Young Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • WPCC

  • Book to
    Movie to Art

  • Skills

  • Foster

  • Story, Song
    and Dance

  • Phillip

Upcoming YA Events

Homemade Happy Hour

Join the Teens of the Burke County Public Library for an evening of fun and crafts!

Mason Jar Herbs and Garden Markers

Tuesday, April 23: 6pm at VPL
Pre-Registration Required.

YA Easter Edibles

Mini Chocolate Bunnies

Tuesday, April 16: 6pm at VPL
Pre-Registration Required.

Apple Hill Farm Logo

YA Trip to local Alpaca Farm
Apple Hill Farm, Banner Elk NC

Saturday, April 27: 8am-3pm
Pre-Registration Required.

Tour, Animals, Store (Alpaca yarn products). Must pre-register; transportation provided. Pack lunch for a picnic after on the Blue Ridge Parkway! This program is open to students in grades 6-12 only.

YA Blackout Poetry

Tuesday, April 30: 6pm at VPL
Pre-Registration Required.

Participants may bring their own book(s) to use, or pages will be provided.

Story, Song, and Dance Festival

Saturday, May 4
12-4pm at CBH

Experience the many cultures represented in Burke County through local artists! Enjoy storytelling by Donna Washington, music by Uncle Ted and the Whitewater Band and Miguel Pico, and dance by Danza Conchera Tonatzin and Shoua Hhnab tsiaj!

event is free and open to all ages. Concessions available for purchase from Lucky Dogs NC!

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.

Foster Fair

Saturday, May 25
2-4pm at MPL

Join our recruitment fair to learn about fostering and sign up to volunteer! Multiple Rescue Groups will be onsite.

eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Western Piedmont Community College

Tour and Career Exploration

Monday, April 15: 5-8pm
Pre-Registration Required.

Program is for middle and high school students only. Teens will meet at the Morganton Public Library, transportation is provided to and from the library. Teens should bring money for dinner at Chick-fil-a following the program.

Skills Lab for Life

Recycling Globally and Locally:
with Simply Green

Monday, April 29: 6pm at MPL

Program is for middle and high school students only.

Book (to Movie) to Art

READ. TALK. (watch). MAKE.


Monday, April 22: 5:30pm at MPL
Pre-Registration Required.

Enjoy a book talk with other teens and make related crafts - all while watching the movie!
Program is for middle and high school students only. Supplies are limited, pre-registration is required.

YAAB March Meetings

Monday, April 8 - 6pm at MPL
Tuesday, April 9 - 6pm at VPL

P Shabazz Headshot

Living Words:
Poetry and Prose

with Phillip Shabazz

YA Poetry Workshop

Saturday, June 1 - 10am-3pm at MPL

Workshop is offered to students in grades 4-12. Space is limited, pre-registration required.

Poetry Slam

Saturday, June 1 - 4-5:30pm at the Grind Coffee House in Morganton

Free and open to the public. Refreshments available for purchase.

NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2018-2019

Battle of the Books - Midle School!
Click on the image above to view the books in our catalog.

Click to download the NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2018-2019

Note: All books are available through the library (catalog link coming soon)Burke County Public Library in print, and many are available as eBooks through Overdrive!

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

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!