Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming
    Events

  • Beverly
    Lewis

  • Sharyn
    McCrumb

  • Carl
    Sandburg

  • Book
    Discussions

  • Crafting and
    Art Programs

  • Train
    Tour

Upcoming Adult Programs

BCPLS is proud to host New York Times Best Selling Author

Beverly Lewis

Beveryly Lewis

A Book Discussion and Signing will be held on Wednesday, September 13th at 6pm at MPL

Light Refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase.
FREE ticketed event. Tickets available at all Burke County Public Libraries. Call 828-764-9260 for more information.


Dirty Dancing

Thursday, September 21 - 7pm at CoMMA

Tickets ($5 each) are available through CoMMA.


Needlework in the Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at the
Valdese Public Library

Wednesday, September 6 and
September, April 20
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, September 8 and
Friday, September 22
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.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

September 15 and 16 at the Collett Street Recreation Center in Morganton

Friday Night, the Sale will be open to members only from 5-7:30pm
Saturday, the sale is open to everyone from 9am-1pm, with the bag sale from 1:30-3:00 p.m.


Visit the Carl Sandburg Home and French Broad Chocolates

Saturday, September 23 - Leave MPL at 8am

Pre-Registration Required. $25.00 per person (includes travel, tour fees, and a boxed lunch).


Movies at Grace Ridge

Tuesday, September 12
2:30pm at Grace Ridge

Open to the Public. No registration required.


Mixed Media Mondays

Monday, August 28 - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration is Required

For more information, see the Crafting and Art Programs Tab


Fall Foliage Train Tour

Friday, October 27th, departing at 2:00 pm - Saturday, October 28th, returning at approximately 6PM

$150.00 per person. Registration Required. Spaces are limited.

Price includes: Travel, One (1) Overnight Stay in a Double-Occupancy Room with a Complimentary Breakfast at the McKinley Edwards Inn, and One (1) Round-trip Ticket on a Diesel Engine Train from Bryson City to Fontana Lake. For more details, see the Train Tour Tab

BCPLS is proud to host New York Times Best Selling Author

Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb

A Book Discussion and Signing will be held on Saturday, September 16th from 2-4pm at the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium

A reception will follow the discussion. Books will be available for purchase.
FREE tickets available at all Burke County Public Libraries. Call 828-764-9260 for more information.


Zentangle

Tangle the Night Away

Thursday, September 14: 6:30pm at VPL

Find your calm and get your zentangle on! This self-help art therapy is known to enhance relaxation and focus... and it's fun! For all skill levels, we will explore different pattern techniques from the official Zentangles, create some new ones, and discover ways to make zentangle inspired art using other materials, too!

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


MonogramWreath

Thursday, September 7
6pm at VPL

Monday, September 18
6pm at CBH

Join Me, You and Some Glue to create a Monogram Wreath! Registration Required. Spaces Limited. Call or stop by the library to pre-register today.

NOTE: These Programs Are Already Full.



Valdese Book Discussion Group

Will be discussing

The Rosie Project Book Cover

Hillbilly Elegy
by J.D. Vance

Tuesday, September 19, at 10:00am at the Valdese Public Library

Join us for our monthly book discussion groups.
Registration is not required, unless otherwise noted.


Wine About a Book

The Library will host "Wine About A Book" in the upstairs Gallery of the CoMMA. Stay tuned for the next scheduled date.
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:

The Widow's War Book Cover

Hillybilly Elegy
by J.D. Vance

Tuesday, September 19, 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:

October: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
November: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
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, September 6 and
Wednesday, September 20
from 10am to Noon at VPL

Friday Mornings at the
Morganton Public Library

Friday, September 8 and
Friday, September 22
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


Zentangle

Tangle the Night Away

Thursday, September 14: 6:30pm at VPL

Find your calm and get your zentangle on! This self-help art therapy is known to enhance relaxation and focus... and it's fun! For all skill levels, we will explore different pattern techniques from the official Zentangles, create some new ones, and discover ways to make zentangle inspired art using other materials, too!

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


MonogramWreath

Thursday, September 7
6pm at VPL

Monday, September 18
6pm at CBH

Join Me, You and Some Glue to create a Monogram Wreath! Registration Required. Spaces Limited. Call or stop by the library to pre-register today.

NOTE: These Programs Are Already Full.


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, August 28 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.