Library News: Paynesville

We're celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Lewis Carroll classic "Alice In Wonderland" at the Paynesville Public Library July 20-25. Join us all week for activities, including Wonder-ful Make & Take crafts and games (including Flamingo & Hedgehog croquet), a Mad Tea Party (costumes encouraged!) on Wednesday, July 22 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., and a Happy Un-Birthday celebration complete with cake on Friday July 24, starting at 2:00 p.m. No registration necessary, but...
Our 'You're A Rock Star' photo booth will be up and running in Paynesville until July 10. We've got glam rock costumes and wigs, a microphone and guitars, and a rock show background all ready for your rock star photo-shoot. Remember to bring a camera with you ( or use the camera on your cell phone). You can see one of our young rockers pictured, incognito in the yellow shades. Also rocking out for the camera are Paul Spring and the Amazing Professor Marvel and his assistant. St John's...
The summer fun has begun! Join us for 'Read To The Rhythm' at the Paynesville Branch, and let the good times roll. We've got Rock Star! photo booth (bring your camera or camera phone) complete with glam rock costumes, new toys, Make and Take crafts for kids to create and bring home, and our Summer Reading Programs for ages 0 and up. And check out all the special events. No summer doldrums here, and the library is cool when it's hot outside. Pictured: Mom and daughter rock out for a...
Play is serious business for children: Toys are fun, but they are also the tools that develop fine motor skills, pre-reading skills, problem-solving, imagination and creativity, and other important skills. The Friends of the Paynesville Public Library has donated a collection of toys to the Paynesville Branch. The new collection can be found in the children's area (near the playhouse), and is for in-library use.
The cost of getting and staying healthy is rising, and so is the number of healthcare decisions we make. Join us at the Paynesville Public Library on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. to learn how to get the best value for your healthcare dollars. Guided by an expert in medical research, you'll learn how to search medical information websites to help you make good healthcare choices, understand your medical bills, and learn more about prescription drugs. We'll have a laptop computer for each...
February is Love Your Library month. Library lovers can show their affection for their favorite branch library by picking up one of the construction-paper hearts hanging on display, purchasing the item listed on the heart (they're mostly sweet nothings of $25 or less), then bringing it in, donating the item to the library on their next visit. At the Paynesville library, hearts are on display at the checkout desk, as pictured.
January and February can be snowy and cold; perfect weather to settle in with a good book. This winter, customers at the Paynesville Branch of Great River Regional Library have a hance to win the prizes pictured, as well as others, through participation in the Winter Reading Program ending Feb. 28. There's still time to join the fun. For a chance to win, pick up a reading record at the library, read, record your books, and return the record to the Paynesville branch before the program ends!
Kids ages 6 to 12: Have a blast creating a stop motion movie! Use your imagination and develop your very own story and clay character. Then it’s lights, camera, action! as you record your very own movie. Learn how a stop motion movie is made and use professional grade software. Bring a USB jump drive to take your movie home. We'll have computers, camera and software at the library. Space is limited, so register online, or call or stop in to the Paynesville Public Library during open hours:...
On Friday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library, the Minnesota Historical Society will present Beer and Brewing in the Land of Sky Blue Waters. Minnesota has a long and rich history with beer, starting with the first brewery opened in Saint Paul in 1849. Today, beloved family brands like Schell's produce beer alongside brash upstarts like Surly. The program will explore the basics of beer making, Minnesota's beer scene, and the innovators and home brewers that...
Would you like to learn how to make the most out of your digital camera? On Monday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., John Pennoyer, a professional nature photographer, will teach basic digital photography. Bring your camera and learn some tricks to improve the quality of your photographs. To find out more about John Pennoyer and to see some of his photography, visit his website. For ages 12 to adult. Attendance is limited. Preregistration is required: Call the library at 320.243.7343 during...