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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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.

Beginners Chess Club •  Friday, Feb. 5 • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Canton Library Join Bruce Goodwin at the Canton Library and learn how to play chess.  Ages 8-108 are welcome to attend.  No experience is necessary!  Please call (828) 648-2924.

Booklovers Anonymous •  Monday, Feb. 8 • 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. • Canton Library Have you read a great book and want to tell people about it? This regularly scheduled event allows you to do just that! Please call (828) 648-2924 for more information.

The Second Tuesday Movie Group  •  Feb 9  •   2:00p.m.  •   Waynesville Library Join us on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 for a movie and popcorn. February's  movie is "The Walk", rated PG. Contact Kathy for more information (828)0356-2507 or This program is free and open to all. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Library

Morning Movie •  Wednesday, Feb. 10 • 9:30 a.m. • Canton Library Join us at the Canton Library for coffee, doughnuts, and a movie!  We will be screening a new movie starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway (rated PG-13).  For movie title and more information, please call (828) 648-2924 or email

Yoga for kids •  Thursday, Feb. 11 • 3:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library The library is partnering with Haywood County 4-H and will be having yoga class for kids. This class is based curriculum created by the Arkansas 4-H and designed for ages 5 and up, although younger children are welcome. Children are invited to bring a favorite beach towel and water bottle. We will also meet Feb 18, Feb 25 and March 10. For more information call 828-356-2512 or email

The Library/Senior Resource Center Book Club  •  Wednesday, Feb 17  •  2:00p.m.  •   Senior Resource Center   This book club meets monthly to discuss a book provided by the Library. We alternate fiction and non-fiction so there is something for everyone! February's book is "Lost Lake" by Sarah Allen. Contact Kathy for more information (828) 356-2507 or

Saturday Concert Series  •  Saturday, Feb 20  •  3:00p.m.  •   Waynesville Library  World-renowned pianist Richard Shulman will perform a free concert as part of the Haywood County Arts Council's Saturday Concert Series sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call (828) 452-5169 

Resume Workshop  • Tuesday, Feb 23  • 10a.m.-12:00p.m.  • Waynesville Library Auditorium   Learn how to spruce up your exisitng resume or start fresh with a new one. Sign up is required. Contact Kathy at (828) 356-2507 or Brought to you by Goodwill Industries Northwest NC.

Cookin' the Books Cookbook Club  •  Wednesday, Feb 24  •  12 p.m.  •  Waynesville Library Cookin the books cookbook club reviews and tests recipes from various cookbooks on the last Wednesday of the month. For more information call (828)-356-2507 or email





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