Library News: Paynesville

December is 'Hour of Code' month, during which everyone is encouraged to learn about computer coding and coding languages. At the Paynesville branch, you can learn how to code a short message in binary code, and you'll bring home a bracelet when you're done!  Jen Anfinson will instruct attendees on how to construct the jewelry, and how to incorporate a secret-coded message into the design.  All materials supplied. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited: register online...
Halloween is near! Be sure to include the Paynesville library in your plans! We've got a lot going on: Crafters: We've got all the supplies you'll need to make a Halloween banner to decorate your door or window. It'd be great to welcome Trick or Treaters to your home. While supplies last, for ages 8 and up, during library open hours. We also have supplies and instructions to make a themed journal/notebook/notepad. Cute and useful! Our 'Great Pumpkin' photo booth is up again...
Come to Paynesville and make a "Pin Pal!" What's a Pin Pal? We'll have the supplies and instructions for this project through Oct.16 at the Paynesville Branch Maker Space. Anyone age 7 and up who needs a bit of bling for their backpack, jacket, hat or purse can stop in during open hours and make one of their own. Please allow about an hour to complete the project. No pre-registration required. Paynesville Library open hours: Mon:     2-8 p.m. Tues:   ...
Get ready for Robert the Magician as he presents stories, tales and legends of real haunted Minnesota homes and places! Participants are invited to wear their spooky Halloween gear for this program, which features ghostly 'artifacts', interactive audience participation, and perhaps even some magical spooky events.  Great for teens and adults. No pre-registration required. The event will take place Friday night, October 27, 8 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library. The...
This September, drop into the Paynesville Library and dig into our featured Maker Space project — a faux 'Firefly Lantern' project!  Pick up the supplies at the checkout desk and you'll have everything you need to make one of these charming little lanterns in our Maker's corner to bring home with you.  We have enough kits for only 14 lanterns — one per person, while supplies last!
Great River Regional Library's Summer Reading Program ends on Saturday, August 12, and Paynesville participants will need to submit their reading slips inside the Paynesville Public Library (not the bookdrop!) before 1 p.m. on that day to be eligible for a chance to win prizes.  Pictured are just some of the prizes you might win.  There's still time to finish your reading and submit a slip.  Remember...the more you read, the better your chance to win a prize!...
Did you know...August 2 is National Coloring Week?! Celebrate with us at the Paynesville Branch Library and add to our10-foot-long coloring sheet for patrons ages 6 and up. Stop in any time during our open hours below, choose a crayon, and join our community colorama project! Paynesville Library hours: Monday:         2-8 p.m. Tuesday:        2-6 p.m. Wednesday:  10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday:       2-6 p.m. Friday:...
Get ready for next year of wizarding at Hogwarts! We'll provide all the tools, supplies and instruction to build your own authentic-looking Ollivander's-style wizarding wand. For ages 10 and up; younger children must have the assistance of a parent or guardian because this project requires the use of a low-melt hot glue gun. Kids, teens and adults are encouraged to attend and to come in early enough to allow at least an hour to work on your wand. Join the fun on Wednesday June 7 from 10:...
Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, (and maybe bring some bug spray!) and join us for a movie on the library lawn. Our featured movie jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York. A young wizard arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastical beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released! This film is an animated fantasy adventure and rated PG.  We'll start the...
3D pens are coming to the Paynesville Public Library! Every Monday in June, the Paynesville branch will host classes in how to use these unusual pens. Participants can design and create 3-dimensional creations by 'drawing in the air' and bring them home afterward to show family and friends.   We'll have 7Tech 3d pens and filament on hand, and each session will start with brief 'how-to' instructions. Classes will be held Mondays, June 5, 12,19 and 26, 1 to 2 p.m. Ages 10 and up....