Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Details &
    Registration

  • Writing &
    Research

  • Outdoor
    Movie

  • Fitness &
    Wellbeing

  • Beth
    Revis

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Upcoming Adult Programs

Finding Your Family Roots
Hugh Barnes

clip art of family tree

Thursday, July 28
6:15pm-8:15pm at MPL

Have you ever wondered where your family came from? Join us in Morganton as Hugh Barnes discusses finding your family roots.


Needlework in the Morning

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Join us for Needlework in the Morning at MPL or VPL! Just bring your own yarn, needles, or hook. No registration necessary. Light refreshments provided.

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wed., August 3 & Wed., August 17
from 10:00am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Fri., August 12 & Fri., August 26
from 10:00am to Noon at MPL

Movies in the Morning:
A Beautiful Mind

Martian

Tuesday, July 26
VPL at 10:00am

PG-13 | 2001 | 136 min
Light refreshments provided. No registration necessary.


Summer Author's Cafe featuring

Beth Revis

Beth Revis Headshot

Monday, August 22
MPL 5:30-7:00pm

World With out You Book Cover

Join us for conversations with award-winning author, Beth Revis about her newest novel, A World Without You (or anything else you want to ask her!)
Books will be available for sale and signing!
Light Refreshments provided. Enter to win a free copy of her book.

Open to Adults and Young Adults; no registration necessary.

All Adult SRP Comment Cards are due to the library no later than closing on Saturday, July 30.


August Outdoor Movie:
Batman vs. Superman:
Dawn of Justice

Force Awakens

Monday, August 15
MPL at 8:30pm (Sunset)

PG-13 | 2016 | 151 min
Enjoy an outdoor movie on the front lawn at MPL! No registration necessary. Popcorn and drinks provided! Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy! Open to all Ages, Parental discretion is advised (movie rated PG-13)



Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Cellist of Sarajevo Book Cover

The Secret Keeper
by Kate Morton

Tuesday, August 16, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library



Sisters at Heart Book Discussion

Will be discussing

All She Ever Wanted Book Cover

Against All Odds
by Irene Hannon

Saturday, August 20, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.

Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Details and Registration

Summer Reading Program Details

Between June 1 and July 31, read as many books from the adult or young adult fiction or non-fiction collections as possible, then fill out a book review card for each book read. Drop off your cards at the circulation desk at any of the Burke County Public Library locations (Morganton, Valdese, or C.B. Hildebrand).
If you are a Grace Ridge resident, you may drop your cards off in the Grace Ridge Library.
You must have a Burke County Public Library card to enter.

On August 10, system-wide random drawings will be conducted from among all completed book review cards. Prizes include tablets, e-readers and much more! Try something new, whether it’s an activity or a book ,and exercise your mind at the library!

For more details, please download the Adult SRP 2016 Poster

Why should kids have all the fun?

Registration Begins on Monday, May 16!

Back by popular demand, paper registration! Come by the library to sign up for Summer Reading Program beginning May 16. Paper book review cards will be available at all libraries, and should be turned in for each book read.

Download the Adult SRP 2016 Poster

Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Writing and Research

Writers Workshop With Kelly Starling Lyons

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Saturday, July 9, at 1:00pm-3:00pm at MPL

Registration Required. Join noted childrens author Kelly Starling Lyons as she takes us through her writing process and gives you helpful hints on becoming a successful author. Please bring a notebook/pad and pencil/pen. Lunch will be provided. Please note at the time of registration if you have any food allergies.

Finding Your Family Roots with Hugh Barnes

clip art of family tree

Thursday, July 28, at 6:15pm-8:15pm at MPL

Have you ever wondered where your family came from? Join us in Morganton as Hugh Barnes discusses finding your family roots.

Download the Adult SRP 2016 Poster

Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Fitness and Wellbeing

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Kripalu Yoga with Annaliese Koltermann
at Breathe Yoga and Wellness

Join us for one to three sessions of Kripalu Yoga with Instructor Annaliese Koltermann at Breathe Yoga and Wellness in Morganton. This class is suitable for beginners and for those who are familiar with yoga. Limited to 10 participants.

Kripalu Yoga — Monday, July 11, at 6:45pm
Kripalu Yoga — Monday, July 18, at 6:45pm
Kripalu Yoga — Monday, July 25, at 6:45pm

Please be courteous and arrive no later than 6:30pm. This will allow adequate time for paperwork and direction. Dress comfortably and bring your own yoga mat if you have one.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at MPL. Each participant will also need to sign a waiver.

Download the Adult SRP 2016 Poster

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

Against All Odds Book Cover

Against All Odds
by Irene Hannon

Saturday, August 20, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library

Light refreshments will be served.

For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, beautiful but determined Monica Callahan isn't making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father--who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East--she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States. That is, until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real--and escalating.

As Coop and his partner do their best to keep her safe, the threat against Monica is rising. And with every second that ticks by, Coop knows that the odds of saving the only woman who has ever breached the walls around his heart are dropping. After all, terrorists aren't known for their patience--or their mercy.

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


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:

The Secret Keeper Book Cover

The Secret Keeper
by Kate Morton

Tuesday, August 16, 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.


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.

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, August 3 and
Wednesday, August 17
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, August 12 and
Friday, August 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.
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.