Young Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • March

  • Wrinkle
    in Time

  • 3D Printing

  • ASU Steel
    Drum Band

Upcoming YA Events

Sign ups for all April events begin Monday, March 26th.

ASU Steely Pan Steel Band

Saturday, April 28th
2pm on the Front Lawn at MPL

Event is free and open to all ages! No pre-registration is required.

Alternate/Rain accomodations provided by CoMMA.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Burke Arts Council.

Concessions Provided by TACO bout it

Young Adult DIY Craft Club

Earth Day Tiny Terrariums

Tuesday, April 17, - VPL 6pm
Pre-Registration Required.

All supplies provided. Must pre-register as space limited. This program is open to students in grades 6-12 only.

BeTween Cafe

For 3rd-8th grade students, the BeTween Cafe is where tweens can come and enjoy the YA area and free WiFi, work on homework, or just hang out with other tweens. Art projects, games, and light refreshments are provided by the library.
No pre-registration required!

Thursday, April 19, 4-5pm at MPL
Tuesday, April 17, 3:30-4:30pm at VPL

Novelist  Logo

Novelist is a readers' advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks. Use the Appeal Mixer to fnid books to suit your mood. Discover read-a-like books based on your favorite authors or genres. Explore a wide selection of graphic novels and audiobooks. Use Advanced Search to filter based on grade, Lexile score, or Accelerated Reader Level.
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!

NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2017-2018

Click to download the NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2017-2018

Note: All books are available through the library (catalog link coming soon), and many are available as eBooks through Overdrive!

eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

A Wrinkle In Time

Wrinkle in Time Book Cover

Book Talks

Monday, March 12th book talk at MPL has been canceled due to weather.

Tuesday, March 13th
6-7pm at VPL

Pre-registration is required; free book to first 6 to register at each site.

Wrinkle in Time Movie Poster


Saturday, March 24th,
Time TBA

PG | 2018

Pre-registration is required; space for free tickets is limited to 16.


Saturday, March 24th: 2-4pm at MPL

The Friends for Animals will have lots and lots of cuddly kitties to pet and fall in love with who are all available for adoption. Come by and find yourself a fur-ever pet!
FREE program for all ages. No Registration Required.

Pizza and A Movie

Thor: Ragnorak Movie Poster

Thor: Ragnorak

Monday, April 16,
5:30pm at MPL


Eat some pizza, watch a movie!

YA STEAM Makerspace
Expand Your 3D Printing Skills

Monday, April 23 OR Monday April 30
5-6pm at CBH

This program is for middle and high schoolers only. Participants may only choose 1 program to attend. Pre-registration is required.

YA How To Tuesdays

A Program highlighting life hacks and basic skills. This month's feature...

Basic Cleaning and Laundry Hacks

Tuesday, April 17 - 6pm at VPL

Pre-Registration is Required. Download the flyer

BCPLS Homeschool Collaborative

Thursday, April 12- 2pm at CBH

This month's meeting will feature an open forum for discussion, resources sharing, and program planning.

YAAB March Meetings

Monday, April 9 - 6pm at MPL
Tuesday, April 10 - 6pm at VPL

Need Homework Help? Looking for something fun to do online?

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!