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Upcoming Adult Programs

Adult programming is back! Online programs have started. Please check with us here on our website, or through our Facebook page for details.

Image of a shredded book in jar

Contest with a Library Twist! Enter your book-related ink drawing via this form by October 31 to be entered to win a prize. Details on the "Crafting and Arts Programs Tab".


Where's Maggie?

A weekly video series showcasing local hikes and walks! Videos Post Sundays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added on the "Online Programs" tab!


# Crafty Me

Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).

Kits will be available for pick up on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (see dates below), and a how-to video will be posted that Friday on Facebook and on the Arts and Crafting Tab. All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library location to register for your kit!

Kit Pick ups Available:
Monday, October 12
Monday, October 26(see note)

Note: There is an in-person option for the Monday, October 26 Crafty Me. Patrons must choose either in person or pick-up option. In person meeting will be at 5:30pm at MPL, and requires pre-registration and a waiver.


Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework at MPL or on Zoom!

Friday, October 9
Friday, October 23

at 10am

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details, and to register for in-person or Zoom session

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!

Outdoor Movie Nights

Outdoor movies are open to all ages, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. More details on the Outdoor Movies tab.

Movie poster for Sonic
(2020 | PG)

Saturday, October 10
8pm/sunset at MPL

Movie poster for Addams Family
(2019 | PG)

Saturday, October 24
8pm/sunset at MPL


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Valdese Book Discussion Group

October Book Discussion and Special Virtual Guest

Tuesday, October 20, at VPL OR on Zoom

Author Lauren Willig

Lauren Willig Headshot

will be joining via Zoom during our October Meeting.

We will be discussing:

Beartown

Window on the Bay
by Debbie Macomber


Tasty Tuesday

A weekly video series showcasing simple, and yummy, recipes. Videos Post Tuesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added on the "Online Programs" tab!


Highlight NC

A series showcasing interesting people, places, and things all relating to our great state! Videos Post Wednesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page. Want access, but don't have Facebook? Contact Danielle at 828 764 9269 and ask for details!


Bibliomaniacs at your library

A FREE Monthly subscription for adult book lovers! Limited supply, one per patron per month (each month is different!). More information on the Bibliomanics Tab or call 828-764-9260.


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Weekly online videos and previous recorded programs.

Tasty Tuesday

A weekly video series showcasing simple, and yummy, recipes. Videos Post Tuesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added here!

This Week's Recipe: Southern Fried Potatoes

Previous Recipes:

Clover Jelly | Broccoli
Strawberry Pie | Dalgona Coffee
Pico de Gallo | Vegetarian Fajitas
Banana Flower Snack | Southern Potato Salad
Easy No Bake Pie | Cajun Chicken
Tasty Summer Salad | Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Sesame Cucumber Salad | Sauteed Mushrooms
Bruschetta | Chicken Chimichangas
Korean Sesame Beef | Homemade Meatballs
Harvest Moon Soup | Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies


# Crafty Me

CraftyMe is a twice monthly Curated Crafting Kit for participants to make at home (for adults only). A coordinating video is released on our Facebook page for those wanting to DIY at home! Details on signing up for the kits are on the "Crafting and Art Programs" Tab (supplies limited).

Most Recent Craft: Fence Picket Mummy

Previous Crafts:

Mini Spool Vase with Book Page Flowers
House Curio Box
DIY Dry Erase Board
Recycled Herb Garden
DIY Botanical Print
Suffragette Rosette Badge
Washi Tape Binder Clip
Shades of North Carolina Wall Hanging
Pumpkin Book Art

Where's Maggie?

A weekly video series showcasing local hikes and walks! Videos Post Sundays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added here!

This Week's Hike: Baker's Mountain Park

Previous Hikes:

Holly Discovery Trail at Lake James State Park
Tom's Creek Falls
Paddy's Creek Trail at Lake James State Park
Catawba Falls
Green Way Trail at Valdese Lakeside Park
Fox Den Loop Trail at Lake James State Park
Trail at Biltmore Estate
High Shoals Fall Trail at South Mountain State Park
Mill's Creek Trail
Jackson County Greenway


Highlight NC

A series showcasing interesting people, places, and things all relating to our great state! Posts Wednesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page. Want access, but don't have Facebook? Contact Danielle at 828 764 9269 and ask for details!


Throwback Thursday from the NC Room

A series showcasing local history: people, places, and things! Photographs and information are from our North Carolina Room, and more information on the weekly post can be found by contacting them! Posts Thursdays at 9am on our Facebook page.


Picture Burke

A series showcasing the weekly Picture Burke Photograph that is printed in the News Herald. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library. More information on the weekly post can be found by contacting the North Carolina Room. Posts Mondays at 7pm on our Facebook page.

Bibliomaniacs at your library

A FREE Monthly subscription for adult book lovers! Limited supply, one per patron per month (each month is different!). More information on the Bibliomanics Tab or call 828-764-9260.


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 having book discussion in person and via ZOOM

Tuesday, October 20, at VPL OR on Zoom

Special Virtual Guest, Author Lauren Willig

Lauren Willig Headshot

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details and Zoom information. Pre-registration is required for in person discussion as well.

We will be discussing:

Beartown

Window on the Bay
by Debbie Macomber

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

Upcoming Books:

October - Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber
November - Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
December - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
January 2021 - Quicker by Laurence Dahners

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

Join us for a Broom Making Workshop With Southern Highland Craft Guild Member Peter Werner of Black Mountain, NC
			
			We will be crafting a Rainbow Turkey Wing
			Saturday, October 10, 2020 12-4pm
			Morganton Public Library
			
			Due to the added cost of colored broom straw, there will be a $15 fee to attend to cover supplies.
			
			Adults Only, Must Pre-register, Masks encouraged, Social distancing enforced
			
			Workshop will be held outside, weather permitting.
			
			Call 828-764-9269 to register or for more information



Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework at MPL or on Zoom!

Friday, October 9
Friday, October 23

at 10am

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details, and to register for in-person or Zoom session.

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!

Calling All Teens and Adults
				Exciting New Contest!
				Inktober 2020
				Begins Oct 1 Ends Oct 31
				
				With a Library Twist!
				Submit your ink drawing(s) relating to your favorite book. Inspired by your favorite character, places, or even how the book makes you feel. It just needs to be in ink!
				
				Snap a picture of your art and upload via link at bcpls.org or on our Facebook Page.
				
				Inktober was created in 2009 by Artist Jake Parker as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.
				
				Call 828-764-9269 for more information.

Inktober Entry Form


# Crafty Me
		Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).
		Kits will be available for pick up on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (see dates below). All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library  location to register for your kit!

Kit Pick ups Available:
Monday, October 12
Monday, October 26(see note)

Note: There is an in-person option for the Monday, October 26 Crafty Me. Patrons must choose either in person or pick-up option. In person meeting will be at 5:30pm at MPL, and requires pre-registration and a waiver.

Most Recent Craft: Fence Picket Mummy

Previous Crafts:

Mini Spool Vase with Book Page Flowers
House Curio Box
DIY Dry Erase Board
Recycled Herb Garden
DIY Botanical Print
Suffragette Rosette Badge
Washi Tape Binder Clip
Shades of North Carolina Wall Hanging
Pumpkin Book Art