Library News: Paynesville

Brush up on your engineering and problem-solving skills: Kids are challenged to power the Krazy Gears Merry-Go-Round by figuring out how to connect interlocking gears to the power source. Don't forget to show a library staffer when you successfully complete the challenge! The Get In Gear challenge will be available at the Paynesville Public Library during library open hours until the end of May. 320.243.7343 Library Open Hours: Mondays     2-8 p.m. Tuesdays    2-6 p....
Taylor Hendrickson of Taylor Hendrickson Photography will teach you tips, tricks and tactics so you can shoot better digital photos of yourself, family and friends, and of the world around you. The class will be held Monday, May 16 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library. Bring your digital camera or smartphone camera. For ages 12 though adult. Limit of 15. Register online, or call (320.243.7343) or stop in to the Paynesville Public Library to register. Paynesville Branch...
Wednesday, September 21, at 9:00 a.m., join us for our second playdate at the Paynesville Public Library for children ages 0-6. We'll craft dough, 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. Register online at www.griver.org/PA by phone (320.243.7343) or at the Paynesville Public Library...
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, April 15, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Call ahead (320.243.7343) to reserve a time, or make an appointment in advance. Bring your device with you.
Do you ever wonder about your old jewelry: Is it valuable? Is it real? What can it be made into? GIA certified diamond specialist Jen Anfinson will help you discover creative ways to redesign your jewelry. She'll discuss gold weights, authenticity and content of metals, diamonds and gemstones, and values. Bring your jewelry box treasures and questions to the Paynesville Public Library for a lively group discussion on Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Wednesday, March 23, at 9:00 a.m., join us for our second playdate at the Paynesville Public Library for children ages 0-6. We'll have puppets 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. Register online, by phone (320.243.7343) or at the Paynesville Public Library during open hours.
Wednesday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m., the Paynesville Public Library will present a preschool storytime for ages 0 to 6. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts about the sun, moon and stars! Attendance limit of 20. Presented by the Friends of the Paynesville Public Library.
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...