Library News: Paynesville

Join us for an early literacy-play session for babies and toddlers, including a life-size Kandyland game on the library lawn! Fairy tale and fantasy costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Toys, activities and coffee and cookies provided. For ages 0-6. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Register online, or in person or by telephone (320.243.7343) during the library's open hours. Library Open Hours: Mondays     2 - 8 p.m. Tuesdays    2 - 6 p.m....
Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? Or would you like help navigating the library's Overdrive, VuFind or database online catalogs? Drop by the Paynesville Public Library for individual help on Friday evenings from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Call ahead (320.243.7343) to reserve a time, or register online in advance at griver.org/PA. Don't forget to bring your device - and the charge or power cord! - with you.
Smash books are a quick, easy way to capture life's moments and memories. You add photos, memorabilia and journaling and “smash” them into your book. In this workshop, you are introduced to smash books as you create your own and prepare them for use with an assortment of provided materials. Ages teen to adult. Limit 12. Registration required. Register in person or online.  A Legacy event.
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. We'll have the computers, camera and clay. You need only bring a USB jump drive to take your movie home. Space is limited to 28 kids, two per computer, so register online, or call or stop in to the Paynesville Public...
Home grown community art is brightening the walls of the Paynesville Public Library. Local artist (and programming star) Jen Anfinson suggested Art In The Park to Paynesville Library Services Coordinator Gretchen Vork. "We worked with the Chamber of Commerce to include it in their first-ever 'Art In The Park' event June 11," Gretchen writes. "The canvases were designed to fit in the library's children's area, and dozens of people (children and adults) contributed...
Paint? Clay? K'nex? What are your favorite tools and supplies to create, make something new, learn a new craft? The Paynesville Public Library will have maker challenges and make and take crafts for customers of all ages and skills during National Maker Week. Stop in during open hours and try something new, give your brain a new project or challenge. No need to register. All ages.
June 8 - 11 is a great week to visit Paynesville! In addition to the parade and other T&C Days events, the library is offering these events (follow the link to register): Felt Fido (ages 5-12) Make your own, unique 'stuffies' (stuffed animals) with Jen Anfinson. Wednesday June 8, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Karaoke For Kids (Preschool through age 12) Kids can perform with our karaoke machine, or self-accompanied with guitar or other instruments. Thursday June 9, 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Open Mike...
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, 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 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, by phone (320.243.7343) or at the Paynesville Public Library during open hours.