Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Sarah
    McQuaid

  • Haunted
    Library

  • Book
    Discussion

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Sarah McQuaid in concert

Wednesday, October 9: 6pm at MPL

Concert is free of charge and open to the public.


Book Themed Craft

Friday, October 11: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Register at the East Burke Senior Center.


Pop-up Craft
Mystical Mondays

A Halloween Craft Each Monday in October.

Monday, October 7
4pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.

Monday, October 14
5pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.

Monday, October 21
5pm at CBH

Pre-Registation is Required.


Make and Take Card Class

Saturday, October 12
MPL 2pm
Pre-Registration Required


Burke Writers League

Friday, October 4
Friday, October 18

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, October 2 and
Wednesday, October 16
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, October 11 and
Friday, October 25
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.

Homemade Happy HourFall Festival and Haunted Library

Friday, October 25th
at the Morganton Public Library

6pm to 8pm:
Take a walk through our haunted book stacks if you dare

7pm:
Paranormal presentations by M & D Paranormal & Cryptid Research

3pm-8pm:
Lucky Dogs Food Truck on site

5pm:
Dance Factory Performance on the front lawn

3pm-5pm:
Trick or treating on the front lawn with local agencies

6pm:
Scary stories with Nanny P & kids Halloween crafts


Movies For Adults

THE Public Poster

Movies at Grace Ridge

Tues., October 15
3pm at Grace Ridge

Open to the Public. No registration required.

The House with a Clock in its Walls Poster

Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Wed., October 16
2pm at EBSC

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Mixed Media Mondays

October Project:
Vintage Halloween Candle

Monday, October 28 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required .

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


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Pink pumpkins and Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbobn

Pumpkins in Pink

Saturday, October 26
MPL 12-4pm

Family Event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. We will be painting pumpkins pink and decorating them.
Refreshments included. Great fun and no mess to clean-up!
$10 fee per pumpkin. No registration is required.
All proceeds donated to Blue Ridge Healthcare Foundation Cancer Center Fund and stays in our community!


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

All Fall Down Cover

All Fall Down
by Jennifer Weiner

Tuesday, October 15, at 10:00am at the Morganton Public Library

PLEASE NOTE CONTINUED LOCATION CHANGE.


Silver Star Readers

Will be discussing

Still life Cover

Still Life
by Louise Penny

Wednesday, October 23
2pm at Grace Ridge


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Silver Star Readers

Will be discussing

Still life Cover

Still Life
by Louise Penny

Wednesday, October 23
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, October 4
Friday, October 18


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:

All Fall Down Cover

All Fall Down
by Jennifer Weiner

Tuesday, October 15, at 10:00am
at the Morganton 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.

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR October MEETING.
Due to construction at VPL, the book discussion group will be meeting at MPL until further notice.

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

Upcoming Books:

November - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
December - Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
January 2020 - Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

Pop-up Craft
Mystical Mondays

A Halloween Craft Each Monday in October.

Monday, October 7
4pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.

Monday, October 14
5pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.

Monday, October 21
5pm at CBH

Pre-Registation is Required.



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, October 2 and
Wednesday, October 16
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, October 11 and
Friday, October 25
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, October 11: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Register at the East Burke Senior Center.



Mixed Media Mondays

October Project:
Vintage Halloween Candle

Monday, October 28 - 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.