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Public Libraries

  1. Youth Winter Reading Challenge

    December 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023

    Pick up a BINGO challenge sheet from the library and see how many fun tasks – such as reading while drinking hot cocoa or pick up a library Take & Make Kit – you can do! Turn in your completed BINGO sheet at the Waynesville or Canton branches for a free book and a chance to win the grand prize basket full of goodies! For more information, contact Lisa Hartzell at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2511.

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  2. Adult Winter Reading Challenge

    January 3, 2023, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2023, 5:00 PM

    Cozy up this winter with a book and win some great prizes! Complete at least 5 of the activities suggested and turn in the card for chance at the grand prize. Register at all Haywood County Library locations. Challenge begins January 3 and ends February 28. For more information contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@Haywoodcountync.gov

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  3. Take & Make Kit: Love Bugs

    February 6, 2023, All Day

    Create your very own love bug! Ideal for elementary-aged children. Kits available while supplies last and cannot be reserved. For more information, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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  4. Kids DIY Marble Suncatchers

    February 6, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Capture the rays of the sun and brighten the winter days with this easy, colorful sun catcher. Ideal for ages 5 and up. Registration is required. To register or for more information contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  5. Wiggle Worms Storytime

    February 7, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Waynesville Library

    Wiggle Worms is an exciting, interactive music and movement storytime ideal for children 2 to 6 years. For more information please contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  6. Handmade Valentine's Day Card made with Seed Paper

    February 7, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Wildflower seed paper in the shape of a heart...just in time for Valentine's Day! All materials provided. Ideal for ages 14 and up. Registration required. Contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@Haywoodcountync.gov or 828.356.2507

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  7. Lego Free Play

    February 7, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Create your own masterpiece made from Legos! Ideal for elementary-aged children. All blocks are provided! For more information, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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  8. Mother Goose Storytime

    February 8, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Waynesville Library

    This storytime focuses on rhymes, songs, and simple stories to promote early literacy. Target ages 0-2. For more information please contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  9. 123 Play with Me

    February 8, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Workshop is full - watch our calendar for upcoming workshops. A weekly session for children (6 months to 3 years old) to experience creative play and art exploration. For more information, or to register, contact Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  10. Wired Wednesday

    February 8, 2023, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @

    Canton Library

    Sign-up for one-on-one technology help at the Canton branch. Staff will be available, by appointment, to answer questions and assist you in the use of computers, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. For more information, or to register, call 828.648.2924.

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  11. Move & Groove Storytime

    February 9, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    An exciting, interactive music and movement storytime. Ideal for children 2 to 6 years. For more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  12. Spice It Up! : Monthly Spice Celebration Series

    February 9, 2023, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Explore a new spice or spice blend each month. At the February meeting, learn about Fenugreek. Attendees will receive a spice sample and will be taste testing. Waynesville library auditorium. Registration required. Contact Kathy 828.356.2507 or kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov

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  13. EcoExplore: Ornithology

    February 9, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Explore the unique features and diversity of Western North Carolina birds with The North Carolina Arboretum and ecoExplore. Ideal for elementary-aged children. For more information, or to register, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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  14. Chess 101

    February 10, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Challenge and enhance your chess skills with chess instructor Bruce Goodwin. Basic knowledge of chess moves is desirable. Ideal for all ages. No registration is required. For more information, call 828.648.2924.

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  15. Paper Moon Puppets present Hansel & Gretel

    February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    The tale of Hansel and Gretel comes to life through the puppet artistry of Paper Moon Puppets. Don’t miss this family friendly show, at 10:00am and 2:00pm. For more information, contact Lisa by emailing lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  16. Take & Make Kit: Puzzle Piece Valentine

    February 13, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Make a Valentine’s Day craft using popsicle sticks and old puzzle pieces. This craft is ideal for all ages. Kits will be available at all library branches while supplies last and cannot be reserved. For more information, contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  17. Next Chapter Book Club

    February 13, 2023, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    NCBC - Haywood is a fun, energetic, and highly interactive book club, ideal for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information, email Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  18. Reading with Rover Meet & Greet

    February 13, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Learn about the Reading with Rover program and meet the therapy dog, Toddy. Reading with Rover begins in March 2023 and is open, by appointment, to children and adults developing their reading skills. For more information, or to register, contact Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  19. Teen Art Club

    February 13, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Have fun while exploring artistic mediums and hanging out with friends while enjoying snacks in a positive atmosphere. Ideal for middle & early high school students. For information, or to register, contact Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  20. Wiggle Worms Storytime

    February 14, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Waynesville Library

    Wiggle Worms is an exciting, interactive music and movement storytime ideal for children 2 to 6 years. For more information please contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  21. Second Tuesday Movie

    February 14, 2023, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Popcorn and water provided. Waynesville Library Auditorium doors open at 1:45pm. No registration required. For the movie title or more information contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov or 828.356.2507

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  22. Successful Recycling

    February 14, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Want to improve your recycling? The Environmental Leadership Group from Haywood Early College and Zondra Kuykendall, Haywood County Recycling Coordinator, will guide you on maintaining a simple and successful home recycling program. For more information, or to register, contact Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  23. Mother Goose Storytime

    February 15, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Waynesville Library

    This storytime focuses on rhymes, songs, and simple stories to promote early literacy. Target ages 0-2. For more information please contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  24. 123 Play with Me

    February 15, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Workshop is full - watch our calendar for upcoming workshops. A weekly session for children (6 months to 3 years old) to experience creative play and art exploration. For more information, or to register, contact Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  25. Wired Wednesday

    February 15, 2023, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @

    Canton Library

    Sign-up for one-on-one technology help at the Canton branch. Staff will be available, by appointment, to answer questions and assist you in the use of computers, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. For more information, or to register, call 828.648.2924.

