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Epic Fun at Meinders with Author/Illustrator Derek Anderson

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This morning Derek wowed his audience of 154 with his wit, charm and talents. His interactive program included some acting, illustrating, dancing and a small bit of self-deprecating humor when he showed off his kindergarten picture to Pipestone youth. He also shared the drawing that started him on his career path: a crayon picture of the Easter Bunny. Our children’s librarian, Emily Blaeser, joined in the fun.

 

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From toddlers to fifth graders and the adults kind enough to bring them, participants watched in awe as this New York Times Bestselling Author brought to life a character from his picture book, Ten Pigs: an epic bath adventure.

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Derek’s fun twist on the age old story of the three little pigs was chosen as Minnesota’s 2016 Once Upon a Reader. Derek will finish out his tour with a presentation at the Rock County Library in Luverne at 4:00pm today.

 

This program was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.