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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014 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.

Sunday Concert Series: Morrison Slide • Sunday, Oct. 19 • 3 p.m. • Canton Branch Library Morrison Slide (Celtic guitar) will perform in the audiorium at the Canton Branch Library as part of the Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series.

Sunday Concert Series: Richard Shulman • Sunday, Oct. 19 • 3 p.m. • Waynesville Library Jazz pianist and composer Richard Shulman will perform in the auditorium at the Waynesville Library as part of the Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series.

DIY @ The Library • Monday, Oct. 20 • 2 p.m. • Waynesville Library Make a lovely gift for yourself or someone else! Learn how to make soap with a felted 'jacket' so it becomes soap and washcloth in one! To sign up, call (828) 356-2507.

Library Lego Club • Tuesday, Oct. 21 • 3:30 p.m. • Waynesville Library The Lego Club is back! We will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. for some building fun. All ages are welcome. The library is still seeking donations.

SuperWhoLock Halloween Party • Friday, Oct. 24 • 5 p.m. • Waynesville Library  We will be hosting a costume party for ages 12 and up. The theme is Supernatural, Dr. Who and Sherlock. We will have spooky refreshments, games, creepy crafts and a costume contest with prizes. For more information, call (828) 356-2511.

Fun Family Crafts • Tuesday, Oct. 28 • 4 p.m. • Waynesville Library Join the children's library staff for some fun seasonal stories and crafts. All ages are welcome. For more information, call (828) 356-2511.

Cookin' the Books • Wednesday, Oct. 29 • Noon • Waynesville Library A new book club focused on cookbooks. All members choose and make a recipe from the selected cookbook and bring it to the meeting to share. The good and bad aspects of the chosen cookbook are discussed. For more information, call (828) 356-2507.

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), refreshments, writing prompts, and other motivators will be offered. Join the challenge! Write a novel this November! For more information, call (828) 648-2924.




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