Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • Burke

  • Titanic

  • Guys
    Night Out

  • Overdrive

  • Sisters
    at Heart

  • Needlework in
    the Morning

  • Computer

Upcoming Adult Programs

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Book Sale

Collett Street Recreation Center
Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11

Members Only Sale (join at the door!):
Friday, April 10 from 5-7:30pm

Open to the Public:
Saturday, April 11 from 9am-1pm

$5 Bag Sale:
Saturday, April 11 from 1:30-3:00pm

Burke Weather presents Severe Weather Preparedness

Thursday, April 2: 6pm at VPL
Monday, April 6: 6pm at CBH

Programs open to Adults and Young Adults

Mixed Media Mondays

Upcycled Bottle Cap Crafts

Monday, March 30 - MPL6pm
Pre-Registration is Required

Needlework in the Morning

Knitting Picture

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, April 1 and
Wednesday, April 15
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, April 10 and
Friday, April 24
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab

OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!

Burke Arts Council and BCPLS present
	Cultural and Performing Arts Programming 	Celebrating 	National Poetry Month  	in Conjunction with the commemoration of teh 102nd Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic

Ghosts of the Abyss

Tuesday, April 14: 6pm at MPL

2003 | PG | 59 Mins | Documentary
James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the fated ship of dreams.

Movie open to all ages. Light refreshments provided.

Clip art of Titanic

A Titanic High Tea

Tea Cups

Wednesday, April 15: 4:30pm at MPL

Hosted by the Kitchen Connection of Morganton.
Pre-Registration is required. Open to Adults and Young Adults.

Clip art of Titanic


Monday, April 20: 5:30pm at MPL

1997 | PG-13 | 210 Mins | Drama | Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Movie open to Adults and Young Adults. Parental discretion advised. Light refreshments provided.

Clip art of Titanic

Voices from the Titanic
Discovering History Through a Poet's Eyes

performed by Allan Wolf

Allan Wolf

Saturday, April 25: 2pm at MPL

Reader's Theater, Book Sales and Signings. Open to all ages, no registration required. Program sponsored by Burke Arts Council and NC Arts Council.

Clip art of Titanic

See Titanic Programs Tab for more details.

Link to the List of New Books for this Month

Movies in the Morning

The Hundred Foot Journey

Tuesday, March 31
10am at VPL

2014 | PG | 122 Mins

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.
Drama | Comedy

Movie open to Adults Only.

Basic Computer Classes are back at VPL and CBH! Check out the Computer Classes Tab for dates and details. Sign ups begin soon! Spaces limited.

Want to learn more about our eBooks and Overdrive? Join us on Friday, April 17! 9:30am at MPL and 2pm at VPL. Registration is required beginning March 30, spaces limited.

Guys Night Out

L.P. Frans Stadium Tour, Crawdads team history, and Season Opener Game

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Meet at L.P. Frans Stadium at 5:00pm for the Tour. Game will begin at 7:00pm

This program is open to teens and adults only. Sign up for your spot at Morganton Public Library as space is limited. Transportation to and from the game and concessions are the responsibilities of each participant.

Sisters at Heart
Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn Book Cover

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn
by Lori Benton

Saturday, April 18, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.

Silver Star Readers

Will be reading

book cover for The Red Tent

The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant

Wednesday, April 22
2:00pm at Grace Ridge

Sisters at Heart Book Discussion Group

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn
by Lori Benton

Saturday, April 18, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn Book Cover

In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.

Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?

For more information, please contact Claudia at 764-9260 x9268