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  1. Adult Winter Reading Challenge

    December 1, 2021, 9:00 AM - January 31, 2022, 5:00 PM

    Enter the Adult Winter Reading Challenge and get a chance at winning a basket of local goodies. Pick up the activity form at any branch or access online. Turn in by January 31st at 5:00pm (at any branch or online). For more information contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov

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  2. Youth Winter Reading Challenge

    December 1, 2021, 9:00 AM - January 31, 2022, 6:00 PM

    Winter is upon us, which means it’s time for the annual Winter Reading Challenge! Pick up a BINGO tracking sheet from any branch and see how many fun tasks – such as reading while drinking hot cocoa or reading inside a pillow fort – you can do! The Winter Reading Challenge will run from December 1 to January 31. 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 Hollie at hollie.locke@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2567.

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  3. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Theme Team Book Club

    December 3, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    This book club meets every other month to discuss books in a theme. Choose any book you like in the scheduled theme, each participant is given time to discuss their choice. To join contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov

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  4. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Creative Writing

    December 6, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    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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  5. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Waynesville Library Book Club

    December 6, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Waynesville Library

    This club is at capacity. To be placed on the waiting list contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@Haywoodcountync.gov

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  6. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: DIY Menthol Shower Melts

    December 7, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Learn to make shower melts that alleviate congestion. Fun and economical! Take and Make kits available at all branches December 7th (while they last). Access all virtual program videos and instructions 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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  7. Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Open Enrollment

    December 8, 2021, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Open enrollment ends January 15! Meet with a certified application counselor. Walk-ins welcome or call 828.452.1447 for an appointment.

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  8. Wooden Animal Ornaments

    December 9, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Learn how to make unique animal ornaments, which will look great on your Christmas tree or are perfect to give as gifts! This kit is best suited to ages 6 to 12. Take & Make Kits will be available to pick up at all library locations, while supplies last. Kits cannot be reserved over the phone. For more information, contact Hollie at hollie.locke@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2567.

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  9. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Teen Entrepreneurship Group

    December 9, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Teens, are you looking for a way to make some extra spending money for the holidays? Want to learn how to create unique crafts like soaps, candles, coasters, or ornaments that you can sell? Sign up for the Teen Entrepreneurship Group to learn the basics of running a small business, such as calculating profits, marketing products, and creating one-of-a-kind branding. This month, members will receive an exclusive peppermint candle Take & Make Kit, along with access to a virtual program hosted by our partner Coley from 4H on December 9. For more information or to register, contact Hollie at hollie.locke@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2567.

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  10. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: DIY Bath Bombs

    December 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Calling all teens! Join Lisa to learn how to make DIY bath bombs. These will make a fun addition to your relaxation routine or are great to give out as gifts. This kit is best suited to ages 13 to 17. Access this virtual program video beginning December 10 at https://my.nicheacademy.com/haywoodcountypl. Take & Make Kits will be available to pick up at all library locations starting December 10, 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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  11. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Next Chapter Book Club

    December 13, 2021, 12:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    Canton Library

    NCBC - Haywood is a fun, energetic, and highly interactive book club for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We'll meet in person at the Canton Branch Library. For more information, email Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  12. Tech Tuesday

    December 14, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    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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  13. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Gift Card Holder

    December 14, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Just in time for the holidays create a fabulous gift card holder! Kits will be available (while they last) beginning December 14 at each location. Access this virtual program video and instructions beginning December 14 at https://my.nicheacademy.com/haywoodcountypl and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel. For more information, email Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561

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  14. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: What Should I Read Next?

    December 15, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    This months featured items are tools that will help you find your next favorite book. Access this virtual program video and a book list at https://haywoodlibrary.org/696/Virtual-Programming and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel. For more information, email Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2507.

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  15. Library Board of Trustees

    December 15, 2021, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    The Library Board of Trustees meets monthly and the public is welcome to attend. The meeting is currently taking place in the Auditorium.

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  16. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Storytime with Ms. Hollie

    December 16, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Join Ms. Hollie for virtual storytime where we'll learn some fun rhymes and songs in a pre-recorded video format. Today we will be celebrating the holiday season with some book recommendations and a star ornament craft! This program is best suited for children ages 2 to 6. Access this virtual program video beginning December 16 at https://my.nicheacademy.com/haywoodcountypl. Take & Make Kits will be available to pick up at all library branches starting December 16, while supplies last. Kits cannot be reserved over the phone. For more information, contact Hollie at hollie.locke@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2567.

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  17. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Book Whisperers (Canton Book Club)

    December 16, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Canton Library

    Looking for an easy-going and fun book club? Join Book Whisperers! The group meets in-person at the Canton Branch Library. For more information, email Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  18. Holiday Take and Make Kit

    December 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
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    Celebrate the season with some fun holiday themed Take & Make Kits like clothespin trees and burlap ornaments crafts. This craft is suitable for all ages. Take & Make Kits will be available to pick up 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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  19. Christmas Mystery Take & Make Kit

    December 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Theft, mystery, deceit, oh my! Someone has stolen the presents out of Santa's sleigh. Figure out who the culprit is or there won't be any gifts to unwrap on Christmas morning! Pick up your Christmas Mystery Pack at all library branches starting December 20, while supplies last. This Take & Make Kit is best suited to children ages 6 to 12. Kits cannot be reserved over the phone. For more information, contact Hollie at hollie.locke@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2567

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  20. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: DIY Snowy Mason Jar Candle Holder

    December 21, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    These candle holders are decorative for the holidays and fun to make! Take and Make Kits available at all branches Tuesday December 21 (while they last). Access all virtual program videos and instructions 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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  21. Tech Tuesday

    December 28, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    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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  22. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Haywood County Music - Darren Nicholson

    December 28, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    VIRTUAL/ Darren Nicholson/ The fifth episode of the Haywood County Music series features the incredible music and stories of Darren Nicholson. Access virtual program beginning December 28 at https://my.nicheacademy.com/haywoodcountypl and on Facebook. For more information, email Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  23. Cookin' the Books Cookbook Club

    December 29, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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    Waynesville Library

    This book club is at capacity. For more information or to be added to the waiting list contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@Haywoodcountync.gov

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  24. Geometric Stacked Sculptures Take and Make kit with the NC Museum of Art

    December 30, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Get creative and inspired by NCMA art and artists at home! The library will have Geometric Stacked Sculptures Take and Make kits provided by the NC Museum of Art. This activity kit comes with materials plus written instructions for a complete hands-on project! This program is best suited to children ages 6 and up. Kits will be available starting November 24 at all library locations, while supplies last. Kits cannot be reserved over the phone. For more information, please contact Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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