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The Robotics Revolution

Robotics Kick Off

What do the following things have in common?

  • Raggedy Andy joined Raggedy Ann in the ranks of children’s toys.
  • The Human Fly was arrested while climbing his way to fame on the 30th floor of the Woolworth Building. Unfortunately, his arrest kept him from reaching the top.
  • The 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.

These groundbreaking moments challenged the societal norms of the time. They also took place in 1920 to usher in prohibition, flappers and the Roaring Twenties. One of the most notable things about this era was our ability to shrug off shrugg off the traditions of the past and barrel toward a brave new future in the hopes that tomorrow would be exciting, new, and different.

And it was. Women found a more equal footing in society, while the 20s boasted a bump in industry that made the average household feel positively palatial. The electrical revolution was here, complete with frivolous inventions that we can’t imagine life without.

Fast forward past bandaids, sunglasses, and televisions to the 1960s, when we embraced both the past and the future with equal fervor. The Flintstones entertained us for two years before the Jetsons catapulted us into a time of robot maids, instant meals, and flying cars. Space exploration was upon us.

Where will we be 100 years from now? It’s hard to tell. But this Saturday, you can catch a glimpse of what it might look like when the Arrow Bots gather at the library to learn their task for the upcoming robotics season.

The public is invited to join them for their third annual Robotics First Reveal.


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.