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Let the Frankenstein Fun Begin

The first of several Frankenstein activities and programs of the day!

frankenfun

STEM Activity Tables: experiment with your inner creator and master a monster or two of your own.

10:30-11:30am

3:00-4:00pm

 

Finding Frankenstein for Families

2:30pm–For ages 6 & up, learn about the technology of the time when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein.

 

Finding Frankenstein

6:30pm the story behind the story for ages tween through adult

 

Frogs, Volts, & Vinegar

Monstrous Activities for ages 9 & up

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Wanted: Part-Time Library Aide

I’m a bibliophile through and through. I love reading, writing, and buying books.

If you’re a book lover with attention to detail, you just might be our next acquisition.

Meinders Community Library is seeking a reliable individual to work up to 20 hours per week including afternoons, evenings and weekends. More hours will be available in the summer and will include some daytime shifts. Spanish language skills are a bonus. Must pass a background check.

General Outline of Duties and Skills

  • Circulation Desk: customer service, general office, basic technology, ability to multitask/prioritize, good communication, confidentiality
  • Shelving Books: attention to detail, efficiency
  • Processing Delivery: ability to lift up to 30 pounds, problem-solving skills
  • Programming: organized, hard-working, fun-loving, publicity/promotion
  • Creating Displays: motivated, independent worker, creative

This position is perfect for the semi-retired, a motivated student (great resume builder), or a stay-at-home parent invested in literacy and community. 

Pay commensurate with experience. Position open until filled. Submit resume or application to meinders@pas.k12.mn.us or drop off at Meinders Community Library. Direct questions to Jody at 507-825-6714.

Employment application

*PS. Don’t forget to join us for Frankenstein’s Birthday Bash tomorrow.

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Frankenfun at Meinders Library

Join us in celebrating 200 years of Frankenstein on Thursday, August 16.

The Bakken Museum is presenting a fun-filled day of activities and education in honor of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Events geared toward each age group will take place all day long. Find the one that suits your needs and bring a friend to this celebration.

Frankenstein

  • 10:30-11:30am    Activity Tables for ages 4+
  • 2:30-3:00pm        Finding Frankenstein for Families ages 6+
  • 3:00-4:00pm        Activity Tables for ages 6+
  • 6:30pm                 Finding Frankenstein ages tween through adult
  • 6:30-7:30pm        Frogs, Volts & Vinegar ages 9+ (registration required)

This programming is brought to you from State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist Grant.

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Volunteers provided by Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.

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Bring Home the History and the Gold

Show your Lincoln Selfie to staff at Meinders Library between August 13-18 to win a chocolate-filled gold coin.*

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Poster provided by Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce

Stop by the library after your fun-filled weekend and learn more about the impact the Civil War had on our families, our communities and our nation.

We have a vast array of materials that cover this era, as well as state and county history, providing a glimpse into the life and times of our local ancestors.

Any member of the public can access our materials for in-house use regardless of residency. Checking out a book requires a library card, which is available to any resident of our Plum Creek service area.

Visitors from other Minnesota libraries can use their home library cards to check out materials from Meinders Library.

Enjoy your journey into the past.

*coins available while supplies last.
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Closed for Cleaning: Check out an e-Book

Closed for Cleaning

Despite the library being closed, you can still check out books through one of our digital platforms.

RB Digital has audio books for checkout, while Overdrive has both audio and e-book collections available to Plum Creek Library patrons. E-Books MN has e-book titles available to any Minnesota resident.

To access our digital libraries, head over to the Plum Creek Library System website and click on the digital platform icon of your choice. They can be found on the left sidebar, and will use your library card information.

If you have questions about your pin number, you can call Meinders Library. Despite cleaning, we will try to answer each call as they come in. If we miss your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you when we have the opportunity.

Thanks and have a great week!

 

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Congrats, Pipestone Area Friends of the Library, for being an Evy Nordley Award Finalist (again!)

Even on the best of days, the library cannot function without help. Our silent, yet very supportive, Friends of the Library is responsible for providing refreshments at events, bringing in speakers, volunteering time, and supporting us financially.

On May 20, 2017, PAFL took a leap of faith, rallied the troops, and spent their time, talents, and treasures on our first ever Full STEAM Ahead event.

Besides paving the way for our $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant and our STEAM Room, this hands-on day of tinkering was selected as a top three finalist for the Evy Nordley Award by the Minnesota Association of Library Friends. Other finalists include Friends of the Brainerd Public Library (“CLUE Event”) and Friends of the Buffalo Library (“Reading Space Project”).

On October 11, Meinders Library will present on the journey from Full STEAM’s inception to its completion, and will share the continued community impact of this unique four hour program.

In 2016, Pipestone Area Friends of the Library received first place and $1,000 for the Meinders Library event, “Night at the Museum.” It is an honor to have our joint endeavor selected again as a finalist for the Evy Nordley Award and a cash prize. (3rd place: $250, 2nd place: $500, and 1st place: $1,000)

If you see a Friend, please let them know you appreciate their commitment to the Pipestone Community. If you have time, talents, or even the teeniest of treasures, please consider joining this amazing group.

Thanks, PAFL, and congratulations for having your hard work recognized on a state level.

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog Movie Night at Meinders

Join us at Meinders Library in Pipestone for a public viewing of the movie “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”.

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Based on the 1996 Minnesota Book Award winner, Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder, written by Kent Nerburn, the movie follows the story of two men from two distinct cultures working together to find a single voice. The journey weaves past and present, breaking down “myths and stereotypes of the Native American experience, revealing an America few ever see.”*

The movie has been shown in libraries and small theaters across the United States, to much acclaim.

To view the movie trailer, click here.

While the library will be closed August 6-11 for annual cleaning and maintenance, the doors will open for the movie screening at 6:15pm on Monday August 6.                          This event is free and open to the public.

Several copies of the book are still available at the library for checkout.

*Quote taken from the cover of the book, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”