FRONT ROYAL, VA – On November 9, 2019, Samuels Public Library will host an Evening with the Author fundraising event with Peter Houlahan, journalist and author of Norco ’80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History. The evening will include cocktails and heavy hors oeuvres, a presentation by the author, and book signing. Tickets are $30 for a single ticket and $50 for two tickets. Attendees have the option of purchasing a copy of the book for $25 when purchasing tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at www.samuelslibrary.net or in-person at Samuels Public Library, 330 East Criser Road, Front Royal, VA.
Norco ‘80 tells the story of how five heavily armed young men attempted a bank robbery that turned into one of the most violent criminal events in U.S. history, forever changing the face of American law enforcement.
NPR’s Michael Schaub says, “With his first book, Houlahan proves himself to be an astonishingly gifted writer, breathing urgent life into a true story that still resonates today. Norco ’80 is a fascinating truecrime account that seems likely to be one of the best nonfiction books of the year.”
According to Melody Hotek, President of Friends of Samuels Library (FOSL), “The Library is very excited to host Peter in November. We haven’t had a book signing in a long time and we are lucky to get Peter for the evening.”
Money raised through sponsorships and ticket sales at this event will go toward improving the services, programs, and collections the Library is able to offer the citizens of Front Royal/Warren County and surrounding areas.
49th Annual Festival of Leaves Parade
St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church 2019 Rosary Procession
The Knights of Columbus sponsored the 2019 Rosary Procession in Front Royal, Virginia, on October 6th. Approximately 400 parishioners from St. John the Baptist traveled down Main Street to the town’s Gazebo, where Fr. Cozzi consecrated the parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. After returning to the church, a pot luck dinner was held for all the attendees.
The John Carrell Jenkins Council #7771 of the Knights of Columbus is dedicated to Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. We support our parish and community through a variety of programs. To learn more about the Knights of Columbus, visit www.KofC7771.org.
Samuels Public Library Adult Programming events for October 15-31
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 Discussion Group
Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and join us for our English as a Second language discussion group starting. This is a 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 group meets every Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 am.
What the Tech!
Having trouble with your electronics? Don’t worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, ereaders, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday.
The 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 1:00 P.M. October will focus on social media.
Books & Beyond Discussion Group
Samuels Public Library invites you to the Books & Beyond Book club Wednesday, October 16th at 10:00 A.M. where The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas will be discussed.
Land Management with Ten Acres or Less
FOSL hosts Allyson Ponn, Education & Program Support specialist with the Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District Wednesday, October 16th at 6:00 P.M. Are you a small landowner with two to ten acre? Learn how to be a responsible steward of your land and the water that impacts our quality of life and community.
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 1st & 3rd Thursday nights at 6:00 pm. (October 3rd & 17th)
Third Thursday Movie: Rocketman
Join us at the library Thursday, October 17th at 5:30 P.M. for a special showing of the newly released 2019 film “Rocketman,” staring Taron Egerton, tells the inspirational story of Elton John’s breakthrough years to the soundtrack of his most beloved songs. This is an adult program. While the movie is rated R, Common Sense Media reports it’s good for ages 15 and up. Children under 13 will not be allowed. All teens must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The film currently holds a 90 percent Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score and an A- CinemaScore.
Enhancing/Editing Photos Using Free Apps
The Friends of Samuels Library presents a workshop on photo editing led by photographer Sharon Fisher Saturday, October 19th at 10:30 A.M. Learn how to use free apps, including Google Photos and Snapseed, to edit your photos. Space is limited. Registration required.
Sons of the American Revolution Genealogy Workshop
Samuels Public Library invites you to a Genealogy workshop open to the public. Learn how to discover your revolution era ancestors with the Sons of the American Revolution Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 P.M.
“Degenerate Art”: The Peresecution of Modern Art and Artists in Nazi Germany
FOSL hosts this special fall art history lecture led by popular art history lecturer Ben Glenn Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 P.M. Many people are unaware that, in 1937, a wildly popular art exhibition organized by Nazi “cultural ministers” toured Germany. Entitled “Degenerate Art,” the exhibition pilloried numerous 20th-century artists whose works were deemed as having no merit as well as being “against the State.” As a result, many objects exhibited subsequently were destroyed and the artists forgotten. Registration will open September 29th. Be sure to sign up early for this riveting evening of history and art.Seats for Ben Glenn’s popular lectures always fill up quickly.
Mark your calendar: 49th Annual ‘Festival of Leaves’ is this Saturday, October 12th
This Saturday, October 12th, marks the 49th year of the Warren Heritage Society’s annual fundraiser, the Festival of Leaves. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us on Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Festival takes place in historic downtown Front Royal, Virginia, on Chester and Main Streets. Come enjoy Front Royal at its best. Arts and crafts abound in the heart of our historic district.
Several musical acts will provide all day entertainment. Come enjoy Heritage Square on the grounds of the Warren Heritage Society at 101 Chester Street where you will find museums, tours of our historic homes – Belle Boyd Cottage (Front Royal home of Confederate spy Belle Boyd) and 18th century Balthis House – and their outbuildings, re-enactors, living history demonstrations, crafts people, and apple butter making, to name a few. Plan on joining us for a day of fun for all ages.
Watch this exclusive Royal Examiner video and get caught up on all the happenings this weekend:
“The Great I Am” Restoration at Warren County Fairgrounds
Come to the Warren County Fairgrounds October 26th and 27th to enjoy live praise and worship! Miraculous testimonies will be shared both days, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at this free event.
Bring your favorite lawn chair and the entire family for music, food, fun and fellowship! Let’s gather together with friends and neighbors as we celebrate God in worship, thanksgiving, and praise.
Steve Foster and Amazing Grace, God’s Anointed Mule, Dynamic Life Ministries, Band of Brothers, The Missionary Singers of Front Royal and other special guests will be here live!
For more information, or to get involved with this great event, call 336-587-7191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of October 10th
Are you looking for the full movie-going experience without having to wait in the long lines that often accompany that experience? Then look no further because Royal Cinemas movie theatre is the answer. Get the whole gang together and enjoy a movie! Here is a list of this week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of Thursday, October 10:
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Adult: $9
- Child (under 12): $6
- Military: $7
- Student (college): $7
- Senior: $7
- Matinees, All Seating: $6
Other movies coming soon to Royal Cinemas:
- “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
- “Zombieland 2”
- “Terminator: Dark Fate”
- “Frozen 2”
- “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”