Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • Burke

  • Sugar and Spice
    Gingerbread Houses

  • Daniel

  • Book to

  • Needlework in
    the Morning

  • Burke Writers

Upcoming Adult Programs

Local Author

Daniel Morton

Thursday, November 13
6pm at VPL

See the Daniel Morton Tab for more information

YAAB is sponsoring  (Young Adult Advisory Board) OPERATION CHRISTMAS  CHILD COLLECTION October 1-November 12  Bins available at all libraries. Donate and enter to win a $50 Gift Card

See the YA page for more details.

Affordable Care Act Informational Program

Wednesday, November 12
6pm at MPL

College Foundation of North Carolina


Financial Aid and College Planning Workshop

Monday, November 17 at 6pm at MPL
Tuesday, November 18 at 6pm at VPL

Open to high school students, parents, and anyone seeking post-secondary education.

Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, November 17 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required

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

November 7 and 21
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 Weather presents

Winter Weather Preparedness Program

Thursday, November 13, at 6:00pm
Valdese Public Library

Saturday, November 22, at 10:00am
Morganton Public Library

For More information, see the Burke Weather Tab

4th Annual Sugar and Spice Gingerbread House Competition

Competition registration begins Monday, November 10, and ends Monday, December 1.
Houses are due to the Morganton Public Library on Friday, December 5.
For more details on the competition, prizes, and groups, please see the Sugar and Spice Tab or Download the Flyer.

Sisters at Heart
Book Discussion Group

Will be attending the Daniel Morton event at VPL on Saturday, November 15 at 3pm for their November meeting. Stay tuned for future book discussion books.

Silver Star Readers

Will be meeting

Wednesday, November 26,
2:00pm at Grace Ridge

Book to Movie Club

Join our newest Book Club!
This Month:


Book Discussion

Saturday, November 8 - 3pm at MPL
Pre-Registration Required


Saturday, November 22 - TBD
Pre-Registration Required

Book to Movie Club Details
The first 10 people to sign up for and attend the book discussion will receive a ticket to see the movie at the Marquee with the group on Saturday, November 22 (time TBD). Books are available for check-out on a first come first served basis. Please ask for books at the circulation desk. Open to adults only. For more information, please call 828-764-9260 or visit our website: For more information, see the "Book to Movie" Tab.

Movie Night For Adults

Captain America: Winter Soldier

Captain America
 Movie Poster

2014 | PG-13 | 136 minutes
Morganton Public Library
Tuesday, November 18, at 6pm

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
Sci-Fi | Action | Adventure

Must See Movies


 Movie Poster

1984 | PG | 105 minutes
Valdese Public Library
Thursday, November 20, at 5:30pm

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Sci-Fi | Comedy | Fantasy

YA/AD Movie Night

The Fault in Our Stars

Movie Poster for The Fault in Our Stars

PG-13 | 2014 | 126 mins

Monday, November 24
6pm at MPL

Movies in the Morning


Tuesday, November 25
10am at VPL

1942 | PG | 102 Mins
Movie open to Adults Only.

Link to the List of New Books for this Month

Needlework in the Morning

Knitting Picture

All skill levels welcome to join in and spend a pleasant morning with your fellow knitters, crocheters and anyone who enjoys needlework. Learn, share ideas, hone skills and have a good time. Just bring your favorite yarn and needles/hook. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note that the library is closed during this time, so if the door is locked, please knock!

October Meetings:
November 7 from 10:00am to Noon at MPL
November 21 from 10:00am to Noon at MPL