Adult Programs and Events

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    at Heart

  • Needlework in
    the Morning

  • Computer

Upcoming Adult Programs

Join us for a Spring Concert with

Too Human
photo of Too Human

Saturday, March 7 at 2pm
Morganton Public Library

For more information, see the Too Human tab.

Burke Weather presents Severe Weather Preparedness

Monday, March 23: 6pm at MPL
Program open to Adults and Young Adults

Mixed Media Mondays

Upcycled Bottle Cap Crafts

Monday, March 30 - MPL6pm
Pre-Registration is Required

Needlework in the Morning

Knitting Picture

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, March 4 and
Wednesday, March 18
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

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

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab

OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!

Basic Computer Classes are back at MPL! Check out the Computer Classes Tab for dates and details. Sign up today! Spaces limited.

Classes at VPL and CBH will begin in late April. Stay tuned for details.

Art Expo at the Library, Saturday, March 28 from 1-4pm at MPL

See Art Expo Tab for more details.

Buzzin' in Burke

All About Bees and Bee Keeping

Join the Burke County Beekeepers Association to learn more about bees and how to be a bee keeper!

Tues., March 24 - 3:30pm at VPL
Wed., March 25 - 10:30am at VPL

Sisters at Heart
Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

I Am Malala Book Cover

I Am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai

Saturday, March 21, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.

Silver Star Readers

Will be reading

book cover for Stand Up That Mountain

Stand Up That Mountain
by Jay Erskine Leutze

Wednesday, March 25
2:00pm at Grace Ridge

Link to the List of New Books for this Month

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Annual Author's Luncheon

Jay Erskine Leutze

author Jay Erskine Leutze book cover for Stand Up That Mountain

Thursday, March 19 at Noon
Ervin Community Room at Grace Ridge

Tickets available for $15 each at all three Burke County Public Libraries

Movie Night For Adults

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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2014 | PG | 81 minutes
Morganton Public Library
Tuesday, March 17, at 6pm

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Comedy | Family

Open to all ages.

Movies in the Morning

The Hundred Foot Journey

Tuesday, March 31
10am at VPL

2014 | PG | 122 Mins

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.
Drama | Comedy

Movie open to Adults Only.

Sisters at Heart Book Discussion Group

I Am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai

Saturday, March 21, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.

I Am Malala Book Cover


When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

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