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County Holiday Closings

  1. County Offices Closed - Christmas

    December 23, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  2. County Offices Closed - Christmas

    December 26, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  3. County Offices Closed - Christmas

    December 27, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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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. Watercolor Class

    December 5, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    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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  3. Holiday Paper Art for Kids

    December 5, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Learn how to make some fun holiday cards and other paper art just in time for the holiday season. Great to send as gifts or to use for decoration. Ideal for ages 5 and up. For more information, contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  4. Wiggle Worms Storytime

    December 6, 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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  5. Celebrate Ruby, the US Capitol Christmas Tree

    December 6, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Learn about Ruby, the tree selected to stand at the US Capitol for Christmas and make an ornament to hang on the library Christmas tree. This program is ideal for ages 5 and up. This program is a partnership with the Haywood County Soil and Water Department. For more information, please contact Lisa at 828.356.2511 or email lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov.

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  6. ecoExplore: Mammalogy

    December 6, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Get an up-close encounter with animal artifacts, like tracks, scat, and fur samples in this program about mammals in Western North Carolina with The North Carolina Arboretum and ecoExplore. Ideal for all ages. For more information, or to register, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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  7. Take & Make Kit: Beaded Candy Cane or Wreath Ornament

    December 7, 2022, All Day
    @
    Canton Library

    Create your very own beaded candy cane or wreath ornament! Ideal for elementary-aged students. 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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  8. Mother Goose Storytime

    December 7, 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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  9. Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Open Enrollment

    December 7, 2022, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Meet in person with a certified application counselor. Waynesville Library auditorium. To make an appointment, call 828.452.1447. Walk-ins welcome! For general information contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2507

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  10. STEAM Club

    December 7, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Each meeting we will explore topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Ideal for elementary, middle, and high school students. For more information, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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  11. Wired Wednesday

    December 7, 2022, 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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  12. Move & Groove Storytime

    December 8, 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 more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  13. Spice It Up! : Monthly Spice Celebration Series

    December 8, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Explore a new spice or spice blend each month. At December's meeting, learn about Szechuan Peppercorns. 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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  14. The Adventure Awaits Book Club

    December 8, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Adventure is just around the corner with this striking new book club. This month we will read Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac. Ideal for middle school students. For more information, contact Ashlyn Godleski at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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  15. Chess 101

    December 9, 2022, 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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  16. Virtual Program: Wooden Spoon Holiday Decoration

    December 12, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Learn how to make an easy fun holiday decoration using a wooden spoon. Ideal for elementary aged students. Take & Make kits will be available at all library branches while supplies last. Kits available 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. Winter Adult Book Giveaway

    December 12, 2022, 9:00 AM - December 17, 2022, 5:00 PM

    As a thank you from the library staff to you, receive a free book at the Waynesville or Canton branches from December 12-17 during our Winter Adult Book Giveaway. Choose a wrapped book with clues on each cover. One per person please, while supplies last. Happy Holidays to our loyal cardholders – we appreciate you!!

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  18. Next Chapter Book Club

    December 12, 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'll meet once in December. For more information, email Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  19. Tech Tuesday

    December 13, 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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  20. Greenies Art Hour

    December 13, 2022, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Canton Library

    Create a beautiful masterpiece! 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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  21. Wiggle Worms Storytime

    December 13, 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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  22. Creative Writing Group

    December 13, 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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  23. Second Tuesday Movie

    December 13, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us at the Waynesville Library for a film and popcorn! Movies will be shown EVERY OTHER MONTH. For the movie title contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov or 828.452.5169

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  24. Lego Free Play

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

    Create your own masterpiece made from Legos! This program is ideal for elementary school aged children and all blocks are provided! For more information, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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  25. Mother Goose Storytime

    December 14, 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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  26. Wired Wednesday

    December 14, 2022, 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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  27. Zaniac: Predator or Prey

    December 14, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    We will learn about our Ecosystem as we look at the hunting habits of an owl. Through the dissection of an owl pellet, we will see the remains of its lunch and identify what it ate! Ideal for elementary-aged students and up. For more information, or to register, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2567.

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  28. Library Board of Trustees

    December 14, 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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  29. Move & Groove Storytime

    December 15, 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 more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  30. Take & Make Kit: Mini Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

    December 16, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Kit includes everything you need to make a cute wall hanging out of yarn and a cinnamon stick, just in time for the holidays! Available to pick up starting December 16 at all library locations while supplies last. Ideal for ages 10 and up. Kits cannot be reserved over the phone. For more information, contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2507

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  31. Chess 101

    December 16, 2022, 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. Youth Holiday Snow Globe DIY

    December 16, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Make a fun winter themed snow globe just in time for the holidays! Ideal for elementary aged students. Space is limited, so registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828-356-2511.

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  33. Kid's Ornament Making Workshop

    December 19, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Make holiday ornaments for your tree or to give as gifts. All materials will be provided to make several fun ornaments for the holiday season. Ideal of children of all ages. Space is limited, so registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  34. Teen Art Club

    December 19, 2022, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Have fun while exploring artistic mediums and hanging out with friends! Each meeting, the Teen Art Club will have a different medium or activity to explore. Teens will have a great time each month exploring art, enjoying snacks, and hanging with friends in a positive atmosphere. The Teen Art Club is for middle school and early high school students. For information or to register contact jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  35. Take & Make Kit: Button Art

    December 20, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Create a sweet card that can be used as a special thank you after the holidays. Take & Make Kits will be available starting Tuesday, December 20 at all library locations, while supplies last. For more information, contact Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561

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  36. Wiggle Worms Storytime

    December 20, 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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  37. Little Ones Learn

    December 21, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Canton Library

    Join us for a creative play session that includes a short storytime. Free resources and books will be available. Ideal for children 6 months to 3 years old. For more information, contact Ashlyn at ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 828-356-2567.

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  38. Mother Goose Storytime

    December 21, 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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  39. Wired Wednesday

    December 21, 2022, 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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  40. Take & Make Kit: Paper Plate Wreath

    December 22, 2022, All Day
    @
    Canton Library

    Create your own paper plate wreath! Ideal for middle & high school students. 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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  41. Move & Groove Storytime

    December 22, 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 more information, contact Ashlyn at Ashlyn.godleski@haywoodcountync.gov or at 282-356-2567.

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  42. Mother Goose Storytime

    December 28, 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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  43. Wired Wednesday

    December 28, 2022, 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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  44. Blood Drive

    December 29, 2022, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Canton Library

    Shake up your holiday tradition and give blood! Give blood and help save lives! Walk-ins welcome, appointments encouraged. Sign up today at redcrossblood.org, through the Blood Donor App, or contact Jennifer at 828.356.2561.

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  45. Studio Ghibli Movie & Craft

    December 29, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Hey kids, if you are need something to do after the holidays, look no further! Enjoy an easy in-person craft while watching a Studio Ghibli film. Access craft instructions and all virtual programming at https://bit.ly/HCPL_NA. This program is ideal for children of all ages. For more information, contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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  46. Noon Year's Eve Storytime & Celebration

    December 30, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Ring in the New Year with a very special storytime. After storytime, we'll celebrate with a special craft, music and fun for all as we countdown to noon! Children of all ages are welcome to attend! For more information, contact Miss Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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