Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Must See
    Movies

  • Hobbit
    Week

  • Second
    Breakfast

  • Burke
    Reads

  • Harry
    Potter

  • Mixed Media
    Mondays

  • Book to
    Movie

  • Sisters
    at Heart

  • Burke Writers
    League

Upcoming Adult Programs

Mixed Media Mondays

Repurposing Books Part 2: Paper Jewelry

PaperBeads Pic

Monday, September 29 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required

For more information, see the "Mixed Media" Tab.


Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Harry Potter Book in Chains

Join us September 21-27 at the Valdese Public Library for a Harry Potter Movie Marathon in Honor of Banned Books Week.

For all ages. No registration required. See the Harry Potter Marathon Tab for dates and times of movies.


Burke Writers League

Fridays from 1-3pm at Grace Ridge in the 3rd Floor Conference Room

For more information, see the Burke Writers League Tab


Needlework in the Morning

Knitting Picture

September 12 and 26
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!

Burke Reads 2014... The Book Thief. September 27-October 31

Burke Reads Kickoff
Saturday, September 27
2:00-4:00pm
Morganton Public Library Front Lawn

Free Copies of The Book Thief, Exhibits provided by the NC Council on the Holocaust, LIVE Accordion Music and much more!
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


Sisters at Heart
Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Negotiator Book Cover

The Negotiator
By Dee Henderson

Saturday, September 20, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.


Silver Star Readers

Will be discussing

I am Malala Book Cover

I am Malala
By Malala Yousafzai

Wednesday, September 24,
2:00pm at Grace Ridge

BCPLS celebrates Hobbit week at your library


Restock Bilbo's Pantry Food Drive
Dwarf in the Pantry

During the month of September the libraries in Morganton, Valdese, and Hildebran will collect non-perishable food items for their communities. With each donation you will be entering into a drawing for a Hobbit Prize Basket! Each basket will contain a bookmark, book, Hobbit poster, The Hobbit parts 1 and 2, and a gift card to Marquee Cinemas. All ages welcome to participate! May only enter once per day.


Link to the List of New Books for this Month

All movies in the marathon shown at the Valdese Public Library

CELEBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK

with a Harry Potter Marathon
Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone 
(PG | 2001 | 152 mins)
Monday, September 22 at 11am and 3:00pm
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
(PG | 2002 | 161 mins)
Tuesday, September 23 at 11am and 3:00pm
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 
(PG | 2004 | 142 mins)
Wednesday, September 24 at 11am and 3:00pm
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 
(PG-13 | 2005 | 157 mins)
Thursday, September 25 at 11am and 5:00pm
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 
(PG-13 | 2007 | 138 mins)
Friday, September 26 at Noon and 3:00pm
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 
(PG | 2009 | 153 mins)
Saturday, September 27 at 9:30am
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Part 1 
(PG-13 | 2010 | 146 mins)
Saturday, September 27 at Noon
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Part 2  
(PG-13 | 2011 |130 mins)
Saturday, September 27 at 2:30pm


The American Library Association (ALA) celebrates Banned Books Week in the final week of each     September, to call attention to the fact that people try to ban many books - including Harry Potter - every year. 
Our position is not that all books are good, or even that all books are    
suitable for children.  However, we feel that each family ought to be able to decide this for itself, rather than having the decision taken out of their hands by others.


Programs are free and open to the public. 
No registration is required. 
For more information, visit our website at www.bcpls.org or call 874-2421.

Download the Flyer

Sisters at Heart Book Discussion Group

The Negotiator
by Dee Henderson

Saturday, September 20, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.

The Negotiator Book Cover

FBI agent Dave Richman from Danger in the Shadows is back. He's about to meet Kate O'Malley, and his life will never be the same. She's a hostage negotiator. He protects people. He's about to find out that falling in love with a hostage negotiator is one thing, but keeping her safe is another!

Introducing the O'Malleys, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. Their stories are told in CBA best-selling, inspirational romantic suspense novels

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