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Last Updated: Aug 28, 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.


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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.

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.

Crafty Kids • Wednesday, Sept. 10 • 4 p.m. • Canton Branch Library A monthly storytime for elementary-school children. Books, crafts, and fun! The theme for September is "apples." Explore how apples grow, make apple sun catchers, and eat apples.

Canton Book Club • Thursday, Sept. 18 • 3:30 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Bring excerpts from books you've read recently that you enjoyed to share with the group. New members are always welcome. 

Sunday Concert Series: Angela Easterling • Sunday, Sept. 21 • 3 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Country ballad vocalist Angela Easterling will perform in the auditorium at the Canton Branch Library as part of Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series.

Sunday Concert Series: Song Spinners • Sunday, Sept. 21 • 3 p.m. • Waynesville Library Song Spinners (vocalists) will perform in the auditorium at the Waynesville Library as part of the Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series.

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.





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