Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Yoga at
    the Library

  • Trivia
    Night

  • Teen Dating
    Violence Awareness

  • Mardi
    Gras

  • Jonesboro
    Morganton

  • She Changed
    the World

  • Book
    Discussion

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Pop Culture Trivia Night

Monday, February17: 5:30pm at MPL

Game starts 5:30 PM. Participants may compete as individuals or in groups!
Program is for both Adults and Young Adults! No pre-registration required. Free refreshments provided!


Mardi Gras Celebration

Tuesday, February 25: 5:30pm at VPL

Pre-Registration is required. This program is open to adults and young adults. Crafts, Food, and Fun!


Cultural Arts Fair Calling All Artists

Details


Movies For Adults

Harriet

Movies at Grace Ridge

Tues., Feb. 18
3pm at Grace Ridge

Open to the Public. No registration required.

Maleficent Poster

Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Wed., Feb. 19
2pm at EBSC

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Burke Writers League

Friday, February 7
Friday, February 21

2pm in the Third Floor Conference Room at Grace Ridge

Open to all ages, skill levels, and genres


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, February 5 and
Wednesday, February 19
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, February 14
and Friday, February 28
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.

She Changed the World

2020 Marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting voting rights for women.

NC Equal Suffrage Association Headquarters Photo

"An Absolute Moral Certainty"
The Women Suffrage Movement in North Carolina

Saturday, February 29
10am-3pm at MPL

A traveling exhibit from the State Archives of North Carolina. More information on the exhibit.


Brightstar Touring Theatre Presents:

Brightstar Logo and Photo of actors for the show

We Can Do It:
American Women in History

Wednesday, March 18
6pm at MPL

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment with our show. This is the perfect show to inspire audiences-girls and boys alike! An incredible adventure featuring some of the world's most remarkable female pioneers. Your audience will discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhardt, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more! Open to all ages.


Teen dating violence awareness month

Monday, February 24: 6pm

February is teen dating violence awareness month. Join BCPLS as we host Options, Inc. of Burke county! Tonight we will explore ways to identify and prevent dating violence, what resources are available, and how you can get involved in the fight against dating violence.
This program is open to students, parents, and teachers! No pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.


Mixed Media Mondays

February Project:
Fused Glass Pendant

Monday, February 24 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required.

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


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January 2nd-February 29th

Play BINGO with books! Cozy up with a variety of good books to win prizes!
For every completed BINGO card, you will be entered into the drawings. Registration Required.

BINGO Cards Available at the Circulation Desks and Online beginning January 2.

Bingo Card 1 | Bingo Card 2
Bingo Card 3 | Bingo Card 4
Bingo Card 5 | Bingo Card 6


BEginner Yoga with AutmanDawn Yoga

Join the us for a new series of family health and wellness programs provided by the Valdese Public Library. All programs will be held in the Community Room.

Yoga with AutumnDawn Yoga

Saturday, February 15: 10 am at VPL
Thursday, March 12: 6:30 pm at VPL
Thursday, March 26: 6:30 pm at VPL
Thursday, April 9: 6:30 pm at VPL
Thursday, April 23: 6:30 pm at VPL
Thursday, May 7: 6:30 pm at VPL
Thursday, May 21: 6:30 pm at VPL

Taekwondo with Taber's Blackbelt Academy

Saturday, February 29: 10 am at VPL
Saturday, March 7: 10 am at VPL
Saturday, March 21: 10 am at VPLL
Saturday, April 4: 10 am at VPL
Saturday, April 18: 10 am at VPL
Saturday, May 2: 10 am at VPL
Saturday, May 16: 10 am at VPL


Eighteenth Annual Gathering of the People
In Celebration of Black History Month
Honoring and remembering our local history

Jonesboro

Sunday, February 23: 3:00 pm at MPL

Celebrate the history and people of Jonesboro, a historic community in the heart of Morganton. This neighborhood was the home of many influential families including: Avery, Carson, Carter, Clark, Ervin, Erwin, Fleming, Happoldt, Harbison, Hennessee, Largent, Lynch, Lytle, Moore, Patterson, Scott, Tate, and more.
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.


Vaya Health Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team

Coping with Anxiety: Medications and More

Thursday, February 6
MPL at Noon

CEU's for Healthcare associates available. Adults only.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

Where the Crawdads Sing Cover

Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Tuesday, February 18, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library

NOTE: Book Discussion is back at VPL!


Silver Star Readers

Will be discussing

Educated Cover

Educated
by Tara Westover

Wednesday, February 26
2pm at Grace Ridge


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Silver Star Readers

Will be discussing

Educated Cover

Educated
by Tara Westover

Wednesday, February 26
2pm at Grace Ridge


Burke Writers League

Burke Writers League Will meet 1st and 3rd Fridays at 2pm in the Third Floor Conference Room, Grace Ridge.
Novels, short stories, plays, radio drama, screenwriting, etc. Open to all ages, skill levels, and genres to encourage and critique

Call 828-764-9269 for more information

Friday, February 7
Friday, February 21


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:

Where the Crawdads Sing Cover

Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Tuesday, February 18, 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.

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

Upcoming Books:

March - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
April - Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System by Cyntoia Brown-Long
May - When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O'Neal
June - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
July - Beartown by Fredrik Backman
August - The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
September - The Chef by James Patterson
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.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, February 5 and
Wednesday, February 19
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, February 14
and Friday, February 28
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.
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Mixed Media Mondays

February Project:
Fused Glass Pendant

Monday, February 24 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required.

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.