Library News: Paynesville

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!...
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:...
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:...
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...
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....
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/
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.  
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.
Hear the music of Carnival, sing a Cuban rumba, dance to Latin jazz beats – tour the world with Tres Mundos! Tres Mundos, or “Three Worlds,” features a pianist/vocalist Viviana Pintado from Cuba, a percussionist Eliezer Freites-Santos from Brazil, and saxophonist/flutist Douglas Little from the United States. Their collective accomplishments include Latin Grammy nominations, international tours, and multiple CDs. Their music blends salsa, samba and jazz to create a sound that is both entirely...
Join us for an early literacy-play session for babies and toddlers at the Paynesville Public Library.  Playdates are Wednesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. on Feb. 22, March 22, and April 12. For ages 0-6. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.