Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Ann B. Ross
    Visiting Author

  • Story in
    Six Words

  • Online
    Programs

  • Bibliomaniacs
     

  • Book
    Discussion

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

To continue to provide a safe environment for library users, library programs will be offered online only until further notice. Please check with us here on our website, or through our Facebook page for details.

Join us for a Virtual Author Visit with Ann B. Ross

Friday, April 30th
6pm on Zoom

More information on the "Ann B. Ross Visiting Author Tab"
Interested? Click here to sign up or call the Adult Program Coordinator Danielle at 828-764-9269


Where's Maggie?

Maggie is taking a break while it is so cold! Links to past hike information can be found on the "Online Programs" tab!


# Crafty Me

Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).

Kits will be available for pick up on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (see dates below), and a how-to video will be posted that Friday on Facebook and on the Arts and Crafting Tab. All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library location to register for your kit!

April Kit Pick ups Available:
Monday, April 12
Monday, April 26

Note: There is an in-person option for the Monday, April 26 Crafty Me. Patrons must choose either in person or pick-up option. In person meeting will be at 4pm at MPL, and requires pre-registration and a waiver.


Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework on Zoom!

Friday, March 26

Friday, April 9
Friday, April 23

at 10am

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details, and to register for Zoom session

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!

Story in Six Words contest for National Library Week. Enter to Win April 1-10

Enter our "Story in Six Words" Contest to celebrate National Library Week!
Contest runs April 1-10, with winning entries posted on April 19. For Adults only. Your story should involve the library in some way.
More details on the "Story in Six Words" Tab.
Entry Form will be available April 1st!
Need more information? Call the Adult Program Coordinator Danielle at 828-764-9269


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Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Scribble-Out Poetry Book

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with your very own Scribble-out Poetry book!

Available April 1st. Adults only, one per person. Call MPL or Danielle 828-764-9269 to reserve yours today! First come, first served.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be having book discussion via ZOOM

Tuesday, April 20, at 10:00am on Zoom

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details and Zoom information. Pre-registration is required for in person discussion as well.

We will be discussing:

Summer Country Cover

Summer Country
by Lauren Willig


Tasty Tuesday

A weekly video series showcasing simple, and yummy, recipes. Videos Post Tuesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added on the "Online Programs" tab!


Highlight NC

A series showcasing interesting people, places, and things all relating to our great state! Videos Post Wednesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page. Want access, but don't have Facebook? Contact Danielle at 828 764 9269 and ask for details!


Bibliomaniacs at your library

A FREE Monthly subscription for adult book lovers! Limited supply, one per patron per month (each month is different!). More information on the Bibliomanics Tab or call 828-764-9260.


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Interested? Click here to sign up or call the Adult Program Coordinator Danielle at 828-764-9269


					Virtual Author Visit
Ann B. Ross
New Tork Times best selling
author of the Miss Julia Series
April 30th,
@ 6pm via
Zoom!
Pre-registration and waiver is required to attend.
For more information visit us online at bcpls.org or contact Danielle Townsend at 828-764-9269
BURKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY INVITES YOU,
Release Date: April 6th, 2021!

Download the Ann B. Ross Flyer.

Entry Form will be available April 1-10! Need more information? Call the Adult Program Coordinator Danielle at 828-764-9269


					Enter to Win!
					“Story in Six Words”
					contest for National Library Week
					What Is a Six-WordStory?
					A six-word story is an entire storytold in six words. It is a shortnarrative that can have all of theemotional themes of longerstories—from funny to dramatic,sad to scary. Stories have abeginning, middle, and end thatgive the reader a sense of what’shappened and a bit of conflict.
					The twist will be your story should involve the libraryin some way. Either about the library, books, stories,authors, genres, Librarians, etc…
					Entries will be accepted April 1-10.
					Entry link available via Facebook or bcpls.org/adult
					**Please use appropriate language
					Winning entries will post Monday, April 19 on BCPLS Facebook &Instagram pages.
					*Adults only
					*Call 828-764-9269for moreinformation.
					Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway placed a bet that he could writea story in just six words. If the legend is true, he won with
					“For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.”

Download the Story in Six Words Flyer.

Weekly online videos and previous recorded programs.

Tasty Tuesday

A weekly video series showcasing simple, and yummy, recipes. Videos Post Tuesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added here!

This Week's Recipe: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Previous Recipes:

Clover Jelly | Broccoli
Strawberry Pie | Dalgona Coffee
Pico de Gallo | Vegetarian Fajitas
Banana Flower Snack | Southern Potato Salad
Easy No Bake Pie | Cajun Chicken
Tasty Summer Salad | Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Sesame Cucumber Salad | Sauteed Mushrooms
Bruschetta | Chicken Chimichangas
Korean Sesame Beef | Homemade Meatballs
Harvest Moon Soup | Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies
Southern Fried Potatoes | Acorn Squash
Witch's Brew Halloween Punch | Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken | Slow-Cooker Mississippi Roast
Garlic Parmesan Chicken | Christmas Fudge
Pecan Buttercrunch | Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Dirty Snowmen | German New Year's Pretzel | Tamales
Olibollen | Purple Sticky Rice | Jerk Chicken
Cornbread | Rice and Peas | Peach Cobbler
Winter Detox Smoothie | Chia Berry Smoothie
Wild Blueberry Chocolate Coconut Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Smoothie


# Crafty Me

CraftyMe is a twice monthly Curated Crafting Kit for participants to make at home (for adults only). A coordinating video is released on our Facebook page for those wanting to DIY at home! Details on signing up for the kits are on the "Crafting and Art Programs" Tab (supplies limited).

