Library News: Paynesville

Learn about the GRRL Digital Library with OverDrive! Learn how to search, request digital items, and check them out to read on your eReader. Basic computer knowledge required. Attendees can follow along with a provided laptop or their own tablet computer like an iPad. No technical support provided for specific eReaders like Kindles or Nooks. Register online, or call the Paynesville Public Library during open hours. We must have at least 5 attendees, or the class will be cancelled.
Saturday, September 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., author William Kent Krueger will visit the Paynesville Public Library to discuss his books, writing, and his latest title, Ordinary Grace. Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage — part Irish and part Ojibwe. Krueger's work has received a number of awards including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction...
For the safety of the animals, the Minnesota Zoomobile Event scheduled for July 18 has been cancelled by the Minnesota Zoo due to the high heat in the Twin Cities area.
July 25 children ages 6 to 12 can join us for "Dig Up Vegetables!" This program begins at 3:30 p.m, and features fun and funny vegetable stories, and some real carrots and potatoes waiting to be unearthed! Come along and get your hands dirty! This program is presented by the Friends of the Paynesville Area Library, and space is limited, so preregistration is encouraged. Register online at griver.org, or call the library at 320.243.7343.
If the cold and wet weather has thwarted your outdoor gardening projects, join Jen Anfinson on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library for a workshop on how to make an ornamental fairy house for your garden. Using found items, artist Jen Anfinson will guide you through making your own, unique creation out of scavenged and re-purposed items. All necessary supplies will be provided, free of charge, but participants are strongly encouraged to bring items of their own to help...
Beginning June 6 with "Make & Take Craft: Washer Necklaces,"' Paynesville Public Library's popular weekly programs will run every Thursday through Aug. 8. Story times, visits from Professor Marvel and the Minnesota Zoomobile, workshops on Origami and terrarium-building are just some of the programs in the schedule. Start times, age range of the programs, attendance limits and registration requirements vary from program to program. Check out Paynesville events for more...
Join Jen Anfinson on Saturday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library to learn to make a sock monkey. Learn basic sewing techniques and use your artistic expression to create a one-of-a-kind sock monkey, beginning to end. An array of socks, buttons, ribbons and other materials will be supplied, but you can bring your own, to create a customized, personalized monkey. For ages 10 to adult. Registration is required, and the class size is limited to 10. Register by...
Dr. King's Dream from Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood Theatre celebrates the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King in this acclaimed production drawn from his own letters, sermons, books and speeches, including the timeless “I Have A Dream.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led American society through some of its most profound changes with passion, devotion, and courage. This powerful biography illuminates why he is recognized as one of the greatest leaders and orators in...
The Paynesville branch of Great River Regional Library will feature a live puppet show on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1:00 p.m. "Nalah and the Pink Tiger" is based on a picture book of the same title by artist, author and puppeteer, Anne Sawyer-Aitch. The story is about a girl named Nalah who lives so intensely in her imagination that grown-ups around her view her as a troublemaker. Things come to a head when - in addition to all the exotic animals that Nalah has “placed” in the house – a pink tiger...
For 11 to 17 year olds, this class/workshop provides all the supplies and necessary tools, plus expert guidance, to help you make your very own unique, personalized fashion jewelry. Incorporating a variety of styles from Steampunk and Victorian to charm bracelets and traditional jewelry, instructor Jen Anfinson, an experienced jewelry designer, will provide tips and techniques. You are encouraged to bring along personal mementos and baubles to incorporate to make your piece truly personal....