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Last Updated: Oct 1, 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.

Research Your Family's Genealogy • Thursday, Oct. 2 • 5:30 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Dot Barnum and Stan Smith of the Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society will share resources and tips on how to research your family's genealogy. Plus, learn about the Haywood County Public Library History Collection from Special Projects Manager Joyce Cope.

Chefs of the Mountains with Author John Batchelor • Saturday, Oct. 4 • 3 p.m. • Waynesville Library Author reading, book signing, and recipe sampling with John Batchelor, author of Chefs of the Mountains: Restaurants and Recipes from Western North Carolina. Taste a recipe from the book! Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Refreshments served. RSVP required: (828) 356-2507.

Crafty Kids & Internet Safety Workshop for Parents • Wednesday, Oct. 8 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Crafty Kids is a monthly storytime for elementary-aged children, where they enjoy books, crafts, and have fun! The theme for October is Halloween. While the kids are being entertained, parents are invited to an Internet Safety Workshop. Parents will learn how to keep their kids safe online and how to set healthy technology limits for their families. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Natural Solutions to Digestive & Bowel Disorders • Thursday, Oct. 9 • 1:30 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Do you suffer from heartburn, bloating, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, Crohn's, Colitis, IBS, GERD, gallstones? Join Michelle Sanderbeck of Be Well Western Carolina for a free seminar on natural solutions to digestive and bowel disorders.

Know Your Medicare Part D • Tuesday, Oct. 14 • 10 a.m. • Waynesville Library Counselor John Chicoine will be on hand to explain Medicare Part D.

Teen Comic Showcase • Thursday, Oct. 16 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library A Teen Read Week event that will showcase the library's comic book collection, and will include a screening of the latest comic book blockbuster to be released on DVD. For movie title and more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Sunday Concert Series: Morrison Slide • Sunday, Oct. 19 • 3 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Morrison Slide (Celtic guitar) will perform in the audiorium at the Canton Branch Library as part of the Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series.

Sunday Concert Series: Richard Schulman • Sunday, Oct. 19 • 3 p.m. • Waynesville Library Richard Schulman (world-renowned pianist) will perform in the auditorium at the Waynesville Library as part of the Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series.





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