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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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2016 NACo Award

HCPL has been awarded a 2016 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for Plug In and Read, a digital story time that helps preschoolers get ready for school with the help of technology. Click on the Events tab above to see when Plug In and Read is scheduled at either the Waynesville or Canton libraries. Watch a 1-minute video on Plug In and Read by clicking here. To see a 2-minute video that includes other innovative library programs, click here.


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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.  

To receive e-mail notifications about upcoming events, click here to join the list for the Canton Library and e-mail to join the adult programming list for the Waynesville Library.

Inaugural Homegrown Author Fair coming to the Waynesville Library on Nov. 5, 1-4 p.m.! 

Dehydrating Food • Friday, Oct. 21 • 10 a.m. • Waynesville Library Dehydrating is one of the oldest methods of food preservation. Learn tips and techniques for dehydrating at home. This hands-on class will cover safely making beef jerky, dried fruit and more. Samples, recipes and reliable resources will be available. Taught by Extension Agent Julie Sawyer. Sign-up required: (828) 356-2507.

Star Trek Science • Saturday, Oct. 22 • 2 p.m. • Waynesville Library Join members of the USS Alaric for a discussion on exploring outer space and the technology of Star Trek. A fun discussion for all ages, especially fans of the show, which debuted 50 years ago. For more information, call (828) 356-2511.

Career Guidance: Determine the Best Job for You • Tuesday, Oct. 25 • 10 a.m. • Waynesville Library Goodwill Industries will lead this workshop on self-assessment and career guidance. Sign-up required: (828) 356-2507.

Construction Zone • Wednesday, Oct. 26 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library The library will supply the Legos; kids supply the imagination! Geared towards kids ages 6-12. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

Lunch with Herbs • Thursday, Oct. 27 • 9:30 a.m. • AT THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN Learn about herbs while preparing a delicious lunch with fresh and preserved herbs from the garden. A Giving Garden program. This hands-on lunch is free, but registration is required: (828) 648-2924.

Canton Teen Advisory Group Meeting • Wednesday, Nov. 2 • 4 p.m. • Canton Library Discuss YA books, plan teen library events and more. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.

For the full calendar of upcoming events, click here.




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