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The Young Adult Summer Reading Program may be over, but YAS programming is back with another full month of activities for rising middle, middle and high school students! Join us Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 6 …

Monday, July 31, is the last day to track your summer reads! Points for the adult summer reading program, “True Crime Mayhem” will be tallied this week and winners will be contacted. Adults can …

“Weaving the Heart Threads of a Mill Village: Rhodhiss, North Carolina” tells the story of Rhodhiss from the late 1800s to the present.  Rick Justice, the Rhodhiss Town Manager, and Sherrie …

Club President Mike Farris introduced and welcomed author/illustrator Jana L. Farris to the Valdese Rotary Meeting on Tuesday, June 20. Farris is a teacher at Bunker Hill High School by day and a …

Meet Morganton authors and artists Tonja Smith and her daughter Emily Smith at the opening reception of an exhibit featuring the paintings used to illustrate their book, “The Adventures of Bailey, …

“Once There Were Wolves” centers around the plotline of a young, female biologist who moves to Scotland to work with an environmental group that is reintroducing a population of wolves to the …

‘Dopesick’ author addresses substance use in community forum The journalist and best-selling author whose work inspired the Hulu series “Dopesick” is coming to Morganton to discuss …

"Trust" by Hernan Diaz Beginning in the 20th century, writers began experimenting more often with alternative narrative structures in their novels. Early examples of this sort of novel are …

Criminal Cupcakes will be offered on Monday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Morganton Public Library. Learn from a professional the correct way to ice a cupcake then get to decorate your own using items …

Author’s Note: This is a fictitious story based on the American Revolution. Three real people walk through its mist, though — General George Washington, Colnel (sic) Tench Tilghman, and Betsy …

I am not particularly athletic. I was not chosen last for every team in elementary school, but I certainly was not in the top half of the draft either. I enjoy watching some sports but mostly the …

Tracking for the Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program is live on the ReadSquared app!  Each week that your child logs reading, they will be able to visit any branch and choose a prize.  …

Adults can attend an educational lunchtime program offered by Vaya Health on Wednesday, June 7, at noon at the Morganton Public Library. The topic discussed is “PTSD: Healing the Emotional …

EDITOR’s NOTE: Library Matters is provided each week by the Burke County Public Library with offices in Morganton, Valdese, and Hildebran Children’s Programs Don’t forget that registration for …

Parents are continually encouraged to read aloud to their children from birth. Learning and development happen in the home long before children begin their formal education. Research studies have …

I come from a family of gardeners. My mother read gardening books and poured over catalogs when she wasn’t planning and planting flowers, shrubs and herbs. Her yard was beautiful and there were …

You never know when inspiration will strike. New York Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett told the crowd gathered at the 2023 Author’s Luncheon on March 23 about a time when he was on a …

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