You can find and register for all library events on our website, www.samuelslibrary.net.
ARE Inc. Free STI Testing
In person. Did you know that in the United States, 1 in 5 people have an STI? Winchester’s AIDS Response Effort, Inc. (ARE) will be at the library Wednesday, September 7 at 1 p.m. to provide free STI testing to the community. Tests include: HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. ARE will be at the library every 1st Wednesday of the month.
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, September 12 at 6 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! This group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month.
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, September 14 at 6 p.m. This group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Books and beyond
Hybrid, Virtual and In-Person. Do you like talking about books? Join our adult book club where every month we discuss a different interesting read! For the month of September, we will discuss Caste: the origins of our discontent by Isabelle Wilkerson. This meeting will take place on Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m. This group now meets every 2nd Thursday of the month.
Pen and Prose
Hybrid, Virtual and In-Person. Do you like to write? Want to know how? Come to our ongoing creative writing club at Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m.. Open to new members. This group now meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Local Author: Poetry Reading with Joanne Cherefko
In person. Join us on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. as local poet Joanne Cherefko reads a selection of poems from her new collection, Souls plowed like dirt, which was inspired by the pandemic and the divisions in this country. She welcomes questions and comments about the poems and the flow of the book, which takes the reader on a journey from darkness to light.
Photography and Beyond: Sharing Photographs and Fall Reminder
Virtual. Please join us on Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. for a virtual photography sharing session and fall photography basics review. Please collect your summer photographic memories to share with our group. And be ready to get inspired to capture fall in our beautiful valley. This interactive forum is moderated by local photographer, Sharon Fisher. Register for this online event.
Virtual. Learn to recognize simple Korean characters in less than 30 minutes! The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) will hold a free course on the Korean alphabet and its creator, King Sejong the Great, September 29 at 6 p.m.
Development of general education
In person. Samuels Public Library is proud to host Laurel Ridge 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 LRCC website lfcc.edu/adult-education
In person. Need help with technology? Come to the library all Tuesday at 2 p.m. where we will review computers and other technology basics.