Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Storytelling
    Festival

  • Saving
    Photos

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

  • Computers
    at VPL

  • Computers
    at CBH

Upcoming Adult Programs

Storytelling Festival 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016 from Noon-5pm on the Square in Downtown Morganton

Please join the Burke Arts Council and the Burke County Public Library for a Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature some of the best storytellers from Eastern NC to Western NC, and will provide stories for all ages. Various artists will be on the square demonstrating their work. Remember to bring a lawn chair! Snacks and drinks will be available for sale. In event of inclement weather, the festival will be held inside at the Morganton Public Library.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, April 6 and
Wednesday, April 20
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, April 8 and
Friday, April 22
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


Scrapbooking

Monday, April 11
6-8pm at CBH

All materials except for photos and photo albums are provided. For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


Coloring for Grownups

Thursday, April 7 from 1-5pm
Valdese Public Library

Color your way to calm with an afternoon of relaxing creativity. For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Cellist of Sarajevo Book Cover

The Cellist of Sarajevo
by Steven Galloway

Tuesday, April 19, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library



Sisters at Heart Book Discussion

Will be discussing

All She Ever Wanted Book Cover

All She Ever Wanted
by Lynn Austin

Saturday, April 16, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.



Silver Star Readers

Will be reading

They Won't Hang a Woman Book Cover

Enrique's Journey
by by Sonia Nazario

Wednesday, April 27
2:00pm at Grace Ridge


Link to the List of New Books for this Month

Saving Your Family Photos Monday, April 25 6pm at MPL

See the Saving Family Photos Tab for more details


Movies in the Morning

Spectre

Tuesday, April 26
10am at VPL

PG-13 | 2015 | 148 min

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Action | Adventure

Movie open to Adults Only.

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

Silver Star Readers | Sisters at Heart Book Discussion | Valdese Book Discussion Group


Sisters at Heart Book Discussion

Beyond the Shadows Book Cover

All She Ever Wanted
by Lynn Austin

Saturday, April 16, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library

Light refreshments will be served.

Thirty-five years ago Kathleen fled her home, desperate to cast off weights of poverty and shame. But an unexpected invitation from her sister unwittingly draws her back to that sleepy New York town, her own daughter in tow.
A trip meant to salvage her relationship with her daughter changes course as Kathleen reexamines her own childhood. But even more enlightening are the stories of Eleanor, her once-vibrant mother, and Fiona, the grandmother she barely knew.
The more Kathleen learns, the more answers she seeks concerning her family's mysterious past. Yet with the past exposed, Kathleen is torn between her need to forgive and the urge to forget.

For more information, please contact Claudia at 764-9260 x9268


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 Cellist of Sarajevo Book Cover

The Cellist of Sarajevo
by Steven Galloway

Tuesday, April 19, 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.



Silver Star Readers

Wednesday, April 27
2:00pm at Grace Ridge

They Won't Hang a Woman Book Cover

Enrique's Journey
by by Sonia Nazario

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

Needlework in the Morning | Mixed Media Mondays | Coloring for Grownups | Scrapbooking


Coloring for Grownups

Thursday, April 7 from 1-5pm
Valdese Public Library

Color your way to calm with an afternoon of relaxing creativity. Stop by anytime during the afternoon and stay as long as you like. Coloring pages, markers, and colored pencils will be provided. Feel free to bring your own coloring book and materials and join the fun!

For more information, please call Valdese Public Library at 828-874-2421.
Download the Flyer



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, April 6 and
Wednesday, April 20
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, April 8 and
Friday, April 22
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.
Download the Flyer


Scrapbooking

Monday, April 11 at 6pm
C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Join us for an evening of scrapbooking fun! All materials will be provided for creating beautiful pages for your scrapbook. Just bring in your own photos, scrapbook and creativity.

No registration necessary.
For more information, please call C.B. Hildebrand Public Library at 828-397-3600.
Download the Flyer



Mixed Media Mondays

Returning Soon!

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.