Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Images of
    History Exhibit

  • Holiday
    Float-In

  • Merry Painted
    Christmas

  • Jingle
    Mingle

  • Book
    Discussion

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

  • Computer
    Classes

Upcoming Adult Programs

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Laptop and Tablet Classes

Computer Basics are back at MPL, this time on laptops and tablets. See the "Computer Classes" tab for details and sign up today!


Have yourself a Merry Painted Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:30-7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church in Valdese

Choice of holiday-themed wooden craft shape for Children, Teens (grades Kindergarten-12th grade) and Adults to paint.
You must pre-register and choose your craft shape at the Valdese Public Library prior to program.
All supplies, holiday music and refreshments provided.


1st Annual Jingle Mingle and Craft Sale

Monday, Dec. 10th: 5-7pm at CBH

Pictures with Santa, Cookies with Mrs. Santa, Music by Chalicosy, Storytelling, Craft Stations, Movies, Hot Cocoa, and Much More!
Free Event for All Ages. Co-Sponsored by the East Burke Senior Center


Family Holiday Float-In

ELF Poster

Saturday, December 22
7pm under "the Bubble" at the Valdese Recreation Department Pool.

2003 | PG | 98 minutes
Free movie, popcorn and bottled water with purchase of public swim admission.
Participants may bring their own single-person float for an additional $1 charge.
Program is open to all ages; parental discretion advised according to rating!



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 21
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, November 9
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.


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NC Live Video Collection: The NC LIVE Video Collection is a collection of hundreds of high quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation. Closed captions are included for all videos. Chosen by North Carolina librarians for use in supporting education and for general interest, the collection includes programming covering the sciences, US and world history, biography, current events, and the arts, as well as a variety of other subjects. Features films from the Ken Burns series, FrontLine series, and several educational series for children are included.
This resource is accessed through NC Live.

A NC Live Resource

If you want to access NC LIVE from home, you will need your library card number. Once on the log-in page, choose Burke County Public Library and enter your entire library card number (no spaces). Call or come by the library today for more information!

North Carolina School for the Deaf: Images of History

Photograph Exhibit Opening and Reception
Saturday, November 17
1:00-2:00 pm at MPL

Photographs were collected from members of the community, from the NCSD Historical Museum, and from the Picture Burke photo collection. The exhibit will remain available for viewing at the library from November 17 to December 8.

The exhibit will be featured again, along with additional photographs in a slideshow presentation at the school's annual Christmas Tea program in the NCSD Auditorium on December 12. This event is open to the public.


Movies For Adults

Mary Shelley Poster

Movies at Grace Ridge

Tues., November 13
3pm at Grace Ridge

Open to the Public. No registration required.

Joyful Noise Movie Poster

Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Wed., October 31
2pm at EBSC

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Mixed Media Mondays

November Project:
Victorian-Inspired Wooden Ornaments

Monday, November 26- MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required .

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

November Visiting Authors

Blood Money

Neal Bevans

Wednesday, November 14
5-7pm at MPL

Idol Talk

Tamra Wilson and Susan Woodring

Wednesday, November 28
6-8pm at MPL


Silver Star Readers

Wednesday, November 28
2pm at Grace Ridge


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

Disaster on the Mississippi Cover

Disaster on the Mississippi
by Gene Eric Salecker

Tuesday, November 20, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library


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Silver Star Readers

Wednesday, November 28
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:

Disaster on the Mississippi Cover

Disaster on the Mississippi
by Gene Eric Salecker

Tuesday, November 20, at 10:00am
at the Valdese 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.

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

Upcoming Books:

December - The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Mark Bittner

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

Surprise Craft Pop-up

Wednesday, November 7
3pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 21
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, October 12 and Friday, October 26
from 10am to Noon at MPL

Friday, November 9
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.
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Book Themed Craft

Friday, November 9
2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Registrater at the East Burke Senior Center.



Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, November 26 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

November Project: Victorian-Inspired Wooden Ornaments

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.