Young Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • Outdoor

  • Café
    au Lit!

  • Skills

  • Living

Upcoming YA Events

Grease Movie

Outdoor Movie:
Hocus Pocus

1993 | PG | 96 Mins

Saturday, October 6 at Rutherford College Town Park

Children's Crafts at 6pm
Movie Showing at7pm (sunset)
Meet the Sanderson Sisters from 6-7pm

Free popcorn and drinks provided. Please bring a chair or blanket. Parental Guidance is advised.

This free event is sponsored by: Burke County Public Library and the Town of Rutherford College.

YA Café  Au Lit

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Mon., Oct. 8 - 6pm at MPL
Tues., Oct. 16 - 6pm at VPL
Thurs., Sept. 20 - 4pm at CBH

Café and Book Talk. Must register to receive FREE copy of book.
Program is for middle and high school students only.

Skills Lab for Life

College Readiness: How do I pay for it?

Monday, October 15: 6pm at MPL

Hosted by, Skip Watts.
Program is for middle and high school students only, but parents are encouraged to come with their students!

YA Hallow’s Eve Bash

Monday, October 29, 6-8pm at LazerBase Family Entertainment Center in Morganton Virtual Reality, Laser Tag and Arcade Games

Arcade games are coin-operated and the responsibility of the teen.

(Appropriate) Halloween Costumes are welcomed! Laser Tag, Virtual Reality, and snacks are FREE!
Must pre-register at MPL. This event is limited to students in grades 6-12th only.

eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Living Words: Poetry and Prose with poet, author and artist Phillip Shabazz

Saturday, October 27th at MPL
YA Poetry Workshop (pre-registration required): 10am-3pm

Open Reception and Poetry Slam: 4pm

Join poet, author, and artist Phillip Shabazz for a poetry writing workshop. Workshop is geared towards middle and high school students and space is limited; pre-registration required. Reception and Poetry Slam is open to the public.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Burke Arts Council.

Book (to Movie) to Art

READ. TALK. (watch). MAKE.

Celebrate Banned Book Week with our new Book (to movie) to Art program!

A Wrinkle in Time

Monday, September 24: 5:30pm at MPL
Pre-Registration Required.

Enjoy a book talk with other teens and make related crafts - all while watching the movie!
Program is for middle and high school students only. Supplies are limited, pre-registration is required.

Homemade Happy Hour

Join the Teens of the Burke County Public Library for an evening of fun and crafts!

Banned Books Week Recycled Pages Crafts
Keepsake Boxes and Jars

Tuesday, September 25: 6pm at VPL
Pre-Registration Required.

YAAB October Meetings

Monday, October 1 - 6pm at MPL
Tuesday, October 2 - 6pm at VPL

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!

Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection Logo

Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collectio: North Carolina Collection. 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers from early 1800s to 1924. Browse entire papers and make clippings that can be shared and printed. Search family history, research businesses, look for obituaries, etc.
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!

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

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!