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Guardians of the Galaxy

Tuesday, December 30
3pm at VPL

PG-13 | 2014
121 mins


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Homeschool Storytime

Wednesday, December 10
1pm at MPL

Please join us for an hour full of fun stories, games, crafts and more! Homeschool storytime is a great way to meet other families who homeschool in the community!

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Homeschool Storytime

Wednesday, December 17
2:30pm at VPL

An hour long storytime and book discussion for school aged kids.


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Mark My Footsteps:
The Good King at Christmas

Saturday, December 20th at 11:00am - MPL

A book signing and craft will be available after the book reading. Light refreshments will be provided. No pre-registration is required to attend.Download the Flyer for more information.


Lego Club at the Valdese Public Library. AGes 6-12. Register now! Legos Provided.

Join our newest club! We meet at the Valdese Library, on the second Thursday of each month, from 4-5pm. Registration is required.
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Morganton Storytimes

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals | Cool Kids Club | Library Explorers
Homeschool Storytime

Library Directions


Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms is a first time library experience for our youngest patrons. Children through 23 months will enjoy library time complete with rhymes, songs, movement activities, a short story, and a hands on craft or art activity. Caregivers will enjoy meeting other parents and grandparents in the community and learning ways to promote early literacy skills at home! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to share the library with your child. It is never to early to promote literacy!

Library Play Group: Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am

Our next session is:
Wednesday mornings at 10:30
December 3rd-January 21st

Please pre-register for this session by contacting the Youth Services Department at 764-9274
Questions? Contact Halee Hildebran at 764-9270 or by email: hhildebran@bcpls.org


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Terrific Tots

A storytime for children 2-3 years-old. We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30am and 10:45am.

Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. Call 828-764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.

December 2: Jingle Bells!

“Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time….”Let’s get in the holiday spirit today with books about Jingle Bells and Christmas. We’ll create a jingle bell necklace and a jingle bell stick. Pre-registration is required.

December 9: Deck the Halls!

We’ll be busy today as we make homemade decorations and ornaments. There will plenty to do and we’ll read a Christmas story or two. Pre-registration is required.

December 16: Christmas Movies

Join us for the Christmas classics:
9:30 am: “Frosty the Snowman”
10:45 am: “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
Come to one or both! Light refreshments will be served between movies. Pre-registration is required.

There will be no storytimes between December 22 through January 2. We will return to our regular storytime on January 6. Please don’t forget to register.


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Preschool Pals

A storytime for children 4-5 years-old. We meet on Thursdays at 10:30am at the Morganton Public Library.

Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required . Call 764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.

December 4: Jingle all the Way!

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, soon the bells will start……” Let’s get in the holiday spirit with jingle bells. We’ll read jingle bell stories and we’ll make a jingle bell necklace and jingle bell sticks. Pre-registration is required.

December 11: Make it Merry!

Christmas is approaching so let’s get ready to decorate! Today we’ll create special ornaments to help trim your tree and decorations for your home. We’ll read special Christmas stories to celebrate the season. Pre-registration is required.

December 18: Christmas Movies

Join us for these holiday classic movies. We’ll be showing “Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty, the Snowman. ” Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required.

There will be no storytimes between December 22 through January 2. We will return to our regular story time on January 8. Please don’t forget to register.


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Homeschool Storytime

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 1pm at MPL for Homeschool Storytime!.
The next storytime is scheduled for

Wednesday, December 10

Please join us for an hour full of fun stories, games, crafts and more! Homeschool storytime is a great way to meet other families who homeschool in the community! (Dates of storytime may vary due to scheduling.)

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Cool Kids Club

Cool Kids Club is designed for children in grades K-2, and is held on Tuesdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Registration is required.


November 4, 2014

Please join us for The Croods movie. The Croods is a 3D comedy adventure that follows the world’s first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures and their outlook is changed forever. Trail Mix and Water will be served for snack. Movie is rated PG, and is 1 hour 38 minutes long. Pre-registration is required.


November 11, 2014

The library is closed today to observe the Veteran’s Day Holiday. Storytime will resume next Tuesday, November 18, 2014.


