Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Images of
    History Exhibit

  • Bumble
    Tree

  • Holiday
    Float-In

  • Merry Painted
    Christmas

  • Jingle
    Mingle

  • Book
    Discussion

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

  • Computer
    Classes

Upcoming Adult Programs

Modern image of computer screens


Laptop and Tablet Classes

Computer Basics are back at MPL, this time on laptops and tablets. See the "Computer Classes" tab for details and sign up today!


Pop-up Craft

Friday, December 21
3pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.


Have yourself a Merry Painted Christmas

DATE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER!
Program is now
Tuesday, December 18

5:30-7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church in Valdese

Choice of holiday-themed wooden craft shape for Children, Teens (grades Kindergarten-12th grade) and Adults to paint.
You must pre-register and choose your craft shape at the Valdese Public Library prior to program.
All supplies, holiday music and refreshments provided.


1st Annual Jingle Mingle and Craft Sale

DATE CHANGE DUE TO SNOW
Monday, December 17 from 5-7pm at CBH

Pictures with Santa, Cookies with Mrs. Santa, Music by Chalicosy, Storytelling, Craft Stations, Movies, Hot Cocoa, and Much More!
Free Event for All Ages. Co-Sponsored by the East Burke Senior Center


Family Holiday Float-In

ELF Poster

Saturday, December 22
7pm under "the Bubble" at the Valdese Recreation Department Pool.

2003 | PG | 98 minutes
Free movie, popcorn and bottled water with purchase of public swim admission.
Participants may bring their own single-person float for an additional $1 charge.
Program is open to all ages; parental discretion advised according to rating!


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 19
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, December 14 and Friday, December 28
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.


NC Live Video Collection Logo

NC Live Video Collection: The NC LIVE Video Collection is a collection of hundreds of high quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation. Closed captions are included for all videos. Chosen by North Carolina librarians for use in supporting education and for general interest, the collection includes programming covering the sciences, US and world history, biography, current events, and the arts, as well as a variety of other subjects. Features films from the Ken Burns series, FrontLine series, and several educational series for children are included.
This resource is accessed through NC Live.

A NC Live Resource

If you want to access NC LIVE from home, you will need your library card number. Once on the log-in page, choose Burke County Public Library and enter your entire library card number (no spaces). Call or come by the library today for more information!

North Carolina School for the Deaf: Images of History

Photographs were collected from members of the community, from the NCSD Historical Museum, and from the Picture Burke photo collection. The exhibit will remain available for viewing at the library from November 17 to December 8.

The exhibit will be featured again, along with additional photographs in a slideshow presentation at the school's annual Christmas Tea program in the NCSD Auditorium on December 12. This event is open to the public.


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 Grace Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center. To get involved, choose a Bumble from the tree and register at the front desk at MPL. You will be given a “Bumble Bag” to fill, decorate and return, along with a list of suggested (but not required!) items. Be sure to bring your bag back by December 15th!
See the Bumble Tree Tab for more information.


Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:30 at MPL

Story begins at 5:30 pm, followed by the movie and ornament craft.
Light refreshments provided. Open to all ages, no registration necessary.
(The film is rated PG; parental discretion advised.) Costumes are welcome!


Alternative Wrapping Ideas Workshop

Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:30 at MPL


Movies For Adults

Christmas with the Kranks Poster

Movies at Grace Ridge

Tues., December 18
3pm at Grace Ridge

Open to the Public. No registration required.

A Madea Christmas Movie Poster

Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Wed., December 19
2pm at EBSC

Open to the Public. No registration required.


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Conversational Sign Language Class

Friday, December 7, 2018
4:30 at MPL


Book Themed Craft

Friday, December 14: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Registrater at the East Burke Senior Center.


Silver Star Readers

Wednesday, November 28
2pm at Grace Ridge


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Cover

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
by Mark Bittner

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


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DATE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER!
Program is now Tuesday, December 18

Have yourself a…
Merry “Painted” Christmas

Join the Valdese Public Library at the
First United Methodist Church, Valdese, NC Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:30-7:30pm

Choice of holiday-themed wooden craft shape for
Children, Teens (grades Kindergarten-12th grade) & Adults to paint.
You must pre-register and choose your craft shape at the
Valdese Public Library prior to program.
All supplies, holiday music and refreshments provided.
For more information, please visit bcpls.org or call 828-874-2421.

Download the Flyer

Rescheduled due to snow in forecast Monday, Dec. 17th - 5:00 - 7:00pm

1st Annual
			Jingle Mingle and Craft Sale
			pictures with Santa
			cookies with Mrs. Santa
			storytelling
			craft stations
			movies
			hot cocoa
			and
			much more
			
			C. B. Hildebrand Public Library
			& East Burke Senior Center
			Monday, Dec. 17th @5:00 - 7:00pm
			Free Event For All Ages

Download the Flyer

Silver Star Readers

Wednesday, November 28
2pm at Grace Ridge


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 Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Cover

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
by Mark Bittner

Tuesday, December 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.

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

Upcoming Books:

December - The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Mark Bittner
January - Free Read: Choose any book to read and give a brief review
February - The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
March - First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
April - The Witches:Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

Pop-up Craft

Friday, December 21
3pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.


Have yourself a Merry Painted Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:30-7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church in Valdese

Choice of holiday-themed wooden craft shape for Children, Teens (grades Kindergarten-12th grade) and Adults to paint.
You must pre-register and choose your craft shape at the Valdese Public Library prior to program.
All supplies, holiday music and refreshments provided.



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 19
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, December 14 and Friday, December 28
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.
Download the Flyer

Christmas Ornament Workshop

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
6:30 at MPL

For Everyone! Families and all Ages Welcome! Light Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Call 764-9261or Sign-up at the Front Desk.


Alternative Wrapping Ideas Workshop

Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:30 at MPL


Book Themed Craft

Friday, December 14: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Registrater at the East Burke Senior Center.



Mixed Media Mondays

MMM is taking a break in December. Check back soon for our January date and project!

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.