Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Outdoor
    Movie

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Grease Movie

Outdoor Movie:
Grease

1978 | PG-13 | 110 Mins

Thursday, August 23 on MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Those summer nights are coming to an end, so come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Grease with an outdoor showing on the front lawn of the Morganton Public Library!

Free movie, popcorn, drinks; open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.



Needlework in the Mornings

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, July 13 and Friday, July 27
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.


Mixed Media Mondays

August Project: Lollipop Topiary

Monday, August 27- MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required .

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


NC Live Homegrown EBooks

NC Live's Home Grown Ebooks: The NC LIVE HomeGrown Collection consists of more than 3,400 locally-published ebook titles. The collection includes titles from North Carolina publishers like Algonquin Books, CrossRoad Press, UNC Press, McFarland, Press 53, Gryphon House, John F. Blair, and Ingalls that are available in perpetuity with unlimited, simultaneous access, which means no holds, no checkout limits, and no wait lists. Immediate access for everyone, at any time, forever.
This resource is accessed through NC Live.

A NC Live Resource

If you want to access NC LIVE from home, you will need your library card number. Once on the log-in page, choose Burke County Public Library and enter your entire library card number (no spaces). Call or come by the library today for more information!


Christmas in August with Me, You, and Some Glue

Christmas Wood Hanging

Saturday, August 4 at 10am
Valdese Public Library

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.
Program provided by Me, You, and Some Glue.

Create Christmas Ornaments

Saturday, August 25 at 3pm
C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.
Program provided by Me, You, and Some Glue.


CD Art

Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00pm
Morganton Public Library

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.


Guided Painting on Canvas

Monday, August 6 at 5:30pm
C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.
Program provided by Me, You, and Some Glue.


Fall Themed Mosiac Art

Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00pm
Valdese Public Library

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.
Program provided by Me, You, and Some Glue.


DIY River Rock Trivets and Mini Pallet Coasters

Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00pm
Morganton Public Library

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

License to Read Adult Summer Reading Program 2018

The Adult Summer Reading Program ran through July 27.

Prize drawings will be held the week of August 6-11.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

Wish You Were Here Cover

Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown

Tuesday, August 21, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library


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


Wine About a Book

Wine from local wineries will be available and light refreshments will be served.
Come and mull over a book with a glass of wine and discuss your tome of choice.

Stay Tuned for Our Next Meeting!

This event is for ages 21 and older. No registration required. Event is free to participants.


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:

Wish You Were Here Cover

Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown

Tuesday, August 21, 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.

Upcoming Books:

September - The Bluest Eyes by Tony Morrison
October - Captive of the Labyrinth by Mary Jo Ignoffo

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Christmas in August with Me, You, and Some Glue

Christmas Wood Hanging

Saturday, August 4 at 10am at VPL

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.
Program provided by Me, You, and Some Glue.


Create Christmas Ornaments

Saturday, August 25 at 3pm at CBH

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.
Program provided by Me, You, and Some Glue.


CD Art

Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00pm
Morganton Public Library

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.



Needlework in the Mornings

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, August 10 and
Friday, August 24
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.
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Guided Painting on Canvas

Monday, August 6 at 5:30pm
C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.
Program provided by Me, You, and Some Glue.


Fall Themed Mosiac Art

Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00pm
Valdese Public Library

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.
Program provided by Me, You, and Some Glue.


DIY River Rock Trivets and Mini Pallet Coasters

Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00pm
Morganton Public Library

All materials provided. Registration required. Free Adult Program.



Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, August 27 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

August Project: Lollipop Topiary

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.