Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Bumble
    Tree

  • Family Holiday
    Programs

  • Savory
    Spice Club

  • Book and
    Author Programs

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Adult December Calendar

Click on the image to download the December Program Calendar for adults.


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								CChhrriissttmaass
								Join the Valdese Public Library for a
								evening of holiday crafting for
								all ages. We will also welcome
								a live band for
								holiday music!
								FOR MORE INFO, CALL
								828-874-2421 OR VISIT
								WWW.BCPLS.ORG
								NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
								A HOLIDAY CRAFT
								EVENT FOR THE
								WHOLE FAMILY
								Tuesday,
								December 13th
								5pm - 7pm

Download the Merry Crafty Christmas Flyer




Savory Spice Club

Sign up to pick-up a new spice and recipes to keep the first Tuesday of each month. You can also sign up to attend a cooking class the following Thursday to create a dish using the same spice.
Pre-registration required, space limited. Sign ups for take-home and in-person class are separate. Adults only. Class will be held at the Valdese Public Library, while pick-up of spice will be at preferred library location.

December Spice Club
Spice pick-up available
Tuesday, December 5th

Cooking Class Thursday, December 8th
5:30pm at the Valdese Public Library


Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework in the Morning


Friday, December 2nd - 10am at the Valdese Public Library
Friday, December 9th - 10am at Little Guatemala
Friday, December 16th - 10am at the Morganton Public Library

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, experience and hone skills! Bring your own materials.

No registration necessary.
For more information, please call 828-764-9269


Bibliomaniacs at your library

A FREE Monthly subscription for adult book lovers! Limited supply, one per patron per month (each month is different!). More information on the Bibliomanics Tab or call 828-764-9260.


overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

M i n g l e
							This event is free
							for all ages.
							Monday,
							December 12
							S.Claus
							Music by:
							east burke
							high school
							chamber
							singers
							5:30 - 7:30pm
							Come celebrate the season with us!
							@ CB Hildebrand Public Library
							J i n g l e
							Kids, bring your letters for Santa
							or write one while you're here.
							His mailbox will be close by!
							Take pictures with Santa. Enjoy
							crafts, games, and sweet treats
							with Mrs. Claus while supplies last.

Download the Jingle Mingle Flyer




Valdese Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, December 20, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library

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

We will be discussing:

The Survivors Cover

The Survivors
by Jane Harper


Newest Arrivals to our Library

Check out our newest arrivals by category. Click on the book cover to go straight to the catalog, where you can place yourself on hold for the book. All you need is your library card and password! For more new books, and the New and Upcoming Book List, visit our New Books Page.

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  Project Bumble Tree

Once again, we are partnering with the community for Project Bumble Tree, to benefit the residents of health and rehabilitation centers across Burke County. Drop-off dates are from November 14th - December 17th at any of our library locations.
For more information, see the Bumble Tree Tab - or stop by your library. Download the Suggested Item List


  Wednesday, December 28
						3pm
						Morganton Public Library
						*Must
						pre-register!
						*Adults only
						Join us as we create confetti
						crackers to ring in the New Year!
						All supplies provided.
						DIY New Year’s
						Confetti Crackers
							
					 

Download the December Pop-up Craft Flyer




Shepherd Shakespeare Presents...
					'Twas the Night Before Christmas
					Morganton Public Library
					Kistler Wing
					Wednesday, December 14th
					6:00 pm
					Author Clement Clarke Moore has writer’s block as he tries to
					pen a poem about the wonder of Christmas Eve. Frustratingly
					funny trials and errors lead him to acting out his ideas. With the
					help of puppets, found objects, and friends from the audience,
					watch the magic of this cherished classic unfold.
					Open to all
					ages!
					No pre-registration is required.

Download the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Flyer


Movie @
							Marquee
							Join us to watch
							“A Christmas Story”
							on the big screen!
							We will meet at Marquee Cinemas at 5pm
							(101 S. Green Street).
							Monday, December 19
							Movie will start at 5:30pm
							(PG 1983) 1hr. 34 min.
							Snacks not provided, but can
							be purchased from the
							concession stand!
							Limited
							spaces
							available.
							All ages.
							As our gift to you there will be no charge to
							attend, however, pre-registration is required.

Download the Movie at the Marquee Flyer


  
								The Oxymorons:
								A New Adult BOOK CLUB
								Wednesday, December 28th 6pm at
								Morganton Public Library

								THIS MONTH'S PICK: 
								Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon
								Coffee & snacks provided!
							
								Featuring top trending titles for
								the almost to mostly adult readers.
								This program is open to adults and teens ages 15 and up.
								No pre-registration is required to attend, copies of the
								book are available for $5 at the Morganton Public Library.
								FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT LIZZIE OR DANIELLE AT 828-764-9260.
					 

Download the Oxymorons Book Club Flyer


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.


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

  
								The Oxymorons:
								A New Adult BOOK CLUB
								Wednesday, December 28th 6pm at
								Morganton Public Library
								Morganton Public Library

								THIS MONTH'S PICK: 
								Delirium by Lauren Oliver
								Coffee & snacks provided!
							
								Featuring top trending titles for
								the almost to mostly adult readers.
								This program is open to adults and teens ages 15 and up.
								No pre-registration is required to attend, copies of the
								book are available for $5 at the Morganton Public Library.
								FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT LIZZIE OR DANIELLE AT 828-764-9260.
					 

Download the Oxymorons Book Club Flyer


Bibliomaniacs at your library

A FREE Monthly subscription for adult book lovers! Limited supply, one per patron per month (each month is different!). Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to sign up, contact Danielle at 828-764-9269.

Bibliomaniacs
						@ your library
						-A FREE Monthly subscription
						for adult book lovers!
						-A different theme each month
						Includes:
						Library book & fun items
						relating to theme
						*Limited supply, first come/first served
						*One per patron per month
						*Adults only
						Call any Burke County Public Library
						location to reserve yours.
						Begins June 1, 2020!
						Call 828-764-9260 for more information
						or visit www.bcpls.org
Click to download the Bibliomaniacs Flyer!

Plothounds Book Discussion Group


Will be discussing:

The Survivors Cover

The Survivors
by Jane Harper

Tuesday, December 20, 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:

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

2023 Book List coming soon!

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.

  Wednesday, December 28
						3pm
						Morganton Public Library
						*Must
						pre-register!
						*Adults only
						Join us as we create confetti
						crackers to ring in the New Year!
						All supplies provided.
						DIY New Year’s
						Confetti Crackers
							
					 

Download the December Pop-up Craft Flyer



Mixed Media Mondays

Mixed Media Monday is taking a break for December!

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, December 2nd - 10am at the Valdese Public Library
Friday, December 9th - 10am at Little Guatemala
Friday, December 16th - 10am at the Morganton Public Library

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, experience and hone skills! Bring your own materials.

No registration necessary.
For more information, please call 828-764-9269