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:
Waynesville (828) 452-5169
678 South Haywood Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
11 Pennsylvania Avenue
Canton, NC 28716
3987 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Fines Creek (828) 627-0146
190 Fines Creek Road
Clyde, NC 28721
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Upcoming Free Events
All events are free to attend thanks to the generous support of The Friends of the Library.
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.
Chefs of the Mountains with Author John Batchelor • Saturday, Oct. 4 • 3 p.m. • Waynesville Library Author reading, book signing, and recipe sampling with local author John Batchelor. 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 Saftey 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 Internety Saftey Workshop. Parents will learn how to keep their kids safe online and how to set healthy technology limites for their families. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.