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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

The sale will be downstairs at the Waynesville Library:

Thursday, July 24, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.   Friday, July 25, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.   Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Don't miss this once-a-year chance to pick up some great books, DVDs, CDs, and more at fantastic prices! Proceeds from the sale benefit the library. We thank you for your support.


Children's Summer Reading Progress Tracker

Click here to log into the Summer Reading Progress tracker or here if you haven't registered yet.


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

Registration now open for both the adult and children's Summer Reading Programs! • Visit any library branch to register. 

Cooking Local Together & Gardening with Kids • Thursday, July 24 • 1:45 p.m. (cooking) 2:30 p.m. (gardening) • Canton Branch Library Buy Haywood and MountainWise will show parents and children how they can use local products to create tasty snacks! Afterwards, join Master Gardeners to discover how fun gardening can be for the whole family! A Giving Garden program. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Meet Author Ashley English • Sunday, July 27 • 3 p.m. • Blue Ridge Books Ashley English, local author of several books on a variety of small-scale homesteading topics, will present her latest book, Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations and Potluck Parties, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville. This event is co-sponsored by Blue Ridge Books and the Haywood County Public Library, and is part of the library's Adult Summer Reading Program. For more information, call (828) 456-6000.

Forensic Anthropology: The Real Bones  Tuesday, July 29 • 3 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Dr. John Williams, Director of the Forensic Anthropology Program at Western Carolina University, will discuss what he does as a forensic anthropologist. Participants will have the opportunity to handle real human bones, and see how forensic anthropologists determine the age and sex of a skeleton. Dr. Williams is a board-certified forensic anthropologist, one of 72 in the nation, and has worked with human skeletons for nearly 40 years. He has assisted in the identification of victims of two airplane crashes and at 911, and has worked on homicide and missing person cases with law enforcement agencies and medical examiners throughout the U.S. For more information, contact Lisa at (828) 356-2511.

Second Annual Cupcake Challenge • Thursday, July 31 • 2 p.m. (check-in for bakers at 1:15 p.m.) • Canton Branch Library All are invited to come view and sample the cupcake entries! This year, cupcakes will be garden-inspired. Cast your vote for "Audience Favorite." Plus, there will be a cupcake decorating station for kids! Interested bakers must sign-up to participate in advance as space is limited: (828) 648-2924.

Medicinal Herb Class • Tuesday, Aug. 5 • 5 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Join naturopath Michelle Sanderbeck, ND and herbalist and grower Garth Kuver form Genesis Gardens to learn the history of medicinal herbs and how to grow them, make tinctures, poultices and decoctions. Door prizes! For more information, call (828) 648-2924.




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