Young Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • Book to
    Movie to Art

  • Skills

  • Holiday

  • Merry Painted

  • Jingle

Upcoming YA Events

Skills Lab for Life

Manners Matter

Monday, November 19: 6pm at MPL

Learn how to set the dinner table, how to properly use eating utensils, and other dining etiquette for the holidays and special occasions. Teens may offer their own family dining traditions .
Program is for middle and high school students only.

Dinosaurs Before Dark

Tuesday, November 27: 3:30pm at CBH

Join us for a YA dinosaur craft.
Pre-registration Required.

YA Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

Moday, November 26th - 5:30pm at MPL

Tonight teens will taste and create some budget-friendly treats that will double as excellent presents this holiday season!
Must pre-register at MPL. This event is limited to students in grades 6-12th only.

Have yourself a Merry Painted Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:30-7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church in Valdese

Choice of holiday-themed wooden craft shape for Children, Teens (grades Kindergarten-12th grade) and Adults to paint.
You must pre-register and choose your craft shape at the Valdese Public Library prior to program.
All supplies, holiday music and refreshments provided.

1st Annual Jingle Mingle and Craft Sale

Monday, Dec. 10th: 5-7pm at CBH

Pictures with Santa, Cookies with Mrs. Santa, Music by Chalicosy, Storytelling, Craft Stations, Movies, Hot Cocoa, and Much More!
Free Event for All Ages. Co-Sponsored by the East Burke Senior Center

Family Holiday Float-In

ELF Poster

Saturday, December 22
7pm under "the Bubble" at the Valdese Recreation Department Pool.

2003 | PG | 98 minutes
Free movie, popcorn and bottled water with purchase of public swim admission.
Participants may bring their own single-person float for an additional $1 charge.
Program is open to all ages; parental discretion advised according to rating!

eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Book (to Movie) to Art

READ. TALK. (watch). MAKE.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Tuesday, November 13: 5:30pm at VPL
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.

YA Movie at the Marquee
Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Poster

Thursday, November 15th - Time TBA

Program is limited to middle and high school students.
Pre-registration required - participants will be given a FREE ticket. Space is limited.

Homemade Happy Hour

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

Edible Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Tuesday, November 20: 6pm at VPL
Pre-Registration Required.

YAAB November Meetings

Monday, November 5 - 6pm at MPL
Tuesday, November 6 - 6pm at VPL

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!

NC Live Video Collection Logo

NC Live Video Collection: The NC LIVE Video Collection is a collection of hundreds of high quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation. Closed captions are included for all videos. Chosen by North Carolina librarians for use in supporting education and for general interest, the collection includes programming covering the sciences, US and world history, biography, current events, and the arts, as well as a variety of other subjects. Features films from the Ken Burns series, FrontLine series, and several educational series for children are included.
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!

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