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Last Updated: Aug 19, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Closing Notice

All library branches will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday. Normal hours will resume Tuesday. Sept. 2.


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.

Learn About Composting & Composting Systems • Thursday, Aug. 21 • 5:30 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Discover how to use kitchen scraps, leaves, and lawn waste to create compost that will enrich your garden's soil with Master Gardener Coordinator Tim Mathews. Plus, find out about composting systems. A Giving Garden program. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Learn About Gardening with Native Plants • Saturday, Aug. 23 • 3 p.m. • AT BLUE RIDGE BOOKS Join the authors of Seasons in a Wildflower Refuge as they discuss their book and the story of the Corneille Bryan Native Garden at Lake Junaluska. The authors will also talk about the necessity for including native plants in the landscape, plants that flourish in our mountains, and more. This event is jointly sponsored by Blue Ridge Books and the Haywood County Public Library as part of the adult Summer Reading Program. For more information on the event, call (828) 456-6000. For more information on the garden, call (828) 778-5938.

Cherokee Little People Were Real with Author Mary Joyce • Wednesday, Aug. 27 • 11 a.m. • Waynesville Library Author Mary Joyce will discuss the fascinating topic of the Cherokee Little People, and will present her newest book, Cherokee Little People Were Real. She will also discuss her earlier book entitled Tangible Evidence of Jesus. Mary is an experienced newspaper writer, columnist, artist, Sunday magazine editor and feature editor. This program will captivate your imagination! RSVP required: (828) 356-2507.

Making Pesto from the Garden • Thursday, Aug. 28 • 5:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library Pesto is easy to make, and tastes delicious. Watch a pesto-making demonstration, and then sample the results! Class size is limited to 15. Sign-up required: (828) 356-2507.

B Smith Celebrates Lee Smith • Sunday, Sept. 7 • 3 p.m. • Waynesville Library Local actress Barbara Bates Smith will bring three characters from the works of author Lee Smith to life: Ivy, Alice, and Evalina. Jeff Sebens will provide musical accompaniment. RSVP required: (828) 356-2507.

Memoir Writing Class • Tuesday, Sept. 9 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Join writer and former English professor Dr. Polly Davis for a three-session class (Sept. 9, Sept. 23, and Oct. 14) on memoir writing. No previous writing experience is required. Sign-up required: (828) 648-2924.




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