November 18, 2014

Today our storytime is in honor of Amelia Bedelia! Listen to Amelia Bedelia’s First Pie, Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card, and Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote all by Peggy Parish. Make a Leaf M and M Picture, Leaf Press Painting, Magical Leaf Lantern, Acorn Necklace, and Apple Print! If time allows, we will also go outside for a Fall Scavenger Hunt.Try a yummy piece of apple pie topped with ice cream for snack! Pre-registration is required.


November 25, 2014

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! It’s turkey time! Today we will read, Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey, Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano, and There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Tony Johnston. Participate in the games of: Thankerchief, Turkey Relay, Thanksgiving Mix-Up, and Thankful A to Z. Make a Pilgrim Hat, Native American Headdress, Turkey on Wheels, and your own Turkey Beak disguise! Enjoy Turkeys in a Blanket, and Apple Juice for snack. Pre-registration is required.


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Library Explorers

Library Explorers is designed for children in grades 3rd-5th, and is held on Thursdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Pre-Registration is required.


November 6, 2014

Please join us for a Calligraphy Workshop! Elizabeth Simmonds, an artist from Black Mountain, NC will be our special guest. We will be practicing calligraphy on paper. We will use the letter parts such as dots, lines, commas, and s-curve marks to make designs. Once you have mastered your designs, you may create your own scroll letter in calligraphy! Pre-registration is required.


November 13, 2014

Today we will be meeting at the Joara site at Catawba Meadows. The Joara Catawba Meadows site is the location of a significant sixteenth century native Catawba town. We will be learning more about the history of the site, and participate in Native American activities. Please dress warm, and wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Please sign up for this program at the Youth Services Circulation Desk.


November 20, 2014

It’s time for the Thanksgiving Lego challenge! During this challenge you may wish to build structures of turkeys, pumpkins, food, pilgrims, native americans, totem poles and more! Most of these structures will be displayed in the Children’s Room, and the best structure wins a small prize! Pre-registration is required.


November 27, 2014

The library will be closed today to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. ibrary Explorers will resume next Thursday, December 4 , 2014.


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Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

Valdese Storytimes

Library Directions

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals | Cool Kids Club | Library Explorers


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


December

Colors of the Month: Red and Green
Opening Song: Where is Thumbkin?


Thursday, December 4: Stars

Get ready to talk, read, and sing about stars. First we will hear a flannel board story called “Star Light Star Bright,” then we will read Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star by Petr Horacek. Lets all run and play! It’s a bubble day; come ready to giggle and play.
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, December 8: Merry Crafty Christmas

Join us at 6pm for a night of crafting fun! For all ages. Materials provided. No pre-registration is required.


Thursday, December 11: Reindeer

Its all about reindeer today, and our book is Rudolph by Parragon. Then we’ll hear a flannel-board called “Five Little Reindeer.” Today we will have tactile play as we dig in sand, pasta, and beans.
Pre-registration is required.


Thursday, December 18: Santa

HoHoHo! We’re talking about Santa today, so we’ll read The House That Santa Built by Dianne de Las Casas, then sing “I’m a Little Santa.” Our activity will be making Mistletoes out of your baby’s foot prints.
Pre-registration is required.


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Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


December 1: Christmas Bright

Let’s get in the Christmas spirit with a puppet show about a little star that wishes to be special for Santa, “Sandy, the Littlest Christmas Star.” Our story today is Star Bright by Alison McGhee. For our craft we will decorate a Christmas tree.
Pre-registration is required.


December 8: Rudolph

Ms. Sandy will tell a funny flannel board story about that famous reindeer - “Call Rudolph.” Our story today is The Great Reindeer Rebellion by Lisa Trumbauer. Our craft will be a yummy reindeer treat.
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, December 8: Merry Crafty Christmas

Join us at 6pm for a night of crafting fun! For all ages. Materials provided. No pre-registration is required.


December 15: Merry Christmas!

Today our story is Santa’s Stowaway by Brandon Dorman. It’s about a little elf that wants to know the true meaning of Christmas. For our craft we will make a reindeer to hang in your room. Ms. Sandy will have a special gift for you.
Pre-registration is required.


