Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Hobbit
    Week

  • Second
    Breakfast

  • Harry
    Potter

  • Mixed Media
    Mondays

  • Book to
    Movie

  • Sisters
    at Heart

  • Needlework in
    the Morning

  • Burke Writers
    League

Upcoming Adult Programs

Mixed Media Mondays

Repurposing Books and Making Paper Beads

PaperBeads Pic

Monday, August 25 - 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

August 8 from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


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

Details and Programs coming soon!


OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!


Link to the List of New Books for this Month

Book to Movie Club

Join our newest Book Club!
This Month:

If I Stay
If I Stay

Book Discussion

Saturday, September 13 - 3pm at MPL
Pre-Registration Required


Movie

Saturday, August 13 - 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 Carmike Cinemas in Hickory on Saturday, September 13 following the book discussion. 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, see the "Book to Movie" Tab.


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

Thyme of Death Book Cover

Thyme of Death
By Susan Wittig Albert

Wednesday, August 27,
2:00pm at Grace Ridge

BCPLS celebrates Hobbit week at your library

Movie Night at MPL

The Hobbit:
The Desolation of Smaug
Movie poster for Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug

PG-13 | 2013 | 161 mins

Tuesday, September 16 - 6pm at MPL


Hobbit Cupcakes

Materials will be provided for this “Hobbit” cupcake decorating workshop. Each participant will take home his or her creations!

Monday, September 15, at 6:30pm at VPL

Program open to adults and young adults only. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 16 participants. Call or stop by VPL to sign up.


Hand Thrown Pottery

Materials will be provided to make Middle Earth inspired pottery. Participants may pick up their finished products after the pottery is fired in a local kiln.

Thursday, September 18, at 6pm at CBH

Program open to adults and young adults only. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 16 participants. Call or stop by CBH to sign up.

Second Breakfast

Saturday, September 20, at 9am sharp
Morganton Public Library

All Ages Welcome. Pre-registration is required. Limited Seating. No Large Groups Please


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.

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


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!

August Meetings:
August 8 from 10:00am to Noon at MPL
August 22 from 10:00am to Noon at MPL