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Public Libraries

  1. Sidewalk Obstacle Course

    October 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
    @
    Canton Library

    Looking for a little outdoor fun? Stop by the Canton Branch and enjoy the sidewalk obstacle course challenge! Fun for all ages! For information call 828-648-2924.

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  2. VP: Boo-tiful Garland

    October 6, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    Learn to create your very own spooky season garland. This program is ideal for middle and high school aged children. Take and Make kits will be available October 6th at all branches, as supplies last. Access this virtual program video and instructions at https://my.nicheacademy.com/haywoodcountypl. For more information, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 828-356-2567.

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  3. Move & Groove Storytime

    October 6, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    Move & Groove is an exciting, interactive music and movement storytime ideal for children 2 to 6 years. This program occurs every Thursday at the Canton branch from 10:30-11:00 AM. For the month of October, all storytimes will be held outside unless there is poor weather, so feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. For more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  4. Anxiety: Calming the Anxious Mind with Vaya Health

    October 6, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Anxiety can be a debilitating force in life – at times, so debilitating that it interferes with the ability to manage one’s own activities of daily living. When this happens, it’s important to know that there are supports available to treat and assist in the management of symptoms. This curriculum focuses on different types of anxiety disorders and specifically details ones more commonly seen in older adults and interventions available to assist in calming the anxious mind. Waynesville Library Auditorium. This training is free and accredited through the NC Division of Health Service Regulation which awards one contact hour for each hour of training. To Register go to: VayaHealth.com/Calendar or Contact Kathy at 828.356.2507 / kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov

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  5. Coffee Branch Band

    October 9, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Join us for a great Sunday afternoon concert of bluegrass and gospel music with the Coffee Branch Band. For information contact Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  6. NCMA Take and Make Kit

    October 10, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    The library has partnered with the NC Museum of Art to bring you a special craft kit! Get creative and inspired by renowned NCMA art and artists in the comfort of your own home. This activity kit comes with materials plus written instructions for a complete hands-on project! This program is ideal for children ages 6 and up. Take & Make Kits will be available to pick up starting August 15 at all library locations, while supplies last. Kits cannot be reserved over the phone. For more information, contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511

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  7. Next Chapter Book Club

    October 10, 2022, 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. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays. For more information, email Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  8. Watercolor Class

    October 10, 2022, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Learn watercolor techniques with local artist Joan Doyle. This program is ideal for adults and teens. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Stuart at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  9. Maggie Valley Branch Closed

    October 11, 2022, 9:00 AM - October 13, 2022, 5:00 PM
    @
    Maggie Library

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  10. Wiggle Worms Storytime

    October 11, 2022, 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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  11. Creative Writing Group

    October 11, 2022, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    @

    Canton Library

    Interested in creative writing? Join the Canton Branch Creative writing group! Learn writing skills, while sharing and practicing with the support of other aspiring writers. For more information, email Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  12. Second Tuesday Movie

    October 11, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us at the Waynesville Library for a film and popcorn! Space limited to the first 25 people. Auditorium doors open at 1:45. Movies will be shown EVERY OTHER MONTH. For the movie title email Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.452.5169

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  13. All About Woodpeckers!

    October 11, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Red-bellied Woodpecker? Yellow-bellied Sapsucker? Learn which woodpeckers are common to Haywood County and how to identify them in this exciting program through Haywood County Recreation and Parks. Ideal for adults and teens. For questions or to register, email jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-648-2924.

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  14. Little Ones Learn

    October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    Meet and socialize with local parents and their little ones, learn about childhood development, practice techniques for supporting early literacy skills, ask the youth librarian questions and get reading recommendations, bond with your baby while exposing them to an array of fun sensory activities, receive free resources and books. This program is ideal for preschool aged children. For more information, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 828-356-2567.

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  15. Mother Goose Storytime

    October 12, 2022, 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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  16. History Walk: Locust FIeld Cemetery

    October 12, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:59 AM
    @

    Canton Library

    Curious about local history? Take a guided historical walking tour of Locust Field Cemetery! Registration required. For information or to register, contact jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  17. Exploring Fall Leaves

    October 12, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Waynesville Library

    Join Dana Miller from Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation to explore fall leaves! Get outside to sketch leaves, press leaves and conduct an experiment about the colors of fall leaves. Learn more about some of the trees in our forest and what makes them special! This program is for elementary age children. For more information, contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  18. Fire safety with the Canton Fire Department

    October 12, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Tour a fire truck and learn fire safety and prevention from the Canton Fire Department. This program is open to all ages and will be held outside. For more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  19. VP: Perfect Pumpkin...beyond the pie!

    October 13, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Learn how to make the most of this seasonal vegetable with two sweet and two savory recipes. Access this virtual program video and recipes beginning Thursday, October 13 at https://my.nicheacademy.com/haywoodcountypl. For more information, email Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2507.

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  20. Move & Groove Storytime

    October 13, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    Move & Groove is an exciting, interactive music and movement storytime ideal for children 2 to 6 years. This program occurs every Thursday at the Canton branch from 10:30-11:00 AM. For the month of October, all storytimes will be held outside unless there is poor weather, so feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. For more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  21. Paper Moon Puppets Presents Cinderella

    October 13, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Watch the classic tale of Cinderella presented by Paper Moon Puppets. This show features marionettes as they act out this beloved fairy tale. This show is ideal for all ages, For more information, call Lisa at 828.356.2511 or email lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov.

