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Public Libraries

  1. Adult Spring Reading Challenge 2021

    March 1, 2021 - April 1, 2021

    Complete 4 of the 6 challenges to be entered into a drawing for either a pass for two to the Biltmore Estate or a Kindle Fire (winner's choice). Complete all 6 challenges and get 2 entries! Submit your entry at the Waynesville or Canton Branch (or online) by April 2.For more information, email Jennifer at

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  2. 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

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  3. 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 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

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  4. St. Patricks Day Take and Make Kit

    March 17, 2021, All Day @ Waynesville Library

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by making two paper crafts, a 3D Shamrock and rainbow twirler! This program is suitable for all ages. Limited kits will be available at the Waynesville and Canton branches. For more information contact or call 828.356.2511

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  5. VIRTUAL PROGRAM: What Should I Read Next?

    March 17, 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 noteworthy debut novels of 2020. Access this virtual program video and reading list beginning March 17 at and on the Haywood County YouTube Channel. For more information, email Kathy at or call 828.356.2507.

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Recreation & Parks

  1. Guided hike: MST to Waterrock Knob at Soco Gap

    March 17, 2021, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ off Blue Ridge Parkway

    This is a 9.2 mile hike with an elevation gain of 997' led by Greg Shuping and Kevin FitzGerald. It is rated HARD. Contact HCPR at 828-452-6789 to register,

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