Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Vaya
    Health

  • Harry
    Potter

  • Book
    Discussion

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Movies For Adults

A Dogs Journey Poster

Movies at Grace Ridge

Tues., January 21
3pm at Grace Ridge

Open to the Public. No registration required.

Lizzie Poster

Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Wed., January 15
2pm at EBSC

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Book Themed Craft

Friday, January 10: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Register at the East Burke Senior Center.


Burke Writers League

Friday, January 3
Friday, January 17

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, January 15
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, January 10
and Friday, January 24
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.

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Saturday, January 25
MPL all day

Hot chocolate and Popcorn will be available throughout the day. This event is open to all ages, viewer discretion is advised according to rating.

Captain America Poster

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2001 | PG
10am

Captain America Poster

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2002 | PG
12:30pm

Captain America Poster

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2004 | PG
3:15pm


Mixed Media Mondays

January Project:
Surprise Craft!

Monday, January 27 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required.

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


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January 2nd-February 29th

Play BINGO with books! Cozy up with a variety of good books to win prizes!
For every completed BINGO card, you will be entered into the drawings. Registration Required.

BINGO Cards Available at the Circulation Desks and Online beginning January 2.

Bingo Card 1 | Bingo Card 2
Bingo Card 3 | Bingo Card 4
Bingo Card 5 | Bingo Card 6


Vaya Health Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team

I'm Covered Up: What You Need to Know About Hoarding

Thursday, January 9
MPL at Noon

CEU's for Healthcare associates available. Adults only.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Winter Sisters Cover

Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
by Stephen L. Carter

Tuesday, January 21, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library

NOTE: Book Discussion is back at VPL!


Silver Star Readers

Will be discussing

Blue Cover

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
by Lisa See

Wednesday, January 22
2pm at Grace Ridge


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Silver Star Readers

Will be discussing

Blue Cover

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
by Lisa See

Wednesday, January 22
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, December 6
Friday, December 20


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 Winter Sisters Cover

Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
by Stephen L. Carter

Tuesday, January 21, 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:

February - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
March - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
April - Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System by Cyntoia Brown-Long
May - When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O'Neal
June - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
July - Beartown by Fredrik Backman
August - The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
September - The Chef by James Patterson
October - Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber
November - Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
December - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
January 2021 - Quicker by Laurence Dahners

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese


Wednesday, January 15
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, January 10
and Friday, January 24
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, January 10: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Register at the East Burke Senior Center.



Mixed Media Mondays

January Project:
Surprise Craft!

Monday, January 27 - 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.