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Family Dental Health

Tuesday, April 14
6pm at VPL


Burke Arts Council and BCPLS present
	Cultural and Performing Arts Programming 	Celebrating 	National Poetry Month  	in Conjunction with the commemoration of teh 102nd Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic

Ghosts of the Abyss

Tuesday, April 14: 6pm at MPL

2003 | PG | 59 Mins | Documentary
James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the fated ship of dreams.

Movie open to all ages. Light refreshments provided.


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Voices from the Titanic
Discovering History Through a Poet's Eyes

performed by Allan Wolf

Allan Wolf

Saturday, April 25: 2pm at MPL

Reader's Theater, Book Sales and Signings. Open to all ages, no registration required. Program sponsored by Burke Arts Council and NC Arts Council.


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See Titanic Programs Tab for more details.


Looking for Accelerated Reader Point Information? How about research for a school project? Or even an online storytime video?

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Spring Scrapbooking Night

Monday, April 20
6pm at CBH

For the whole Family! Join us for a fun night of scrapbooking. No registration required.


Homeschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 8
1pm at MPL

Please join us for an hour full of fun stories, games, crafts and more! Homeschool storytime is a great way to meet other families who homeschool in the community!

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Homeschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 15
2:30pm at VPL

A book discussion for school aged kids. Book for April: Indian in the Cupboard


Paws to Read

Reading Education Assistance Dogs

Friday, April 17
MPL at 4pm

This program is open to children in grades K - 5. Pre-Registration is required.
See the Paws to Read tab for more information.


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Sub Zero Effect

Join us for our first monthly program from Kidsenses! Science can be cool, really cool, about 322 degrees below zero Fahrenheit cool! Using liquid nitrogen, we’ll shatter a ball, make an explosion, and examine the three states of matter!

Saturday, April 11
10am at MPL
11:30am at CBH
2pm at VPL


Lego Club at the Valdese Public Library. AGes 6-12. Register now! Legos Provided.

Thursday, April 9: 4-5pm at VPL
Saturday, April 18: 3:30-4:30pm at VPL

We have added a second monthly club time! We now meet on the second Thursday and the third Saturday of the month. Pre-registration is required. Attendees must choose one of the club times to participate.
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Morganton Storytimes

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals | Cool Kids Club | Library Explorers
Homeschool Storytime

Library Directions


Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms is a first time library experience for our youngest patrons. Children through 23 months will enjoy library time complete with rhymes, songs, movement activities, a short story, and a hands on craft or art activity. Caregivers will enjoy meeting other parents and grandparents in the community and learning ways to promote early literacy skills at home! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to share the library with your child. It is never to early to promote literacy!

Library Play Group: Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am

Our next session is:
Wednesday mornings at 10:30
December 3rd-January 21st

Please pre-register for this session by contacting the Youth Services Department at 764-9274
Questions? Contact Halee Hildebran at 764-9270 or by email: hhildebran@bcpls.org


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Terrific Tots

A storytime for children 2-3 years-old. We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30am and 10:45am.

Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. Call 828-764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.

April 7: Froggy

Our storybook character today is Froggy. We’ll read “Froggy Bakes a Cake” and “Froggy gets Dressed.” We’ll be making a frog puppet. Pre-registration is required.

April 14: 1,2,3 Counting Fun

How high can you count? Let’s see if we can learn one new number today. To help us, we’ll read “Mouse Count” and “Dog loves Counting.” We’ll be creating a number book. Pre-registration is required.

April 21: All Aboard!

Jump on board today to learn about trains and all the things they carry. We’ll read “The Little Red Caboose” and “Clickety Clack” Our craft today will be a wooden train. Pre-registration is required.

April 28: Olivia

Olivia is good at lots of things. Come have fun with Olivia today and share what you’re good at. We’ll read books about Olivia and her brother, Ian. We’ll make a piggy bank today. Pre-registration is required.


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Preschool Pals

A storytime for children 4-5 years-old. We meet on Thursdays at 10:30am at the Morganton Public Library.

Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required . Call 764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.

April 2: Easter Celebration

Hop on over to our Easter storytime. We’ll read Easter and Spring books. Our craft will be rabbits and baby chicks. We’ll have an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn of the library. Don’t forget your Easter baskets! Pre-registration is required.

April 9: Roar Dinosaurs Roar

Did you know that “dinosaur” means “terrible lizard?” Ten million years ago, these giant beasts walked the earth. Join us today to study dinosaurs and discover something new. We’ll have dinosaur eggs to crack open and our artwork will, of course, involve dinosaurs. Pre-registration is required.

April 16: Ride’em Cowboys and Cowgirls

Come trot into a storytime roundup with the books “The Toughest Cowboy” and “Why cowboys sleep with their boots on.” For our craft, we’ll be designing cowboy hats. Pre-registration is required.

April 23: Earth Day

Today we’ll learn about our state and where we live. We’ll learn what we can do to take good care of it and the world around us. We’ll create an earth craft today. Pre-registration is required.

April 30: Jump, Frog, Jump

What are frogs? Where do frogs live? What do they eat? Jump into storytime today to find out the answers to these questions. We’ll read a “Froggy” book and other frog stories. We’ll be making frogs for our craft. Pre-registration is required.


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Homeschool Storytime

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 1pm at MPL for Homeschool Storytime!.
The next storytime is scheduled for

Wednesday, April 8

Please join us for an hour full of fun stories, games, crafts and more! Homeschool storytime is a great way to meet other families who homeschool in the community! (Dates of storytime may vary due to scheduling.)

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Cool Kids Club

Cool Kids Club is designed for children in grades K-2, and is held on Tuesdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Registration is required.


April 7, 2015

Today we will be reading stories from the series: Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle. Find out what type of weather is approaching for Walter in the story, Rough Weather Ahead for Walter the Farting Dog. Also, see what mischief Walter causes during the story, Walter the Farting Dog, Trouble at the Yard Sale. For craft we will be painting ceramic dog bowls. You may take these bowls home for your own pet, or donate to a friend or organization that may need them. Pre-registration is required.


April 15, 2015

Please join us for an Earth Day Celebration. We will be learning about recycling and composting during this storytime. Our stories may include: 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh, Compost Basics by Mari Schuh, and Compost Stew by Mary Siddals. We will also read the poem, Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out by Shel Silverstein. Learn how to sort different items for recycling, and go outside for parachute games. Make a Go Green Tote Bag, and a Peace Mobile for craft. Pre-registration is required.


April 213, 2015

Are you ready to Shelebrate National Poetry Month? We will be reading several poems out of the following Shel Silverstein books: Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Runny Babbit. Participate in a game of Poetry Charades, and create a Friends Acrostic Poem. Our crafts will include: Plant a Poem, Name Poems, and making a Color Poetry Book. Pre-registration is required.


April 28, 2015

Today we will be learning about e-books, audiobooks, and streaming videos that the Overdrive website has to offer. We will sample a few of each, and also learn about what is available for different devices. Spring craft day is also in store! Make a Butterfly Suncatcher, a Ladybug Crawler, a Flower Stencil Painting, and design a Shelf Marker for the library! Pre-registration is required.


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Library Explorers

Library Explorers is designed for children in grades 3rd-5th, and is held on Thursdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Pre-Registration is required.


April 2, 2015

Please join us for a How Stuff Works Science program. We will be reading the book Utterly Amazing Science by DK Eyewitness books. Our science experiments include: What a Relief Map, Soda Pop in a Balloon, Stretch the Surface of Water, Chemical Reactions, and an Earthquake Fault Model. Pre-registration is required.


April 9, 2015

Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Today we will be having a Harry Potter Jewelry Making Class! The jewelry includes: a Potter Potion Pendant, a Harry Potter Polymer Clay Charm Bracelet, and a Harry Potter Shield Keychain. Pre-registration is required.


