Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • ASU Steel
    Drum Band

  • Murder
    Mystery Dinner

  • Taste
    of Spring

  • Catching
    Carnivores

  • Cooking
    for Two

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

  • Computer
    Classes

Upcoming Adult Programs

Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday, April 27th at 6:00 PM on the stage of the CoMMA!

Tickets Required. $20 per person. Click here to get tickets!


Taste of Spring Artisan Festival

Saturday, May 12th
10am-4pm at VPL

Over 40 Local Artisans, Farmers, Crafts, Hangry Hooligans Food Truck, Pelican's Snoballs, Local Musicians and Cloggers

Event is free and open to all ages!
No pre-registration is required.

Special performance from Bob Sinclair and The Big Deals from 1:00-3:00 pm

Disclaimer: Vendors by invitation only. Food products will be for sale (certified kitchens only).


3D Printing Class

Saturday, May 5: 3-4pm at CBH

Expand your 3D Printing skills! This class is for adults only. Pre-registration is required.


Modern image of computer screens


Laptop and Tablet Classes

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


The Latest and Greatest Plants of 2018

Wednesday, May 9: 6PM at MPL

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be discussing new plant selections that will be available for purchase in 2018!

FREE Adult Program. Registration Required.

New plants are hybridized and patented each year, usually after decades of testing and trialing around the country. They will have new and desirable characteristics such as disease resistance, new colors, larger flowers or fruits, drought or deer resistance as well as new sizes such as dwarf varieties of tall plants and other amazing traits that make the garden and landscape more attractive or better yielding.


Pregnancy 101

Wednesday, May 16: 6PM at MPL

The Pregnancy Care Center of Burke County whose mission is to support local women and men in their journeys through parenthood will present: "Pregnancy 101" to give expectant parents information and helpful resources for pregnancy, birth and infancy.

Free program. Registration is required.


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!


Needlework in the Mornings

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, April 13 and
Friday, April 27
from 10am to Noon at MPL

Friday, May 11 and
Friday, May 25
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab



License to Read at Your library. Adult SRP 2018 REgistration Begins May 14

More Details Soon!
Registration begins May 14.

Adult SRP runs June 4 - July 27. This program is for all adults over age 18. Participants must have a valid library card. Not all programs require pre-registration, and you can participate in the reading portion of the program only if you wish. Additional details coming soon.

For other SRP information, visit our Summer Reading Program Page.


Join us for a tour of the

Billy Graham Library
Photo of Billy Graham Library

Saturday, May 19th

Begin your tour at 9:30 am on the "Journey of Faith" followed by a visit to the Graham Family Homeplace.
Enjoy a lunch at the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar, then stroll through the Memorial Prayer Garden.

7:45 AM Departure time, 2:00 PM Return Time
$10.00 Per Person includes travel and lunch.

Tour requires extensive walking. Availability is limited. Registration required. Program is co-hosted by the City of Morganton Parks and Recreation


Join us on a

Winery Tour
Photo of winery set up

Saturday, May 26th
11:30AM until 4:00PM

Enjoy a scenic ride on the Ridgeline Trolley which will visit two prime wineries - Lake James Cellars and Silver Fork Winery - enjoy lunch from Farm-to-Fork Eatery, and do a little antique shopping!

$55.00 per person

Pre-Registration Required. Fee includes: Travel, Wine Tastings, and Lunch. For more information, call 828-764-9260.


Movies For Adults

Hacksaw Ridge Movie Poster

Movies at Grace Ridge

Tuesday, May 15
2:30pm at Grace Ridge

Open to the Public. No registration required.

Lincoln Movie Poster

Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Tuesday, May 1
1pm at CBH

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Mixed Media Mondays

Clean Out the Craft Closets!

Monday, May 21 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab

ASU Steely Pan Steel Band

Saturday, April 28th
2pm on the Front Lawn at MPL

Event is free and open to all ages!
No pre-registration is required.

Alternate/Rain accomodations provided by CoMMA.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Burke Arts Council.

