Young Adult Programs and Events

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Upcoming YA Events

Sign ups for all March events begin Monday, February 26th.

Young Adult Movie Night

Wonder Movie Poster

Monday, February 26
5:00pm at CBH

Free movie and snacks. No registration required. Open to students in grades 6-12 only.

Young Adult DIY Craft Club

Personalized Designer Tumblers

Young Adult DIY Craft Club

Monday, March 19, - MPL 6pm
Pre-Registration Required.

All supplies provided. Must pre-register as space limited. This program is open to students in grades 6-12 only.

If you would like a monogram, please indicate at registration by leaving your preferred initials.

YA Make Your Own Easter Gummy Bunnies and Peeps

Young Adult DIY Craft Club

Monday, March 26, - CBH 5pm
Pre-Registration Required as supplies are limited.

YA Cafe

Mon., March 12 - 5-6pm at MPL
Tues., March 13 - 5-6pm at VPL

BeTween Cafe

For 3rd-8th grade students, the BeTween Cafe is where tweens can come and enjoy the YA area and free WiFi, work on homework, or just hang out with other tweens. Art projects, games, and light refreshments are provided by the library.
No pre-registration required!

Thursday, March 15, 4-5pm at MPL - Makerspace
Tuesday, March 20, 3:30-4:30pm at VPL
Tuesday, March 27, 4:30-5:30pm at CBH - Makerspace

Testing and Education Resource Center Logo

Testing and Education Resource Center is a testing and education preparation resource that includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams.

A NEW NC Live Resource

If you want to access NC LIVE from home, you will need your library card number. Once on the log-in page, choose Burke County Public Library and enter your entire library card number (no spaces). Call or come by the library today for more information!

NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2017-2018

Click to download the NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2017-2018

Note: All books are available through the library (catalog link coming soon), and many are available as eBooks through Overdrive!

eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

16th Annual Gathering of the People
In Celebration of Black History Month

Remembering Olive Hill

Photo of Olive Hill High School

Sunday, February 25 - 3pm
at Olive Hill Resource Center in Morganton

For more information, call 828-764-9266. Sponsored by the Committee for the Preservation of Black History, the Burke County Public Library, the Burke County Genealogical Society, the Burke County Historical Society.

Young Adult CPR Certification Class

Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:00am at MPL
Offered by Blue Ridge Health

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. In order to obtain certification, student must commit to complete the entire session. Open to students in grades 6-12 only.

A Wrinkle In Time

Wrinkle in Time Book Cover

Book Talks

Monday, March 13th
6-7pm at MPL

Tuesday, March 13th
6-7pm at VPL

Pre-registration is required; free book to first 6 to register at each site.

Wrinkle in Time Movie Poster


Saturday, March 24th,
Time TBA

PG | 2018

Pre-registration is required; space for free tickets is limited to 16.


Saturday, March 24th: 2-4pm at MPL

The Friends for Animals will have lots and lots of cuddly kitties to pet and fall in love with who are all available for adoption. Come by and find yourself a fur-ever pet!
FREE program for all ages. No Registration Required.

YA How To Tuesdays

A Program highlighting life hacks and basic skills. This month's feature...

Basic Cooking 101

Tuesday, March 20 - 6pm at VPL

Download the flyer

BCPLS Homeschool Collaborative

Thursday, March 8 - 2pm at CBH

This month's meeting will feature an open forum for discussion, resources sharing, and program planning.

YAAB March Meetings

Monday, March 5 - 6pm at MPL
Tuesday, March 6 - 6pm at VPL

Need Homework Help? Looking for something fun to do online?

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!