Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Haskell
    A Davis

  • Taste of
    Culture

  • Mixed Media
    Mondays

  • Burke Writers
    League

  • Needlework in
    the Morning

  • Computer
    Classes

Local Author

Haskell A Davis

Will present his book
The Unmarked Grave: A True Story of Romance, Love, Faith, Deceit and Tragedy
which is based on the Frankie Silver Story

The Unmarked Grave Book Cover

Monday, April 21, at 6:00pm
Morganton Public Library
Free and open to the public.


Needlework in the Morning

Knitting Picture

April 11 from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


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Check out our new eBooks and audiobooks available from the e-iNC digital library collection.


Link to the List of New Books for this Month

Movie Night For Adults

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips Movie Poster

2013 | PG-13 | 133 minutes
MPL — Tuesday, April 15, at 6:00pm

Bring your dinner and enjoy a movie! Drinks and dessert will be provided by the library.


Computer Classes are back at VPL!

Basic Computer Classes will begin on Friday, March 28 at VPL. See the Computer Class Tab for more information. Pre-Registration is required for all classes


Mixed Media Monday

Check out our newest craft program.
Monday, April 28 at 6pm, at MPL
Pre-Registration Required (Open to Adults Only)


7th annual Taste of Culture, Saturday, May 3, 1-3pm on the Front Lawn of the Morganton Public Library

For details and performers, see the Taste of Culture Tab!

Infant and Toddler Sign Language Workshop

Clip art of baby sign language

Are you interested in communicating with your child by using sign language? Join us at the library for an informational workshop on baby sign language! We will learn basic signs as well as information on how sign language can benefit your child and how he or she communicates! This course will be taught by Janita Hall, former teacher of the deaf and mother of a toddler.

Choose your location:
Morganton Public Library: Saturday, April 12th at 10am
Valdese Public Library: Saturday, April 26th at 10 am


No pre-registration required! Refreshments will be served!


Burke Writer's League

Fridays from 1-3pm at MPL

Open to all writers of: memoirs, short stories, novels, rhyming poetry, free verse poetry, biography, auto-biography, journals, book reviews, and newspaper/magazine articles.

No Pre-Registration Required.
See the Burke Writer's League Tab for details


Silver Star Readers
Book Discussion Group

Three Weeks With My Brother Book Cover

Will be discussing Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks on Wednesday, April 23 at Grace Ridge at 2pm


OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!

Needlework in the Morning

Knitting Picture

All skill levels welcome to join in and spend a pleasant morning with your fellow knitters, crocheters and anyone who enjoys needlework. Learn, share ideas, hone skills and have a good time. Just bring your favorite yarn and needles/hook. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note that the library is closed during this time, so if the door is locked, please knock!

April Meetings:
April 11 from 10:00am to Noon at MPL
April 25 from 10:00am to Noon at MPL

Computer Classes

This spring, we will be offering computer classes at the Valdese Public Library.Most of these classes require no computer experience.

Space is limited! Sign up at the library or call.

Space is limited to 5 patrons per section. See below for the schedule, and sign up at the front desk.

Computer Basics Classes at the Valdese Public Library



How Not to Be Afraid of Your Computer

A computer class designed for people with no computer experience. We will talk about the computer itself, then learn how to use the mouse and the keyboard. Bring your questions and fears with you, and leave with answers and new skills!

Friday, March 28 from 10-11:30am at VPL


Computer Basics

An introductory class, for beginners and those who want a refresher course! No previous experience required.

Friday, April 4 from 10-11:30am at VPL


Internet Basics 1

An introduction to the web, also known as the Internet. Basic mouse and keyboard skills suggested.

Friday, April 11 from 10-11am at VPL


Internet Basics 2

A follow up of the introductory class, Internet Basics 1; includes search engines and safety issues. Basic Mouse and keyboard skills and basic web skills suggested.

Friday, April 25 from 10-11am at VPL

Email Basics Classes at the Valdese Public Library

Registration for these classes begins April 11.


Email Basics 1

An introduction to web-based email programs and skills. Basic Mouse and keyboard skills and basic web skills suggested.

Friday, May 2 from 10-11am at VPL

Registration begins April 11


Email Basics 2

A follow up of the introductory class, Email Basics 1; includes attachments and using your contact list. Basic Mouse and keyboard skills and basic web skills suggested.

Friday, May 9 from 10-11am at VPL

Registration begins April 11

Microsoft Office Computer Classes at the Valdese Public Library

Registration for these classes begins in May.


Word 101

An introduction to Microsoft Word Basics, including formatting and copying/cutting and pasting. Basic mouse and keyboard skills suggested.

Friday, May 23 from 10-11am at VPL

Registration begins May 2


Word 102

This class will build on what we learned in Word 101. Learn how to do bulleted lists, insert pictures, and do other advanced tasks!

Friday, May 23 from 11am-Noon at VPL

Registration begins May 2


PowerPoint 101

An introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint, the basics of making a slides with text and images, and exploring slide designs.

Friday, May 30 from 10-11am at VPL

Registration begins May 2


PowerPoint 102

Learn how to customize templates, work with graphs, add transitions, and automatically time a slideshow! A basic knowledge of PowerPoint or attendance at PowerPoint 101 is required.

Friday, May 30 from 11am-Noon at VPL

Registration begins May 2


Excel 101

An introduction to Microsoft Excel; learn how to create, edit, and format a basic spreadsheet, including basic equations and sorting.

Friday, June 6 from 10-11am at VPL

Registration begins May 23


Excel 102

Learn how to work with advanced equations, add graphs, have a multi-sheet workbook, and set up conditional formatting. A basic knowledge of Excel or attendance at Excel 101 is required.

Friday, May 30 from 11am-Noon at VPL

Registration begins May 23