Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Story, Song
    and Dance

  • Taste of
    Spring

  • SHIIP
    Program

  • Biltmore
    Trip

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

  • Tablet
    Classes

Upcoming Adult Programs

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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

April 28 and 29 at the Collett Street Recreation Center in Morganton

Friday is for Friends of the Library members only, but you can join at the door. We will be open 5:00pm to 7:30pm.

Saturday everyone is welcome from 9:00am to 1:00pm $5 Bag Sale from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.


Bird Cages

Taste of Spring

Tuesday, May 9 from 1-7pm at VPL

Featuring Local Artisans, Crafts, Demonstrations, and more. See the Taste of Spring Tab for more details.


Designed For Drama Exhibition at the Biltmore Estate

Join us for an all day trip to the Biltmore Estate. Saturday, May 13th (departing 8am, returning 5pm).
$35 per person (includes transportation, tour, and lunch). Spaces Limited, pre-registration required.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, May 3 and
Wednesday, May 17
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, May 12 and
Friday, May 26
from 10am to Noon at MPL

For More Information, see the Needlework in the Morning Tab


Live well at your library

Diabetes Prevention Program

Visit Our Diabetes Prevention Page for more information.

The Game is Afoot at Your library. Adult SRP 2017 REgistration Begins May 15
Download the SRP Flyer, get a sneak peak at all the action!


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Laptop and Tablet Classes

Computer Basics are back at VPL, this time on laptops and tablets. See the "Computer Classes" tab for details and sign up today!


Mixed Media Mondays

Pebble Art

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

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab

Story, Song, and Dance Festival

Saturday, May 20 - 10am-5pm at MPL

Please join the Burke Arts Council, and the Burke County Public Library for a Story, Song, and Dance Festival. The festival will feature some of the best performers from Eastern NC to Western NC. Performances will be diverse, highlighting many cultures and regions. Judges Restaurant, and Emergensweets dessert truck will be on site with food available for purchase.
For performers and schedule, see the Story, Song, and Dance tab.

SHIIP NC DEpartment of Insurance

Medicare information and enrollment session with NC SHIIP

Friday May 5th - 3pm at MPL
Pre-Registration is Required - call 828-430-4147
See "SHIIP Program" Tab for details.


Canvas Painting Party

Sign up to join us...

Saturday, May 6: 10am at CBH

Spaces Limited. Call or stop by the library to pre-register today



Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

A Virtuous Woman Book Cover

A Virtuous Woman
by Kaye Gibbon

Tuesday, May 16, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library


Wine About a Book

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the upstairs Gallery of the CoMMA.

This event is for ages 21 and older. 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

Saturday, May 27, 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. 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:

A Virtuous Woman Book Cover

A Virtuous Woman
by Kaye Gibbon

Tuesday, May 16, 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:

June: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
July: The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew Series) by Carolyn Keene

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, May 3 and
Wednesday, May 17
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, May 12 and
Friday, May 26
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


Canvas Painting Party

Sign up to join us...

Saturday, May 6
10am at CBH

Spaces Limited. Call or stop by the library to pre-register today


Scrapbooking

We're taking a break in May! Check back for summer dates and times.

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, April 24 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

April Project: Pebble Art

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.