Library News: Paynesville

February is Love Your Library month. Library lovers can show their affection for their favorite branch library by picking up one of the construction-paper hearts hanging on display, purchasing the item listed on the heart (they're mostly sweet nothings of $25 or less), then bringing it in, donating the item to the library on their next visit. At the Paynesville library, hearts are on display at the checkout desk, as pictured.
January and February can be snowy and cold; perfect weather to settle in with a good book. This winter, customers at the Paynesville Branch of Great River Regional Library have a hance to win the prizes pictured, as well as others, through participation in the Winter Reading Program ending Feb. 28. There's still time to join the fun. For a chance to win, pick up a reading record at the library, read, record your books, and return the record to the Paynesville branch before the program ends!
On Friday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library, the Minnesota Historical Society will present Beer and Brewing in the Land of Sky Blue Waters. Minnesota has a long and rich history with beer, starting with the first brewery opened in Saint Paul in 1849. Today, beloved family brands like Schell's produce beer alongside brash upstarts like Surly. The program will explore the basics of beer making, Minnesota's beer scene, and the innovators and home brewers that...
Would you like to learn how to make the most out of your digital camera? On Monday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., John Pennoyer, a professional nature photographer, will teach basic digital photography. Bring your camera and learn some tricks to improve the quality of your photographs. To find out more about John Pennoyer and to see some of his photography, visit his website. For ages 12 to adult. Attendance is limited. Preregistration is required: Call the library at 320.243.7343 during...
April is National Poetry month: On Friday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m., join Barb Hawes, poet and artist from Marshall, MN, at the Paynesville Public Library for a discussion of her work. She uses a style termed ekphrastic poetry, describing works of art with words, which dates back to the ancient Greeks. In "Ekphrastic Journeys," a book art project, she bends the form with poems that explore how six works of art shaped her understanding of art. Hawes is also a printer with an interest in book...
Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m., author Chad Lewis (pictured recounting the legend of the 'Janesville Doll') takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota. It covers the entire state, from wandering ghosts in the north woods to the haunted B&B in Wabasha. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in Minnesota is without its own haunting stories. Complete with photos, case history,...
Have you been snowed in for too long? It's warming up and the snow is melting, and we've missed you! We've got fun and free programs at the Paynesville Public Library, just in time to rescue our snow-bound library patrons. For the cooped-up preschoolers, "Ocean Fun" story time on Wednesday, March 12 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. will feature stories of the salty seas (complete with beaches, and even some sunshine). Thursday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., for those 16 and up, the always-popular...
If all you have is questions and what you want is answers, you should talk to a librarian. Lucky for you a new service called “Book A Librarian” is being offered at Paynesville Public Library. Visiting librarians from the Great River Regional Library headquarters in St. Cloud will be available by appointment to meet one-on-one with library patrons and answer their questions. You’ll have their undivided attention. So if you want to make your own shampoo and need a recipe. Or you want to...
Visit the Paynesville Public Library on Monday, Dec. 16, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., and enjoy music from singer Andrew Walesch. He loves to perform classics from the American songbook as well as many favorite jazz standards. Browse while you listen, or just listen, or enjoy some holiday refreshments provided by the Friends of the Payneville Public Library. His appearance is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Join us at the Paynesville Public library Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Local artist Jen Anfinson will inspire and instruct you in how to create a charm bracelet of your own design. You will learn basic jewelry techniques with jewelry items provided, or bring along any keepsakes, baubles or old jewelry parts you'd like to incorporate. For ages 13 to adult. We have a limit of 12, so sign up online, or call the Paynesville Library at 320.243.7343.