April is National Poetry month: On Friday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m., join Barb Hawes, poet and artist from Marshall, MN, at the Paynesville Public Library for a discussion of her work. She uses a style termed ekphrastic poetry, describing works of art with words, which dates back to the ancient Greeks. In "Ekphrastic Journeys," a book art project, she bends the form with poems that explore how six works of art shaped her understanding of art. Hawes is also a printer with an interest in book...
Library News: Paynesville
Posted April 21, 2014
Posted March 14, 2014
Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m., author Chad Lewis (pictured recounting the legend of the 'Janesville Doll') takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota. It covers the entire state, from wandering ghosts in the north woods to the haunted B&B in Wabasha. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in Minnesota is without its own haunting stories. Complete with photos, case history,...
Posted March 7, 2014
Have you been snowed in for too long? It's warming up and the snow is melting, and we've missed you! We've got fun and free programs at the Paynesville Public Library, just in time to rescue our snow-bound library patrons. For the cooped-up preschoolers, "Ocean Fun" story time on Wednesday, March 12 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. will feature stories of the salty seas (complete with beaches, and even some sunshine). Thursday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., for those 16 and up, the always-popular...
Posted February 26, 2014
If all you have is questions and what you want is answers, you should talk to a librarian. Lucky for you a new service called “Book A Librarian” is being offered at Paynesville Public Library. Visiting librarians from the Great River Regional Library headquarters in St. Cloud will be available by appointment to meet one-on-one with library patrons and answer their questions. You’ll have their undivided attention. So if you want to make your own shampoo and need a recipe. Or you want to...
Posted January 29, 2014
Valentine's Day is near: Join us at the Paynesville Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for songs and stories and crafts to celebrate! Join Molly Zimmerman as she tells stories, sings songs, and leads participants through age-appropriate Valentine-making, Valentine "Mail Box" and craft dough projects. It's so much fun, and the activities help enforce reading readiness skills, too. For preschoolers ages 0-6. Register online, or call the library at 320.243.7343.
Posted November 27, 2013
Visit the Paynesville Public Library on Monday, Dec. 16, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., and enjoy music from singer Andrew Walesch. He loves to perform classics from the American songbook as well as many favorite jazz standards. Browse while you listen, or just listen, or enjoy some holiday refreshments provided by the Friends of the Payneville Public Library. His appearance is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Posted October 25, 2013
Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. the Paynesville Public Library will present "Bears!" for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. This Toddler Time storytime will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. At 10:30 a.m. the same morning, the library will present a November preschool storytime for ages 0 to 6. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft for the season! Attendance limit of 12. Presented by the Friends of the Paynesville Public Library.
Posted October 18, 2013
Join us at the Paynesville Public library Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Local artist Jen Anfinson will inspire and instruct you in how to create a charm bracelet of your own design. You will learn basic jewelry techniques with jewelry items provided, or bring along any keepsakes, baubles or old jewelry parts you'd like to incorporate. For ages 13 to adult. We have a limit of 12, so sign up online, or call the Paynesville Library at 320.243.7343.
Posted September 13, 2013
Learn about the GRRL Digital Library with OverDrive! Learn how to search, request digital items, and check them out to read on your eReader. Basic computer knowledge required. Attendees can follow along with a provided laptop or their own tablet computer like an iPad. No technical support provided for specific eReaders like Kindles or Nooks. Register online, or call the Paynesville Public Library during open hours. We must have at least 5 attendees, or the class will be cancelled.
Posted August 7, 2013
Saturday, September 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., author William Kent Krueger will visit the Paynesville Public Library to discuss his books, writing, and his latest title, Ordinary Grace. Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage — part Irish and part Ojibwe. Krueger's work has received a number of awards including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction...