Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Heritage
    Fair

  • August
    Outdoor Movie

  • Dirty
    Dancing

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

  • Train
    Tour

Upcoming Adult Programs

Beanstalk Journey

Saturday, August 26 - 10am

Follow the footsteps of Jack and the Beanstalk at Catawba Meadows. Traverse tree to tree by a series of sky bridges and 5 interconnected zips ending with a 520' mega zip!

$15.00 Fee per person. Register at MPL. Space is limited, restrictions apply.

Download the flyer.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, August 2 and
August, April 16
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, August 11 and
Friday, August 25
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


Live well at your library

Diabetes Prevention Program

Visit Our Diabetes Prevention Page for more information.

Dinner and a Movie

Dirty Dancing

Friday, August 11 - 6pm at Grace Ridge

Screening will be held in the Community Room at Grace Ridge. Movie and Dinner are Open to the Public. A full dinner will be available for $10 per person at Grace Ridge.


Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, August 28 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


Fall Foliage Train Tour

Friday, October 27th, departing at 2:00 pm - Saturday, October 28th, returning at approximately 6PM

$150.00 per person. Registration Required. Spaces are limited.

Price includes: Travel, One (1) Overnight Stay in a Double-Occupancy Room with a Complimentary Breakfast at the McKinley Edwards Inn, and One (1) Round-trip Ticket on a Diesel Engine Train from Bryson City to Fontana Lake. For more details, see the Train Tour Tab

Hometown Heritage and History Fair Saturday, August 19 MPL 1-4pm

Click on the Heritage Fair Tab for details.


August Outdoor Movie

Lego Batman Movie Poster

Tuesday, August 22 - 8:30pm at MPL

Join us on the front lawn of MPL at sunset (8:30pm) for a showing of the Lego Batman Movie! Open to all ages, free popcorn and drink provided. Bring your own chairs/blankets.


Canvas Painting Party

Sign up to join us...

Monday, August 7: 6pm at MPL

Spaces Limited. Call or stop by the library to pre-register today


Paint a Plate Tutorial

Tuesday, August 1
6pm at VPL

Saturday, August 12
10am at CBH

Join Me, You and Some Glue to Paint a Bisque Plate! Registration Required. Spaces Limited. Call or stop by the library to pre-register today



Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Rosie Project Book Cover

The Widow's War
by Sally Gunning

Tuesday, August 15, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library

Join us for our monthly book discussion groups.
Registration is not required, unless otherwise noted.


Wine About a Book

The Library will host "Wine About A Book" in the upstairs Gallery of the CoMMA. Stay tuned for the next scheduled date.
Wine from local wineries will be available and light refreshments will be served.
Come and mull over a book with a glass of wine and discuss your tome of choice.

This event is for ages 21 and older. Registration required. Event is free to participants.


Other book discussions will be held throughout the year, and will be announced on our website.

Do you have an idea for a book discussion? Let us know! Call 828-764-9260.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:

The Widow's War Book Cover

The Widow's War
by Sally Gunning

Tuesday, August 15, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library

Copies of the book are available to check out on a first come first served basis. For more information, please call VPL at 828-874-2421.

Upcoming Books:

September: Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
October: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
November: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
December: Where We Fall by Rochelle B. Weinstein

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, August 2 and
Wednesday, August 16
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, August 11 and
Friday, August 25
from 10am to Noon at MPL

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).

Light refreshments will be provided.
No registration necessary.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.
Download the Flyer


Canvas Painting Party

Sign up to join us...

Monday, August 7
6pm at MPL

Spaces Limited. Call or stop by the library to pre-register today


Paint a Plate Tutorial

Tuesday, August 1 - 6pm at VPL
Saturday, August 12 - 10am at CBH

Join Me, You and Some Glue to Paint a Bisque Plate! Registration Required. Spaces Limited. Call or stop by the library to pre-register today


Scrapbooking

Next Date TBD!
C.B. Hildebran Public Library

Join us for a morning of scrapbooking fun! All materials will be provided for creating beautiful pages for your scrapbook. Just bring your own photos, scrapbook, and creativity. Registration is necessary.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.



Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, August 28 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

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

Class size is limited.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.