Most Recent Craft: Curious Bunny Magnet How To

Previous Crafts:

Mini Spool Vase with Book Page Flowers
House Curio Box
DIY Dry Erase Board
Recycled Herb Garden
DIY Botanical Print
Suffragette Rosette Badge
Washi Tape Binder Clip
Shades of North Carolina Wall Hanging
Pumpkin Book Art
Fence Picket Mummy
Cheeky "Poisoned" Glass
Autumn Wreath
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Double Craft December (Natural Twig Tree and Woodland Deer Ornament)
Activist Word Art
Ladder to the Moon
No-Sew Fabric Lantern
DIY African Print Bracelet
Fabulous Females Necklace

Where's Maggie?

A weekly video series showcasing local hikes and walks! Videos Post Sundays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added here!

This Week's Hike: Peavine River Trail

Previous Hikes:

Holly Discovery Trail at Lake James State Park
Tom's Creek Falls
Paddy's Creek Trail at Lake James State Park
Catawba Falls
Green Way Trail at Valdese Lakeside Park
Fox Den Loop Trail at Lake James State Park
Trail at Biltmore Estate
High Shoals Fall Trail at South Mountain State Park
Mill's Creek Trail
Jackson County Greenway
Baker's Mountain Park
Broyhill Walking Park
Red Rock Canyon (Mojave Desert, Las Vegas, Nevada)
Hawksbill Trail
Riverbend Park
WPCC Trails
Valdese Lakeside Park 2
Corpening Memorial YMCA Greenway
Biltmore 2.0
Peavine Rail Trail


Highlight NC

A series showcasing interesting people, places, and things all relating to our great state! Posts Wednesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page. Want access, but don't have Facebook? Contact Danielle at 828 764 9269 and ask for details!


Throwback Thursday from the NC Room

A series showcasing local history: people, places, and things! Photographs and information are from our North Carolina Room, and more information on the weekly post can be found by contacting them! Posts Thursdays at 9am on our Facebook page.


Picture Burke

A series showcasing the weekly Picture Burke Photograph that is printed in the News Herald. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library. More information on the weekly post can be found by contacting the North Carolina Room. Posts Mondays at 7pm on our Facebook page.

Bibliomaniacs at your library

A FREE Monthly subscription for adult book lovers! Limited supply, one per patron per month (each month is different!). More information on the Bibliomanics Tab or call 828-764-9260.


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 having book discussion via ZOOM

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details and Zoom information. Pre-registration is required for Zoom Link.


Will be discussing:

Quicker Cover

Summer Country
by Lauren Willig

Tuesday, April 20, at 10:00am
On Zoom

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:

May - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
June - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
July - TBA
August - Evolution by Stephen King
September - The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
October - In Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
November - Night Road by Kristin Hannah
December - Sold on Monday by Kristina McMorris

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

Libraries will have a limited number of
									Scribble-Out Poetry books available to allow you to
									create your own black-out poems!
									(**Patrons registered for Bibliomaniacs subscription do not need
									to register for this, as they are receiving one in their boxes.)
									April is National Poetry Month
									Beginning April 1
									Adults only
									One per patron
									*Call MPL
									or Danielle @ 828-764-9269
									to reserve yours today!
									First come, first served.
									mymodernmet.com

Download the Scribble-Out Poetry books for Adults Flyer





Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework on Zoom!

Friday, March 26

Friday, April 9 and Friday, April 23

at 10am

Contact Danielle via email or phone (828 764 9269) for details, and to register for Zoom session.

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!

# Crafty Me
		Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).
		Kits will be available for pick up on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (see dates below). All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library  location to register for your kit!

Kit Pick ups Available:
Monday, April 12 and Monday, April 26 (see note)

Note: There is an in-person option for the Monday, April 26 Crafty Me. Patrons must choose either in person or pick-up option. In person meeting will be at 4pm at MPL, and requires pre-registration and a waiver.

Most Recent Craft: Curious Bunny Magnet How To

Previous Crafts:

Mini Spool Vase with Book Page Flowers
House Curio Box
DIY Dry Erase Board
Recycled Herb Garden
DIY Botanical Print
Suffragette Rosette Badge
Washi Tape Binder Clip
Shades of North Carolina Wall Hanging
Pumpkin Book Art
Fence Picket Mummy
Cheeky "Poisoned" Glass
Autumn Wreath
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Double Craft December (Natural Twig Tree and Woodland Deer Ornament)
Activist Word Art
Ladder to the Moon
No-Sew Fabric Lantern
DIY African Print Bracelet
Fabulous Females Necklace