Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Author's
    Luncheon

  • Pink 4
    Lunch

  • Winter
    Reading Program

  • Cooking
    for Two

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

  • Computer
    Classes

Upcoming Adult Programs

Sign ups for all March events begin Monday, February 26th.

Modern image of computer screens


Laptop and Tablet Classes

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


Pink4 Lunch

Saturday, March 10th: 11:30am at MPL

Please Join us for a delicious lunch while we learn about breast health and the importance of early detection of breast cancer from representatives of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Free adult program. Registration is required, and space is limited. Lunch provided by the Morganton Community House


Testing and Education Resource Center Logo

Testing and Education Resource Center is a testing and education preparation resource that includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams.

A NEW 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!


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, March 7 and
Wednesday, March 21
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, February 23
from 10am to Noon at MPL

Friday, March 9 and
Friday, March 23
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


Live well at your library

Diabetes Prevention Program

2018 groups are schedule to begin in May (an evening class in Morganton) and September (a late afternoon class in Valdese). Times and days are subject to change, and groups must have at least 5 people to begin.

Visit Our Diabetes Prevention Page for more information.


winter Reading Program Dec1-March 31

See Winter Reading Program Tab for Details.


Adulting 101:
Finance and Saving

Wednesday March 21
MPL 6pm -- Pre-registration Required.

Morganton Savings Bank will be teaching us how Budgeting and Saving works, how to build your own budget and begin saving.


Caturday

Saturday, March 24th: 2-4pm at MPL

The Friends for Animals will have lots and lots of cuddly kitties to pet and fall in love with who are all available for adoption. Come by and find yourself a fur-ever pet!
FREE program for all ages. No Registration Required.


Movies For Adults

My Week with Marilyn Movie Poster

Movies at Grace Ridge

Tuesday, March 20
2:00pm at Grace Ridge

Open to the Public. No registration required.

The King’s Speech Movie Poster

Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Tuesday, March 6
1:30pm at CBH

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Mixed Media Mondays

Cookie Cutter Bird Seed Feeders

Monday, February 26 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab

16th Annual Gathering of the People
In Celebration of Black History Month

Remembering Olive Hill

Photo of Olive Hill High School

Sunday, February 25 - 3pm
at Olive Hill Resource Center in Morganton

For more information, call 828-764-9266. Sponsored by the Committee for the Preservation of Black History, the Burke County Public Library, the Burke County Genealogical Society, the Burke County Historical Society.

Have Memories of Olive Hill High School you want to share? Answer our survey!


The Friends of the Library welcome

Jennifer Pharr Davis
Jennifer Pharr Davis headshot

to the 2018 Author's Luncheon

Thursday, March 15 at Noon
at the Ervin Community Room at Grace Ridge

Tickets are $15 each and are available at all three Burke County Public Libraries (Morganton, Valdese, and C.B. Hildebrand). Cash or check only.

Jennifer Pharr Davis is a long-distance hiker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Her books include Becoming Odyssa and Families on Foot: Urban Hikes to Backyard Treks.

We are pleased to partner with Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge this year for the event.


Lite Cooking for Two

Friday, March 9
2pm at the East Burke Senior Center.

Healthy Eating is hard and preparing meals for two is even harder. Join us for a demonstration! REgistration is required. Call East Burke Senior Center to register. See the Cooking for Two Tab for details.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Devil in the White City Book Cover

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

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

Join us for our monthly book discussion groups.
Registration is not required, unless otherwise noted.


Wine About a Book

Wine from local wineries will be available and light refreshments will be served.
Come and mull over a book with a glass of wine and discuss your tome of choice.

Stay Tuned for Our Next Meeting!

This event is for ages 21 and older. No registration required. Event is free to participants.


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:

The Unquiet Grave Cover

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Tuesday, March 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.

Upcoming Books:

April - Two Good Dogs by Susan Wilson
May - The Potlikker Papers by John Edge
June - Any Ian Fleming Title of your choosing
July - One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
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

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, March 7 and
Wednesday, March 21
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, February 26
from 10am to Noon at MPL

Friday, March 9 and
Friday, March 23
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


Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, February 26 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

February Project: Cookie Cutter Bird Seed Feeders

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.



Scrapbooking

Next Date TBD!
C.B. Hildebran Public Library

Join us for a morning of scrapbooking fun! All materials will be provided for creating beautiful pages for your scrapbook. Just bring your own photos, scrapbook, and creativity. Registration is necessary.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.