It's not too late to sign up for Adult Summer Reading Program

By Haywood County Library | Jun 09, 2014

Cultivate the mind this summer by participating in the library's Adult Summer Reading Program, running through Friday, Aug. 29. Interested adults are invited to register to participate at any of the library's branches.

Participants will be invited to read books on gardening-related topics, attend gardening and cooking-related events, visit the Seed Library at the Waynesville Library, volunteer in the Giving Garden at the Canton Branch Library and more. All participants who complete the program will receive a prize and will be eligible to receive one of two grand prizes — a one-year membership to the N.C. Arboretum or a gift certificate to the farm-to-table restaurant Frogs Leap in Waynesville.

For more information, visit and click on the “Summer Reading” tab, or call 452-5169 - Waynesville or 648-2924 - Canton.

Upcoming Events:

— Tuesday, June 17, 5:30 p.m. — Learn about garden structures and vertical gardening. Discover what plants like to grow up, about various garden structures, and how to construct them. At the Canton Branch Library.

— Tuesday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. — “Growing and Using Herbs” will be presented by naturopath Michelle Sanderbeck and herbalist Garth Kuver of Genesis Gardens. At the Waynesville Library.

— Sunday, July 13, 1 p.m. — Join local aquaponics farmer Bear Forsyth as he demonstrates intermediate-skill level aquaponics farming. See Bear's portable farm for a close-up view of how it's done. At the Waynesville Library.

— Tuesday, July 15, 5:30 p.m. — Master Gardener coordinator Tim Mathews will present a program on Integrative Pest Management (IPM). Find out how to keep pests at bay, while remaining environmentally sensitive. At the Canton Branch Library.

— Thursday, July 24, 1:30 p.m. — BuyHaywood and Mountain Wise will lead a cooking demonstration on simple, healthy recipes kids can make.  At 2 p.m. the Master Gardeners will lead a program on “Gardening with Kids.” Discover how much fun gardening can be for all ages. At the Canton Branch Library.

— Tuesday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m. — “Growing and Using Healing Herbs” will be presented by naturopath Michelle Sanderbeck and herbalist Garth Kuver of Genesis Gardens. At the Canton Branch Library.

— Wednesday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. — Extension agent Julie Sawyer will lead a food preservation class. Learn how to can and preserve the harvest. At the Community Kitchen in Canton.

— Thursday, Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m. — Composting class with a Master Gardener. Learn how to use kitchen scraps, leaves, and lawn waste to create compost that will enrich the garden’s soil. At the Canton Branch Library.

— Saturday, Aug. 23, 3 p.m. — Janet Lilley and Linda McFarland, co-authors with Dr. Dan Pittillo, botanist and wildflower expert, will share from "Seasons in a Wildflower Refuge," their story of the Corneille Bryan Native Garden at Lake Junaluska. At Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

— Thursday, Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m. — “Making Pesto from the Garden.” Pesto is easy to make, and tastes delicious. Watch a pesto-making demonstration and then sample the results. Class size is limited to 15. Call 356-2507 to sign-up. At the Waynesville Library.