Adult Programs and Events

  • SRP
    2017

  • Details &
    Registration

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Theater
     

  • Film
     

  • Art
     

  • Cultural
     

  • Randell
    Jones

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Upcoming Adult Programs


Afternoon Tea

A rich and long standing tradition, afternoon tea evolved around the early nineteenth century. A re-creation of a traditional afternoon tea will be held and long-established menu items will be served with a collection of conventional teas that were customary for tea-takers.
Registration is required. Sign up at MPL.

Saturday, July 15th
4pm at MPL


Tea Time

"Low tea" will be served at the Morganton Public Library. Visit the library and have a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. No pre-registration required.

Saturday, July 22 - 1pm at MPL


Christmas Canvas Scrapbooking

Make a Christmas Canvas Scrapbook Page. Bring your own photos to make the canvas your own! All materials provided. Registration is required. Sign up at CBH and VPL.

Tuesday, July 25: 6PM at VPL

Download the flyer.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Sit down to a scrumptious dinner while being part of a Murder Mystery! The Perfect Crime will be committed and guests will help solve the crime. This interactive theatrical performance is sure to turn guests into a sleuth!

Tickets available at the CoMMA

Friday, July 28th at 6PM

Ticket cost: $20.00 per person. Includes meal and performance. Suitable for all ages. Tickets Available at CoMMA



Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, July 24 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.

Join the Burke County History Museum and the Burke County Public Library in welcoming

Randell Jones

From Time to Time in North Carolina

The historian and author will present a program on his new book, From Time to Time in North Carolina.

Thursday, July 20
6:30pm at MPL



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 19
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, July 14 and Friday, July 28
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.>

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Details and Registration

Summer Reading Program Details

Between June 5th and July 28th, read as many books from the adult or young adult fiction or non-fiction collections as possible, then fill out a book review card for each book read. Drop cards off at the circulation desk at any of the Burke County Public Library locations (Morganton, Valdese, or C.B. Hildebrand).
If you are a Grace Ridge resident, you may drop your cards off in the Grace Ridge Library.
You must have a Burke County Public Library card to enter.

On August 1st drawings will be conducted from among all completed book review cards. Prizes include e-readers, Mysterious prize basket, tickets to Biltmore Estate, and much more!

For more details, please Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

Why should kids have all the fun?

The Game is Afoot at Your library. Adult SRP 2017 REgistration Begins May 15
Download the SRP Flyer, get a sneak peak at all the action!

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Book Discussions

Books 'n Brew

Join in a lively discussion over a cup of hot tea, coffee, or cocoa. Talk will revolve around mysteries, so read up on your favorite writers and enjoy a good brew at VPL.

Tuesday, June 27 - 6pm at VPL

Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:

All The Missing Girls Book Cover

All The Missing Girls
by Megan Miranda

Tuesday, July 18, 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.

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Theater

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Sit down to a scrumptious dinner while being part of a Murder Mystery! The Perfect Crime will be committed and guests will help solve the crime. This interactive theatrical performance is sure to turn guests into a sleuth!

Tickets available at the CoMMA

Friday, July 28th at 6PM

Ticket cost: $20.00 per person. Includes meal and performance. Suitable for all ages. Tickets Available at CoMMA

Exit Strategy Challenge

Exit Strategy: can you solve the mystery

Visit the “Sleepy Haven Motel” and using clues, solving puzzles, you will find out just what happened in your “room.”

Pre-registration required. Sign up at MPL Cost of trip: $5.00 per person - travel is included

Saturday, July 8th 8:30AM - 12 Noon

Please arrive at the Morganton Public Library no later than 8:15 to depart for Charlotte. No Exceptions.

Download the Flyer.

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Film

Outdoor Movies

Enjoy an outdoor movie on the front lawn at MPL! No registration necessary. Popcorn and drinks provided. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy!

Pirates of the Caribbean Movie

Outdoor Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

2003 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, July 18 @ MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Free movie, popcorn, drinks; open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.

Movies in the Morning

Light refreshments provided. No registration necessary.



Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

PG-13 | 2011 | 129 min

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Tuesday, July 11
VPL at 10:00am

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Art

Themed Crafts


Fabric pillow making with Me, You, and Some Glue!

All materials provided. Registration is required. Sign up at CBH and VPL.

Thursday, July 6th - 6PM at VPL
Monday, July 10th - 6PM at CBH


Tea-for-One

Handpaint and glaze your very own teapot for one! Me, You, and Some Glue is bringing all materials for registrants to customize their very own teapot. Registration is required. Sign up at MPL.

Saturday, July 8th - 2PM at MPL



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 19
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, July 14 and Friday, July 28
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

Christmas Canvas Scrapbooking

Glenda Hollman will be giving step-by-step instructions to make a Christmas Canvas Scrapbook Page. Bring your own photos to make the canvas your own! Using scrapbooking materials and a little imagination, beautiful heirloom pieces will be created! All materials provided. Registration is required. Sign up at CBH and VPL.

Tuesday, July 25th - 6PM at VPL

Download the flyer.



Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, July 24 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.



Scrapbooking

Saturday, July 22 at 10:00am
C.B. Hildebrand 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 required. Sign up at CBH.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Cultural

Afternoon Tea

A rich and long standing tradition, afternoon tea evolved around the early nineteenth century. A re-creation of a traditional afternoon tea will be held and long-established menu items will be served with a collection of conventional teas that were customary for tea-takers.
Registration is required. Sign up at MPL.

Saturday, July 15th - 4pm at MPL

Tea Time

“Low tea” will be served at the Morganton Public Library. Visit the library and have a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. No pre-registration required.

Saturday, July 22 - 1pm at MPL

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

From Time To Time in North Carolina...

Join the Burke County History Museum and the Burke County Public Library in welcoming

Randell Jones

the historian and author will present a program on his new book, From Time to Time in North Carolina.

Thursday, July 20
6:30pm at MPL

From Time to Time in North Carolina