Posted in Meinders Happenings, Programs, STEAM Room, Teen Time, Writer's Group

Fall Events Set

Overall, our programming goals at the library are simple: to bring community members together to learn, share and enjoy common experiences.


This fall, our focus is on you. Through a variety of speakers and events, we aim to show that everyone’s story is unique, important and worthy of being noted. This doesn’t mean everyone needs to become an author. Rather, it means everyone needs to become the author of their own lives.

That’s the beauty of living. Every moment provides opportunity. And every opportunity provides a moment for growth.

Here’s how you can grow with us this fall:

  • Join the newly formed writer’s group on the 2nd Monday at 6:30pm.
  • Attend Doug Wolter’s author event this Saturday at 2:00pm.
  • Stop by on October 14 for our Patron Appreciation Open House between 2:00 and 4:00pm.
  • Read Andy Steiner’s book, How to Survive: the Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People, and discuss it with others at our Community Read book discussion at 6:30pm on October 16.
  • Sign up for Clue-less: an Escape Room Adventure and figure out who dunnit, with what and where. Pre-registration is required and will open on October 2.
  • Learn a new perspective by visiting with journalist and publisher, Andy Wahlberg. He owns Think Piece Publishing–Steiner’s publishing company.
  • Craft with us on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00am-1:00pm. Our first craft club will be held on October 14. Bring your crafting supplies and/or passions to share with other crafty people. We will be using our STEAM Room.
  • Brush up on your work force writing skills on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. From 4:00pm to 6:00pm, this Adult Writing Lab time is the perfect place to hone your resume and cover letter skills. Registration is not required.
  • Encourage your teen to join Teen Time on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm for some supervised fun. (Think Escape Room, Movie Nights, Indoor Golf, etc… and snacks. Always the snacks.)

Still convinced I’m talking about writing your life story? This fall, I might be, as November is National Novel Writing Month. Meinders Library has officially declared itself a Come Write In! location for area writers. Throughout the month of November, we will host several writing sessions, get-togethers, and other crazy writing stuff with the sole purpose of helping you pen the book you always dreamed of writing.

So, if that includes you, please ask Jody all about the ins and outs of NaNoWriMo or check out their website at and start outlining your book now.


Posted in Meinders Reminders, Programs, Writer's Group

Writer’s Group Informational Meeting

Tonight at 6:30pm

your story
This meeting is for you if:
  • you dream of seeing your words in print
  • you want a byline in a newspaper or magazine
  • you want your novel on bookshelves across the country
  • you want to preserve your family history for future generations
  • you want to churn out romance novels for the digital readers of the world
  • you want to hone your craft through shared writing experiences with like-minded peeps

This short presentation will provide writers of all ages and interests with the basic knowledge of how to create and maintain a successful writer’s group. Please bring your calendar of available times and dates to make scheduling future meetings easier.

Posted in STEAM Room

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The top 40 causes with the most votes are in line to win $25,000.

This would be an amazing boost for our library and our community!


Posted in Events and Presentations, News, Writer's Group

Writers Wanted


your story

Who: anyone interested in writing regardless of age, experience, or type of writing

What: information on forming a writer’s group or groups based on area interest

When: Monday, September 18 at 6:30pm

Where: Meinders Community Library in Pipestone

How: attend this meeting to discuss your writing needs, find like-minded writers, and set up your writer’s group

*please share this information with everyone you know who has expressed interest in writing*
Posted in News

Reports Available at the Library

Meinders Community Library acts as a resource space for a variety of public reports including PAS School Board meetings and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the City of Pipestone. Public notices are often posted on our bulletin board or at the circulation desk to help reach as many community members as possible.

We also provide access to a physical copy of the library’s Annual Report. As a stakeholder in the library, you can access a digital copy here. Annual Report 2016

As always, any library questions or concerns can be directed to staff, the director, or a Library Board Member.