Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Board
    Game Night

  • Banned
    Book Trivia

  • Sarah
    McQuaid

  • Writers
    League

  • Book
    Discussion

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

  • Computer
    Classes

Upcoming Adult Programs

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library
Fall Book Sale:
September 20 and 21
at the Collett Street Recreation Center

Friday Night, the Sale will be open to members only from 5-7:30pm
Saturday, the sale is open to everyone from 8:30am-12pm, with the $5 bag sale and non-profits from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Please note we can only accept cash and checks.


Book Themed Craft

Friday, September 13: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Register at the East Burke Senior Center.


Pop-up Craft

Monday, September 10
4pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.


Burke Writers League

Friday, September 6
Friday, September 20

2pm in the Third Floor Conference Room at Grace Ridge

Open to all ages, skill levels, and genres


Sarah McQuaid in concert

Wednesday, October 9: 6pm at MPL

Concert is free of charge and open to the public.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, September 4 and
Wednesday, September 18
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, September 13 and
Friday, September 27
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.

Movies For Adults

THE BOOKSHOP Poster

Movies at Grace Ridge

Tues., September 17
3pm at Grace Ridge

Open to the Public. No registration required.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Poster

Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Wed., September 18
2pm at EBSC

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Mixed Media Mondays

September Project:
Banned Book Art

Monday, September 23 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required .

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


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Game Time

Unplugged Board Game Night

Monday, September 16
5:30-7:30pm at MPL

Bring your favorite game or play one of ours! No registration is necessary. Light refreshments provided. For Adults and Young Adults (middle and high school students).


Banned Books Week

Banned Books Trivia Night

Wednesday, September 25
6pm at MPL

Challenge your friends! Test Your Knowledge! Adults Only. Registration Required. Refreshments and Prizes!


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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!


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Rules of Magic Cover

The Rules of Magic
by Alice Hoffman

Tuesday, September 17, at 10:00am at the Morganton Public Library

PLEASE NOTE CONTINUED LOCATION CHANGE.


Silver Star Readers

Wednesday, September 25
2pm at Grace Ridge


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eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Silver Star Readers

Will be discussing

Wednesday, September 25
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 Rules of Magic Cover

The Rules of Magic
by Alice Hoffman

Tuesday, September 17, 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 September 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:

October - All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
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

Monday, September 10
3pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 18
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, September 13 and Friday, September 27
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, September 13: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Register at the East Burke Senior Center.



Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, September 23 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

September Project: Banned Book Art

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.