Adult Programs and Events

  • SRP
    2018

  • Details &
    Registration

  • Agent
    Training

  • Film
     

  • Cultural
     

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafts
    and Art

  • Cuisine
     

  • Casino
    Royale

License to Read Adult Summer Reading Program 2018
Upcoming Adult Programs

NEW for 2018! Online Book Review Card.
Click here if you want to fill out your book review card online.

Last Jedi Movie

Outdoor Movie:
The Last Jedi

2017 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, July 17 at MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Due to weather, the movie will be held inside at MPL.

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.


Agent Training

Spy Training

"Bonding"

Beanstalk Journeys, Morganton, NC
Saturday, July 21 at 10AM

Registration required, $20/person. Limited spaces. Sign up at MPL.


Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Logo

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. The database includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.
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!

Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:

One for the Money Book Cover

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Tuesday, July 17, 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.


Crafts and Art


Captured Quotes

Saturday, July 23
6PM at MPL

Registration Required. Spaces are limited. Sign up at MPL.


Poker Card Flowers

Saturday, July 25
6PM at MPL

Registration Required. Spaces are limited. Sign up at MPL.


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Cultural

Casino Royale

Friday, July 27
7PM at the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium

Join us for our Casino Night Summer Reading Program Finale.

Tickets are $25 per person and includes play money, heavy hours d'oeuvres, cash bar, spy lounges, Vegas-styled casino tables, door prizes, scavenger hunt, and photo booth.
Tickets are available at MPL.


Needlework in the Mornings

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, June 8 and Friday, June 22
from 10am to Noon at MPL

Friday, July 13 and Friday, July 27
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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eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Agent Training

Spy Training

Exit Strategy, Charlotte, NC
Saturday, June 16 at 10:30AM

Times have changed and what was effective then no longer is. The situation has gotten critical and a new form of intelligence is required. An elite spy unit must be formed and deployed. ASAP.

Departs from MPL at 9AM with an estimated return time of 12:30PM.
Registration required, $20/person. Limited spaces. Register at MPL.


"Bonding"

Beanstalk Journeys, Morganton, NC
Saturday, July 21 at 10AM

Through a series of team-building initiatives, you will be lead through integrated challenges that can form a group of individuals into a high-functioning team. Program will run approximately 2 hours.

Registration required, $20/person. Limited spaces. Sign up at MPL.

Spy Defense Training

Morganton Public Library
Wednesday, June 27 at 6PM

Learn self-defense with martial arts instructor Mike Logan. Teaching simple techniques all spies should know to keep them safe when in danger, this class will give you the self-confidence to take on your first assignment.

Registration required. Free Program. Limited spaces. Register at MPL.


Casino Royale

City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
Friday, July 27 at 7:00pm

Please Join us for our Casino Night Summer Reading Program Finale
Tickets are $25/person and includes play money, heavy hours d'oeuvres, cash bar, spy lounges, vegas-styled casino tables, door prizes, scavenger hunt, and photo booth

Come dressed to "kill"

Registration Required, $25/person. Register at MPL

Download the Adult SRP 2018 Poster

Film

Outdoor Movies @ MPL

Enjoy an outdoor movie on the front lawn!
No registration required. Popcorn and drinks provided. Bring a blankets or lawn chairs. Open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.

Last Jedi Movie

The Last Jedi

2017 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, July 17 @ MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.


Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Thunderball Movie Poster

Tuesday, July 3
@ 1:00pm

Thunderball
PG | 2h 10min | 1965

Dinner and a Movie

Pizza and a Movie

World is Not Enough Movie Poster

Wednesday, June 13
5:30pm @ MPL

The World is not Enough
PG-13 | 2h 8min | 1999

Spaces are limited. Registration is required. Sign up at MPL.

Subs and a Movie

Spy who Loved Me Movie Poster

Wednesday, July 11
5:30pm @ MPL

The Spy Who Loved Me
PG | 2h 5min | 1977

Spaces are limited. Registration is required. Sign up at MPL.

