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Public Libraries

  1. Poetry Walk @ Canton Branch

    March 1, 2021 - April 16, 2021

    Enjoy a poem while strolling through the late winter garden at the Canton Branch. The library's Giving Garden is located up the hill behind the library. For more information, email Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov

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  2. Seed Lending Library Opens

    March 1, 2021, 9:00 AM - July 1, 2021, 9:00 AM

    The Seed Library of Waynesville, located in the upper floor of the Waynesville Library opens March 1st and remains open until all seeds are gone. We offer up to 10 free seed packets to anyone with an NC Cardinal Library card. Library hours are 9-1, M-F. Check out our inventory at https://www.haywoodlibrary.org/670/Waynesville-Seed-Library-Canton-Giving-G. The Seed Library welcomes seed donations that are clearly marked with name and variety, and your contact information. We offer only open-pollinated vegetable or herb seeds (no hybrids and no flowers). For more information contact Kathy at kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov

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  3. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Next Chapter Book Club

    April 12, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    NCBC - Haywood is a fun, energetic, and highly interactive book club for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We meet virtually using Microsoft Teams. Register today to receive a unique link to this meeting. For more information, email Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  4. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Haywood County Music - June Smathers-Jolley

    April 13, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    June Smathers-Jolley, the daughter of NC Heritage Award winner Quay Smathers, will share about learning music in Haywood County and the Blue Ridge style of shaped-note singing. Part 3 of a series on Haywood County musicians. Access this virtual program video beginning April 13 at https://haywoodlibrary.org/696/Virtual-Programming 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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  5. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Wellness Wednesday Series - Walk to Wellness

    April 14, 2021, 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

    *Before beginning any exercise routine, consult with your doctor. This is the second installment in our Wellness Wednesday series. Walking can positively impact your physical and mental health. Join Jamie Cavacos, RN, BSN, as she discusses the positive impacts of walking, some good stretches to do before you walk, and learn about some good spots in Haywood County to walk. Access this virtual program video and reading list beginning April 14 at https://haywoodlibrary.org/696/Virtual-Programming and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel. For more information, email Deanna at deanna.lyles@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2563.

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  6. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Storytime Room Hosted by Ms. Lisa and Ms. Erika

    April 15, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Read, write, talk, sing & play your way through Ms. Lisa and Ms Erika's Virtual Storytime Room! A link to the Virtual Storytime Room will be shared beginning April 15 at https://www.haywoodlibrary.org/644/Childrens-Storytimes and on Facebook. For more information, email Lisa at lisa.hartzell@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2511.

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

    April 15, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Looking for an easy-going and fun book club? Join Book Whisperers! The group meets virtually using Microsoft Teams. Register today to receive a unique link to this meeting. For more information, email Jennifer at jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  8. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Earth Day Extravaganza - "The Jolt Felt Around the World"

    April 19, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Earth Day is April 22. Join local author Susanna Shetley as she reads her book "The Jolt Felt Around the World" and kicks off a week of programming for our Earth Day Extravaganza. Access this virtual program video beginning April 19 at https://haywoodlibrary.org/696/Virtual-Programming and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel.

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  9. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Local Delights- 7 Dishes You Should Know How to Cook! (#1- Ramps)

    April 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Ramps are a southern delicacy. Learn how to pickle them and how to jazz up your fried potatoes with a savory ramp sauce. Part 1 of a 7 part series. Access this virtual program video and instructions beginning April 20 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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  10. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Earth Day Extravaganza - Talkin' Trash in Haywood County

    April 20, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Join Haywood Waterways Association and Haywood County's Recycling Coordinator to learn more about litter, stream health and recycling in our community. Explore what can be recycled, how trash affects stream health and why it is important to practice the 3R's: reduce, reuse and recycle. Access this virtual program video beginning April 20 at https://haywoodlibrary.org/696/Virtual-Programming and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel. APRIL CLEANUP Date: 4/24/21 Time: 9-10:30 am Where: Richland Creek. Meet at the Vance Street pavilion along Richland Creek (550 Vance Street, Waynesville) RSVP: April 23nd to Christine O’Brien at Christine.haywoodwaterways@gmail.com or 828-476-4667 ext. 11. Description: The cleanup will take place along the walking trail and stream bank of Richland Creek. Gloves, trash bags, trash grabbers, vests provided. Wear closed-toed shoes, long pants that can get dirty and wet if you want to get into the water. Bring a towel. Must be accompanied by an adult.

