Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Diabetes
    Prevention

  • Outdoor
    Movie

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

  • Computer
    Classes

Upcoming Adult Programs

Live well at your library

Diabetes Prevention Program

Learn more about how you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Join us for an information session

Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm
at Waldensian Presbyterian Church, Valdese (Pioneer Hall).


Mixed Media Mondays

Clay Leaf Bowls

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

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

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

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

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

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


Friends of the Burke County Public Library Logo

October Outdoor Movie

Movie Poster

The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, October 8th
Morganton Public Library Front Lawn
Begins at Sunset (7pm)

All ages welcome/no registration necessary.
Free movie, drink and popcorn. Bring your own chair or blanket.

THE BIG CHEESE will be here offering burgers, hot dogs and snacks from 6:00pm –7:30pm. (Cost of food is the responsibility of patron.)



Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

My Old True Love Book Cover

My Old True Love
by Sheila Kaye Adams

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



Sisters at Heart Book Discussion

Will be discussing

Finding Me Book Cover

Finding Me
by Kathryn Cushman

Saturday, September 17, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.

Stand Up for Your Right to Read. Read a Banned Book

Banned Books Week
September 25 - October 1

Stop by your library to take a Banned Book Trivia Quiz, enter for Banned Book giveaways, and pick up locally designed bookmarks.


Movies in the Morning

Great Gatsby

Tuesday, September 27
10am at VPL

PG-13 | 2013 | 143 min

Join us for a Banned Book to Movie Showing!
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
Drama | Romance

Movie open to Adults Only.


Banned Books Week
Books-n-Brew

Friday, September 30 - 10am at MPL

"Patron's Choice" - bring your favorite Banned Book and enjoy coffee and discussion!

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

Silver Star Readers | Sisters at Heart Book Discussion | Valdese Book Discussion Group


Sisters at Heart Book Discussion

Finding Me Book Cover

Finding Me
by Kathryn Cushman

Saturday, September 17, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library

Light refreshments will be served.

All her life, Kelli Huddleston has been told the story of a fire--a fire that killed her mother and two siblings when she was an infant. After her father's death though, she uncovers evidence of a different story, including clippings about a boat accident that killed a young father and his infant daughter. And Kelli quietly realizes the story of her life has been a fiction.

For more information, please contact Claudia at 764-9260 x9268

Upcoming Books:
October 15: Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury
November 19: Miracles From Heaven Movie: 2pm
December 17: The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Joy Ride or The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:

My Old True Love Book Cover

My Old True Love
by Sheila Kaye Adams

Tuesday, September 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:
October 18th, 2016: Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende
November 22nd, 2016: Rescue by Anita Shreve
December: No Book Club


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.

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

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

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, September 9 and
Friday, September 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 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.
Download the Flyer


Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, September 26 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

September Project: Clay Leaf Bowls

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.