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Adult Programming Book to Movie Drop-In Double-Feature  on Saturday, June 22, at the Morganton Public Library. The first movie is "The Parent Trap" (1961/G) at 11:30 a.m. The second movie will …

Adult Programming Due to the library staff training day, Needlework in the Morning will meet Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at the Morganton Public Library. No registration is required. For more …

Adult Programming Valdese Plot Hounds Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at the Valdese Public Library. The book to be discussed is “Holly” by Stephen King. The list …

Adult Programming The Burke County Public Library is excited to be partnering with Carolina Goat Yoga & Snuggle Sessions of Connelly Springs to offer two Goat Snuggling Sessions on Monday, May …

Needlework in the Morning will be on Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at the Morganton Public Library. No registration is required. Mixed-Media Monday will be held on Monday, April. 22, at 6 p.m. at the …

“Sip ‘N’ Solve” will be held on  Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Valdese Public Library. Drop in to solve jigsaw puzzles and sip hot cocoa! All ages are welcome to …

When artist Katie Kath was a senior at Freedom High School, she may have imagined that her artistic work would one day appear in print, but she probably never dreamed her drawings would be featured …

The Valdese Plot Hounds Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, Mar. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Valdese Public Library. The book to be discussed is, “Blackman’s Coffin” by Mark De Castrique. The …

Explore the rich history of the Morganton Aggies, a cornerstone of the Western Carolina League, through Edward Phifer III's 'Morganton Aggies: Personal Remembrances.' A heartfelt recount of minor league baseball's golden days, as revealed at Thornwell Books' latest event. Dive into personal stories, the team's trials and triumphs, and a daughter's memories of her father's legacy as the team's manager.

The Burke County Genealogical Society is pleased to announce its upcoming Quarterly Meeting, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Morganton Public Library, located …

A potent blend of empathetic and strong, Shaquana Suggs is an educator-activist whose own experiences with racism in so-called “predominantly white institutions” (PWIs) combine with similar …

Thornwell Books is pleased to host an author talk and book signing with Edward Phifer III, author of the recently published, Morganton Aggies: Personal Remembrances. The book brings together …

As the new year approached, I did a quick search on the internet for what book titles I could look forward to in 2024.  The list of upcoming releases, in January alone, was a mile long. I grew …

No adult programs are planned at your libraries this week, but we have lots of great books to check out and read over the holidays. Young Adult Programming Happy Holidays from Young Adult Services! …

¿Sabías que la ciudad de Morganton reporta que el 23% de sus residentes son hispanos?  Did you know that the City of Morganton reports that 23% of its residents are Hispanic? In 2020, that number was 20%, and it has risen each year. 

The Valdese Plot Hounds Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Valdese Public Library. The book to be discussed is “Still Alice'' by Lisa Genova. Members are asked …

When a child learns to read, he suddenly gains entrance to a whole new world of adventure and wonder. Now, thanks to creative staff members and a generous donation from two former students, children …

Project Bumble Tree is back! This holiday season the Burke County Public Library is once again partnering with the community for Project Bumble Tree to benefit the residents of health and …

Burke County resident Rhodney Honeycutt was introduced to the outdoors at a young age, and he has spent his entire life hunting, fishing, and participating in various other outdoor adventures. In …

After decades of encouraging others to write and read during her years as a school librarian, Kyra Freeman decided it was time for her own writing to see the light of day. “I decided if not now, …

For the past two months, the Burke County Board of Education has addressed a variety of topics, from teacher supplements to proposed plans for a teacher housing complex.  But even as the …

We all know who wrote the Declaration of Independence, right? If you never took a history class in your life, you would still know that Thomas Jefferson was the author, in the same way that we all …

Adults registered for the Savory Spice Club can pick-up their spice for the month of September at their preferred library on Tuesday, Sep. 5. Adults can attend an educational lunchtime program …

In writing "Demon Copperhead," Barbara Kingsolver set out to write her “great Appalachian novel” – and oh boy, did she succeed. Demon Copperhead is a modern reimagination of Charles Dickens’ …

Psychology instructor and former counseling  therapist Randolph Harrison, MEd, along with   his wife and co-creator Erica Schwarting,  have announced the launch of their  new book, “A Guide for Aging Heroes: 30 Days to Owning the Second Half of   Life.” 

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