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  11. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: What Should I Read Next?

    April 21, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Wondering what to read next? Join Adult Services Librarian Kathy Olsen as she assists you in picking out your next favorite book! This months featured books are award winning novels of 2020. Access this virtual program video and reading list beginning April 21 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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  12. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Earth Day Extravaganza - Super Soils!

    April 21, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Join Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District to explore soils! Learn what soils are, properties used to describe them, how they form and why they are important. Make your own edible soil profile at the end of the program. Take & Make Kits are available beginning April 14 at the Canton and Waynesville branches while supplies last. Access this virtual program video beginning April 21 at https://haywoodlibrary.org/696/Virtual-Programming and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel.

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  13. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Wellness Wednesday Series - Eat the Rainbow

    April 21, 2021, 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

    Eating the rainbow is very important when it comes to fruits and vegetables. Join us as Lauren Teague, Registered Dietician, discusses the various colors of fruits and vegetables and their importance for our diet and wellbeing in the third installment of our Wellness Wednesday series. Access this virtual program video beginning April 21 at https://haywoodlibrary.org/696/Virtual-Programming and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel.

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  14. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Storytime with Ms. Deanna

    April 22, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Join Ms. Deanna for stories and songs in a pre-recorded video format. Today we will be reading the book “Sunflower House” by Eve Bunting and planting in the Giving Garden. Special guest and new Youth Services Librarian, Hollie Locke, will be joining us! Access this virtual program video beginning April 22 at https://haywoodlibrary.org/696/Virtual-Programming and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel. For more information, email Deanna at deanna.lyles@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2563.

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  15. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Earth Day Extravaganza - Compost Crash Course

    April 22, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Food waste makes up about 15% of trash that ends up in a landfill. Yard waste clocks in at about 14%. Did you know that most of that food waste and yard waste can be recycled to create fertile soil that can be used in your garden or yard? Join Haywood Soil and Water Conservation District to learn the basics of backyard composting. Access this virtual program video beginning April 22 at https://haywoodlibrary.org/696/Virtual-Programming and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel.

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  16. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: The Haywood County Register of Deeds...More Than Just Land Records!

    April 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Sherri Rogers, Registrar of Deeds highlights all the incredible resources the Register of Deeds office has to offer. Access this virtual program video beginning April 23 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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  17. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Earth Day Extravaganza - Awesome Opossums: Secret Backyard Helpers

    April 23, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Have you ever chased a possum from under your porch or been surprised by one in your trashcan? Meet Balsam Mountain Trust's resident opossum, Blossom, and find out why you're better off keeping them around. Access this virtual program video beginning April 23 at https://haywoodlibrary.org/696/Virtual-Programming and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel.

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  18. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Next Chapter Book Club

    April 26, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    NCBC - Haywood is a fun, energetic, and highly interactive book club for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We meet virtually using Microsoft Teams. Register today to receive a unique link to this meeting. For more information, email Jennifer at Jennifer.stuart@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2561.

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  19. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Cookin' the Books Cookbook Club

    April 28, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Waynesville Library

    Club meets virtually (MS Teams) and is full at this time. Email Kathy at kathleen.olsen@Haywoodcountync.gov to be placed on the waiting list.

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  20. VIRTUAL PORGRAM: Prediabetes Cooking and Conversation

    April 28, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join us online LIVE to hear from local providers about prediabetes, risk factors, how to prevent type 2 diabetes and attend a free cooking class. With your registration you can pick up your free event kit at the Canton or Waynesville branch beginning April 21 which includes a copy of the “Good and Cheap” cookbook and a special tool for the class. Registration required to receive the event link and kit. To sign up contact Lauren with Mountainwise at 706.825.9914 or Deanna at deanna.lyles@haywoodcountync.gov.

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