Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Foster
    Fair

  • Mindfulness
    Workshop

  • Poetry
    Slam

  • Women's
    Resource Center

  • Book
    Discussion

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Foster Fair

Saturday, May 25
2-4pm at MPL

Join our recruitment fair to learn about fostering and sign up to volunteer! Multiple Rescue Groups will be onsite.


Women's Resource Center

Monday, June 10: 1-4pm at MPL

Women's Resource Center staff will be on-site to help with Community Resource Coaching, A friendly ear to share your story with, Personal hygiene and cleaning products, Job search assistance


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 15
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, May 10 and Friday, May 24
from 10am to Noon at MPL

Open to all ages and skill levels, Needlework in the Morning is a way to meet with fellow knitters, crocheters and anyone who enjoys needlework. Share ideas and hone skills! Just bring your own materials(yarn, needles/hook).

Light refreshments will be provided.
No registration necessary.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.

Mindfulness Workshop

Wednesday, May 29
5-7:30pm at MPL

Learn how to "Be here now."

Refreshments, Craft, and Door Prizes
Facilitated by Licensed Counselor, Lori Eggers, MA, LPC-A, NCC


Hiddenite Gem Mining Excursion
Fri., May 24: 9am-5pm

Leave from MPL. $5 fee per person. Limited space, must pre-register

Tour Emerald Hollow Mine in Hiddenite, NC. Then use the sluiceway to sift through a bucket filled with dirt and mixed gemstones to see what treasures you’ll find! Knowledgeable staff members are on hand to help identify finds that you take home. Lapidary also on-site.


Movies For Adults

Peter Rabbit Poster

Movies at Grace Ridge

Tues., May 21
3pm at Grace Ridge

Open to the Public. No registration required.

Hitman's Bodyguard Poster

Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Wed., May 15
2pm at EBSC

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Mixed Media Mondays

May Project:
Gardner's Soap

Monday, May 20 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required .

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

License to Read at Your library. Adult SRP 2018 REgistration Begins May 14

Download the Adult SRP Flyer
More Details Soon!

Adult SRP runs June 10 - July 26. Registration begins May 13. This program is for all adults over age 18. Participants must have a valid library card. Not all programs require pre-registration, and you can participate in the reading portion of the program only if you wish. Download the flyer (above) or ask at your local library for more information. Additional details coming soon.

For other Summer Reading Program information, visit our SRP Page.


Silver Star Readers

Will be discussing

The Submission Cover

The Submission
by Amy Waldman

Wednesday, May 22
2pm at Grace Ridge


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

Blood Defense Cover

Blood Defense
by Marcia Clark

Tuesday, May 21, at 10:00am at the Morganton Public Library

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE.


P Shabazz Headshot

Living Words:
Poetry and Prose

with Phillip Shabazz

Poetry Slam

Saturday, June 1 - 4-5:30pm at the Grind Coffee House in Morganton

Free and open to the public. Refreshments available for purchase.


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Next on-site Day: Monday, June 11, 2019

Women's Resource Center
			Transitions4Women  
				Practical help by women, for women.

				Women's Resource Center staff will be on-site at the 
				Morganton Public Library. 
				2nd Monday of each month in 2019     (1pm-4pm)   

				Contact Women's Resource Center for more information 
				or to schedule your appointment. All services are FREE!

				Phone: (828) 322-6333  •  Website: www.wrchickory.org  •  Email: communitysupport@wrchickory.org
				Serving Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, & Alexander Counties

Download the Flyer

Silver Star Readers

Will be discussing

The Submission Cover

The Submission
by Amy Waldman

Wednesday, May 22
2pm at Grace Ridge


Other book discussions will be held throughout the year, and will be announced on our website.

Do you have an idea for a book discussion? Let us know! Call 828-764-9260.


Valdese Book Discussion Group


Will be discussing:

Blood Defense Cover

Blood Defense
by Marcia Clark

Tuesday, May 21, at 10:00am
at the Morganton Public Library

Copies of the book are available to check out on a first come first served basis. For more information, please call VPL at 828-874-2421.

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR MAY MEETING.
Due to construction at VPL, the book discussion group will be meeting at MPL until further notice.

Join us for our monthly book discussion group.
Registration is not required.

Upcoming Books:

June - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
July - Storm Front by Jim Butcher
August - The Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
September - The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
October - All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
November - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
December - Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
January 2020 - Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

Pop-up Craft

Monday, May 6
4pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 15
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, May 10 and Friday, May 24
from 10am to Noon at MPL

Open to all ages and skill levels, Needlework in the Morning is a way to meet with fellow knitters, crocheters and anyone who enjoys needlework. Share ideas, experience and hone skills! Bring your own materials.

No registration necessary.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.
Download the Flyer

Book Themed Craft

Friday, May 10: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Register at the East Burke Senior Center.



Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, May 20 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

May Project: Gardner's Soap

Mixed Media combines several different mediums for an art project. All materials provided.

Class size is limited.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.