Adult Programs and Events

  • SRP
    2019

  • SRP
    Details

  • Lazy Day
    Saturday

  • Outdoor
    Movie

  • Summer
    Events

  • Film
     

  • Trips
     

  • Sign-up
    Programs

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafts
    and Art

Breathless Thrilling Words Adult Summer Reading Program 2019

Upcoming Adult Programs

Moana Movie

Moana

2016 - Rated PG

Wednesday, July 17 Float in at the Valdese Recreation Pool
8:30pm (sunset)

Public Swim Admission applies. Free movie and refreshments.

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.


Grinch Movie

The Grinch

2018 - Rated PG

Saturday, July 20 at Rutherford College Town Park
8:30pm (sunset)

Popcorn and bottled water provided. Bring a blankets or lawn chairs.

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.


Film

Movie Night at MPL

Great Gatsby Movie Poster

Monday, July 15
5pm at MPL

The Great Gatsby
PG-13 | 143 min | 2013

Open to the Public. No Registration Required. Refreshments Provided.


Movie Night at CBH

Great Gatsby Movie Poster

Monday, July 22
5pm at CBH

The Great Gatsby
PG | 146 min | 1974

Open to the Public. No Registration Required. Refreshments Provided.


Trips

Glass-Blowing Trip

Thursday, July 18
9-5pm

Watch a demo in Asheville and create your own hand-blown tumbler.

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.
$30 fee per person due at registration. Must sign waiver.
Meet at the Morganton Public Library








Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:

Storm Front Cover

Storm Front
by Jim Butcher

Tuesday, July 16, 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 SUMMER MEETINGS.
Due to construction at VPL, the book discussion group will be meeting at MPL until further notice.


Crafts and Art

Painting Party

Paint with us!

Wednesday, July 10
6pm at Teacher's Cottage in Valdese

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


Paper Skylines

Make an awesome cityscape paper craft.

Wednesday, July 17
2pm at MPL

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, July 17
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company


Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, July 12 and Friday, July 26
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.>


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Lazy Day Saturday

Bocce, Croquet and Lemonade.
No registration required.

Saturday, July 13
10:30am Front lawn of MPL


Bingo

1920's Themed Bingo

Fun and prizes!
No registration required.

Tuesday, July 16
10am CBH


Sign up Programs

Silent Movie Fun

Watch movie, create dialog, win prizes! Refreshments provided.

Monday, July 8
6pm Morganton Public Library

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


Wine Tasting at Lake James Cellars

Thursday, July 11 at 5pm

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.
Must be 21.
Meet at Lake James Cellars


Ice Cream Indulgence

End the summer with an indulgent Ice Cream Party!

Friday, July 26
5pm Morganton Public Library

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


Charleston Class

Learn the dance popular in the 1920's!

Wednesday, July 24
5:30pm Morganton Public Library

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


Women's Resource Center

Monday, July 8: 1-4pm at MPL

Women's Resource Center staff will be on-site to help with Community Resource Coaching, A friendly ear to share your story with, Personal hygiene and cleaning products, Job search assistance


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eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!


Breathless Thrilling Words Adult Summer Reading Program 2019

2019 Adult Summer Reading Program Rules

Program runs Monday, June 10 through Friday, July 26.

No programs week of July 4.

Registration begins Monday, May 13.

Programs are for adults only unless otherwise noted.

All registration must be in person at the library location where program takes place. No calls.

You may only register yourself.

You may only register for one program through Opening Night to allow everyone equal opportunity.

Registration will open up to fill remaining spaces Tuesday, June 11.

If a program has a fee, it must be paid at time of registration. NO REFUNDS.

For every book read and book review card filled out you will be entered into drawings for prizes such as a Kindle Fire, and more!

Completed book review cards can be dropped in box located in Adult section of each library location.

The book review must be in your own words. If it is discovered book review cards have been copied from reviews (online or back of book), card will not be accepted.



Adult SRP 2019 Sponsors

The Library Foundation of Burke County, Friends of the Burke County Public Library, Burke County Public Library, Morganton Parks and Recreation, AM 760

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Cultural

SRP Opening Night: Concert, Food and Foam Party

Featuring: Rick Cline and Pandemic, Egg Rollin' Food Truck, and a foam machine!
No registration required. Open to all ages.

Monday, June 10
5:30-7:30pm Front lawn of MPL


Lazy Day Saturday

Bocce, Croquet and Lemonade.
No registration required.

Saturday, July 13
10:30am Front lawn of MPL

Speakeasy and Vinyl Night

Enjoy our Whangdoodle (Jazz Band) recordings or bring your own. Refreshments provided.
No registration required.

Monday, June 24
6pm MPL


1920's Themed Bingo

Fun and prizes!
No registration required.

Tuesday, July 16
10am CBH

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Film

Outdoor Movies

Enjoy three outdoor movies this summer!
No registration required. Open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.

Aquaman Movie Poster

Aquaman

2018 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, June 18 on MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Popcorn and bottled water provided. Bring a blankets or lawn chairs.

Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.


Moana Movie

Moana

2016 - Rated PG

Wednesday, July 17 Float in at the Valdese Recreation Pool
8:30pm (sunset)

Public Swim Admission applies. Free movie and refreshments.

