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Upcoming Adult Programs

Big Little Art Show

Stop by our libraries during the month of May to see the Big Little Art Show! Artists of all ages have created tiny masterpieces for you to enjoy.


Mixed Media Mondays

May Project:
Spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Monday, May 23rd
MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required, and space is limited.

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework in the Morning


Friday, May 6th - 10am at the Valdese Public Library
Friday, May 13th - 10am at Little Guatemala
Friday, May 27 - 10am at CoMMA's Outdoor Seating Area (Bring your own lawn chair!)

Open to all ages and skill levels, Needlework in the Morning is a way to meet with fellow knitters, crocheters and anyone who enjoys needlework. Share ideas and hone skills!


Tasty Tuesday

A weekly video series showcasing simple, and yummy, recipes. Videos Post Tuesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added on the "Online Programs" tab!

Card Making/Rubber Stamp Day

Saturday, May 14th
10am at VPL

Join us to create cards using various supplies which include rubber stamps and ink!
For adults only. Pre-registration required, and space is limited.


Craft Exchange

Saturday, May 14th
2pm at VPL

Adults, bring your crafts or craft supplies you no longer need or have growntired of and exchange with others! Tools such as scissors, glue guns, etc. will be available to USE if you wish tocreate something on-site.
For adults only. No pre-registration required. Must bring items to exchangeto participate in event!


Highlight NC

A series showcasing interesting people, places, and things all relating to our great state! Posts the first Wednesday of the month on our Facebook page. Want access, but don't have Facebook? Contact Danielle at 828 764 9269 and ask for details!


Books2Go


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Looking for new books? Visit our New Books Page for updates from Wowbrary, as well as our monthly New Books Bookmark.

Bibliomaniacs at your library

Adult Summer Reading Program Registration begins May 16th.

June Adult Programs

June Adult Calendar

July Adult Programs

July Adult Calendar


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be having book discussion in person

Tuesday, May 17, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library

For more information, please call 828-783-9269.

We will be discussing:

Winter in Paradise Cover

Winter in Paradise
by Elin Hildebrand


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Online Programs

Savory Spice Club

Savory Spice Club is taking a break for the summer!

Previous Recipes:

September (Aleppo Pepper): Quick Aleppo Dill Pickles
October (Allspice): Jay's Jerk Chicken
November (Adobo): Adobo Black Beans
December (Anise): Anise and Black Pepper Hot Toddy
January (Baharat): Lebanese Tabouli
February (Basil): Spicy Basil Guacamole
March (Berbere): Ethiopian Lentils


# Crafty Me
		Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).
		All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library  location to register for your kit!

Crafty Me is taking a break for the summer!

Most Recent Craft: Plastic Egg Airplant Jellyfish

Previous Crafts:

Mini Spool Vase with Book Page Flowers
House Curio Box | DIY Dry Erase Board
Recycled Herb Garden | DIY Botanical Print
Suffragette Rosette Badge | Washi Tape Binder Clip
Shades of North Carolina Wall Hanging
Pumpkin Book Art | Fence Picket Mummy
Cheeky "Poisoned" Glass | Autumn Wreath
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Double Craft December (Natural Twig Tree and Woodland Deer Ornament)
Activist Word Art | Ladder to the Moon
No-Sew Fabric Lantern | DIY African Print Bracelet
Fabulous Females Necklace | Curious Bunny Magnet How To
Bottle Cap Wind Chime | Poetry Spool
Literary Brooch | Paint Your Feelings
Grow Your Own Pizza Garden Kit | Scrap Yarn Bird
DIY Hummingbird Swing | TP Pumpkin
DIY Mini Hanging Shelf How-to | Winter Hoop Decoration
Cast Iron Melt and Pour Candle | ValPal Sock Gnome
Spring Lace Photo Display | Plastic Egg Airplant Jellyfish


Highlight NC

A series showcasing interesting people, places, and things all relating to our great state! Posts the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm on our Facebook page. Want access, but don't have Facebook? Contact Danielle at 828-764-9269 and ask for details!


Throwback Thursday from the NC Room

A series showcasing local history: people, places, and things! Photographs and information are from our North Carolina Room, and more information on the weekly post can be found by contacting them! Posts Thursdays at 9am on our Facebook page.

Tasty Tuesday

A weekly video series showcasing simple, and yummy, recipes. Videos Post Tuesdays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added here!

Recipes:

