Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Programs

  • Frankenstein
    Friday

  • Online
    Programs

  • Book and
    Author Programs

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Due to current COVID-19 metrics in Burke County, the Burke County Public Library is postponing plans to return to a full schedule of in-person programming for all age groups. Most programs will be moved to online participation.

All locations of the Burke County Public Library will continue to operate on a regular schedule.

September 11, 2001
The Day That Changed the World

Program Advertisement for the September 11th poster exhibition

A twenty year anniversary poster exhibition, from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, on display to view at your discretion at the Morganton Public Library. Beginning September 11th and running through end of month. Masks encouraged, social distancing required.


Frankenstein Friday

Using items you have at home, create a Frankenstein inspired creature. Enter your creation by 5pm on October 22 and have it posted on our Facebook Page on October 29th! Open to all ages. More details on the Frankenstein Friday tab.


Where's Maggie?

A weekly video series showcasing local hikes and walks! Videos Post Sundays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added


Mixed Media Mondays

September Project:
Autumn Raffia Witch Decoration

To-Go kits ready for pick up on Monday, September 27
Pre-Registration is Required.

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework at CoMMA!

Friday, September 24

Friday, October 8
Friday, October 22
at 10am outside at CoMMA (in Morganton). Bring a 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!

MeanGirlsDay

Mean Girls Day is Sunday, October 3rd!

Register to pick up a fun craft kit to go along with the famous movie line, "On Wednesdays we wear pink!"
Wear your craft on the 3rd to celebrate and on Wednesdays the rest of the month!

Limited availability. Craft pick up Friday, October 1st. Adults only. Call 828-764-9269 for more information, or to register.


M and Ms Day

Celebrate National M & M's Day with a treat for everyone who visits Burke County Public Library Wednesday, October 13!

Call 828-764-9269 for more information.


Savory Spice Club

A new monthly program! Pick-Up a new spice and recipes to keep the first Tuesday of each month, then attend a cooking class the following Thursday to create a dish using the same spice.
Pre-registration required, space limited. Adults only. Must have picked-up spice to attend class. Class will be held at the Valdese Public Library, while pick-up of spice will be at preferred library location.

NOTE: due to COVID-19 restrictions, October's spice recipe program will be a posted online-video.

October Spice Club:
Spice pick-up available Tuesday, October 5th

Recipe Video will post on Thursday, October 7th, at 1pm on our Facebook page (and this website).


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Fall Astronomy Day

Saturday, October 9th

Adults can register to pick up a take home bag with a fun way to celebrate!

Limited supplies. Adults only. Bag pick up October 9. Must pre-register. Call 828-764-9269 for more information, or to register.


# Crafty Me

Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).

Kits will be available for pick up on Monday, September 13, and a how-to video will be posted that Friday on Facebook and on the Arts and Crafting Tab. All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library location to register for your kit!

October Kit Pick ups Available:
Monday, October 11


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be having book discussion in person and via ZOOM

Tuesday, October 19, at 10:00am
on Zoom

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

We will be discussing:

In Caste Cover

Caste: The Lies the Divide Us
by Isabel Wilkerson


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!


Highlight NC

A series showcasing interesting people, places, and things all relating to our great state! Video 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!


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!

Using items you have at home, create a
						Frankenstein inspired creature. Snap a
						picture & send it to
						danielle.townsend@burkenc.org
						by 5pm October 22
						Pictures will be posted to our Facebook
						on the 29th!
						Let’s get creative!
						Frankenstein Friday
						Family friendly please
						Open to all ages!
						*Call 828-764-9269 for more information.

Online Programs

Savory Spice Club

A new monthly program! Pick-Up a new spice and recipes to keep the first Tuesday of each month, then attend a cooking class the following Thursday to create a dish using the same spice.
Pre-registration required, space limited. Adults only. Must have picked-up spice to attend class. Class will be held at the Valdese Public Library, while pick-up of spice will be at preferred library location.

NOTE: due to COVID-19 restrictions, October's spice recipe program will be a posted online-video.

October Spice Club:
Spice pick-up available Tuesday, October 5th

Recipe Video will post on Thursday, October 7th, at 1pm on our Facebook page (and this website).

September Recipe:


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!

This Week's Recipe: Tortilla Snack Strips

Previous 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


# Crafty Me
		Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).
		Kits will be available for pick up on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (see dates below). All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library  location to register for your kit!

Kit Pick ups Available:
Monday, October 11

Most Recent Craft: DIY Hummingbird Swing

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

Where's Maggie?

A weekly video series showcasing local hikes and walks! Videos Post Sundays at 7pm on our Facebook page, and are later added here!

Most Recent Hike: Upper Creek Falls

Previous Hikes:

Holly Discovery Trail at Lake James State Park
Tom's Creek Falls
Paddy's Creek Trail at Lake James State Park
Catawba Falls
Green Way Trail at Valdese Lakeside Park
Fox Den Loop Trail at Lake James State Park
Trail at Biltmore Estate
High Shoals Fall Trail at South Mountain State Park
Mill's Creek Trail
Jackson County Greenway
Baker's Mountain Park
Broyhill Walking Park
Red Rock Canyon (Mojave Desert, Las Vegas, Nevada)
Hawksbill Trail
Riverbend Park
WPCC Trails
Valdese Lakeside Park 2
Corpening Memorial YMCA Greenway
Biltmore 2.0
Peavine Rail Trail
Rough Ridge
Hickory City Park
Jacob Fork Woodland Trail
4026/Point Lookout
Lenoir Greenway
Hibriten Mountain
Fonta Flora County Park
Overmountain Victory Trail
Catawba River Greenway
Linville Falls-Erwins View Trail
Greenlee Park
Crossnore Creekwalk
Sandy Cliff Overlook
Talking Trees Trail
Old Sleepy Hollow Trail
Upper Creek Falls


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.


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

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!

Book Discussion Group


Will be discussing:

In Caste Cover

Caste: The Lies the Divide Us
by Isabel Wilkerson

Tuesday, September 21, at 10:00am
on Zoom

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

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

Upcoming Books:

November - Night Road by Kristin Hannah
December - Sold on Monday by Kristina McMorris

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Mixed Media Mondays

September Project:
Autumn Raffia Witch Decoration

To-Go kits ready for pick up on Monday, September 27
Pre-Registration is Required.

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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Mixed Media Monday will be available as a take-home kit this month. Kits are limited and require pre-registration.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.



Needlework in the Mornings

Needlework at CoMMA

Friday, September 24

Friday, October 8
Friday, October 22


at 10am outside at CoMMA (in Morganton). Bring a 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.

# Crafty Me
		Curated Crafting Kits to make at home (for adults only).
		Kits will be available for pick up on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (see dates below). All supplies included, but limited kits available. Call any Burke County Public Library  location to register for your kit!

Kit Pick ups Available:
Monday, October 11

Most Recent Craft: DIY Hummingbird Swing

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