Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Computers
    at VPL

  • Details &
    Registration

  • Stadium
    Tours

  • Writing &
    Research

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Science
     

  • Film
     

  • Art
     

  • Fitness &
    Wellbeing

Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Upcoming Adult Programs

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Catawba Science Center, Aquarium and Millholland Planetarium

Thursday, June 23
9:15am-5:00pm

Join us for a day at the Catawba Science Center in Hickory. Tickets and transportation will be provided. We will take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Participants are responsible for their own meals.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at MPL. Limited to 12 participants.


The Martian

Book Discussion
The Martian by Andy Weir

Monday, June 27: 6:00pm at CBH
Tuesday, June 14: 10:00am at VPL
Monday, July 21: 6:00pm at MPL

Books will be available for check out at all three libraries. Books are available first come first served. No registration necessary for book discussions. Light refreshments will be provided.


Needlework in the Morning

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Join us for Needlework in the Morning at MPL or VPL! Just bring your own yarn, needles, or hook. No registration necessary. Light refreshments provided.

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wed., July 6 & Wed., July 20
from 10:00am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Fri., June 10 & Fri., June 24
from 10:00am to Noon at MPL


Coloring for Grownups

Thursday, July 7 from 1-5pm
Valdese Public Library

Color your way to calm with an afternoon of relaxing creativity. For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab

Writers Workshop With
Kelly Starling Lyons

headshot of Kelly Starling Lyons

Saturday, July 9
1:00pm-3:00pm at MPL

Join noted childrens author Kelly Starling Lyons as she takes us through her writing process and gives you helpful hints on becoming a successful author. Registration required. Lunch will be provided.


Hickory Crawdads Tour and Game

picture of Crawdads Stadium

Wednesday, July 13, starting at 11:15am

Exercise your mind and join us for a tour of LP Frans Stadium and take in an afternoon baseball game as the Crawdads take on the Lakewood Blue Claws! Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.


Bank of America Stadium Tour

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Saturday, July 23, 9:15am-5:15pm

Join us for a tour of Bank of America Stadium as we exercise our minda and learn the inner workings of an NFL team. Pre-registration is required, and this program is limited to 12 participants. Your tour ticket and transportation to Charlotte will be provided.Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.

Calligraphy

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Calligraphy for Adults Part 1
Tuesday, July 13
5:30pm-7:30pm at MPL

Learn the basics in this first of two classes on Calligraphy. Materials provided.
Pre-registration is required. Sign up at MPL, spaces limited.

Calligraphy for Adults Part 2
Tuesday, July 20
5:30pm-7:30pm at MPL

Take your skills a step further! Materials provided.
Pre-registration is required. Sign up at MPL, spaces limited.


Outdoor Movies:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Force Awakens

Tuesday, July 19
MPL at 8:30pm (Sunset)

PG-13 | 2015 | 136 min
Enjoy an outdoor movie on the front lawn at MPL! No registration necessary. Popcorn and drinks provided! Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy! Open to adults and teens.


Movies in the Morning:
The Martian

Martian

Tuesday, June 28
VPL at 10:00am

PG-13| 2015 | 141 min
Light refreshments provided. No registration necessary.

Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Details and Registration

Summer Reading Program Details

Between June 1 and July 31, read as many books from the adult or young adult fiction or non-fiction collections as possible, then fill out a book review card for each book read. Drop off your cards at the circulation desk at any of the Burke County Public Library locations (Morganton, Valdese, or C.B. Hildebrand).
If you are a Grace Ridge resident, you may drop your cards off in the Grace Ridge Library.
You must have a Burke County Public Library card to enter.

On August 10, system-wide random drawings will be conducted from among all completed book review cards. Prizes include tablets, e-readers and much more! Try something new, whether it’s an activity or a book ,and exercise your mind at the library!

For more details, please download the Adult SRP 2016 Poster

Why should kids have all the fun?

Registration Begins on Monday, May 16!

Back by popular demand, paper registration! Come by the library to sign up for Summer Reading Program beginning May 16. Paper book review cards will be available at all libraries, and should be turned in for each book read.

Download the Adult SRP 2016 Poster

Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Stadium Tours

Bank of America Stadium Tour

picture of Bank of America Stadium

Saturday, July 23, 9:15am-5:15pm

Join us for a tour of Bank of America Stadium as we exercise our minda and learn the inner workings of an NFL team. Pre-registration is required, and this program is limited to 12 participants. Your tour ticket and transportation to Charlotte will be provided.

Meet at the Morganton Public Library at 9:00am Transportation from the library to Charlotte will be provided. Water will be provided and participants may bring a bagged lunch if they wish. We will be on site until approximately 2:00pm.

Hickory Crawdads Tour and Game

picture of Crawdads Stadium

Wednesday, July 13, starting at 11:15am

Exercise your mind and join us for a tour of LP Frans Stadium and take in an afternoon baseball game as the Crawdads take on the Lakewood Blue Claws! Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Meet library staff at LP Frans Stadium to claim your ticket the day of the game. Transportation to Hickory nor lunch will not be provided at this event.

Game is at LP Frans Stadium. Program participants will need to provide their own transportation to Hickory. This event is limited to 20 participants.

