The Volstead Act, which made the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages illegal, turns 100 this January. To commemorate this anniversary, Meinders Library will be hosting several Prohibition-themed events.
On Monday January 14th, we’ll explore Minnesota’s own connection to Prohibition with living history presenter Arn Kind at Meinders Library.
Join us at the Pipestone Country Club on Saturday January 19th and put your new Prohibition knowledge to the test with Wild & Wooly, a large scale escape room speakeasy.
This event is open to anyone over the age of 21. Assemble your teams, find your best flapper and gangster apparel, and call Meinders Library to reserve your spot.
We will also host a teen version of the escape room at the library on Saturday January 12th. Open to teens in grades 7-12.
Join award-winning Minnesota author, Allen Eskens, as he shares his newest book, “The Shadows We Hide.” This sequel to “The Life We Bury” will be released on November 13.
Refreshments will be provided by Pipestone Area Friends of the Library. Other sponsors of this program include the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund, as well as State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist grant.
Thanks to all who have made our Community Read possible.
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.
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
Join us at Meinders Library in Pipestone for a public viewing of the movie “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.
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Library Camp is in full swing with fourteen youth spending their days reading, crafting, tinkering, and experimenting.
On Monday, our campers solved our Bugged Escape Room puzzles and saved Dean from an uncertain fate.
4-H stopped out on Tuesday with hands-on projects, while Max the Magician awed an audience consisting of campers and the public on Wednesday.
This morning, campers read to visiting summer school students and a few public patrons who just happened to show up at the right time.
Rounding out the camp experience will be a mini-concert: “Strings Across the Ocean”. The public is invited to join us at 10:30am for this inventive musical collaboration.
We are blessed to have the support of parents who send their children to us, the school for participating in educational events held at the library, the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library who~ along with the United Way~ provide us with the financial support for summer reading programming and supplies, as well as the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund for our musical performers.
Many thanks to them and our community media sources who share our Meinders Happenings.