Below you will find a list of upcoming programs sponsored by the Friends of Samuels Library. Click here to view a complete list of events held at Samuels Public Library.

Lotus Lantern Class

Saturday, December 4th, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Join us virtually and learn how to make lotus lanterns! The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures, especially in eastern religions, as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition: even when its roots are in the dirtiest waters, the Lotus produces the most beautiful flower. The program includes a live Zoom tutorial on how to make a traditional Korean lotus lantern. A member of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) will show us step-by-step how to make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colored paper and wire frames. Materials will be provided. The lanterns would make the perfect holiday gift! Register for this event online.

Holiday Trees
Pine, Spruce or Fir: Which Conifer is This?

Saturday, December 11th, 2021
10:00 a.m.

For centuries, families have welcomed the holiday season by decorating their homes using greenery including conifer trees (Pine, Spruce, or Fir). Join the Front Royal Tree Stewards to learn more about these special trees, including how to tell common conifers apart. We will also include a walk around the library to identify conifers. Carrie Whitacre, Assistant Curator at the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Experimental Farm, will lead this presentation. Carrie is a certified arborist and enjoys walking along the Conifer Trail at the Arboretum. Register for this event online.

Bad Romance

Monday, December 13th, 2021
6:00 p.m.

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 virtual 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.

Photography & Beyond
Holiday Lights


Saturday, December 18th, 2021
10:00 a.m.

The holidays — Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, Kwanzaa, all have one thing in common – it’s lights! In our darkest days of the year, we celebrate with lights. This virtual session will focus on photography techniques for capturing the celebration of lights. Come join local photographer, Sharon Fisher, and the rest of the Photography & Beyond community for this special presentation. Weather permitting, we will follow up with an optional hands-on session to photograph Main Street Front Royal holiday lights. The date and time of that optional session will be decided at the December 18th session. Registration required for the virtual session. Register for this event online.

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