Clover Jelly | Broccoli
Strawberry Pie | Dalgona Coffee
Pico de Gallo | Vegetarian Fajitas
Banana Flower Snack | Southern Potato Salad
Easy No Bake Pie | Cajun Chicken
Tasty Summer Salad | Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Sesame Cucumber Salad | Sauteed Mushrooms
Bruschetta | Chicken Chimichangas
Korean Sesame Beef | Homemade Meatballs
Harvest Moon Soup | Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies
Southern Fried Potatoes | Acorn Squash
Witch's Brew Halloween Punch | Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken | Slow-Cooker Mississippi Roast
Garlic Parmesan Chicken | Christmas Fudge
Pecan Buttercrunch | Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Dirty Snowmen | German New Year's Pretzel | Tamales
Olibollen | Purple Sticky Rice | Jerk Chicken
Cornbread | Rice and Peas | Peach Cobbler
Winter Detox Smoothie | Chia Berry Smoothie
Wild Blueberry Chocolate Coconut Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
No Bake Lime Crunch Cheesecake | Dog Cupcake Recipes
Homemade Cat Treats | Doggone Delicious (Sweet) Dog Cupcakes
Chewey Cat Treats | Bantha Blue Butter Sandwich Cookies
Flower Ice Cubes | Cream Cheese and Chive Sandwiches
Lilac Scones | Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl
Enlighten Smoothie Bowl | Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
Healthy Green Smoothie Bowl | Pomegranate Green Smoothie Bowl
Fresh Mango Salsa | Homemade Popsicles
Egg Rolls | Gorditas
Cheese Straws | Oatmeal Raisin No-Bake Energy Balls
Frozen Greek Yogurt Fruit Bark| Healthy Pizza Quinoa Bites
Chocolate Nutella Cheesecake Mousse | Carne Asada
Sheet Pan Pineapple Shrimp Tacos | Tortilla Snack Strips
Easy Pumpkin Empanadas | Pumpkin Pie Spice
Allspice Streusel Muffins | Syrian Rice with Meat
Spiced Butternut Squash Soup | Grilled Adobo Chicken Thighs
Chicken Adobo Tacos | Chipotle Adobo Sauce
30 Minute Talapia | Arroz Con Pollo
Fried Bananas | Chocolate Anise Cookies
Lemon Anise Slush | South African Bobotie Spiced Risotto
Aruk | Lebanese Shish Taouk Tawook
Baharat Roasted Chickpea and Pear Salad
Arabic Spiced Rice with Chicken
Savory Spaghetti Sauce | Pantry Pesto with Dried Basil
Grilled Tomato and Three Cheese Sandwich | Tomato Basil Soup
Awaze Sauce | Ethiopian Meatballs
Spicy Popcorn | Doro Wat
Berbere Black Lentil Stew


Where's Maggie?

Maggie is taking a break! View previous hikes on Youtube


Picture Burke

A series showcasing the weekly Picture Burke Photograph that is printed in the News Herald. Picture Burke is a digital photograph preservation project of the NC Room of the Burke County Public Library. More information on the weekly post can be found by contacting the North Carolina Room. Posts Mondays at 7pm on our Facebook page.

Book and Author Programs

Bibliomaniacs at your library

Adult Summer Reading Program Registration begins May 16th. Stay tuned for more details - we have a Wonderland of fun planned!


Bibliomaniacs at your library

Bibliomaniacs is taking a break for the summer!

Book Discussion Group


Will be discussing:

Winter in Paradise Cover

Winter in Paradise
by Elin Hildebrand

Tuesday, May 17, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library

For more information, please call 828-783-9269.

Join us for our monthly book discussion group.
Pre-Registration is required.

Upcoming Books:

June - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

July - Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

August - Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

September - Midnight Library by Matt Haig

October - The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston

November - The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

December - The Survivors by Jane Harper

January 2023 - Choose your own book! Bring it with you and we will discuss.

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Mixed Media Mondays

May Project:
Spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Monday, May 23rd
MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required, and space is limited.

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab

Mixed Media combines several different mediums for an art project. All materials provided.

Class size is limited and requires pre-registration. Adults only.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.



Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework in the Morning


Friday, May 6th - 10am at the Valdese Public Library
Friday, May 13th - 10am at Little Guatemala
Friday, May 27 - 10am at CoMMA's Outdoor Seating Area (Bring your own lawn chair!)

Open to all ages and skill levels, Needlework in the Morning is a way to meet with fellow knitters, crocheters and anyone who enjoys needlework. Share ideas and hone skills! Just bring your own materials(yarn, needles/hook).
No registration necessary.
For more information, please call 828-764-9269.

Craft Exchange

Saturday, May 14th
2pm at VPL

Adults, bring your crafts or craft supplies you no longer need or have growntired of and exchange with others! Tools such as scissors, glue guns, etc. will be available to USE if you wish tocreate something on-site.
For adults only. No pre-registration required. Must bring items to exchangeto participate in event!


# Crafty Me
		Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).
		All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library  location to register for your kit!

Crafty Me is taking a break for the summer!

Most Recent Craft: Plastic Egg Airplant Jellyfish

Previous Crafts:

Mini Spool Vase with Book Page Flowers
House Curio Box | DIY Dry Erase Board
Recycled Herb Garden | DIY Botanical Print
Suffragette Rosette Badge | Washi Tape Binder Clip
Shades of North Carolina Wall Hanging
Pumpkin Book Art | Fence Picket Mummy
Cheeky "Poisoned" Glass | Autumn Wreath
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Double Craft December (Natural Twig Tree and Woodland Deer Ornament)
Activist Word Art | Ladder to the Moon
No-Sew Fabric Lantern | DIY African Print Bracelet
Fabulous Females Necklace | Curious Bunny Magnet How To
Bottle Cap Wind Chime | Poetry Spool
Literary Brooch | Paint Your Feelings
Grow Your Own Pizza Garden Kit | Scrap Yarn Bird
DIY Hummingbird Swing | TP Pumpkin
DIY Mini Hanging Shelf How-to | Winter Hoop Decoration
Cast Iron Melt and Pour Candle | ValPal Sock Gnome
Spring Lace Photo Display | Plastic Egg Airplant Jellyfish