Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Ancestry.com
    Classes

  • Valdese Book
    Discussion Group

  • Sisters
    at Heart

  • Needlework in
    the Morning

Upcoming Adult Programs

Explore your family tree with Ancestry.com Library Edition

Learn the basics at one of our beginner classes.

Morganton Public Library
Friday, July 31 10:30-11:30 am

Valdese Public Library
Friday, August 14 10:30-11:30 am

Free and open to adults and teens. Pre-Registration is required. For more information, see the Ancestry.com Classes Tab. Sponsored by the Friends of the Burke County Public Library and the NC Room.


Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, August 31 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required


Scrapbooking

clip art of scrapbooking

Monday, August 10
6-8pm at CBH

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at CBH. All materials except for photos and photo albums are provided. You may bring additional decorations or embellishments to use or share with the group if you wish.


Needlework in the Morning

Knitting Picture

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, August 5 and
Wednesday, August 19
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, August 7 and
Friday, August 21
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!

Visiting Author

E.W. Abernathy

Cold Comfort Book Cover

Saturday, August 29
2pm at the Morganton Public Library

Program is free and open to the public.


New!

Book Discussion Group at Valdese

Will be discussing

How to be a Heroine Book Cover

How to be a Heroine
by Samantha Ellis

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


Sisters at Heart
Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Quilt Book Cover

The Quilt
by T. Davis Bunn

Saturday, August 15, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.


Silver Star Readers

Will be reading

book cover for Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule
by Jennifer Chiaverini

Wednesday, August 26
2:00pm at Grace Ridge


Link to the List of New Books for this Month

Movie Night For Adults

Still Alice  Movie Poster

PG-13 | 2014 | 101 min
Morganton Public Library
Tuesday, August 11, at 6pm

Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children. All that begins to change when she strangely starts to forget words and then more. When her doctor diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family's lives face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread. Along the way, Alice struggles to not only to fight the inner decay, but to make the most of her remaining time to find the love and peace to make simply living worthwhile.
Drama


Movies in the Morning

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Tuesday, August 25
10am at VPL

PG | 2015 | 122 min

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Drama | Comedy

Movie open to Adults Only.

New! Valdese Book Discussion Group

How to be a Heroine
by Samantha Ellis

Tuesday, August 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.

How to Be a Heroine Book Cover


Sisters at Heart Book Discussion Group

The Quilt
by T. Davis Bunn

Saturday, August 15, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.

The Quilt Book Cover

A Truly Beautiful Story That Transcends Time and Place

The Quilt is the story of Mary, an elderly grandmother whose gnarled, arthritic hands have a beauty all their own. They represent so many skills, so many memories, so many stories to be told. Anyone who had met Mary described her as beautiful she had always been there to listen and comfort and encourage those who were in pain, those who had lost their way. And yet in the twilight of her days, Mary felt a gentle yearning in her heart, the whisper of a melody she strained to hear. There was something left undone.

When Mary becomes convinced that the task still unfinished is to make one more very special quilt, with every stitch sewn in prayer and thankfulness, the impact on her family and the surrounding community cannot be contained. No one who gets involved with this quilting project will ever be quite the same again!

For more information, please contact Claudia at 764-9260 x9268


August Meetings:
VPL: Wednesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 19 from 10am to Noon
MPL: Friday, August 7 and Friday, August 21 from 10am to Noon

 Needlework in the Morning
			Morganton Public Library													
	2nd and 4th Fridays of every month*										

Valdese Public Library
1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month*

10am-12pm at both locations
*Schedule subject to change.  Please check the library calendar for meeting dates.
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 or visit our website:  bcpls.org

*Knitting and Crochet lessons available at VPL!  Please call 828-874-2421 or stop by     Valdese Public Library to sign up.

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