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Last Updated: Sep 18, 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.

NEW Home Grown eBooks

NC Live, North Carolina's statewide public and academic library consortium, is experimenting with a new eBook project that gives N.C. library patrons unlimited access to more than 1,200 eBook titles from N.C.-based publishers. This collection offers a wide range of content, including novels by popular N.C. authors, poetry, short stories, and non-fiction. The eBooks are available for public use at:


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.

Pinterest Party • Thursday, Sept. 18 • 5 p.m. • Waynesville Library Sign-up for this class celebrating all things Pinterest! Make a group craft, and enjoy food and drinks inspired by Pinterest. To sign-up, call (828) 356-2507.

Sunday Concert Series: Angela Easterling • Sunday, Sept. 21 • 3 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Country ballad vocalist Angela Easterling will perform in the auditorium at the Canton Branch Library as part of Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series.

Sunday Concert Series: Song Spinners • Sunday, Sept. 21 • 3 p.m. • Waynesville Library Song Spinners (vocalists) will perform in the auditorium at the Waynesville Library as part of the Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series.

LIFE@Western Carolina • Monday, Sept. 22 • 2 p.m. • Waynesville Library Information session on Western Carolina University's new series for people over 50 who want to join a community of learners. Topics will include politics, music, media and more, all taught by present and former WCU faculty. A representative from WCU will be on hand to answer questions.

Banned Books Read-In • Wednesday, Sept. 24 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library School-age children are invited to celebrate Banned Books Week by enjoying banned book read alouds, making banned book trading cards, and sharing their thoughts on banned books with others their age. Snacks will be provided.

Appalachian History & Banjo Music • Thursday, Sept. 25 • 5:30 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Local author Jeremy Jones will play the banjo and discuss his new book, Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, which explores the past of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Free to attend; copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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.





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