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Last Updated: Oct 24, 2014 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.

SuperWhoLock Halloween Party • Friday, Oct. 24 • 5 p.m. • Waynesville Library  We will be hosting a costume party for ages 12 and up. The theme is Supernatural, Dr. Who and Sherlock. We will have spooky refreshments, games, creepy crafts and a costume contest with prizes. For more information, call (828) 356-2511.

Fun Family Crafts • Tuesday, Oct. 28 • 4 p.m. • Waynesville Library Join the children's library staff for some fun seasonal stories and crafts. All ages are welcome. For more information, call (828) 356-2511.

Cookin' the Books • Wednesday, Oct. 29 • Noon • Waynesville Library A new book club focused on cookbooks. All members choose and make a recipe from the selected cookbook and bring it to the meeting to share. The good and bad aspects of the chosen cookbook are discussed. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Write-Ins • November • Canton Branch Library Attention, writers! The Canton Branch Library will be hosting write-ins for National Novel Writing Month throughout the month of November. Stop by the library to pick up a schedule of when the meeting room will be available to writers. Every Monday (except Mon., Nov. 3) starting at 3:30 p.m., refreshments, writing prompts, and other motivators will be offered. Join the challenge! Write a novel this November! For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Natural Solutions to Digestive & Bowel Disorders • Thursday, Nov. 6 • 5 p.m. • Waynesville Library Do you suffer from heartburn, bloating, nausea, constipation, IBS, Chrohn's or Colitis? Attend this free seminar led by local naturopath Michelle Sanderbeck. Discover the causes of these conditions, and why digestion should be a health priority. RSVP required: (828) 356-2507.

Teen Writing Workshop • Wednesdays, Nov. 12, 19 & Dec. 3 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Local author Dawn Cusick will lead a writing workshop for teens to explore their world and imaginations through writing. For more information or to sign-up, call (828) 648-2924.

Get Hired! Free Job Skills Workshop • Thursday, Nov. 13 • 3 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Trainers from Career Connections will walk participants through searching for a job online, writing a resume, and the interview process. Even if you already have a resume, learn how to format it more effectively and about job databases you may not know about it! Strengthen your job-searching skills, and get hired! Plus, door prizes and refreshments. Sign-up required: (828) 648-2924.




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