Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Outdoor
    Movie

  • Images of
    History

  • Music on
    the Porch

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Grease Movie

Outdoor Movie:
Hocus Pocus

1993 | PG | 96 Mins

Saturday, October 6 at Rutherford College Town Park

Children's Crafts at 6pm
Movie Showing at7pm (sunset)
Meet the Sanderson Sisters from 6-7pm

Free popcorn and drinks provided. Please bring a chair or blanket. Parental Guidance is advised.

This free event is sponsored by: Burke County Public Library and the Town of Rutherford College.


Moses Cone Manor Walk and Tour

Saturday, October 13
Meet at MPL at 9am
Pre-Registration Required. Spaces Limited

Join us for a Ranger led tour of the upstairs of the Moses Cone Manor, Demos at the Parkway Craft Center, and a Walk around the grounds. Please bring your own lunch.


Surprise Craft
Pop-up!

Wednesday, October 17
2pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.


Skulls Rock!

A Painted Rock Craft

Monday, October 29
5pm at CBH

Pre-Registation is Required.



Needlework in the Mornings

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

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

Friday, October 12 and Friday, October 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.


Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection Logo

Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collectio: Newspapers.com North Carolina Collection. 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers from early 1800s to 1924. Browse entire papers and make clippings that can be shared and printed. Search family history, research businesses, look for obituaries, etc.
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!

North Carolina School for the Deaf: Images of History

Help create a pictorial history of NCSD by sharing your photographs and memories of NCSD. Bring your photos to be scanned and returned while you wait. ASL interpreters will be provided.

Saturday, October 6: 9:00am-12noon at NCSD Historical Museum
or
Monday, October 15: 4:00pm-7:00pm at MPL

Other times available by appointment. For more information, see the Images of History Tab.


Music on the Porch

photo of the Zephyr Woodwind Ensemble

Zephyr Woodwind Ensemble

Tuesday, October 23: 3:30pm at CBH


Oktoberfest Celebration

Monday, October 8
6pm at MPL

Music, History, and choose your own pretzel topping! Pre-Registation Required.


Fall Painting Workshop

A fall themed wooden shape painting workshop

Tuesday, October 9
5:30pm-7:30pm at First United Methodist Church in Valdese (right beside the library).

Pre-Registation is Required in person at the Valdese Public Library. Spaces are limited. Open to all Kindergarten and up.


Steel Magnolias Movie

Movies on the Back Porch:
Steel Magnolias

Thursday, October 18: 7:30pm at CoMMA

Tickets ($5 each) available at CoMMA or on their website.


Movies For Adults

Hocus Pocus Movie Poster

Movies at East Burke Senior Center

Wed., October 31
2pm at CBH

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Mixed Media Mondays

September Project:
Skull Lanterns

Monday, September 24- MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required .

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab

October Project:
Terracotta Scarecrow

Monday, October 23- MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required .

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Visiting Author

Jim Owens

Book Cover for the LEgend of the Dysartsville Plymouth

Saturday, October 27: 11am at MPL

Join us for a book discussion and signing. Books will be available to purchase.

This book is about the times of growing up in the fifties as a baby boomer, living on a farm, and then moving to town, becoming a teenager, witnessing the growing pains of post-WWII America, and the turbulence of the Vietnam War and its consequences on American society. This book has romance and adventure, from cruising around town to actual accounts of the things that happened during that era that have diminished over time - sock hops, car hops, the county fair, the beginning of Rock N Roll from Elvis to the British Invasion, to men landing on the moon, to America’s march to the new drumbeat for freedom and equality for all, and the street drag racing scene of teenage America. This book puts the spotlight on the late sixties, which were the times that I call magical.

For more information, see the author's website.



Book Themed Craft

Friday, October 12: 2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Registrater at the East Burke Senior Center.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

Captive of the Labyrinth Cover

Captive of the Labyrinth by Mary Jo Ignoff

Tuesday, October 16, 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:

Captive of the Labyrinth Cover

Captive of the Labyrinth by Mary Jo Ignoff

Tuesday, October 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.

Upcoming Books:

November - Disaster on the Mississippi by Gene Eric Salecker
December - The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Mark Bittner

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

Surprise Craft Pop-up!

Wednesday, October 17
2pm at MPL

Pre-Registation is Required.


Skulls Rock!

A Painted Rock Craft

Monday, October 29
5pm at CBH

Pre-Registation is Required.



Needlework in the Mornings

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

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

Friday, October 12 and Friday, October 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.
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Book Themed Craft

Friday, October 12
2pm at EBSC

Pre-Registation is Required.

Pre-Registrater at the East Burke Senior Center.


Fall Painting Workshop

A fall themed wooden shape painting workshop

Tuesday, October 9
5:30pm-7:30pm at First United Methodist Church in Valdese (right beside the library).

Pre-Registation is Required in person at the Valdese Public Library. Spaces are limited. Open to all Kindergarten and up.



Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, September 24 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

September Project: Skull Lanterns

Monday, October 23 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

October Project: Terracotta Scarecrow

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.