Library News: Paynesville

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...
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...