Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Winter
    Reading Program

  • Cooking
    for Two

  • Literary
    Ornaments

  • Old
    Salem

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Literary Ornaments

Craft an ornament based on a book and show it off in the library!

Bring in your homemade ornament to any site of the Burke County Public Library between December 4th and 8th and be entered to win a gift card! For details, see the Literary Ornaments Tab.


Live well at your library

Diabetes Prevention Program

2018 groups are schedule to begin in January (morning class in Hildebran), May (evening class in Morganton), and September (late afternoon class in Valdese). Times and days are subject to change, and groups must have at least 5 people to begin.

Information Sessions:

Tuesday, January 9 - 10am in the Kitchen at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Visit Our Diabetes Prevention Page for more information.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, December 6 and
Wednesday, December 20
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, December 8 and
Friday, December 22
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab

Movie Night For Adults

It's a Wonderful Life  Movie Poster

PG | 1947 | 130 min
Morganton Public Library
Wednesday, December 13, at 6pm

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Drama | Family | Fantasy


 Holidays at Old Salem

Friday, December 29th through Saturday, December 30th
$140 per person, spaces limited

Fees must be pre-paid at time of registration. Fee includes: Travel, One night stay at the Brookstown Inn which offers an evening Wine and Cheese Reception, Cookies and Milk at bedtime, and a Hot Southern Breakfast; One Adult All-In-One Pass to Old Salem Museums and Gardens; A Surprise Welcome Gift; and One Full Noon Tea at the Flour Box Tea Room.
For more details, see the Old Salem Tab.

Christmas Tea

Monday, December 18
6pm at CoMMA

Pre-registration Required.


Lite Cooking for Two

Thursday, December 22 - 2pm at the East Burke Senior Center.

Healthy Eating is hard and preparing meals for two is even harder. Join us for a demonstration! See the Cooking for Two Tab for details.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

Mr. Mercedes Book Cover

Where We Fall
by Rochelle B. Weinstein

Tuesday, December 19, 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

On November 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm, the Library will host "Wine About A Book" in the upstairs Gallery of the CoMMA.
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. No 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:

Mr. Mercedes Book Cover

Where We Fall
by Rochelle B. Weinstein

Tuesday, December 19, 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:

January - The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan
February - The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb
March - Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
April - Two Good Dogs by Susan Wilson
May - The Potlikker Papers by John Edge

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, December 6 and
Wednesday, December 20
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, December 8 and
Friday, December 22
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


Calligraphy

Wednesday, December 6 - 6pm at MPL

Pre-registration Required.

Tulle Christmas Wreath

Saturday, December 9
2pm at Me, You, and Some Glue

Pre-registration Required. $5 fee for program.


Wrapped Tagged and Tied

Saturday, December 9
10am at CBH

Bring Your Own Gifts! Empty Boxes will be available for practice.



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

Join us for Merry Craft Christmas at VPL on Monday, December 11th at 6pm.

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.