Library News: Paynesville

On Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m., author Connie Lounsbury will present a program at the Paynesville Public Library to guide you through writing and editing your book. She will provide advice on how to get started, select your story format, recapture wonderful moments you thought you had forgotten, reveal skeletons in your closet, release your inhibitions, and finally, choose a title. Lounsbury is an author and public speaker. She has five books and 24 short stories published. Her latest book...
Thursday, April 19 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon, bestselling author Beverly Lewis will visit the Paynesville Branch of Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Lewis, who was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, will discuss her books, which were inspired by her keen interest in her mother's plain Mennonite heritage. Lewis started writing short stories when she was 9, and is the author of many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning. She will sign books, which will be offered...
Skilly & Duff Irish Trio, first place winners of the music competition at the 2009 Irish Fair of Minnesota, will perform at Bloom! Floral and Coffee Shop in Paynesville March 2 (this Friday) from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Bloom! is located at 202 Washburne Avenue in Paynesville. The popular Irish trio performs regularly across Minnesota and into the Dakotas. The group recently toured southern Ireland and the Irish communities in Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick,...
Was there a new Kindle™, Nook™, iPad™ or other eReader device under the tree for you this year? Join us at the Paynesville Public Library, where we'll demonstrate how to search for, find, download and use eBooks from Great River Regional LIbrary's Overdrive™ eBook collection. We'll present Library eBooks: How To Find Them, Request Them, Download Them And Read Them on Jan. 19, 7:00 - 8 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library, located at 119 Washburne Avenue in...
Teens: Have you ever wanted to create your own cartoon or draw your own character? Join us Dec. 6, 4 p.m. at the Paynesville library for a workshop with Shayann Hoffer. This workshop will include character and story outline development, comic drawing techniques, and layout options. We will look at and learn about comic book history and artists for examples. It will be useful if students bring a short story to work with and/or any existing artwork that you may want to use. Basic materials will...
There's still room for more children ages 3 to 8 to join us for this fun workshop at the Paynesville Public Library on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. It's all about following your tummy to the Hundred Acre Woods for a celebration of friendship, sharing and caring with the silly old bear and his friends. Bring your favorite stuffed Pooh character! Register online, in person at the library, or by calling the library at 320.243.7343 during open hours. This workshop is funded in part with money...
Photographer Carol Weiler will be presenting a two-session photography workshop at the Paynesville Branch of Great River Regional Library (GRRL) on Thursdays, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Session One will include tips on how to take better photos, and Session Two will teach you how to make those digital photos even better with digital photo editing. Sign up online for one or both sessions, or call the Paynesville branch during open hours at 320.243.7343. Weiler holds a B.F.A. from...
The Mixed Blood Theatre will present “According To Coyote” at the Paynesville High School Auditorium Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The performance is sponsored by the Paynesville Public Library and all ages are invited to attend. An anthology of tales featuring the legendary hero of American Indian lore, According To Coyote is also an unforgettable encounter with the richness, vitality, and sensibilities of Native culture. Playwright John Kauffman gloriously employs age-...
A library can use all the Friends it can get! This week, designated as "National Friends Of The Library Week," is a good one in which to celebrate the good work the Friends do, and thank them with support: Join up, donate, or check out one of their fund-raising efforts. Many Great River Regional Library (GRRL) branches have a Friends group (see the Payneville branch Friends of the Library logo, pictured), and new members are always welcome. Check with your local library, or learn more...
Since 2011, Paynesville Branch's "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" program has been going strong! Designed for children from birth through five years old, the program encourages a love of books and reading and prepares children to learn to read. The program provides a book bag, stickers and small toys, and book giveaways for incentives along the way. It also provides a reading record for parents in which they can enter the names of all the books they read with their child....