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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



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

Walk This Way! • Monday, December 17 • 10:30-11:30AM •  Waynesville Library Auditorium Exercising with others is fun and energizing. Walk indoors with a DVD, Walk 1, 2 or 3 miles! All participants must sign a waiver. All fitness levels are welcome. Call Kathy for more information, 828.356.2507. 


Homeschool Book Club • Monday, December 17 •  2:00 •  Canton Library For ages 8- 12! Read a Christmas story of your choice. Call the Canton Library for more information, 828.648.2924. 

Pajama Themed Family Storytime • Tuesday, December 18 •  10:30AM •  Canton Library Wear your pajamas to storytime!  Children (and adults) are invited to wear their pajamas to storytime.  We will have hot chocolate and cookies at the end of our regular Family Storytime. Call the Canton Library for more information, 828.648.2924. 
Beginners Chess • Tuesday, December 18 •  4PM •  Waynesville Library Do you want to learn to play chess? Do you want to just brush up on your moves? Join us on Tuesday afternoons.  Ages 8 and up. For more information, call 828-356-2511.
Make an ornament! • Wednesday, December 19 •  4PM •  Waynesville Library Join us to make a special holiday ornament. All ages welcome. Call 828-356-2511 for more information. 
Holiday Steam • Thursday, December 20 •  4PM •  Waynesville Library Combine the holidays and science for some hands-on fun.  Call 828-356-2511 for more information. 

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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