Pizza and a Movie

Casino Royale Movie Poster

Wednesday, July 18
5:30pm @ MPL

Casino Royale
PG-13 | 2h 24min | 2006

Spaces are limited. Registration is required. Sign up at MPL.


Movies at Grace Ridge

From Russia with Love Movie Poster

Tuesday, July 10
@ 2:30pm

From Russia with Love
PG | 1h 55min | 1963

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Cultural

Go Big

Go Big Family Game Night

Monday, June 18 at 5PM at CBH

Enjoy a night filled with gigantic family fun! Life size Chess, Jenga, Kerplunk, Connect 4 and more all on the lawn with traditional sized games indoors. Let your inner competitor out and show your board game skills. Light refreshments will be served. All ages welcome.


Full British Tea

Monday, July 9 at 6PM at MPL

A rich and long standing tradition, afternoon tea evolved around the early 19th century. A recreation of a traditional afternoon tea will be held with long-established menu items served with a collection of conventional teas that were customary for tea-takers.

Registration is required, $10/person. Sign up at MPL.

Shaken Not Stirred

Friday, June 22 at 6PM at CoMMA

Learn to make James Bond’s favorite drinks! Enjoy samples of many of the Secret Agent’s libations after learning the mixing techniques. Must be 21 or older.

Registration is required, $10/person. Sign up at MPL.

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Book Discussions

One for the Money Cover

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Tuesday, July 17, 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.

Upcoming Books:

August - Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown
September - The Bluest Eyes by Tony Morrison
October - Captive of the Labyrinth by Mary Jo Ignoffo

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Crafts and Art

Marshmallow Shooters

Monday, June 11 at 6PM at Me, You and Some Glue

Make your own Marshmallow Shooter and have fun targeting friends with soft, squishy ammo! All supplies provided.

Registration is required. Spaces are limited. Sign up at MPL.


Bath Bombs

Monday, June 25 at 6PM at MPL

Create your own fizzy fun bath bombs for a relaxing treat after a long day of spy training. All supplies provided.

Registration Required. Spaces are limited. Sign up at MPL.


Thug Mugs

Monday, July 16 at 5:30PM at CBH

What spy can’t use their own coffee mug with a 007 quote? Your mug will be a creation all your own. All supplies provided.

Registration Required. Spaces are limited. Sign up at CBH.


Poker Card Flowers

Wednesday, July 25 at 6PM at MPL

Create a poker card flower to wear at the Casino Royale for a distinctive look. All supplies provided.

Registration Required. Spaces are limited. Sign up at MPL.

Martini Pottery and Invisible Ink Party

Thursday, June 14 at 6PM at VPL

Design your own ceramic martini glass and have it fired for a glazed masterpiece. While waiting on your personalized “glass” to dry, create and play with invisible ink on various mediums. Send your friends a “Secret Message” written in invisible ink like a sneaky spy! All supplies provided.

Registration Required. Spaces are limited. Sign up at VPL.


Bond Painting

Saturday, July 14 at 3PM at CBH

With the help of Me, You and Some Glue, paint a picture of Bond for your own enjoyment! All supplies provided.

Registration Required. Spaces are limited. Sign up at CBH.


Captured Quotes

Monday, July 23 at 6PM at MPL

Frame your favorite movie quote! All supplies provided.

Registration Required. Spaces are limited. Sign up at MPL.

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Cuisine

Lite Cooking for Two

Scrambled Eggs with Sausage and Toast

Friday, June 8 at 2PM at EBSC

Bangers and Mash with Soft Peas

Friday, July 13 at 2PM at EBSC

Learn to cook a meal fit for Mr. Bond and his leading lady. Make a healthy and delectable meal that you can easily cook at home.

Registration is required. Sign up at EBSC

Confections of a Bond Girl

Saturday, June 9 at 9AM at MPL

Johanna Stanfield with Sweet Tooth Bakery will bring her amazing pastry skills and teach the art of decorating pastries James Bond style! Create four different James Bond themed confections.

Registration is required, $10/person. Sign up at MPL.

Download the Adult SRP 2018 Poster