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Waynesville 828.452.5169  
678 South Haywood Street 
Waynesville, NC 28786

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-6pm
Tuesday, Thursday 9am-7pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday Closed

Canton 828.648.2924
11 Pennsylvania Avenue
Canton, NC 28716

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-6pm
Tuesday, Thursday 9am-7pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 1:30pm-5pm

Maggie Valley 828.356.2541
3987 Soco Road 
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Tuesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm

Fines Creek 828.627.0146   
190 Fines Creek Road 
Clyde, NC 28721

Monday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm



Stuffed Animal Sleepover • Thursday, February 14 • 10:30am and 5:00pm • Canton Branch Library Bring your favorite stuffed animal to sleep over at the library (Canton Branch)!  You may choose to drop-off your stuffed animal at 10:30 or 5:00.  Each drop-off time will be a fun filled storytime!  Pick up your animal the next day and find out what they did overnight !  Ages 1-12.  If you have any questions, please call us at 828-648-2924

Homeschool Book Club • Monday, February 18 • 2pm • Canton Branch Library Read a book on a specific topic and come prepared to share what you learned. January topic is: Plants. Please call us at 828-648-2924 if you have questions. No registration necessary!

Winter Steam: Hydraulics • Thursday, February 21 • 4pm • Waynesville Library Experiment with hydraulics and build a simple hydraulic machine. Location: Children’s Department in Waynesville.

Family Movie • Friday, February 22 • 9:30am • Canton Branch Library Family Movie! All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served! Contact the Canton Library for the movie title and more information at 828-648-2924.

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To see a full list of all library events, click on the Events tab above

All events are free thanks to the generous support of The Friends of the Library.


Haywood County NCWorks Career Center will be at the Waynesville & Canton branches the first Friday of every month from 1:15pm-4:45pm in the computer area to assist with job searching, resume preparation, and basic computer skills. For more information, call 828.456.6061.


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