Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Healthy
    Eating

  • Cooking
    for Two

  • STEAM
    Class

  • Literary
    Ornaments

  • Old
    Salem

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

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, November 14 - 10am in the Kitchen at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

Tuesday, December 12 - 10am in the Kitchen at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library

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

Visit Our Diabetes Prevention Page for more information.


Holiday Cookie Decorating Class

Holiday Cookie Decorating Class

Saturday, November 11: 10am at MPL

Learn tricks and tips on how to decorate holiday cookies.

$5.00 for all your supplies.
Registration is required and spaces are limited. See Crafting and Art Programs tab for more details.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, October 4 and
Wednesday, October 18
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

MPL's Needlework group is taking a break in November, check back for December dates soon!

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


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.

Movie Night For Adults

Wonder Woman  Movie Poster

PG-13 | 2017 | 141 min
Morganton Public Library
Wednesday, November 8, at 6pm

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Action | Adventure | 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.


Mixed Media Mondays

Book Art Holiday Trees

Monday, November 27 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab

Healthy Eating: Holiday Edition

Monday, November 20 - 5-7pm at CBH.

This program is for adults and young adults.
Pre-Registration Required.
Cosponsored by Carolinas HealthCare Systems Blue Ridge. See Healthy Eating Tab for more details.


Lite Cooking for Two

Thursday, November 30 - 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.


STEAM Makerspace for Adults:
3D Printer Class

3D printer image with keychain overlay

Make a Name Keychain

Saturday, November 18th:
10am-Noon at CBH

Program is co-sponsored by the Burke County Public Schools STEAM Academy.
This program is for middle and high school students only. Pre-registration is required. See STEAM Class Tab for details.



Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

Mr. Mercedes Book Cover

Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King

Tuesday, November 21, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library


Wine About a Book

November 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the upstairs Gallery of the CoMMA.

This event is for ages 21 and older. No registration required. For details, see the Book Discussion Tab.

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

Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King

Tuesday, November 21, 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: Where We Fall by Rochelle B. Weinstein

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, October 4 and
Wednesday, October 18
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

MPL's Needlework group is taking a break in November, check back for December dates soon!

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


Holiday Cookie Decorating Class

Holiday Cookie Decorating Class

Saturday, November 11: 10am at MPL

Learn tricks and tips on how to decorate holiday cookies. Johanna Stanfield, pastry chef and owner of Sweet Tooth, will help you discover your inner master cookie decorator.

$5.00 for all your supplies ~ and you get to take them home!
Registration is required and spaces are limited. Call 828-764-9260 to register.


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

Monday, November 27 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

November Project: Book Art Holiday Trees

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.