Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Burke
    Weather

  • Sugar and Spice
    Gingerbread Houses

  • Burke
    Reads

  • Book to
    Movie

  • Needlework in
    the Morning

  • Burke Writers
    League

Upcoming Adult Programs

YAAB is sponsoring  (Young Adult Advisory Board) OPERATION CHRISTMAS  CHILD COLLECTION October 1-November 12  Bins available at all libraries. Donate and enter to win a $50 Gift Card

See the YA page for more details.


Affordable Care Act Informational Program

Wednesday, November 12
6pm at MPL


College Foundation of North Carolina

presents

Financial Aid and College Planning Workshop

Monday, November 17 at 6pm at MPL
Tuesday, November 18 at 6pm at VPL

Open to high school students, parents, and anyone seeking post-secondary education.


Creative Scrapbooking Family Night

Monday, November 10
6:00pm at CBH

Bring you favorite photos and create a page of memories from vacation, school, field trip or family gatherings! All page materials will be provided. Free program for all ages. No pre-registration required.


Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, November 17 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required


Burke Writers League

Fridays from 1-3pm at Grace Ridge in the 3rd Floor Conference Room

For more information, see the Burke Writers League Tab


Needlework in the Morning

Knitting Picture

November 7 and 21
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!

Burke Reads 2014... The Book Thief. September 27-October 31

Movie Showings

[PG-13 | 2013 | 131 minutes]

Thursday, October 30, at 5:30pm at VPL

For more information, see the Burke Reads Tab


Burke Weather presents

Winter Weather Preparedness Program

Monday, November 3, at 6:00pm
C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Thursday, November 13, at 6:00pm
Valdese Public Library

Saturday, November 22, at 10:00am
Morganton Public Library

For More information, see the Burke Weather Tab


Book to Movie Club

Join our newest Book Club!
This Month:

Mockingjay
Mockingjay

Book Discussion

Saturday, November 8 - 3pm at MPL
Pre-Registration Required


Movie

Saturday, November 22 - TBD
Pre-Registration Required

Book to Movie Club Details
The first 10 people to sign up for and attend the book discussion will receive a ticket to see the movie at the Marquee with the group on Saturday, November 22 (time TBD). Books are available for check-out on a first come first served basis. Please ask for books at the circulation desk. Open to adults only. For more information, please call 828-764-9260 or visit our website: bcpls.org For more information, see the "Book to Movie" Tab.


4th Annual Sugar and Spice Gingerbread House Competition

Gingerbread House Workshop

Johanna Jameson, a culinary arts graduate from
AB Tech will host a demonstration on how to build a gingerbread house.
Monday, November 10 at 6:30pm
at the Morganton Recreation Center

Competition registration begins Monday, November 10, and ends Monday, December 1.
Houses are due to the Morganton Public Library on Friday, December 5.
For more details on the competition, prizes, and groups, please see the Sugar and Spice Tab or Download the Flyer.


Sisters at Heart
Book Discussion Group

Will be attending the Daniel Morton event at VPL on Saturday, November 15 at 3pm for their November meeting. Stay tuned for future book discussion books.


Silver Star Readers

Will be meeting

Wednesday, November 26,
2:00pm at Grace Ridge

Literary Pumpkin Contest at VPL

Channel your creativity! Create a pumpkin or gourd based on a book or a book character!

Open to all ages.

Drop off your creation at the Valdese Public Library October 20 - 28. The judging will beOctober 29, and take your creation home October 30.

Download the flyer.


YA/AD Movie Night

The Fault in Our Stars

Movie Poster for The Fault in Our Stars

PG-13 | 2014 | 126 mins

Monday, November 24
6pm at MPL


Movie Night For Adults

Captain America: Winter Soldier

Captain America
 Movie Poster

2014 | PG-13 | 136 minutes
Morganton Public Library
Tuesday, November 18, at 6pm

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
Sci-Fi | Action | Adventure


Must See Movies

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters
 Movie Poster

1984 | PG | 105 minutes
Valdese Public Library
Thursday, November 20, at 5:30pm

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Sci-Fi | Comedy | Fantasy


Movies in the Morning

Casablanca

Tuesday, November 25
10am at VPL

1942 | PG | 102 Mins
Movie open to Adults Only.


Link to the List of New Books for this Month

Needlework in the Morning

Knitting Picture

All skill levels welcome to join in and spend a pleasant morning with your fellow knitters, crocheters and anyone who enjoys needlework. Learn, share ideas, hone skills and have a good time. Just bring your favorite yarn and needles/hook. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note that the library is closed during this time, so if the door is locked, please knock!

October Meetings:
November 7 from 10:00am to Noon at MPL
November 21 from 10:00am to Noon at MPL