Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Hygge
    To-Go

  • Winter
    Reading

  • Visiting
    Author

  • Online
    Programs

  • Bibliomaniacs
     

  • Book
    Discussion

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

To continue to provide a safe environment for library users, library programs will be offered online only until further notice. Please check with us here on our website, or through our Facebook page for details.

Visiting Author Taryn Hutchinson

Monday, January 25th
6pm on Zoom

Welcome local author Taryn R. Hutchison!
Books will be available to purchase from Adventure Bound Books during the event!

Pre-registration and waiver are required for attendance (both in-person and zoom). In-person participation extremely limited.


Where's Maggie?

Maggie is taking a break while it is so cold! Links to past hike information can be found on the "Online Programs" tab!


# Crafty Me

Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).

Kits will be available for pick up on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (see dates below), and a how-to video will be posted that Friday on Facebook and on the Arts and Crafting Tab. All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library location to register for your kit!

December Kit Pick ups Available:
Monday, January 11
Monday, January 25


Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework on Zoom!

Friday, January 8
Friday, January 22

at 10am

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details, and to register for Zoom session

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!

Winter Reading Program

Winter Reading Bingo is back, with ALL NEW Bingo Cards! Runs December 1 - February 28. Read, fill out your Bingo Card with the titles, get BINGO, return the card, get entered for a prize, and repeat!

Details and Bingo Cards available on the "Winter Reading" tab.


National Popcorn Day

Celebrate National Popcorn Day (January 19) with us! Popcorn Snack Bags (all ingredients included!) will be available for pick up January 12-19 from all sites. Sign up to celebrate! Kit availability is limited.


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Hygge at your library

Hygge is the Danish lifestyle of coziness and happiness. Call any Burke County Public Library location to schedule a pick up of a Hygge care package. Care packages include items for winding down, feeling cozy, and recharging your mind. Limited Number Available. Available February 1 for Adults Only


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be having book discussion via ZOOM

Tuesday, January 19, at 10:00am at VPL OR on Zoom

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details and Zoom information. Pre-registration is required for in person discussion as well.

We will be discussing:

Quicker Cover

Quicker
by Laurence Dahners


Tasty Tuesday

A weekly video series showcasing simple, and yummy, recipes. Videos Post Tuesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added on the "Online Programs" tab!


Highlight NC

A series showcasing interesting people, places, and things all relating to our great state! Videos Post Wednesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page. Want access, but don't have Facebook? Contact Danielle at 828 764 9269 and ask for details!


Bibliomaniacs at your library

A FREE Monthly subscription for adult book lovers! Limited supply, one per patron per month (each month is different!). More information on the Bibliomanics Tab or call 828-764-9260.


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Hygge is the Danish lifestyle of coziness and happiness. Call any Burke County Public Library location to schedule a pick up of a Hygge care package. Care packages include items for winding down, feeling cozy, and recharging your mind.
	
	Limited Number Available. Available February 1 for Adults Only

Download the Hygge To-Go Flyer.

Weekly online videos and previous recorded programs.

Tasty Tuesday

A weekly video series showcasing simple, and yummy, recipes. Videos Post Tuesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added here!

This Week's Recipe: Tamales

Previous Recipes:

Clover Jelly | Broccoli
Strawberry Pie | Dalgona Coffee
Pico de Gallo | Vegetarian Fajitas
Banana Flower Snack | Southern Potato Salad
Easy No Bake Pie | Cajun Chicken
Tasty Summer Salad | Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Sesame Cucumber Salad | Sauteed Mushrooms
Bruschetta | Chicken Chimichangas
Korean Sesame Beef | Homemade Meatballs
Harvest Moon Soup | Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies
Southern Fried Potatoes | Acorn Squash
Witch's Brew Halloween Punch | Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken | Slow-Cooker Mississippi Roast
Garlic Parmesan Chicken | Christmas Fudge
Pecan Buttercrunch | Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Dirty Snowmen | German New Year's Pretzel


# Crafty Me

CraftyMe is a twice monthly Curated Crafting Kit for participants to make at home (for adults only). A coordinating video is released on our Facebook page for those wanting to DIY at home! Details on signing up for the kits are on the "Crafting and Art Programs" Tab (supplies limited).