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.


Grinch Movie

The Grinch

2018 - Rated PG

Saturday, July 20 at Rutherford College Town Park
8:30pm (sunset)

Popcorn and bottled water provided. Bring a blankets or lawn chairs.

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Movie at Grace Ridge

Great Gatsby Movie Poster

Tuesday, June 18
3pm at Grace Ridge

The Great Gatsby
PG-13 | 143 min | 2013

Open to the Public. No Registration Required.


Movie Night at MPL

Great Gatsby Movie Poster

Monday, July 15
5pm at MPL

The Great Gatsby
PG-13 | 143 min | 2013

Open to the Public. No Registration Required. Refreshments Provided.


Movie Night at CBH

Great Gatsby Movie Poster

Monday, July 22
5pm at CBH

The Great Gatsby
PG | 146 min | 1974

Open to the Public. No Registration Required. Refreshments Provided.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Cultural

Registration Information

All trips require pre-registration (at the library in which they are held). Registration must be done in person, and you can only register yourself. Programs are for adults only. You may only register for one program through Opening Night to allow everyone equal opportunity (on Tuesday, June 11, registration will open up to fill remaining spaces. At that point you may register for additional programs). If a program has a fee, it must be paid at time of registration. NO REFUNDS.

Tour of Biltmore Estate
and Gardens

Tuesday, June 11
8:30-5pm

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.
$20 fee per person due at registration. Must sign waiver.
Bring money for lunch or bring your own.
Meet at the Morganton Public Library


History Tour
Omni Grove Park Inn

Tuesday, June 25
9-5pm

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.
Must sign waiver.
Bring money for lunch.
Meet at the Morganton Public Library

Blue Ridge Distilling Co.
Tasting and Tour
Defiant Whiskey Maker

Monday, June 17
9:30-4pm

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.
$10 fee per person due at registration. Must sign waiver.
Must be 21.
Meet at the Morganton Public Library


Glass-Blowing Trip

Thursday, July 18
9-5pm

Watch a demo in Asheville and create your own hand-blown tumbler.

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.
$30 fee per person due at registration. Must sign waiver.
Meet at the Morganton Public Library

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Cultural

Registration Information

All sign-up programs require pre-registration (at the library in which they are held). Registration must be done in person, and you can only register yourself. Programs are for adults only. You may only register for one program through Opening Night to allow everyone equal opportunity (on Tuesday, June 11, registration will open up to fill remaining spaces. At that point you may register for additional programs). If a program has a fee, it must be paid at time of registration. NO REFUNDS.

Genealogy Class

Leave with a working knowledge of ancestry.com and a flash drive with your historic finds.

Thursday, June 20
2-5pm Morganton Public Library

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


Wine Tasting at Lake James Cellars

Thursday, July 11 at 5pm

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.
Must be 21.
Meet at Lake James Cellars


Ice Cream Indulgence

End the summer with an indulgent Ice Cream Party!

Friday, July 26
5pm Morganton Public Library

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.

Silent Movie Fun

Watch movie, create dialog, win prizes! Refreshments provided.

Monday, July 8
6pm Morganton Public Library

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


Charleston Class

Learn the dance popular in the 1920's!

Wednesday, July 24
5:30pm Morganton Public Library

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Book Discussions

Silver Star Readers

Wednesday, June 26
2pm at Grace Ridge

Wednesday, July 24
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:

Storm Front Cover

Storm Front
by Jim Butcher

Tuesday, July 16, 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 SUMMER MEETINGS.
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:

August - The Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
September - The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
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

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Crafts and Art

Registration Information

All craft and art programs require pre-registration (at the library in which they are held). Registration must be done in person, and you can only register yourself. Programs are for adults only. You may only register for one program through Opening Night to allow everyone equal opportunity (on Tuesday, June 11, registration will open up to fill remaining spaces. At that point you may register for additional programs). If a program has a fee, it must be paid at time of registration. NO REFUNDS.

Ornate Vintage Vials

Decorate bottles with a vintage flair.

Wednesday, June 12
3:30pm at CBH

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


The Bee's Knees

Create and alter candles using beeswax and more.

Wednesday, June 26
6pm at MPL

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


Painting Party

Paint with us!

Wednesday, July 10
6pm at Teacher's Cottage in Valdese

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


Paper Skylines

Make an awesome cityscape paper craft.

Wednesday, July 17
2pm at MPL

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at
Old World Baking Company in Valdese

Wednesday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 19
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company

Wednesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 17
from 10am to Noon at Old World Baking Company


Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, June 14 and Friday, June 28
from 10am to Noon at MPL

Friday, July 12 and Friday, July 26
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

Flapper Frippery

Diane Enger will instruct how to create fused-glass pendants (Participants will make several).

Wednesday, June 19
5-8pm at MPL

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


Roaring 20's Resplendent Lighting

Create a unique lamp.

Thursday, June 27
3:30pm at CBH

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.


Reminiscent Jewelry

Use old books and other items to create jewelry with a vintage look.

Friday, July 12
2pm at the East Burke Senior Center

Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer