Library News: Paynesville

On Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m. join Minnesota author Rhonda Fochs with a journey to the past and hear the stories and the tales of the people and places of Minnesota'’s lost towns. Learn about area towns that once thrived, why they died, and what is located there today. View a comparative “then and now” photo presentation of some of the towns and learn how lost towns are classified according to their physical remnants. Fochs is the author of several books about Minnesota, including...
Wednesday, April 20, at 9:00 a.m., join us for our second playdate at the Paynesville Public Library for children ages 0-6. We'll have creative dough to play with, along with many other early literacy-play toys and activities. Parents and kids had a great time last month. Kids should wear play clothes so they can really dig in to the fun. Coffee for the parents, cookies for everyone, will be served. No registration necessary.
Join Minnesota author Cynthia Frank Stupnik Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Paynesville Public Library, 119 Washburne Ave., Paynesville. Her book Scruples & Drams, A Novel of Main Street Women of Minnesota, explores the town of Clearwater in the late 19th century through the life of Jennie Phillips, an apprenticing druggist in her father’s store. The novel uncovers the ghost of a murdered Irish girl roaming the Tamarack Swamp and the criminal elements that were part of...
Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? Don't have a computer and don't know where to start? Drop by the Paynesville Public Library for individual help on Friday evening, Jan. 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Call ahead (320.243.7343) to reserve a time, or make an appointment in advance. Bring your device with you.
Do you want to learn to knit? Are you in the middle of a project and stuck because you can't figure out the pattern or can't get the hang of that new technique? We’ll have an experienced, knowledgeable knitter on hand to answer questions, demonstrate knitting techniques, and help trouble-shoot problems for beginner through intermediate knitters. Bring your project, or you can use the yarn and needles we’ll have on hand. Monday, Dec. 28, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library....
Aspiring engineers ages 6 and up can join in the coaster construction project at the Paynesville Public Library. This Maker Space Challenge project is to attempt to build a working, small-model roller coaster from the library's K'nex collection. Pictured you can see the progress so far: most of the support structure is in place, and one of the launching motors has been installed. There's a lot of coaster track yet to be built and installed, as well as another launcher motor. Construction...
The focus is on fun this Halloween at Paynesville Public Library! Monday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Paynesville library will have a Halloween storytime for ages 0 to 6. Wear your costume, if you'd like to give it a practice run before Oct. 31. Everyone is invited to snap a pic in our pumpkin patch photo booth. Use your camera or cell phone camera and post your photo on social media or share with family. Pictured, a young library customer poses in the booth, costumed as "Astrid", a...
Storyteller and musician Bill Jamerson is bringing his "Dollar-a-Day Boys" presentation to the Paynesville Public Library on Friday, Oct. 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The hour-long multi-media program includes songs, stories and video clips about FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s that employed 86,000 young men who planted 180 million trees and built 2,400 roads, a dozen state parks and much more. Since 1992, Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC. He produced a documentary for Michigan...
Banned & Challenged Books week, sponsored by the American Library Association, is being recognized Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. You are invited to stop in to the Paynesville Public Library this week to take a picture with your favorite banned or challenged title. The Paynesville branch is open Mondays 2 - 8 p.m., Tuesdays 2 - 6 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursdays 2 - 6 p.m., Fridays 2 - 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 - 1 p.m.
Spend an evening with Ancestry for Libraries at the Paynesville Public Library on Monday, Sept. 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A laptop computer will be provided for your use while we research your family tree on Ancestry for Libraries. Basic computer skills are required. Staff will give a short demonstration of genealogy research with Ancestry for Libraries, and will be available to help you with your research. Stop by the library to register (or register online) and to pick up information on...