Library News: Paynesville

Ralph Covert of Ralph's World visits with his Time Machine Guitar! Ralph’s familiar energetic rock style is complemented by a range of new sounds drawn from his historical travels. Come rock out with Ralph at the library! For families. A Legacy event. Monday, June 10, 4:00 p.m.
This family-friendly show will delight and surprise all ages as James blends amazing technical skill seamlessly with a quick wit and wacky wooden friends. It's a great opportunity to see the fascinating art of ventriloquism up close. And, who knows - you may even become part of the act! Come see why James truly is "Funnier than Your Average Dummy!" For all ages. A Legacy event. Monday, July 8, 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Summer Reading Program with Professor Marvel's magic show! For kids of all ages; 3-12 ideal. A Legacy event. Friday, June 7, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Paynesville Branch Library customer Jen Anfinson is nothing short of inspirational. She's a popular Legacy program artist, teaching classes throughout the state on calligraphy, jewelry-making, repurposing and other creative pursuits.  Jen uses her library card to help find inspiration to share and pass along.  Here are some books that helped her come up with her great ideas: In The Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists and Entrepreneurs...
December is 'Hour of Code' month, during which everyone is encouraged to learn about computer coding and coding languages. At the Paynesville branch, you can learn how to code a short message in binary code, and you'll bring home a bracelet when you're done! Jen Anfinson will instruct attendees on how to construct the jewelry, and how to incorporate a secret-coded message into the design. All materials supplied. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited: register online or by calling...
Beautiful examples of quilting and piecework by Paynesville artist Edie Becker are on display in the Paynesville library gallery until the end of December.  Included in the showing are eleven pieces, ranging in size from small table-runners and matts to full-sized bed quilts.  Pictured is a quilted bookcase wall-hanging. The Paynesville library is scheduling artist's displays for the second half of 2018.  Contact the library if you'd like to show your creative work in our...
Halloween is near! Be sure to include the Paynesville library in your plans! We've got a lot going on: Crafters: We've got all the supplies you'll need to make a Halloween banner to decorate your door or window. It'd be great to welcome Trick or Treaters to your home. While supplies last, for ages 8 and up, during library open hours. We also have supplies and instructions to make a themed journal/notebook/notepad. Cute and useful! Our 'Great Pumpkin' photo booth is up again...
Come to Paynesville and make a "Pin Pal!" What's a Pin Pal? We'll have the supplies and instructions for this project through Oct.16 at the Paynesville Branch Maker Space. Anyone age 7 and up who needs a bit of bling for their backpack, jacket, hat or purse can stop in during open hours and make one of their own. Please allow about an hour to complete the project. No pre-registration required. Paynesville Library open hours: Mon:     2-8 p.m. Tues:   ...
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...
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!