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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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2016 Library Awards

HCPL is the recipient of the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association's 2016 Service & Innovation Award. The library was bestowed this honor for its Las Bibliotequitas / Little Libraries project.

HCPL was 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.

To watch a 2-minute video that highlights innovative library programs, click here.


Library Newsletter

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

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

To receive e-mail notifications about upcoming events, click here to join the list for the Canton Library and e-mail to join the adult programming list for the Waynesville Library.

Canton Book Club • Thursday, Jan. 19 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Library Enjoy lively discussions and refreshments. Books are available at the Canton Library for pick-up prior to meetings. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Mountain Artisan Series • Thursday, Jan. 19 • 5 p.m. • Waynesville Library Learn about expressive arts journaling from artist and musician Betina Morgan. This workshop is open to any type of artist at any stage. View examples of journals, from written works to idea books to artist reflections and beyond. Participants will receive a free journal to get them started. Sign-up required: (828) 356-2507.

Beginners Chess Club • Friday, Jan. 20 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Learn how to play chess with champion chess player Bruce Goodwin. For all ages. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Homeschool Book Explorers • Monday, Jan. 23 • 2 p.m. • Canton Library Homeschooled kids ages 8-12 are invited to meet to discuss fantasy books. Plus, snacks, a hands-on activity and time to socialize. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Library Task Force Meeting • Monday, Jan. 23 • 2 p.m. • Waynesville Library The Library Task Force will meet in the auditorium. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call (828) 356-2504.

ADULTing 101 - Part 1: My Financial Future • Tuesday, Jan. 24 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Library Teens are invited to learn about interest and the true cost of credit. Plus, snacks and prizes. To register, call (828) 648-2924.

Crafternoon • Tuesday, Jan. 24 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Children ages 6-12 are invited to be creative and make a craft. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Construction Zone • Wednesday, Jan. 25 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Children ages 6-12 are invited to come build with Legos supplied by the library. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Health Enrollment • Thursday, Jan. 26 • 1 p.m. • Waynesville Library Meet with certified health care Navigators. Enrollment ends Jan. 31. To make an appointment, call (828) 452-1447. Walk-ins also welcome.

For the full calendar of upcoming events, click here.-




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