Movie Night at MPL
The Desolation of Smaug
PG-13 | 2013 | 161 mins
Tuesday, September 16 - 6pm at MPL
Materials will be provided for this “Hobbit” cupcake decorating workshop. Each participant will take home his or her creations!
Monday, September 15, at 6:30pm at VPL
Program open to adults and young adults only. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 16 participants. Call or stop by VPL to sign up.
Hand Thrown Pottery
Materials will be provided to make Middle Earth inspired pottery. Participants may pick up their finished products after the pottery is fired in a local kiln.
Thursday, September 18, at 6pm at CBH
Program open to adults and young adults only. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 16 participants. Call or stop by CBH to sign up.
Saturday, September 20, at 9am sharp
Morganton Public Library
All Ages Welcome. Pre-registration is required. Limited Seating. No Large Groups Please
Restock Bilbo's Pantry Food Drive
During the month of September the libraries in Morganton, Valdese, and Hildebran will collect non-perishable food items for their communities. With each donation you will be entering into a drawing for a Hobbit Prize Basket! Each basket will contain a bookmark, book, Hobbit poster, The Hobbit parts 1 and 2, and a gift card to Marquee Cinemas. All ages welcome to participate! May only enter once per day.
Details and Programs coming soon!
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Banned Books Week 2014
Banned Books Discussion: Maze Runner
Monday, September 22 - 5:30pm at MPL
Tuesday, September 23 - 5:30pm at VPL
Pre-registration required for either book discussion. Books available beginning Tuesday, September 2. Participate in either book discussion for a free movie ticket to see the Maze Runner on Monday, September 29 at Marquee Cinemas (time TBA).
Banned Books to Movies
PG-13 | 2014 | 104 mins
Mon., Sept. 22 - 6:30pm at MPL
The Princess Bride
PG | 1987 | 98 mins
Tues., Sept. 23 - 6:30pm at VPL
Harry Potter Movie Marathon
Join us all week at the Valdese Public Library for a Harry Potter Movie Marathon in Honor of Banned Books Week.
For all ages. No registration required. See the Harry Potter Marathon Tab for dates and times of movies.
NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Click to view the NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2014-2015
Note: All books are available through the Burke County Public Library!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more! Check out our newest collection!
New YA Books!
Checkout the New and Upcoming Books,
and place holds on the ones you want to read!