Young Adult Programs and Events

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  • Hobbit

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  • Harry Potter
    Movie Marathon

  • Burke

  • YAAB

Upcoming Events

BCPLS celebrates Hobbit week at your library

Movie poster for Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug

Movie Night at MPL

The Hobbit:
The Desolation of Smaug

PG-13 | 2013 | 161 mins

Tuesday, September 16 - 6pm at MPL

Hobbit Cupcakes

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.

Second Breakfast

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
Dwarf in the Pantry

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.

Burke Reads 2014... The Book Thief. September 27-October 31

Burke Reads Kickoff
Saturday, September 27
Morganton Public Library Front Lawn

Free Copies of The Book Thief, Exhibits provided by the NC Council on the Holocaust, LIVE Accordion Music and much more!

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!

Banned Books Week 2014

Banned Books Discussion: Maze Runner

Movie Poster for 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

Movie poster for Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

PG-13 | 2014 | 104 mins

Mon., Sept. 22 - 6:30pm at MPL

Movie poster for PrincessBride

The Princess Bride

PG | 1987 | 98 mins

Tues., Sept. 23 - 6:30pm at VPL

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Harry Potter Book in Chains

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
Booklist 2014-2015

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!

Link to the List of New Books for this Month

Checkout the New and Upcoming Books,
and place holds on the ones you want to read!

All movies in the marathon shown at the Valdese Public Library


with a Harry Potter Marathon
Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone 
(PG | 2001 | 152 mins)
Monday, September 22 at 11am and 3:00pm
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
(PG | 2002 | 161 mins)
Tuesday, September 23 at 11am and 3:00pm
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 
(PG | 2004 | 142 mins)
Wednesday, September 24 at 11am and 3:00pm
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 
(PG-13 | 2005 | 157 mins)
Thursday, September 25 at 11am and 5:00pm
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 
(PG-13 | 2007 | 138 mins)
Friday, September 26 at Noon and 3:00pm
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 
(PG | 2009 | 153 mins)
Saturday, September 27 at 9:30am
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Part 1 
(PG-13 | 2010 | 146 mins)
Saturday, September 27 at Noon
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Part 2  
(PG-13 | 2011 |130 mins)
Saturday, September 27 at 2:30pm

The American Library Association (ALA) celebrates Banned Books Week in the final week of each     September, to call attention to the fact that people try to ban many books - including Harry Potter - every year. 
Our position is not that all books are good, or even that all books are    
suitable for children.  However, we feel that each family ought to be able to decide this for itself, rather than having the decision taken out of their hands by others.

Programs are free and open to the public. 
No registration is required. 
For more information, visit our website at or call 874-2421.

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Monday, September 8, 6:00pm at MPL


Tuesday, September 9, 6:00pm at VPL