Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Hobbit
    Week

  • Ancestry.com
    Classes

  • Valdese Book
    Discussion Group

  • Sisters
    at Heart

  • Needlework in
    the Morning

Upcoming Adult Programs

Explore your family tree with Ancestry.com Library Edition

Learn the basics at one of our beginner classes.

Morganton Public Library
Friday, September 4 10:30-11:30 am
Friday, September 22 10:30-11:30 am

Valdese Public Library
Friday, September 18 10:30-11:30 am

Free and open to adults and teens. Pre-Registration is required. For more information, see the Ancestry.com Classes Tab. Sponsored by the Friends of the Burke County Public Library and the NC Room.


Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, August 31 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required


Scrapbooking

clip art of scrapbooking

Monday, September 14
6-8pm at CBH

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at CBH. All materials except for photos and photo albums are provided. You may bring additional decorations or embellishments to use or share with the group if you wish.


Needlework in the Morning

Knitting Picture

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, September 2 and
Wednesday, September 16
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, September 11 and
Friday, September 25
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!

New!

Book Discussion Group at Valdese

Will be discussing

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Book Cover

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs

Tuesday, September 15, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library


Sisters at Heart
Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

In the Field of Grace Book Cover

In the Field of Grace
by Tessa Afshar

Saturday, September 19, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.


Silver Star Readers

Wednesday, September 23
2:00pm at Grace Ridge


Link to the List of New Books for this Month

Hobbit Week at Your Library

Restock Bilbo's Pantry!

Food Drive
September 1-30

Bring in non-perishable food items to donate to your community! Fill out a slip with each donation for a chance to win a Hobbit Prize Basket. May only enter the drawing once per day.

Middle Earth Calligraphy

Monday, September 21, at 6pm at MPL

Calligraphist, Elizabeth Simmonds, will demonstrate and teach participants how to design a framed personal project using the visual art of letter design—Calligraphy. All supplies will be provided.
Pre-registration required.

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

Adult and Young Adult Movie Night
Tuesday, September 22, At 5:30pm at MPL

PG-13 | 2014 | 144 minutes
Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Costumes welcome! No weapons allowed.

Hobbit Leather Craft

Thursday, September 24, at 6pm at VPL

Leathersmith, John Atkins will demonstrate the craft of leather working. Each participant will have the opportunity to craft a leather book mark. Supplies will available on a first come first served basis. No registration necessary.

The Hobbit Second Breakfast

Saturday, September 26, at 9am sharp at the Morganton Community House

All Ages Welcome. Pre-Registration Required. No Large Groups, please.


Movies in the Morning

Age of Adaline

Tuesday, September 29
10am at VPL

PG-13 | 2015 | 112 min

A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.
Drama | Romance

Movie open to Adults Only.

Valdese Book Discussion Group

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs

Tuesday, September 15, 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.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Book Cover


Sisters at Heart Book Discussion Group

In the Field of Grace
by Tessa Afshar

Saturday, September 19, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.

In the Field of Grace Book Cover

Destitute, grief-stricken, and unwanted by the people of God, Ruth arrives in Israel with nothing to recommend her but Naomi's, love. Her loftiest hope is to provide enough food to save Naomi and herself from starvation.

But God has other plans for her life. While everyone considers Ruth an outcast, she is astounded to find one of the most honored men of Judah showing her favor. Long since a widower and determined to stay that way, Boaz is irresistibly drawn to the foreign woman with the haunted eyes. He tells himself he is only being kind to his Cousin Naomi's chosen daughter when he goes out of his way to protect her from harm, but his heart knows better.

Based on the biblical account of Ruth, In the Field of Grace is the story of a love that ultimately changes the course of Israel's destiny and the future of the whole world.

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


September Meetings:
VPL: Wednesday, September 2 and Wednesday, September 16 from 10am to Noon
MPL: Friday, September 11 and Friday, September 25 from 10am to Noon

 Needlework in the Morning
			Morganton Public Library													
	2nd and 4th Fridays of every month*										

Valdese Public Library
1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month*

10am-12pm at both locations
*Schedule subject to change.  Please check the library calendar for meeting dates.
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 or visit our website:  bcpls.org

*Knitting and Crochet lessons available at VPL!  Please call 828-874-2421 or stop by     Valdese Public Library to sign up.

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