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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.

neighborhood assist logo

Volunteers provided by Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.

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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”
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Camp, Community, and School Collide at the Library

Library Camp is in full swing with fourteen youth spending their days reading, crafting, tinkering, and experimenting.

library camp
Learning about Electricity with Snap Circuits

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.

library camp reading
Nothing like sharing a good book with friends.

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.Strings

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.