Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Bumble
    Tree

  • Holiday
    Concert

  • Book
    Discussion

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Downton Abbey Exhibit At Biltmore Estates

Tuesday, November 26: 8am-6pm

Tour the house and grounds, enjoy Biltmore's extensive decorating for Christmas, AND attend the interactive Downton Abbey Exhibition!

Limited spaces, must pre-register. Adults only. $35 (must be paid upon registration). Leaving from Morganton Public Library.


Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library
Winter Book Sale:
Saturday, December 7 at the Valdese Public Library

The sale is open to everyone from 9am-3pm

Please note we can only accept cash and checks.


The C.B. Hildebrand Public Library and the East Burke Senior Center present:

Jingle Mingle

Pictures with Santa, Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Candy Land, Craft Stations, hot cocoa, and more! This event is FREE and open to all ages. No registration required.

Monday, December 16
5:30-7:30pm at CBH


Book Themed Craft

Friday, December 13: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Register at the East Burke Senior Center.


Pop-up Craft

Wednesday, December 11
5:30pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.


Burke Writers League

Friday, December 6
Friday, December 20

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, December 4 and
Wednesday, December 18
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, December 13 (PLEASE NOTE: Dec. 13th meeting will be at Panera Bread)
and Friday, December 27
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.

Holiday Concert with

Miguel Pico

Miguel Pico Playing Guitar

Saturday, December 14
2pm at MPL


Project Bumble Tree

This holiday season the Burke County Public Library is partnering with the community for Project Bumble Tree, to benefit the residents of health and rehabilitation centers across Burke County.

Bumbles, bags, and suggestion lists will be available at all libraries beginning November 18. Drop off by December 14. Help us meet our goal of 200 Bumbles! See Bumble Tree Bag for more details.


Marvel Movie Marathon

Monday, December 30
MPL all day

Hot chocolate and Popcorn will be available throughout the day. This event is open to all ages, viewer discretion is advised according to rating.

Captain America Poster

Captain America
2011 | PG-13

Captain America Poster

Captain Marvel
2019 | PG-13

Captain America Poster

Iron Man
2008 | PG-13

Captain America Poster

Thor
2011 | PG-13

Captain America Poster

Avengers
2012 | PG-13


Mixed Media Mondays

November Project:
Decorated Acorn Box

Monday, November 25 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required.

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


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Merry Crafty Christmas

Take the stress out of giving this holiday season and surprise your loved ones with handmade gifts from the heart. Materials for your handmade gifts will be provided. This workshop is FREE and open to all ages. No registration required.

Monday, December 9
6pm at VPL


Vaya Health Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team

Bipolar: Extreme MOOD Variation: Is there Stability?

Thursday, December 5
MPL at Noon

CEU's for Healthcare associates available. Adults only.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Winter Sisters Cover

The Winter Sisters
by Robin Oliveira

Tuesday, December 17, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library

NOTE: Book Discussion is back at VPL!


Silver Star Readers

Bring Your Favorite book to share!

Wednesday, December 18
2pm at Grace Ridge


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Silver Star Readers

Bring Your Favorite book to share!

Wednesday, December 18
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, December 6
Friday, December 20


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 Winter Sisters Cover

The Winter Sisters
by Robin Oliveira

Tuesday, December 17, 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:

January 2020 - Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter
More 2020 books coming soon!

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

Pop-up Craft

Wednesday, December 11
5:30pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, December 4 and
Wednesday, December 18
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, December 13 (meeting held at Panera Bread) and
Friday, December 27
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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Book Themed Craft

Friday, December 13: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Register at the East Burke Senior Center.



Mixed Media Mondays

November Project:
Decorated Acorn Box

Monday, November 25 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required .

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab

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.