Download the Adult SRP 2016 Poster

Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Writing and Research

Writers Workshop With Kelly Starling Lyons

headshot of Kelly Starling Lyons

Saturday, July 9, at 1:00pm-3:00pm at MPL

Registration Required. Join noted childrens author Kelly Starling Lyons as she takes us through her writing process and gives you helpful hints on becoming a successful author. Please bring a notebook/pad and pencil/pen. Lunch will be provided. Please note at the time of registration if you have any food allergies.

Finding Your Family Roots with Hugh Barnes

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Thursday, July 28, at 6:15pm-8:15pm at MPL

Have you ever wondered where your family came from? Join us in Morganton as Hugh Barnes discusses finding your family roots.

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Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Book Discussions

The Martian

The Martian
by Andy Weir

Monday, June 27: 6:00pm at CBH

Tuesday, June 14: 10:00am at VPL

Monday, July 21: 6:00pm at MPL

Books will be available for check out at all three libraries. Books are available first come first served. No registration necessary for book discussions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Silver Star Readers

Wednesday, June 29
2:00pm at Grace Ridge

Wednesday, July 27
2:00pm at Grace Ridge


Sisters at Heart Title

Sisters at Heart is taking a break this summer. Our next meeting will be on Saturday, August 20, at 3pm at MPL. Stay tuned for details!

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Exercise Your Mind, Read!

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Catawba Science Center, Aquarium and Millholland Planetarium
Thursday, June 23, 9:15am-5:00pm

Is science your thing? Join us for a day at the Catawba Science Center in Hickory. Tickets and transportation will be provided. We will take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Participants are responsible for their own meals.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at MPL. Limited to 12 participants.

Please arrive at Morganton Public Library no later than 9:15am to depart for Hickory. No exceptions. We will arrive at the Catawba Science Center at 10am for a self guided tour including the Aquarium and the Millholland Planetarium.

Download the Adult SRP 2016 Poster

Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Film

Outdoor Movies

Enjoy two outdoor movies on the front lawn at MPL! No registration necessary. Popcorn and drinks provided. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy!

Jurassic World

Jurassic World

PG-13 | 2015 | 124 mins

A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Tuesday, June 21
MPL at 8:30pm (Sunset)

Open to adults and teens.




Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PG-13 | 2015 | 136 min

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

Tuesday, July 19
MPL at 8:30pm (Sunset)

Open to all ages. Parental discretion advised.

Movies in the Morning

Light refreshments provided. No registration necessary.

Wizard of Oz

The Martian

PG-13| 2015 | 141 min

After a massive storm forces his crew to leave the planet, an astronaut, Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon), is marooned on Mars, and presumed dead. Figuring that it would be at least four years until someone can rescue him, he sets out, through often ingenious means, to survive.

Tuesday, June 28
VPL at 10:00am




Water for Elephants

A Beautiful Mind

PG-13 | 2001 | 136 min

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Tuesday, July 26
VPL at 10:00am

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Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Art

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Canvas Crafting

Monday, June 20
6:00pm-8:00pm at CBH

Join us for an evening of canvas crafting and fun at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library. This program is limited to 14 Participants.


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Calligraphy for Adults Part 1

Tuesday, July 13
5:30pm-7:30pm at MPL

Calligraphy for Adults Part 2

Tuesday, July 20
5:30pm-7:30pm at MPL

Pre-registration is required for both classes. Take one class or both! All materials for this program are provided at the library!

Needlework in the Morning

clip art of basket of yarn, needles

Join us for Needlework in the Morning at MPL or VPL! Just bring your own yarn, needles, or hook. No registration necessary. Light refreshments provided.

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, June 1
Wednesday, June 15
Wednesday, July 6
Wednesday, July 20
from 10:00am to Noon at VPL


Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, June 10
Friday, June 24
Friday, July 8
Friday, July 22
from 10:00am to Noon at MPL

Quilling

Beginning Quilling

Saturday, June 18
10:00am-2:30pm at MPL

Advanced Quilling

Saturday, June 25
10:00am-2:30pm at MPL

Join us for a two part workshop on the craft of Quilling. Registration for this event is required.


Coloring for Grownups

Thursday, June 2 from 1-5pm
Thursday, July 7

Valdese Public Library

Color your way to calm with an afternoon of relaxing creativity. For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab

Download the Adult SRP 2016 Poster

Exercise Your Mind, Read!

Fitness and Wellbeing

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Kripalu Yoga with Annaliese Koltermann
at Breathe Yoga and Wellness

Join us for one to three sessions of Kripalu Yoga with Instructor Annaliese Koltermann at Breathe Yoga and Wellness in Morganton. This class is suitable for beginners and for those who are familiar with yoga. Limited to 10 participants.

Kripalu Yoga — Monday, July 11, at 6:45pm
Kripalu Yoga — Monday, July 18, at 6:45pm
Kripalu Yoga — Monday, July 25, at 6:45pm

Please be courteous and arrive no later than 6:30pm. This will allow adequate time for paperwork and direction. Dress comfortably and bring your own yoga mat if you have one.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at MPL. Each participant will also need to sign a waiver.

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