The Bridge Project
Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and join Associate Professor/Director of New Media Arts, George Mason University, Mark Cooley and Freelance Artist and Educator, Beth Hall for the Bridge Project Postcard Workshop on Saturday, January 27th at 10 A.M. Write, Paint, Draw, or collage on 5×7 Postcards to celebrate the connections we make (or would like to make) to people who seem different from us. Help us explore all the ways people in the Blue Ridge connect with others across time, place, race, gender, age, political orientation, sexual orientation, religion, culture, and ability. Post cards will be incorporated into a wooden slat bridge and displayed at a celebration event.
The Library will be closed Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents Day. The Library will resume normal hours Tuesday February 20th.
From No Return
Samuels Public Library Commemorates Black History Month! Join us on Thursday, February 15th at 6:30 P.M for a presentation by renowned anthropologist Stephen Lubkemann.
In December 1794, the slave ship São José sank off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, tragically killing 212 of the 500 slaves confined aboard. Stephen Lubkemann traces the story of the ship, its harrowing demise and the remarkable efforts of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to recover the wreckage and related artifacts from the depths of the Indian Ocean. Mr Lubkemann also will discuss the Slave Wrecks Project as it works to recover an important, but often neglected, past and explores its living — and troubling — legacies in the United States and across the globe.
General Education Development
Samuels Public Library invites you to register and attend the General Education Development course. This course will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M-12:30 P.M (except on school holidays or closings). The GED course is completely free. Let this course be the stepping stone to your success.
English as a Second Language
Samuels Public Library invites you to register and attend the English as a Second Language course. This course will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. The ESL course is completely free. Learning English will not only enhance your quality of life but open many doors and present new opportunities
Samuels Public Library invites you to attend our beginning computer class for total computer novices. It is a four week course that covers turning on a computer, using a mouse, setting up email and using the internet. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Samuel Public Library invites you to attend our intermediate computer class and improve your skills. Each month explore a new computer program or application in a safe, friendly environment with other intermediate users. Classes are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm-2:00pm
Genealogy Nuts: Shake Your Family Tree
Samuels Public Library invites you to a workshop for beginning to advanced genealogists. Discover your family roots with a team of genealogists who together have researched more than 50,000 names. Classes are held Wednesday nights at 6:00pm.
Advanced PowerPoint has been cancelled for the month of February and will not be meeting Saturday, February 10th or 17th.
SPL-Books and Beyond
Samuels Public Library invites you to join us for the Books & Beyond Book Club on Wednesday, February 21st at 10:00am, where Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury will be discussed.
What the Tech!
Technology can be tricky! Samuels Public library invites you to come out and join us Thursday, February 22nd at 4:00 P. M. so you can ask our teen volunteers for help with your personal devices. Bring phones, smart devices, tablets, laptops or e-Readers and plenty of questions. Let our teens update you on the latest tech tips and tricks! Be sure to register so we have enough teens to help!