Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Literary
    Ornaments

  • Flood
    of 1916

  • Author
    Showcase

  • Crafty
    Christmas

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Merry Crafty Christmas

Monday, December 12th, 6-8pm at VPL

SPOTLIGHT Guest Artist:
Glassmith Matt Sturgess

This workshop is FREE and open to all ages. No registration required. All materials will be provided


Live well at your library

Diabetes Prevention Program

Our program starts in January! For details, or to sign up, join us on Thursday, December 8th at 7pm at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church in Valdese for an information session.

Visit Our Diabetes Prevention Page for more information.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, December 7 and
Wednesday, December 21
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, December 2 and
Friday, December 16
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


Author Showcase

with local authors
Ellen Abernathy, Parker Broaddus, RLB Hartmann, and Patricia Looper

Saturday, December 10th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Morganton Public Library

Visit with local authors of children's and adult works. Books will be available for purchase.


Christmas at Biltmore

Enjoy a Day Trip to the Beautiful Biltmore Estate on Saturday, December 17th
$34.50 per person
Departure 8:00 am, Returning 6 pm

Registration Required

Download the Flyer for details



Sisters at Heart Book Discussion

Will be discussing

Miracles From Heaven Book Cover

Melody Carlson's Christmas Novellas: The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Joy Ride or The Christmas Shoppe

Saturday, December 17, at 10:30am at the Morganton Public Library
Brunch will be served.

Movies in the Morning

Captain America Civil War

November 29th 2016
10am at VPL

R | 2016 | 98 min

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.
Crime | Drama | Thriller

Movie open to Adults Only.


The Flood  of 1916

One hundred years later, the storm remains one of the worst ever experienced in the Tar Heel state. The North Carolina Office of Archives and History traveling exhibit So Great the Devastation: The 1916 Flood appears December 2-30 at the Morganton Public Library.

Opening Night
Monday, December 5
5:30-7:30 pm at MPL

Featuring the documentary film, Come Hell or High Water: Remembering the Great Flood of 1916


Literary Ornaments Showcase

Craft an ornament based on a book and show it off in the library! Ornaments due between November 28 and December 9. For details, see the "Literary Ornaments" tab.

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

Silver Star Readers | Sisters at Heart Book Discussion | Valdese Book Discussion Group


Sisters at Heart Book Discussion

Miracles From Heaven Book Cover

Melody Carlson's Christmas Novellas: The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Joy Ride or The Christmas Shoppe

Saturday, December 17, at 10:30am at the Morganton Public Library

Brunch will be served.

Start your holiday reading season with one or all of these Christmas novellas. Carlson will put you in the Christmas Spirit with joy, laughter, love and the true meaning of Christmas. We’ll share these stories along with our own special Christmas memories.

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


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:

Rescue Book Cover

Rescue
by Anita Shreve

Tuesday, November 22, 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:
December: No Book Club meeting this month.


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.

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, December 7 and
Wednesday, December 21
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, December 2 and
Friday, December 16
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


Mixed Media Mondays

Mixed Media Monday is taking a break in December. Join us at the Valdese Public Library on Monday, December 12th from 6-8pm for Merry Crafty Christmas. We'll be doing several Mixed Media projects. Merry Crafty Christmas is free and open to all ages. No registation is 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.