Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • SRP
    2017

  • Details &
    Registration

  • Visiting
    Author

  • History
     

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Theater
     

  • Art
     

  • Film
     

  • Cultural
     

  • Tablet
    Classes

Upcoming Adult 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

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!


Modern image of computer screens


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!


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.


Mixed Media Mondays

Clean Out the Craft Closet

May 22 - MPL 6pm
Pre-registration is Required

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Upcoming Adult Programs


Christmas Canvas Scrapbooking

Make a Christmas Canvas Scrapbook Page. Bring your own photos to make the canvas your own! All materials provided. Registration is required. Sign up at CBH and VPL.

Monday, June 5: 6pm at CBH
Tuesday, July 25: 6pm at VPL

Download the flyer.


Rogue One Movie Poster

Outdoor Movie
Rogue One

2016 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, June 20 at MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

Free movie, popcorn and drinks; open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.


Movies in the Morning

Light refreshments provided. No registration necessary.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

PG-13| 2009 | 129 min

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Tuesday, June 6
VPL at 10:00am



Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, June 26 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-registration Required

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.

Visiting Author
Michael Havelin

Headshot of Michael Havelin

Saturday, June 10
1-3pm at MPL

Meet and Greet, Book Sale, and Signing

Writers Workshop
June 10: 10am-Noon at MPL

Handouts excerpted from Havelin’s book Mystery Mastery will be provided. There will be a Q and A session for open questions.
Registration is required. Sign up at MPL. Limited to 15 participants.


Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:

The Hound of the Baskervilles Book Cover

The Hound of the Baskervilles
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Tuesday, June 20, 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.


Books 'n Brew

Join in a lively discussion over a cup of hot tea, coffee, or cocoa. Talk will revolve around mysteries, so read up on your favorite writers and enjoy a good brew at VPL.

Tuesday, June 13
6pm at VPL
Tuesday, June 27
6pm at VPL


Wine About a Book

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm, the Library will host "Wine About A Book" in the upstairs Gallery of the CoMMA.
Whine with wine about your favorite tomes. 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.

Trip to the North Carolina Transportation Museum

Clip art of Train

Saturday, June 17
9am - 5pm

Take a trip back in time at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC.

Registration is required.
Sign up at MPL Cost of trip: $5.00 per person - travel is included.


Canvas Painting Party

Sign up to join us...

Thursday, June 15
6pm at VPL

Monday, June 19
6pm at MPL

A Mother’s Treasure will have everything participants need for a Sherlock themed canvas. Free to registrants. Spaces Limited. Call or stop by the library to pre-register today


Themed Crafts

Sign up for a mystery craft! All materials provided. Registration is required. Sign up at CBH.

Saturday, June 24th
10am at CBH



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, June 7 and
Wednesday, June 21
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, June 9 and
Friday, June 23
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.

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Details and Registration

Summer Reading Program Details

Between June 5th and July 28th, 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 cards off 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 1st drawings will be conducted from among all completed book review cards. Prizes include e-readers, Mysterious prize basket, tickets to Biltmore Estate, and much more!

For more details, please Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

Why should kids have all the fun?

Registration Begins on Monday, May 15!

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!

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Visiting Author

Meet and Greet with Visiting Author
Michael Havelin

Headshot of Michael Havelin

Saturday, June 10 - 1pm-3pm at MPL

Noted Asheville Mystery Author will speak about his books, the Ben Bones Series. FREE and open to the public! A book sale and signing will follow the program. Light refreshments will be served. No registration required.

Download the flyer.

Writing Your Mystery
with Michael Havelin

Saturday, June 10 - 10am-Noon at MPL

Participants will learn about: types of mysteries (genre), point-of-view (POV), character development, setting, plot elements, story lines, dialogue, clues and red herrings, criminal motives, the all-important opening sentence\paragraph, best and worst crimes for writers, researching factual elements, marketing, positives and negatives about critique groups, and more. Handouts excerpted from Havelin’s book Mystery Mastery will be provided. There will be a Q and A session for open questions.
Registration is required. Sign up at MPL. Limited to 15 participants.

Download the flyer.

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

History

Trip to the North Carolina Transportation Museum

Saturday, June 17th 9am - 5pm

Clip art of Train

Take a trip back in time at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. Become a time traveler aboard one of their beautifully restored trains and reminisce of by-gone eras during the guided museum tour.

Registration is required.
Sign up at MPL. Cost of trip: $5.00 per person - travel is included.
Please arrive at the Morganton Public Library no later than 8:45am to depart for Spencer. No exceptions. We will arrive at the NC Transportation Museum at 10:30am. Lunch is not provided, but locations to eat are within walking distance. Guided tour will begin promptly at 1pm. Trip is not for those who are unable to walk and stand for long periods of time.

