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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: May 4, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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History Collection

The Haywood County History Collection is a body of photos and documents from the history of Haywood County. Begun as a contribution to a centennial book marking the 200th birthday of Haywood County, this remarkable collection is available to the citizens of Haywood County here. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into our mountain region's colorful history.

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.  

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Happy Children's Book Week, May 2-8!

Star Wars Day Celebration • Wednesday, May 4 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Library May the Fourth Be With You! Join us in costume, if you'd like, to celebrate all things Star Wars. There will be a special movie screening (rated PG-13) and Star Wars-inspired snacks. For movie title and more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Children's Book Week: Mo Williems • Thursday, May 5 • 3:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library Come celebrate all things Mo Willems (Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, Elephant and Piggie!). There will be games, crafts and snacks. For more information, call (828) 356-2512.

Beginners Chess Club • Friday, May 6 • 4 p.m.  • Canton Library Learn how to play chess with an experienced chess player. All ages welcome. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Epic Elkmont • Saturday, May 7 • 11 a.m. • Waynesville Library Local naturalist, photographer and educator Wilma Durpo will lead an informative program on Elkmont. Synchronus fireflies, logging industry history, and rustic resort cabins. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

Family Movie • Sunday, May 8 • 2 p.m. • Canton Library Bring snacks and enjoy watching a movie (rated G or PG) on the big screen in the library's auditorium. For movie title and more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Advanced Seed Saving • Monday, May 9 • 5 p.m. • Waynesville Library Presented by Chris Smith from Sow True Seeds. This workshop is for the somewhat experienced seed saver. If you're unsure whether or not this workshop is for you, call (828) 356-2507.

Plug In and Read Digital Story Time • Tuesday, May 10 • 10:30 a.m. • Canton Library This special story time is designed for children ages 3-5 to learn important early literacy skills with the help of technology. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Second Tuesday Movie Group • Tuesday, May 10 • 2 p.m. • Waynesville Library Watch a film while enjoying popcorn and water. For movie title and more information, call (828) 356-2507. 

Tuesday Library Club • Tuesday, May 10 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Kids ages 5-12 are invited to come play with Legos. The library provides the Legos; kids supply the creativity! Open to the first 15 children in attendance. To join the club, fill out a brief application at the front desk of the Canton Library. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

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