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  22. Spook-tacular Popsicle Magnets

    October 13, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Create your own Jack-o-lantern, Frankenstein, or spider popsicle magnets. This program is ideal for elementary aged children. Space is limited, so registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 828-356-2567.

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  23. Staff Development Day - Libraries Closed

    October 14, 2022, All Day
    @

    Canton Library

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  24. Halloween "Terror"iums Take and Make Kit

    October 17, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Make a spooky Halloween "Terror"ium with this take and Make kit. Everything you need to create a spooky scene is included in this kit. This kit is suitable for elementary aged children. Kits will available at all branches while supplies last. Kits cannot be reserved. For more information please call or email Lisa at 828.356.2511 or lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov.

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  25. Spooky Movie and Craft

    October 17, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Join us for a spooky Halloween movie and craft. This program is suitable for elementary aged children. For movie title and more information, call Lisa at 828.356.2511 or email lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov.

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  26. Tech Tuesday

    October 18, 2022, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Waynesville Library

    Join us for two Tuesdays of the month in person at the Waynesville Library from 9am-11am. Staff will be available to answer questions and assist you in the use of computers, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. Staff cannot directly touch devices. No appointments necessary.

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  27. Greenies Art Hour

    October 18, 2022, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    Create a beautiful holiday card! This program is ideal for adults with disabilities. For information or to register contact jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  28. Wiggle Worms Storytime

    October 18, 2022, 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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  29. Gift Wrapping Extravaganza!

    October 18, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Learn new techniques to create gorgeous gift wrapping. Bring your boxed gift or a bottle to be wrapped (up to 3 and nothing larger than 2 ft. by 2 ft.). All decorating materials provided. Waynesville library auditorium. Registration required. Contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov or 828.356.2507

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  30. Mother Goose Storytime

    October 19, 2022, 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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  31. Library Board of Trustees

    October 19, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Auditorium

    The Library Board of Trustees meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Waynesville branch Auditorium at 4:30pm. Meetings are open to the public. The Library Board of Trustees adopts written policies governing the operation, fines, programs, and book and material selection of the Haywood County Public Library system; determines purposes of the library and secures adequate funds to carry out library programs; assists in development of annual budget; and, maintains awareness and knowledge of local and state laws and actively supports legislation in the state and nation as they pertain to libraries. Authorities: North Carolina General Statutes 153A-261, 263, 265 and 266.

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  32. Tissue Paper Pumpkin Take and Make Craft

    October 20, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    Create your own pumpkin picture out of tissue paper. Take and Make kits will be available October 20th at all branches. For more information, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 828-356-2567.

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  33. Move & Groove Storytime

    October 20, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    Move & Groove is an exciting, interactive music and movement storytime ideal for children 2 to 6 years. This program occurs every Thursday at the Canton branch from 10:30-11:00 AM. For the month of October, all storytimes will be held outside unless there is poor weather, so feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. For more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  34. Book Whisperers

    October 20, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    For October read any book by Amy Tan. For questions or to register, email jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2561.

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  35. Studio Ghibli Movie & Craft

    October 21, 2022, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

    Join us for an easy in person craft with virtual video from Studio Ghibli. This program is ideal for middle and high school aged students. For more information, contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  36. Next Chapter Book Club

    October 24, 2022, 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. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays. For more information, email Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  37. Afterschool Adventure Club

    October 24, 2022, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Middle schoolers- go on an outdoor adventure with Haywood Recreation and Parks (HRP). Meet at the Canton Library for a snack then take the HRP van to go fly fishing! We'll return to the Canton Library for parents to pick up. Registration required. For information or to register, call Haywood County Recreation and Parks 828-452-6789.

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  38. Wiggle Worms Storytime

    October 25, 2022, 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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  39. Creative Writing Group

    October 25, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:59 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    Interested in creative writing? Join the Canton Branch Creative writing group! Learn writing skills, while sharing and practicing with the support of other aspiring writers. For more information, email Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  40. Creepy Crawly Critters

    October 25, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Waynesville Library

    Join Balsam Mountain Trust as we learn about bugs, snakes, toads, and owls, and other nocturnal creatures. Find out why some critters are considered "creepy" and why they're actually super important to a healthy ecosystem. This program is suited for children of all ages. For more information, please call Lisa at 828.356.2511 or email lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov.

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  41. Mother Goose Storytime

    October 26, 2022, 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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  42. History Walk: Locust FIeld Cemetery

    October 26, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:59 AM
    @

    Canton Library

    Curious about local history? Take a guided historical walking tour of Locust Field Cemetery! Registration required. For information or to register, contact jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  43. Move & Groove Storytime

    October 27, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    Move & Groove is an exciting, interactive music and movement storytime ideal for children 2 to 6 years. This program occurs every Thursday at the Canton branch from 10:30-11:00 AM. For the month of October, all storytimes will be held outside unless there is poor weather, so feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. For more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  44. Felt Monsters Take and Make Kit

    October 31, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Make your own felt monster for Halloween. No tricks, just treats. This take and make kit has everything you need to create your own monster. This kit is ideal for ages 10 and up. Kits will available at all branches while supplies last. Kits cannot be reserved. For more information, please call or email Lisa at 828.365.2511 or lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov.

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