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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Closing Notice

All library branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 30, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!


Community Broadband Survey

The Haywood Broadband Initiative is a collaborative project involving local government, the Haywood County Economic Development Council, the NC Department of Commerce, and various representatives from broadband and cable companies to assess our community’s broadband needs, to identify unserved or underserved businesses and residences, and to create a map of potential demand and service assets, with the goal of attracting service providers offering expanded service and higher speed options. Your participation is essential, so please click on the following link,, at your earliest convenience. Thank you.


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.

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.

Cookin' the Books • Wednesday, Nov. 26 • Noon • Waynesville Library A cookbook book club! Members pick a recipe from the chosen cookbook and bring the dish to the meeting to share. The group discusses the good and bad aspects of the cookbook. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

Learn About Book Publishing at the NaNoWriMo Wrap Party • Monday, Dec. 1 • 4:30 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Writers who participated in the National Novel Writing Month Challenge, or any writer interested in the publishing process, are invited to enjoy refreshments and hear Janet Morrison, newly published author of The Blue Ridge Mountains of N.C., discuss her publishing experience starting at 5 p.m. Copies of Morrison's book will be available for purchase. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Make Your Own Comic • Monday, Dec. 8 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Do you love comics? Do you want to make your own? Join fellow comic fans at the library, where we'll have everything you need to get started. All skill levels welcome! For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Essential Oils 101 • Tuesday, Dec. 9 • 5:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library Learn how to use essential oils in your life for medicine or mood. Presented by long-time essential oil user Katie Schomberg. Learn from her years of experience. Refreshments and door prizes! Sign-up required: (828) 356-2507.

Crafty Kids • Wednesday, Dec. 10 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Children in grades 1-5 are invited to make holiday ornaments using Perler beads. Sign-up is required for this special Crafty Kids: (828) 648-2924.

DIY @ the Library: Bath Bombs • Monday, Dec. 15 • 2 p.m. • Waynesville Library Learn how to make bath bombs. They are fizzy and fun and make great gifts! Sign up is required: (828) 356-2507.




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