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Book Discussions

Wine About a Book

Saturday, May 27 and Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm, the Library will host "Wine About A Book" in the upstairs Gallery of the CoMMA.
Whine with wine about your favorite tomes. 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.


Books 'n Brew

Join in a lively discussion over a cup of hot tea, coffee, or cocoa. Talk will revolve around mysteries, so read up on your favorite writers and enjoy a good brew at VPL.

Tuesday, June 13 - 6pm at VPL
Tuesday, June 27 - 6pm at VPL

Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing:

The Hound of the Baskervilles Book Cover

The Hound of the Baskervilles
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Tuesday, June 20, 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.

All The Missing Girls Book Cover

All The Missing Girls
by Megan Miranda

Tuesday, July 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.

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Theater

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Sit down to a scrumptious dinner while being part of a Murder Mystery! The Perfect Crime will be committed and guests will help solve the crime. This interactive theatrical performance is sure to turn guests into a sleuth!

Tickets available at the CoMMA

Friday, July 28th at 6PM

Ticket cost: $20.00 per person. Includes meal and performance. Suitable for all ages.

Exit Strategy Challenge

Exit Strategy: can you solve the mystery

Visit the “Sleepy Haven Motel” and using clues, solving puzzles, you will find out just what happened in your “room.”

Pre-registration required. Sign up at MPL Cost of trip: $5.00 per person - travel is included

Saturday, July 8th 8:30AM - 12 Noon

Please arrive at the Morganton Public Library no later than 8:15 to depart for Charlotte. No Exceptions.

Download the Flyer.

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

Join us for our monthly craft and art programs.


Needlework in the Mornings

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

>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


Mixed Media Mondays

May 22 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-registration Required

May is Clean Out the Craft Closet Month!

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.

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Art

Canvas Painting Party

Sign up to join us...

Thursday, June 15 - 6pm at VPL

Monday, June 19 - 6pm at MPL

A Mother’s Treasure will have everything participants need for a Sherlock themed canvas. Free to registrants. Spaces Limited. Call or stop by the library to pre-register today


Themed Crafts

Mystery Craft

Sign up for a mystery craft! All materials provided. Registration is required. Sign up at CBH.

Saturday, June 24th - 10AM at CBH


Fabric pillow making with Me, You, and Some Glue!

All materials provided. Registration is required. Sign up at CBH and VPL.

Thursday, July 6th - 6PM at VPL
Monday, July 10th - 6PM at CBH


Tea-for-One

Handpaint and glaze your very own teapot for one! Me, You, and Some Glue is bringing all materials for registrants to customize their very own teapot. Registration is required. Sign up at MPL.

Saturday, July 8th - 2PM at MPL



Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 21
from 10am to Noon at VPL

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

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, June 9 and Friday, June 23
from 10am to Noon at MPL

Friday, July 14 and Friday, July 28
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

Christmas Canvas Scrapbooking

Glenda Hollman will be giving step-by-step instructions to make a Christmas Canvas Scrapbook Page. Bring your own photos to make the canvas your own! Using scrapbooking materials and a little imagination, beautiful heirloom pieces will be created! All materials provided. Registration is required. Sign up at CBH and VPL.

Monday, June 5th - 6PM at CBH
Tuesday, July 25th - 6PM at VPL

Download the flyer.



Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, June 26 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Monday, July 24 at 6pm
Morganton Public Library

Pre-Registration Required

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.



Scrapbooking

Saturday, July 22 at 10:00am
C.B. Hildebrand 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 required. Sign up at CBH.
For more information, please call 828-764-9260.

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

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!

Rogue One Movie Poster

Outdoor Movie
Rogue One

2016 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, June 20 on MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

Free movie, popcorn and drinks; open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.


Pirates of the Caribbean Movie

Outdoor Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

2003 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, July 18 on MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Free movie, popcorn, and drinks; open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.

Movies in the Morning

Light refreshments provided. No registration necessary.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

PG-13| 2009 | 129 min

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Tuesday, June 6
VPL at 10:00am




Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

PG-13 | 2011 | 129 min

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Tuesday, July 11
VPL at 10:00am

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster

The Game is Afoot At Your Library

Cultural

Afternoon Tea

A rich and long standing tradition, afternoon tea evolved around the early nineteenth century. A re-creation of a traditional afternoon tea will be held and long-established menu items will be served with a collection of conventional teas that were customary for tea-takers.
Registration is required. Sign up at MPL.

Saturday, July 15th - 4pm at MPL

Tea Time

“Low tea” will be served at the Morganton Public Library. Visit the library and have a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. No pre-registration required.

Saturday, July 22 - 1pm at MPL

Download the Adult SRP 2017 Poster