Young Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • Outdoor

  • Get

  • Craft

  • Café &
    Book Talk

Upcoming YA Events

Grease Movie

Outdoor Movie:

1978 | PG-13 | 110 Mins

Thursday, August 23 on MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Those summer nights are coming to an end, so come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Grease with an outdoor showing on the front lawn of the Morganton Public Library!

Free movie, popcorn, drinks; open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.

Young Adult DIY Craft Club

SRP Leftover Crafts Night

Monday, August 13, - MPL 5:30-7:30pm
Pre-Registration Required.

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

YA Cafe

Late Summer Café & Book Talk

Monday, August 20 - 5:30-7:30pm at MPL

Summer drinks, light refreshments, and good company.
Book Talk: YA's choice of "Best Summer Read for 2018."

eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

YA Get Outside and Play Wednesdays

Pre-registration is required to attend program. Space is limited. These programs are free and open to rising middle, middle, and high school students.

Beanstalk Journey Zipline & Climbing Tower
at Catawba Meadows

Wednesday, August 8th - 1-5pm

Paddle & Trail Walk
at Julian Price Lake

Wednesday, August 22nd - 12-5pm

Transportation provided, meet at Morganton Public Library.

Hike on Shortoff Mountain

Wednesday, August 15th - 12-5pm

Transportation provided, meet at Morganton Public Library.

Hike at South Mountain State Park

Wednesday, August 29th - 12-5pm

Transportation provided, meet at Morganton Public Library.

YAAB August Meetings

Monday, August 27 - 6pm at MPL
Tuesday, August 28 - 6pm at VPL

Returning members only.

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 Homegrown EBooks

NC Live's Home Grown Ebooks: The NC LIVE HomeGrown Collection consists of more than 3,400 locally-published ebook titles. The collection includes titles from North Carolina publishers like Algonquin Books, CrossRoad Press, UNC Press, McFarland, Press 53, Gryphon House, John F. Blair, and Ingalls that are available in perpetuity with unlimited, simultaneous access, which means no holds, no checkout limits, and no wait lists. Immediate access for everyone, at any time, forever.
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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