You can find and register for all library events on our website, samuelslibrary.net.
Pencil Day Coloring Contest
The library will celebrate National Pencil Day with a coloring contest. Stop by the library after March 1st to pick up one of our coloring sheets, color it and return it before March 26th to enter our coloring contest. All ages are invited to participate. One entry per person. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to each age group.
Development of general education
In person. For those who have already registered, Samuels Public Library is proud to host Lord Fairfax Community College’s General Education Development Course. This course is all Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (excluding school holidays or closures) and is completely free. Let this course be the springboard to your success. More information on registration dates and deadlines can be found on the LFCC website lfcc.edu/adult-education
English as a Second Language Discussion Group
In person. For those who have already registered, Samuels Public Library is proud to host Lord Fairfax Community College’s English as a Second Language course. This is a conversational English course for adults whose main language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. This group meets all Tuesday & Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More information on registration dates and deadlines can be found on the LFCC website lfcc.edu/adult-education
Hybrid, Virtual and In-Person. Interested in your family history? Have you done extensive research and want to be able to share your findings? Join our virtual genealogy club where novices and experts can meet and discuss different genealogy topics. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m.
A little piece of paradise
In person. Join us Thursday March 10 at 6:00 p.m. for “A Little Slip of Heaven: Songs and Stories of the American Irish, from Baby Boom to Baby Bust.” Christopher Shannon, professor of history at Christendom College, will present a performance that tells the story of Irish Americans in the decades following World War II. Through original songs based on traditional Irish melodies, Professor Shannon will examine how, in a time of great change, Irish-Americans tried to stay true to their ethnic culture rooted in urban, working-class neighborhoods.
Author Event: Heather Anderson
In person. At Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 12:30 p.m., Samuels Public Library is thrilled to welcome endurance adventurer, author, speaker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Heather Anderson. Heather Anderson has logged over 40,000 miles of hiking and backpacking, including completing the prestigious “Triple Crown” three times and is the only person to simultaneously hold the fastest known times on three National Scenic Trails. Heather will share stories from her book Mud, Rocks, Flames: Let Go of the Appalachian Trail as well as answer questions and screen a 15-minute documentary. Heather has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR and Backpacker Magazine.
Virtual. Do you consider yourself a hopeless romantic? Are bad romances a guilty pleasure for you? Can you quote every line from your favorite romantic comedy? So you should join us Monday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. for another Bad Romance reunion special. Treat us to your favorite love books, movies, music or other media, and possibly discover new titles!
Books and Beyond: Morning Discussion
In person. Do you like talking about books? Join our adult book club where every month we discuss a different interesting read! This meeting will take place in person to Wednesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month. The morning discussion is now in person at the library.
Books and Beyond: Evening Discussion
Virtual. Do you like talking about books? Join our adult book club where every month we discuss a different interesting read! This meeting will take place virtually to Monday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. This group meets every 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month.
Quiz night at Vine and Leaf
In person. Join us tuesday march 22 at 6:00 p.m. for Trivia Night at Vine and Leaf, Front Royal’s very own wine and tea bar located at 477 South St. Try answering different trivia questions in a nice, cozy atmosphere with friends! Don’t miss!
Women on the trail
Virtual. Thinking of hiking? Join us on Thursday March 24 at 6:00 p.m. with Susan Tschirhart to learn more about special considerations for female hikers. Learn about planning your hike, hiking gear designed for women, and trail safety. Plus, she’ll cover great hiking spots, how to check trail reports, and prepare for emergencies. Susan is a 17-year veteran with the Boy Scouts of America, led an adventure scouting unit for about 10 years, and also leads a basic hiking course and a women’s hiking group.
Closure of the library
The library will be closed Friday March 25. The library will resume normal opening hours on Saturday, March 26.
Photography and beyond
In person. Join us on Saturday March 26 at 3:30 p.m. at Eastham Park (Luray Ave.) to photograph birds, trees and early wildlife blooms. The workshop will focus on field techniques for wildlife photography.
Pen and prose: getting started with creative writing
Hybrid, Virtual and In-Person. Do you like to write? Want to know how? Come to our new creative writing club on Saturday March 26 at 2 p.m., where we’ll discuss last month’s prompt to write engaging openings, and discuss avoiding, interacting with, or reinventing clichés. Open to new members.