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Serving as a gateway for lifelong learning by connecting the community to information, programs and ideas in order to enrich lives and foster growth.
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Closing Notice

All library branches will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3, through Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day holiday.


2016 NACo Award

HCPL has been awarded a 2016 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for Plug In and Read, a digital story time that helps preschoolers get ready for school with the help of technology. Click on the Events tab above to see when Plug In and Read is scheduled at either the Waynesville or Canton libraries. Watch a 1-minute video on Plug In and Read by clicking here. To see a 2-minute video that includes other innovative library programs, click here.


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Click below to download the latest issue of the library's newsletter, Shelf Life, or e-mail to be added to the monthly e-mail list.

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Library Locations

Waynesville (828) 452-5169  
678 South Haywood Street 
Waynesville, NC 28786

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Canton (828) 648-2924
11 Pennsylvania Avenue
Canton, NC 28716

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Maggie Valley (828) 356-2541
3987 Soco Road 
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fines Creek (828) 627-0146   
190 Fines Creek Road 
Clyde, NC 28721

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Upcoming Free Events

September 2016 proclaimed Haywood County Public Library Month

All events are free to attend thanks to the generous support of The Friends of the Library.  

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The Power of Words • Thursday, Sept. 1 • 2 p.m. • Waynesville Library Led by local counselor Sheila Kay, MSW, who has 30 years of experience in empowering others to examine their beliefs and transform their negative vocabulary into vibrant integrity, which will improve their daily living and well-being. Refreshments will be provided. Sign-up is required: (828) 356-2507.

Cooking with Herbs • Tuesday, Sept. 6 • 9:30 a.m. • AT THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN  Learn how to cook with herbs with Extension Agent Julie Sawyer. A Giving Garden program. Sign-up is required: (828) 648-2924.

Library's 125th Birthday Party • Tuesday, Sept. 6 • 1 p.m. • Waynesville Library Celebrate Haywood County Public Library's 125th anniversary with cake in the upstairs area of the library.

Storyteller Vicky Town • Tuesday, Sept. 6 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Professional storyteller Vicky Town will give a performance in celebration of the library's 125th anniversary. All-ages event. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Waynesville Library Book Club • Tuesday, Sept. 6 • 5:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library Due to the Labor Day holiday, this book club will be meeting on he first tTuesday instead of the first Monday. Members take turns selecting books. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

The Truth about Diets • Wednesday, Sept. 7 • 1 p.m. • Waynesville Library Local dietician Ru Caulkins, MHS, RD, LDN will lead this class on separating fact from myth with all the diets trending in our culture right now. Q&A. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

Teen Advisory Group • Wednesday, Sept. 7 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Open to kids ages 12 and up. Discuss YA books, plan teen events, and have fun! For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Fred Chappell in Celebration of Library's 125th Anniversary • Thursday, Sept. 8 • 5:30 p.m. • AT THE COLONIAL THEATER Acclaimed poet and author Fred Chappell, a native of Canton, will speak in honor of the library's milestone anniversary. Free to attend and open to all. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (828) 356-2531.

For the full calendar of upcoming events, click here.

For more information on special 125th anniversary events, click here.




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