Most Recent Craft: Activist Word Art

Previous Crafts:

Mini Spool Vase with Book Page Flowers
House Curio Box
DIY Dry Erase Board
Recycled Herb Garden
DIY Botanical Print
Suffragette Rosette Badge
Washi Tape Binder Clip
Shades of North Carolina Wall Hanging
Pumpkin Book Art
Fence Picket Mummy
Cheeky "Poisoned" Glass
Autumn Wreath
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Double Craft December (Natural Twig Tree and Woodland Deer Ornament)

Where's Maggie?

Maggie is taking a hiking break during this cold weather! Revisit our hiking videos from this summer and fall (see below) and get prepared for spring!

Previous Hikes:

Holly Discovery Trail at Lake James State Park
Tom's Creek Falls
Paddy's Creek Trail at Lake James State Park
Catawba Falls
Green Way Trail at Valdese Lakeside Park
Fox Den Loop Trail at Lake James State Park
Trail at Biltmore Estate
High Shoals Fall Trail at South Mountain State Park
Mill's Creek Trail
Jackson County Greenway
Baker's Mountain Park
Broyhill Walking Park
Red Rock Canyon (Mojave Desert, Las Vegas, Nevada)
Hawksbill Trail
Riverbend Park
WPCC Trails
Valdese Lakeside Park 2


Highlight NC

A series showcasing interesting people, places, and things all relating to our great state! Posts Wednesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page. Want access, but don't have Facebook? Contact Danielle at 828 764 9269 and ask for details!


Throwback Thursday from the NC Room

A series showcasing local history: people, places, and things! Photographs and information are from our North Carolina Room, and more information on the weekly post can be found by contacting them! Posts Thursdays at 9am on our Facebook page.


Picture Burke

A series showcasing the weekly Picture Burke Photograph that is printed in the News Herald. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library. More information on the weekly post can be found by contacting the North Carolina Room. Posts Mondays at 7pm on our Facebook page.

Bibliomaniacs at your library

A FREE Monthly subscription for adult book lovers! Limited supply, one per patron per month (each month is different!). More information on the Bibliomanics Tab or call 828-764-9260.


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 having book discussion via ZOOM

Tuesday, January 19, on Zoom

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details and Zoom information. Pre-registration is required for Zoom Link.

We will be discussing:

Quicker

The Great Gatsby
by Laurence Dahners

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

Upcoming Books:

February - The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
March - The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O'Neal
April - The Summer Country by Lauren Willig
May - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
June - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
July - TBA
August - Evolution by Stephen King
September - The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
October - In Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
November - Night Road by Kristin Hannah
December - Sold on Monday by Kristina McMorris

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

National Popcorn Day
										Morganton Public Library
										Learn to make a tasty popcorn
										snack.
										Tuesday, January 19
										January 19 is
										celebrate with us!
										Pick-up only
										*Each Burke County Library branch will have a limited
										number of popcorn kits available for pick-up.
										Call 828-764-9269 for more information
										*ADULTS
										ONLY*
										All ingredients included
										*First come, first served

Kits will be available for pick up Jan 12-19. Download the National Popcorn Day Flyer



Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework on Zoom!

Friday, January 8 and Friday, January 22

at 10am

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details, and to register for Zoom session.

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!

# Crafty Me
		Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).
		Kits will be available for pick up on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (see dates below). All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library  location to register for your kit!

Kit Pick ups Available:
Monday, January 11 and Monday, January 25

Most Recent Craft: Activist Word Art

Previous Crafts:

Mini Spool Vase with Book Page Flowers
House Curio Box
DIY Dry Erase Board
Recycled Herb Garden
DIY Botanical Print
Suffragette Rosette Badge
Washi Tape Binder Clip
Shades of North Carolina Wall Hanging
Pumpkin Book Art
Fence Picket Mummy
Cheeky "Poisoned" Glass
Autumn Wreath
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Double Craft December (Natural Twig Tree and Woodland Deer Ornament)