achieve executive management employment. After she retired, she wrote and published her autobiography, Wit, Will & Walls. Based in Texas, she is actively involved in Coming to the Table, and speaks frequently with Phoebe Kilby about making connections across the racial divide to create a more just and peaceful world.

    Phoebe Kilby grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she lived with her physician father, mother, and sister. Kilby had a long career as an urban and environmental planner, working on contracts with local, state, and federal governments. She studied at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. A descendant of enslavers, Phoebe was inspired by the Coming to the Table movement to connect with descendants of persons her family enslaved. She is dedicated to helping others uncover and explore the truths of their experiences and move toward racial reconciliation.

  • Bad Romance

    Monday, November 8th, 2021 
    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.

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages Discussion Group

    Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Join us for a free conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This class is led by a teacher from Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education as a partnership between Samuels Public Library and Lord Fairfax Community College.

  • GED Class

    Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Free General Education Development test preparation classes are held each week at the library (except on school holidays or closings). Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 800.435.5945.

  • What the Tech!

    Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday between 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. During this week’s club, we will explore the different parts of plants. Which parts do you eat? Register for this event online.

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart! Virtual Pajama Story Time

    Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Virtual Event
    All Ages


    Join Miss Pattie for our special story time in your jammies. Bring your favorite buddy and get cozy! Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 
    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! Let’s Explore will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Let’s Explore will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Genealogy Club

    Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 
    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.

  • Photography & Beyond: Best of the Season

    Saturday, November 13th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event


    Join local photographer and educator Sharon Fisher for a review in photography trends. Participants will also share their favorite two images from the past year and set goals for their photography for the coming year. Register for this event online.

  • Fairies in the Garden: A Children's Garden Program

    Saturday, November 13th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 12  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Do you believe in fairies? Join us as we create a Fall Fairy garden to take home! Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Evening Discussion

    Monday, November 15th, 2021
    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 Hope Jahren's Lab Girl. Register for this event online.

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages Discussion Group

    Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Join us for a free conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This class is led by a teacher from Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education as a partnership between Samuels Public Library and Lord Fairfax Community College.

  • GED Class

    Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Free General Education Development test preparation classes are held each week at the library (except on school holidays or closings). Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 800.435.5945.

  • What the Tech!

    Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday between 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week we will learn about the wonders of DNA. We will then create a DNA model that you may bring home and eat! Register for this event online.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
    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 Hope Jahren's Lab Girl. Register for this event online.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 
    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! Aesop’s Fables will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Aesop’s Fables will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • GED Class

    Thursday, November 18th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Free General Education Development test preparation classes are held each week at the library (except on school holidays or closings). Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 800.435.5945.

  • Putting Your Gardening Tools to Bed

    Saturday, November 20th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    As winter approaches, we take steps to put our gardens to bed. It is also important to do the same for your tools so they will be ready for use next year. Join our local Tree Stewards for a drop-in clinic to learn how to keep your tools in shape and ready for spring. Bring your pruning tools for a free inspection. Learn what tools are best for different tree related jobs, and tips on how to keep them in good shape. Drop in anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and don't forget to enter a drawing to win a free pruning tool!

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages Discussion Group

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Join us for a free conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This class is led by a teacher from Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education as a partnership between Samuels Public Library and Lord Fairfax Community College.

  • GED Class

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Free General Education Development test preparation classes are held each week at the library (except on school holidays or closings). Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 800.435.5945.

  • What the Tech!

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday between 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the library or virtually as we explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week Miss Pat will take a common potato and make it power a lightbulb! If attending in-person, register for this event online. This program will also be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Toddler Story Time

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 
    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! We are Thankful will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    In-Person Event
    Ages 3½ - 5  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! We are Thankful will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft! Register for this event online.

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages Discussion Group

    Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Join us for a free conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This class is led by a teacher from Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education as a partnership between Samuels Public Library and Lord Fairfax Community College.

  • GED Class

    Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Free General Education Development test preparation classes are held each week at the library (except on school holidays or closings). Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 800.435.5945.

  • What the Tech!

    Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event
     REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday between 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Event
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the library or virtually as we explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. Join Miss Pat as we learn about simple machines. The machine we will build today is a snack machine! If attending in-person, register for this event online. This program will also be available to watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages Discussion Group

    Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Join us for a free conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This class is led by a teacher from Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education as a partnership between Samuels Public Library and Lord Fairfax Community College.

  • GED Class

    Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In-Person Event


    Free General Education Development test preparation classes are held each week at the library (except on school holidays or closings). Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 800.435.5945.

  • Books & Beyond Morning Discussion

    Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
    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 John Grisham's Skipping Christmas. Register for this event online.