April 16, 2015

Please join us for the Once Upon a Time Challenge in the Lego Club today. We will be building Dragons, Swords, Castles, Kings, Queens, Princesses, Princes, Jack the Giant, Fairy Tale Cottages, Enchanted Forests, Elves, Unicorns, Swans, Troll Bridges, Trolls, Goats, Knights, Wizards, and Magic Wands. The best structures will be displayed in the Children’s Room, and one winner will receive a small prize. Pre-registration is required.


April 23, 2015

Would you like to learn more about the Titanic? Today we will be reading some of our newest books about the Titanic. For craft, build and design your own Titanic from a wooden kit! Pre-registration is required.


April 30, 2015

In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Club, we will be reading the April chapter in the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book by Jeff Kinney. Our craft will be Jeweled Spiral Suncatchers. Pre-registration is required.


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Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

Valdese Storytimes

Library Directions

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals | Cool Kids Club | Library Explorers


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


April

Colors of the Month: Purple and Blue
Opening Song: Where is Thumbkin?


Wednesday, April 8: Sharon Clarke

The Valdese Public Library welcomes Storyteller/Musician, Sharon Clarke and her many instruments. Bring the whole family for a morning of songs, stories and excitement.
Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, April 11 at 2pm: Science Saturday!

The second Saturday of every month is Science Saturday at the Valdese Public Library. We welcome KidSenses Interactive Children’s Museum as they offer the program Sub Zero Effect. No pre-registration required.


Thursday, April 16: Kites

Today, we will be talking and reading about kites. Our book today is The Kite by Alma Flor Ada. We’ll hear a flannel-board story called “Kites Fly By” and then it’s a music day with instruments to play.
Pre-registration is required.


Thursday, April 23: Birds and Flying

It’s a bird day at the Library! Ms. Amber will read Baby Bird by Joyce Dunbar. Then, we’ll do a rhyme and fingerplay called “I Saw a Little Bird.” Todays activity is to make a bird out of your little ones hand.
Pre-registration is required.


Thursday, April 30: Rain

Today, we are talking about rain. First, we will read In The Rain With Baby Duck by Amy Hest, and then we will sing “Rain, Rain Go Away.” Our activity today is bubble play.
Pre-registration is required.


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Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


Wednesday, April 8: Sharon Clarke

The Valdese Public Library welcomes Storyteller/Musician, Sharon Clarke and her many instruments. Bring the whole family for a morning of songs, stories and excitement.
Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, April 11 at 2pm: Science Saturday!

The second Saturday of every month is Science Saturday at the Valdese Public Library. We welcome KidSenses Interactive Children’s Museum as they offer the program Sub Zero Effect. No pre-registration required.


Download the March Terrific Tots!


Pre-School Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10:30am


April 1: Easter!

Its all about Easter today! We’ll start by reading Bunny Trouble by Hans Wilmelm. Then, we’ll play a game called Who Dropped the Egg. Our craft will be funny bunny masks to wear as we go outside and have a crazy Easter egg hunt. We finish our fun with a yummy Easter party.
Pre-registration is required.


April 8: Sharon Clarke

The Valdese Public Library welcomes Storyteller/Musician, Sharon Clarke and her many instruments. Bring the whole family for a morning of songs, stories and excitement.
Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, April 11 at 2pm: Science Saturday!

The second Saturday of every month is Science Saturday at the Valdese Public Library. We welcome KidSenses Interactive Children’s Museum as they offer the program Sub Zero Effect. No pre-registration required.


April 15: Flowers and Growing

Today, we’re talking and reading about how things grow. We can read The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin and talk about what plants need to grow. Then we’ll plant a butter bean in a jar look at butter bean plants that are already growing. Todays craft is making our own Chia pets.
Pre-registration is required.


April 22: Earth Day

Reduce Reuse Recycle! Its is Earth Day and we’re reading Gabby & Grandma Go Green by Monica Wellington and Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann. Then we’ll play Can You Recycle That, and end our day by making a stained glass earth to hang up at home.
This program is free and open to the public.


