Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Outdoor
    Movie

  • Family History
    Month

  • Patricia
    Looper

  • Tapestry
    Concert

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs

Live well at your library

Diabetes Prevention Program

Learn more about how you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Join us for an information session

Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm
at Waldensian Presbyterian Church, Valdese (Pioneer Hall).


Visit Our Diabetes Prevention Page for more information.


Halloween Concert with

Tapestry

Headshots of Tapestry

Monday, October 31,
6:30-7:30pm at MPL

See the Tapestry Concert Tab for more details


Mixed Media Mondays

Embellished Mini Grapevine Wreaths

Monday, October 24 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, October 5 and
Wednesday, October 19
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, October 7 and
Friday, October 21
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


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October Outdoor Movie

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The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, October 8th
Morganton Public Library Front Lawn
Begins at Sunset (7pm)

All ages welcome/no registration necessary.
Free movie, drink and popcorn. Bring your own chair or blanket.

THE BIG CHEESE will be here offering burgers, hot dogs and snacks from 6:00pm –7:30pm. (Cost of food is the responsibility of patron.)


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College Readiness Workshop

Providing information on Financial Aid, College Applications and Career Exploration

Monday, October 17, 2016
6:00pm at the Morganton Public Library

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
6:00pm at the Valdese Public Library

Thursday, October 20, 2016
3:30pm at CB Hildebrand Library

Open to high school students, parents, and anyone seeking post-secondary education.
No registration necessary.


Local Author

Patricia Looper

Book Cover for Dear Friend

Saturday, October 22
3pm at MPL

Readings and Reception

For more details, see the "Patricia Looper" Tab.



Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

Daughter of Fortune Book Cover

Daughter of Fortune
by Isabelle Allende

Tuesday, October 18, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library



Sisters at Heart Book Discussion

Will be discussing

Angels Walking Book Cover

Angels Walking
by Karen Kingsbury

Saturday, October 15, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library
Light refreshments will be served.

Stand Up for Your Right to Read. Read a Banned Book

Banned Books Week
September 25 - October 1

Stop by your library to take a Banned Book Trivia Quiz, enter for Banned Book giveaways, and pick up locally designed bookmarks.


Banned Books Week
Books-n-Brew

Friday, September 30 - 10am at MPL

"Patron's Choice" - bring your favorite Banned Book and enjoy coffee and discussion!


October is Family History Month

Telling your Family's Story
With author and genealogist
Patricia Cooper Baker

Saturday, October 15
11:00 am at MPL

For more details, see the Family History Month tab


Also Join us for a Virtual Family History Fair on Saturday, Ocotber 15 from Noon-2pm at MPL.

These streaming presentations are presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina, and sponsored by the Friends of the Archives.

Noon: Online Research Tools from the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina.

1:00p.m. Genealogy and Local History Collections.

For more information, Download the Flyer


Movies in the Morning

Captain America Civil War

Tuesday, October 25
10am at VPL

PG-13 | 2016 | 147 min

Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Movie open to Adults Only.

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

Angels Walking Book Cover

Angels Walking
by Karen Kingsbury

Saturday, October 15, at 3:00pm at the Morganton Public Library

Light refreshments will be served.

From number 1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the first in a brand-new series about second chances—a dramatic story about a washed up baseball player, the love he left behind, and the miracles that might save them both.

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

Upcoming Books:
November 19: Miracles From Heaven Movie: 2pm
December 17: The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Joy Ride or The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:

Daughter of Fortune Book Cover

Daughter of Fortune
by Isabelle Allende

Tuesday, October 18, 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:
November 22nd, 2016: Rescue by Anita Shreve
December: No Book Club


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, October 5 and
Wednesday, October 19
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, October 7 and
Friday, October 21
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

Monday, October 24 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

October Project: Embellished Mini Grapevine Wreaths

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.