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  26. Reading with Rover Meet & Greet

    February 15, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Learn about the Reading with Rover program and meet the therapy dog, Toddy. Reading with Rover begins in March 2023 and is open, by appointment, to children and adults developing their reading skills. For more information, or to register, contact Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  27. Library Board of Trustees

    February 15, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    @
    Auditorium

    The Library Board of Trustees provides leadership, advocacy, and direction for the Haywood County Public Library and meets the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the Waynesville branch at 828.452.5169.

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  28. Move & Groove Storytime

    February 16, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    An exciting, interactive music and movement storytime. Ideal for children 2 to 6 years. For more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  29. Book Whisperers

    February 16, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Looking for a fun and easy going bookclub? Join Book Whisperers! February's book is The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan. For questions or to register, email jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  30. The Adventure Awaits Book Club

    February 16, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Adventure is just around the corner with friends and a good book! This month we will read any book with a hero main character. Registration Required. Ideal for middle school students. For more information, or to register, contact Ashlyn Godleski at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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  31. Chess 101

    February 17, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Challenge and enhance your chess skills with chess instructor Bruce Goodwin. Basic knowledge of chess moves is desirable. Ideal for all ages. No registration is required. For more information, call 828.648.2924.

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  32. Take & Make Kit: Handprint Bald Eagle

    February 20, 2023, All Day

    Happy Presidents’ Day! Create your very own Bald Eagle out of paper. Ideal for elementary-aged children. Kits available while supplies last and cannot be reserved. For more information, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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  33. Wiggle Worms Storytime

    February 21, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Waynesville Library

    Wiggle Worms is an exciting, interactive music and movement storytime ideal for children 2 to 6 years. For more information please contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  34. Crayon & Resin Pendants

    February 21, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Create a beautiful pendant from crayons and resin! Recommended for adults and teens. Registration required.

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  35. Mother Goose Storytime

    February 22, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Waynesville Library

    This storytime focuses on rhymes, songs, and simple stories to promote early literacy. Target ages 0-2. For more information please contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  36. 123 Play with Me

    February 22, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Workshop is full - watch our calendar for upcoming workshops. A weekly session for children (6 months to 3 years old) to experience creative play and art exploration. For more information, or to register, contact Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  37. Greenies Cooking

    February 22, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Try easy and delicious farm-to-table recipes! In each session, we will learn to prepare vegetables planted in the Giving Garden. This program is ideal for adults with disabilities. For information or to register contact Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  38. Wired Wednesday

    February 22, 2023, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @

    Canton Library

    Sign-up for one-on-one technology help at the Canton branch. Staff will be available, by appointment, to answer questions and assist you in the use of computers, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. For more information, or to register, call 828.648.2924.

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  39. Move & Groove Storytime

    February 23, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    An exciting, interactive music and movement storytime. Ideal for children 2 to 6 years. For more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  40. Fresh Cheese Three Ways

    February 23, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Fresh cheese is so fun and easy to make. Learn how to make paneer, cream cheese and ricotta, all from the same recipe! Attendees will be taste testing. Registration required. Contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@Haywoodcountync.gov or 828.356.2507

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  41. Kids DIY Birdseed Wreath

    February 24, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Take care of our feathered friends with this easy birdseed wreath. Ideal for elementary aged children. Registration is required. For more information or to register contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511

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  42. Chess 101

    February 24, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Challenge and enhance your chess skills with chess instructor Bruce Goodwin. Basic knowledge of chess moves is desirable. Ideal for all ages. No registration is required. For more information, call 828.648.2924.

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  43. Helena Hunt Concert

    February 26, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Local favorite, Helena Hunt, will play traditional and original tunes for the Sunday afternoon concert at the Canton Library. For more information contact Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  44. Seed Library Opening

    February 27, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    The Seed Library of Waynesville, located in the upper floor of the Waynesville Library is a great resource that you may not be aware of! Library card holders can get up to 5 packets. Check out our inventory at https://www.haywoodlibrary.org/670/Waynesville-Seed-Library-Canton-Giving-G. The Seed Library welcomes seed donations that are clearly marked with name and variety, and your contact information. We offer only open-pollinated vegetable or herb seeds (no hybrids and no flowers). The Seed Library will remain open until all the seeds are gone. For more information contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov or 828.356.2507

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  45. Next Chapter Book Club

    February 27, 2023, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    NCBC - Haywood is a fun, energetic, and highly interactive book club, ideal for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information, email Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  46. Watercolor Class *Workshop is Full*

    February 27, 2023, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Current workshop is full - watch our calendar for upcoming workshops. Learn watercolor technique artist, Joan Doyle. Registration required. For more information or to sign up, contact Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  47. Wiggle Worms Storytime

    February 28, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Waynesville Library

    Wiggle Worms is an exciting, interactive music and movement storytime ideal for children 2 to 6 years. For more information please contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  48. Reptiles Rock!

    February 28, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Celebrate the end of winter reading with an Interactive program where you can get up close and personal with turtles, lizards, and geckos from the Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO. Registration required. Ideal for elementary, middle, and high school students. For more information, or to register, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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