April 29: Spring Dance Party

Today, we are having a special guest, a dance teacher from Studio K Dance Academy in Morganton. We will learn different dance moves and have a great time as we dance through the Library. Healthy snacks will be served after.
This program is free and open to the public.


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Library Explorers

For Those 6-8 Years Old
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


April 7

No Storytimes this week
Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, April 11 at 2pm: Science Saturday!

The second Saturday of every month is Science Saturday at the Valdese Public Library. We welcome KidSenses Interactive Children’s Museum as they offer the program Sub Zero Effect. No pre-registration required.


April 14: International Laughter Day

It’s a day just for laughing! Today we will laugh till we drop as we tell jokes, play pop corn games and read a hilarious story called You Must Be Joking by Paul Brewer. We will be making a funny Logo themed craft.
Pre-registration is required.


April 21: Earth Day

Reduce Reuse Recycle! Today, we’ll have a Earth Day craft day. Our crafts will be a “stained glass” earth, marbled shaving cream painting, and make a planter out of recycled containers. Come ready to get messy and creative!
Pre-registration is required.


April 28: International Astronomy Day

Explore the universe with the Library Explorers! We will talk about “What Is Astronomy” and get cool planet facts. We will make edible planets and a craft that’s out of this world.
Pre-registration is required.


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Cool Kids Club

For Those 9-12 Years Old
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


April 7

China is an amazing place. It is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. During the month of March the Cool Kids will visit China. People in China began making fans about 5000 years ago. Make a Chinese fan today!
Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, April 11 at 2pm: Science Saturday!

The second Saturday of every month is Science Saturday at the Valdese Public Library. We welcome KidSenses Interactive Children’s Museum as they offer the program Sub Zero Effect. No pre-registration required.


April 14

Today the Cool Kids will sail across the water to Japan. We have special guests today who have been to Japan. Mr. and Mrs. Borden will have stories to tell and numerous items to share. The program will be very exciting!
Pre-registration is required.


April 21

Celebrate Earth Day! How green are you? Play the recycling challenge and find out! Love your planet and make an earth heart!
Pre-registration is required.


April 28

Paper was invented in China but paper folding is claimed by China and Japan. In China it is called zhezhi, but in Japan this is called origami. Try your hand at paper folding, Japanese style!.
Pre-registration is required.


Download the April Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

C.B. Hildebrand Storytimes

Library Directions

Terrific Tots Storytime

For Pre-Schoolers
Tuesdays at 10am


April 7

No programming, Spring Break


Saturday, April 11 at 11:30am: Sub Zero Effect

Presented by Kidsenses. No registration is required. For all ages!


April 14

What could be cuter than a cuddly panda bear?Our books to share today are Panda-Monium! by Cynthia Platt and Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony. We are making a special panda snack and a craft to take home.
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, April 20 at 6pm: Family Scrapbooking Night

No registration is required. For all ages!


April 21

Here a quack, there a quack, everywhere a quack quack! We have a silly duck story, a flannel board story and song to share today. We are playing a game and making a quacky craft to take home.
Pre-registration is required.


April 28

Music and Movement with Sharon Clarke
Pre-registration is required.


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Cool Kids Club

For Those 6-12 Years Old
Wednesdays at 3:30pm


April 1:

Today we are celebrating Easter! Come join in the fun as we enjoy games, songs, riddles, and finish with an egg hunt and snack.
Pre-registration is required.


April 8:

No Programming-Spring Break


Saturday, April 11 at 11:30am: Sub Zero Effect

Presented by Kidsenses. No registration is required. For all ages!


April 15:

Simple Oragami: Today we explore the history and art of origami. Be creative and fold!
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, April 20 at 6pm: Family Scrapbooking Night

No registration is required. For all ages!


April 22:

Catawba Science Center will be here today. We are exploring weather using some really cool hands on experiments!
Pre-registration is required.


April 29:

The art of tie-dye will be our theme today. Please bring a clean t-shirt to create a design with permanent markers. We will use alcohol and droppers to create the tie-dye look!
Pre-registration is required.


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Come by the library to register for Storytimes!.