Young Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • August

  • Peculiar

  • Outdoor

  • Fall

  • Tapestry

Upcoming Events

Stand Up for Your Right to Read. Read a Banned Book

Banned Books Week
September 25 - October 1

Stop by your library to take a Banned Book Trivia Quiz, enter for Banned Book giveaways, and pick up locally designed bookmarks.

October Outdoor Movie

Movie Poster

The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, October 8th
Morganton Public Library Front Lawn
Begins at Sunset (7pm)

All ages welcome/no registration necessary.
Free movie, drink and popcorn. Bring your own chair or blanket.

THE BIG CHEESE will be here offering burgers, hot dogs and snacks from 6:00pm –7:30pm. (Cost of food is the responsibility of patron.)


Teen Digital Photo Contest

Submit your most "peculiar" photo whether it be real or imaginative! Use props, costumes and/or illusion. Prize Baskets awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. ENTRIES accepted October 1-24. See "Peculiar Programs" tab for more details and contest rules.

YA "PECULIAR" Book Discussion

Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children Book Cover

Monday, October 10, 6pm at MPL
Tuesday, October 11, 6pm at VPL

FREE book to first few that register. By taking a free book, the YA agrees to participate in the discussion. A $5.00 fee will be assessed on library account if the registered teen does not come to the program.

Halloween Concert with


Headshots of Tapestry

Monday, October 31,
6:30-7:30pm at MPL

See the Tapestry Concert Tab for more details

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

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!

OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!


College Readiness Workshop

Providing information on Financial Aid, College Applications and Career Exploration

Monday, October 17, 2016
6:00pm at the Morganton Public Library

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
6:00pm at the Valdese Public Library

Thursday, October 20, 2016
3:30pm at CB Hildebrand Library

Open to high school students, parents, and anyone seeking post-secondary education.
No registration necessary.

YA Cafe

Open for teens! Free coffee, hot chocolate, tea and wifi!

Monday, October 10, 5:00-7:00, at MPL (YA Collection area)
Tuesday, October 11, 5:00-7:00, at VPL (YA Collection area)

YA Fall Hike
Mt. Mitchell State Park

Saturday, October 22, 9:30am-4:30pm
Pre-registration required
For more information, see the "Fall Hike" tab


October Meetings:
MPL: Mon. October 3 at 6pm
VPL: Tues. October 4 at 6pm

NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2016-2017

Click to download the NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2015-2016

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! Check out our newest collection!