Library News: Paynesville

Wear your favorite (ugly or otherwise) holiday sweater and join us Saturday, Dec. 10 for  an hour of cookie decorating at the Paynesville Public Library. We'll have sweater-shaped sugar cookies  provided, along with frosting and equipment. You can try to create the ugliest cookie sweater ever, or make a deliciously beautiful treat - it's up to you.  Regiser in person at the library, by phone (320.243.7343) or online.  For ages 8 to adult. Attendance limit 12....
Trick or Treaters: Show off your costume at the Paynesville Public Library during open hours on Friday (2 to 8 p.m.), Saturday (10 to 1 p.m.) and Monday (2 to 8 p.m.), Oct. 28, 29 and 31, and we'll give you a Halloween treat. Pictured, two young customers try out the masks they made for their Halloween costumes at last week's mask-making workshop.
Chamber of Commerce members, library customers and library staff are invited to stop by the Paynesville library for coffee and breakfast treats on Wednesday, Oct. 26.  The Breakfast Meet & Greet offers an opportunity for local businesses to connect with the community and rediscover (or revisit!) their local library.
What are you going to be for Halloween? Get a start on your costume at 'Make A Mask!' at the Paynesville library on Friday, Oct. 21 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m (during Education Minnesota weekend). We'll provide basic supplies, including unadorned masks, as well as the tools to put them together. All you need to bring are your ideas and  inspiration (and spare craft supplies to donate to the project, if you wish). We will have patterns, tips and instructions for how to fold, glue...
Friday, July 29, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Paynesville Public Library will have games, tables, and chairs all set up, so stop by to join the group for Game Day! Games will include Munchkin, Jacks, Operation, Twister, chess, checkers, Apples To Apples, Jenga, and other new and classic games. Games for all ages, or you can bring your own.  
July 28, 2016 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and many other classic children's stories. Celebrate her birthday at the Paynesville branch the week of July 25 to 30. We'll have displays, birthday cake on Thursday July 28, and a story walk during the week. Pictured is a "Mr. McGregor's Garden" planter from the library's front lawn. The seeds were sown in May (by Paynesville library Storytime kids) for vegetables from "The Tale of Peter...
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 September 16, October 14, November 18 and December 16 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. Or, call the library to set an appointment during other open hours.  Don't...
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...