Get ready for Robert the Magician as he presents stories, tales and legends of real haunted Minnesota homes and places! Participants are invited to wear their spooky Halloween gear for this program, which features ghostly 'artifacts', interactive audience participation, and perhaps even some magical spooky events. Great for teens and adults. No pre-registration required. The event will take place Friday night, October 27, 8 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library. The...
Library News: Paynesville
Posted September 7, 2017
This September, drop into the Paynesville Library and dig into our featured Maker Space project — a faux 'Firefly Lantern' project! Pick up the supplies at the checkout desk and you'll have everything you need to make one of these charming little lanterns in our Maker's corner to bring home with you. We have enough kits for only 14 lanterns — one per person, while supplies last!
Posted August 9, 2017
Great River Regional Library's Summer Reading Program ends on Saturday, August 12, and Paynesville participants will need to submit their reading slips inside the Paynesville Public Library (not the bookdrop!) before 1 p.m. on that day to be eligible for a chance to win prizes. Pictured are just some of the prizes you might win. There's still time to finish your reading and submit a slip. Remember...the more you read, the better your chance to win a prize!...
Posted July 28, 2017
Did you know...August 2 is National Coloring Week?! Celebrate with us at the Paynesville Branch Library and add to our10-foot-long coloring sheet for patrons ages 6 and up. Stop in any time during our open hours below, choose a crayon, and join our community colorama project! Paynesville Library hours: Monday: 2-8 p.m. Tuesday: 2-6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday: 2-6 p.m. Friday:...
Posted May 27, 2017
Get ready for next year of wizarding at Hogwarts! We'll provide all the tools, supplies and instruction to build your own authentic-looking Ollivander's-style wizarding wand. For ages 10 and up; younger children must have the assistance of a parent or guardian because this project requires the use of a low-melt hot glue gun. Kids, teens and adults are encouraged to attend and to come in early enough to allow at least an hour to work on your wand. Join the fun on Wednesday June 7 from 10:...
Posted May 27, 2017
Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, (and maybe bring some bug spray!) and join us for a movie on the library lawn. Our featured movie jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York. A young wizard arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastical beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released! This film is an animated fantasy adventure and rated PG. We'll start the...
Posted May 10, 2017
3D pens are coming to the Paynesville Public Library! Every Monday in June, the Paynesville branch will host classes in how to use these unusual pens. Participants can design and create 3-dimensional creations by 'drawing in the air' and bring them home afterward to show family and friends. We'll have 7Tech 3d pens and filament on hand, and each session will start with brief 'how-to' instructions. Classes will be held Mondays, June 5, 12,19 and 26, 1 to 2 p.m. Ages 10 and up....
Posted May 1, 2017
Mary Wilkins Jordan, the Executive Director of Central Minnesota Library Exchange (CMLE), visited the Paynesville Public Library in April, and she blogged about it! You can take a virtual tour of this Great River Regional library branch here: https://cmle.org/2017/04/27/visit-paynesville-public-library/
Posted January 27, 2017
Explore your roots using Ancestry Library Edition. This 2-hour event starts with a short introduction to Ancestry Library Edition followed by a guided search. Be sure to bring some family history or family names you wish to explore. For adults and teens. Limit 10 (register here). Saturday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Posted January 27, 2017
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 library for individual help. Limit 3. Must pre-register. Contact the library to register for a training session. Fridays, Feb. 17, March 24 and April 28, 4:30 to 6 p.m.