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Live well at your library

Diabetes Prevention Program

2018 groups are schedule to begin in May (an Tuesday evening class in Morganton) and September (a late afternoon class in Valdese). Times and days are subject to change, and groups must have at least 5 people to begin.

Join us for an Information Session!

Tuesday, May 8: 6:45pm at Food Matters in Morganton)
Tuesday, May 29: 6:45pm at Food Matters in Morganton

Visit Our Diabetes Prevention Page for more information.


Lite Cooking for Two

Friday, May 11
2pm at the East Burke Senior Center.

Healthy Eating is hard and preparing meals for two is even harder. Join us for a demonstration! Registration is required. Call East Burke Senior Center to register. See the Cooking for Two Tab for details.


Instant Pot For Beginners

Wednesday, May 23rd: 6PM at MPL

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be hosting an Instant Pot for Begginers Class!

FREE Adult Program. Registration Required.

Are you interested in learning about the newest and hottest thing in small kitchen appliances? Who hasn't hear about that crazy little Instant Pot? Want to know what it is? How to use it? Pros and Cons of buying one verses conventional slow cookers? Well wonder no more...


Mother's Day Tea
Photo of tea set up

Monday, May 14th: 6PM at MPL

Celebrating Mothers, Grandmothers, and the other special women in our lives.
$10.00 per person. Adult Program, Registration Required.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

Potlikker Papers Book Cover

The Potlikker Papers by John Edge

Tuesday, May 15, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library

Murder, mystery, 
intrigue…and dinner!
Purchase your tickets to join in the fun at the 
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater 
on  Friday, April 27th at 6:00 PM 
on the stage of the CoMMA!

Become a sleuth while enjoying a delightful dinner 
and catch “whodunit” before dessert.  

Tickets $20 each plus tax and fees. General seating.  
Visit www.commaonline.com or in person at 
401 S College Street, Morganton, NC 28655.

Click here to get tickets!

Download the Program Flyer

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Join us for our monthly book discussion groups.
Registration is not required, unless otherwise noted.


Wine About a Book

Wine from local wineries will be available and light refreshments will be served.
Come and mull over a book with a glass of wine and discuss your tome of choice.

Stay Tuned for Our Next Meeting!

This event is for ages 21 and older. No registration required. Event is free to participants.


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:

Two Good Dogs Cover

The Potlikker Papers by John Edge

Tuesday, May 15, 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.

Upcoming Books:

June - Any Ian Fleming Title of your choosing
July - One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
August - Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown
September - The Bluest Eyes by Tony Morrison
October - Captive of the Labyrinth by Mary Jo Ignoffo

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, April 13 and
Friday, April 27
from 10am to Noon at MPL

Friday, May 11 and
Friday, May 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.
Download the Flyer


Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, May 21 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

May Project: Clean Out the Craft Closet!

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.

Laptop and Tablet Classes
		Computer Basics Classes are back! Join us to learn how to use a Laptop or Tablet. Classes require pre-registration and spaces are limited. Stop by the Valdese Public Library or call 764-9283 to register.
		
		Laptop Basics for Windows 10
		Tuesday, May 15,  from 11 am to 1 pm at VPL
		Join us for a two hour introduction to laptop computers and Windows 10. Learn how to use the laptop, what to look for when buying a device, safety procedures surrounding viruses, internet safety, and more.
Spaces limited, and pre-registration is required. No experience necessary. Laptops provided.

Microsoft Word Basics
Thursday, May 17,  from 11 am to 1 pm at VPL
Join us for a two hour introduction to Microsoft Word (using Office 2016). Learn the basics of how to use the program, format your document, and copy and paste. Basic laptop, mouse, and keyboard skills or attendance at Laptop Basics Class suggested. Spaces limited, and pre-registration is required. Laptops provided.

Tablet Basics for Android
Friday, May 18,  from 11 am to 1 pm at VPL
Join us for a two hour introduction to tablets and Android. Learn how to use the tablet, what to look for when buying a device, safety procedures surrounding viruses, internet safety and more.
Spaces limited, and pre-registration is required. No experience necessary. Tablets provided.

Download the Flyer