Young Adult Programs and Events

  • YA

  • Café
    Au Lit

  • Yoga at
    the Library

  • Trivia

  • Teen Dating
    Violence Awareness

  • Mardi

  • Jonesboro

  • She Changed
    the World

Upcoming YA Events

Lit Movie Night at the Library

Watch. Discuss. Create

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Poster

Tuesday, February 11: 5:30pm at VPL

Program is geared toward middle and high school students. Light refreshments and art supplies provided. No pre-registration required! Parental guidance suggested according to rating.

Pop Culture Trivia Night

Monday, February 17: 5:30pm at MPL

Game starts 5:30 PM. Participants may compete as individuals or in groups!
Program is for both Adults and Young Adults! No pre-registration required. Free refreshments provided!

Mardi Gras Celebration

Tuesday, February 25: 5:30pm at VPL

Pre-Registration is required. This program is open to adults and young adults. Crafts, Food, and Fun!

Cultural Arts Fair Calling All Artists


BEginner Yoga with AutmanDawn Yoga

Join the us for a new series of family health and wellness programs provided by the Valdese Public Library. All programs will be held in the Community Room.

Yoga with AutumnDawn Yoga

Saturday, February 15: 10 am at VPL
Thursday, March 12: 6:30 pm at VPL
Thursday, March 26: 6:30 pm at VPL
Thursday, April 9: 6:30 pm at VPL
Thursday, April 23: 6:30 pm at VPL
Thursday, May 7: 6:30 pm at VPL
Thursday, May 21: 6:30 pm at VPL

Taekwondo with Taber's Blackbelt Academy

Saturday, February 29: 10 am at VPL
Saturday, March 7: 10 am at VPL
Saturday, March 21: 10 am at VPLL
Saturday, April 4: 10 am at VPL
Saturday, April 18: 10 am at VPL
Saturday, May 2: 10 am at VPL
Saturday, May 16: 10 am at VPL

eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

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

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!

YA Memes 101

Thursday, February 13: 4pm at CBH

Learn how to create your own memes! You will be given templates, instruction, and the chance to have your meme posted on the library's Facebook! Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

YA DIY Dog Treats 101

Thursday, February 20: 4pm at CBH

Pre-registration and waiver are required.

YA Community Outreach Day Dog Walking at Burke County Friends for Animals

Saturday, February 22: 12:30-4pm

Pre-registration is Required | Middle and High School Students Only!
Transportation and lunch will be provided to all students!

Teen dating violence awareness month

Monday, February 24: 6pm

February is teen dating violence awareness month. Join BCPLS as we host Options, Inc. of Burke county! Tonight we will explore ways to identify and prevent dating violence, what resources are available, and how you can get involved in the fight against dating violence.
This program is open to students, parents, and teachers! No pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

YA Café  Au Lit The March: Book 1 by John Lewis

Sat., Feb. 15 - 1pm at MPL
Tues., Feb. 18 - 6pm at VPL
Thurs., Feb. 27 - 4pm at CBH

Café and Book Talk. Pre-registration Required (Limited spaces). Free copy of book with registration for first 6 per site.
Program is for middle and high school students only. VPL and CBH Café will have coffee and refreshments. MPL Café (only) will recieve a boxed lunch in lieu of coffee and refreshments.

Eighteenth Annual Gathering of the People
In Celebration of Black History Month
Honoring and remembering our local history


Sunday, February 23: 3:00 pm at MPL

Celebrate the history and people of Jonesboro, a historic community in the heart of Morganton. This neighborhood was the home of many influential families including: Avery, Carson, Carter, Clark, Ervin, Erwin, Fleming, Happoldt, Harbison, Hennessee, Largent, Lynch, Lytle, Moore, Patterson, Scott, Tate, and more.
Sponsored by: the Committee for the Preservation of Black History; the Burke County Public Library; the Burke County Genealogical Society; the Burke County Historical Society.

She Changed the World

2020 Marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting voting rights for women.

NC Equal Suffrage Association Headquarters Photo

"An Absolute Moral Certainty"
The Women Suffrage Movement in North Carolina

Saturday, February 29
10am-3pm at MPL

A traveling exhibit from the State Archives of North Carolina. More information on the exhibit.

Brightstar Touring Theatre Presents:

Brightstar Logo and Photo of actors for the show

We Can Do It:
American Women in History

Wednesday, March 18
6pm at MPL

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment with our show. This is the perfect show to inspire audiences-girls and boys alike! An incredible adventure featuring some of the world's most remarkable female pioneers. Your audience will discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhardt, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more! Open to all ages.

NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2019-2020

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 2019-2020

Note: All books are available through the library (catalog link coming soon) in print, and many are available as eBooks through Overdrive!