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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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The library has received a donated book containing items of value. If you believe you have accidentally left something in a donated book, please visit the circulation desk at Waynesville branch. You will be required to identify the donated book containing the items.

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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.

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 to Edit & Publish Your Writing • Tuesday, Dec. 1 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Author A. D. Reed will present on how to edit your writing in preparation for publication, followed by a Q&A. Refreshments will be served. A National Novel Writing Month event.

What Should I Read Next? • Wednesday, Dec. 2 • 1 p.m. • Waynesville Library The first of several mini-workshops on new releases in various genres and a highlight of debut novels. Find your next great read with the help of Adult Services Librarian Kathy Olsen. Refreshments provided. Sign-up if you would like to learn how to use the online catalog from 2-3 p.m.: (828) 356-2507.

Children's Present-Making Workshop • Wednesday, Dec. 2 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Children ages 6 and up are invited to decorate cinnamon ornaments. Sign-up is required: (828) 648-2924.

Yoga 101: De-stress for the Holidays • Friday, Dec. 4 • 1 p.m. • Waynesville Library Taught by certified and registered yoga instructor Rose Harrell Johnson. Sign-up is required: (828) 356-2507.

Plug In and Read Digital Story Time • Tuesday, Dec. 8 • 10:30 a.m. • Canton Branch Library A special story time for ages 3-5 that teaches early literacy skills with the help of technology. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.




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