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Pre-School Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10:30am


December 3: Christmas Magic

Our storytime is filled with magic as we read Star Bright by Allison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds, then we’re playing Find the Christmas Tree. We are making a Giving Calendar to teach us how important it is to give to others.
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, December 8: Merry Crafty Christmas

Join us at 6pm for a night of crafting fun! For all ages. Materials provided. No pre-registration is required.


December 10: Gingerbread/Cookies

Today we’re using our imaginations and becoming cookie bakers. First we’ll play “Who Took the Cookie From the Cookie Jar,” then we’re reading Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup. Last, let’s decorate cookies and rice crispy treats for your family.
Pre-registration is required.


December 17: Reindeer and Santa

To start our day we can sing silly Christmas carols, then our book is The Great Christmas Crisis by Kim Norman. Today’s craft will be a tea light snowman ornament to hang on your tree, then our fun ends with a holiday party!
Pre-registration is required.


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Library Explorers

For Those 6-8 Years Old
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


December 2

Today the Explorers are reading a swashbuckling tale of Christmas called The Gingerbread Pirates by Gail Herman. Our craft today will be to make wooden ornaments for your tree!
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, December 8: Merry Crafty Christmas

Join us at 6pm for a night of crafting fun! For all ages. Materials provided. No pre-registration is required.


December 9

Our book this week is Who's Stealing The Twelve Days of Christmas by Martha Freeman. Then we’ll use socks and buttons to make the cutest little snowman ever!
Pre-registration is required.


December 16

Today we’re reading Santa is coming to North Carolina by Steve Smallman. Get ready because today you will be making yourself into an elf and then we’re having our holiday party!
Pre-registration is required.


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Cool Kids Club

For Those 9-12 Years Old
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


December 2

Elf Yourself! Gingerbread Men! So much holiday crafting to do and so little time! Make sure to wear your elf hat because we have lots to make!
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, December 8: Merry Crafty Christmas

Join us at 6pm for a night of crafting fun! For all ages. Materials provided. No pre-registration is required.


December 9

The Holidays are getting closer and there is still crafting to do. Today make a cool snowman that you can personalize however you choose!
Pre-registration is required.


December 16

Bring your festive self and we will have an amazing time putting the finishing touches on all our crafts! We will wrap up with our Holiday Party!
Pre-registration is required.


Download the December Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

C.B. Hildebrand Storytimes

Library Directions

Terrific Tots Storytime

For Pre-Schoolers
Tuesdays at 10am


Monday, December 1: Christmas Ornament Workshop

Join us at 6pm for a Christmas Ornament Making Workshop. No registration is required. For all ages!


December 2

Christmas will be here soon! Do you have a tree yet? Is it decorated? Today we are reading The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Krensky. We are making some special ornaments for your tree as our craft today.
Pre-registration is required.


December 9

Today Santa will be our guest for story time! Make sure you have your wish list ready. Come and enjoy milk and cookies with Santa!
Pre-registration is required.


December 16

Music and Movement with Sharon Clarke
Pre-registration is required.


December 30

The year is winding down. Are you ready for 2015? Today we will have a New Years Celebration and readHappy New Year, Pooh! by Kathleen W. Zoehfeld.
Pre-registration is required.


Download the December Terrific Tots Flyer!

Cool Kids Club

For Those 6-12 Years Old
Wednesdays at 3:30pm


Monday, December 1: Christmas Ornament Workshop

Join us at 6pm for a Christmas Ornament Making Workshop. No registration is required. For all ages!


December 3:

Today we are exploring Christmas traditions and the history behind them. Why do we decorate christmas trees with lights and ornaments? Why are stockings hung at Christmas? We are glazing pottery ornaments for our craft.
Pre-registration is required.


December 10:

Today we are having a no bake workshop. We are making cinnamon ornaments and gingerbread houses!
Pre-registration is required.


December 17:

Today we will be playing Christmas bingo for some sweet prizes and finish with snacks.
Pre-registration is required.


December 31:

Today we will wind down the year with a New Years Eve Celebration!
Pre-registration is required.


Download the December Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.