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Antique Appraisal at Meinders

10:00am to 1:00pm Saturday, March 24

Appraiser and Antiques Expert, Mark Moran, will be assessing community treasures at Meinders Library this Saturday. While all our slots have been filled, spectators are welcome to drop in or stay for the entire program.

We have some wonderful and intriguing items for Mark to appraise, ranging from wooden golf clubs to a spittoon to an invitation to a president’s inauguration, and everything in between.

Though there has been some concern about the weather on Saturday, the latest report indicates that Mother Nature might give us a pass on her latest storm. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will post cancellation information on our blog and facebook page, as well as contacting the radio and newspaper. Individuals may also call the library for details.

This program is sponsored by the Plum Creek Library System through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage foundation, and the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.

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Antique Appraisals March 24 at Meinders


Appraiser, Author, Antiques Expert, and Guest Presenter on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, Mark Moran will assess your antiques at Meinders Community Library beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, March 24th.

Please call Meinders Library to schedule your time for Mark to appraise your family treasures. Registration is required and space is limited. One item per each individual. For a list of items Mark will not appraise, stop by or call the library.

This event is free and open to the public. Spectators are welcome.

Additionally, if individuals have items too large or fragile to bring to the library, they can set up a time with Mark to make a home visit. House calls cost $75  per hour with no mileage if within 10 miles of Meinders Library. Home visits must be set up and paid for by the individual and are not part of the program. If interested, contact Mark directly at

This program is made possible by the Plum Creek Library System and is funded with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

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Mid-Winter Boredom Busters at Meinders Library

In Need of a No Stress, No Mess Vacation?

Meinders Library is there for you!

2018 Staycation

Additional Info:

  • Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or towel if you have one. If not, we will have several available for use.
  • Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day, though bringing a favorite mug wouldn’t hurt if you plan to partake in the Love it a Latte session.
  • Bring your own lunch or place an order for delivery with other participants.
  • Individuals can choose to remain in the library or can attend the One Act Play subsection competition taking place at the school. Lunch and the $5 entry fee for the play is not included in our otherwise Free StayCation.
  • Both the yoga and massage sessions are taught by certified therapist, Jamie Risner.

To register, stop by the library, give us a call, or email us at

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Got Cabin Fever? We have the Cure!

Add your name to the list of Escape Room winners at Meinders Library this weekend.

Cabin Fever

No need to drive, we’ve brought the cabin to you!

Ten Locks

One Hour to Find the Cure

A few spots left…

  • Friday, January 12 @7:15pm                       Up to 8
  • Saturday, January 13 @5:30pm                  1-4 individuals
  • Saturday, January 13 @7:15pm                  1-4 individuals
  • Sunday, January 14 @3:45                           1-6 football widows (Go Vikings!)

Call Meinders at 825-6714 or stop by to reserve your time!

These spots go fast and are only open due to cancellations and creative rearranging.

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When the Holidays become Sew Stressful

With Christmas just around the corner, our schedules become crowded with shopping, baking, decorating, wrapping, attending events, hosting, and cleaning. To name a few.

Amidst the chaos, Junior’s hand-me-downs will still be too long and in need of a good hem before he takes the stage for the choir concert. Missy’s adorable dress will pop a button moments before you walk out the door for the big family dinner, and the new pair of jammies you bought for Dear Hubby will reveal its ripped seam just as you start wrapping them.

Meinders Library and Peggy Jo Harwick have you covered.

For two days in December, Peggy Jo will provide sewing machines and the knowledge to help you fix minor sewing disasters. Hems, buttons, holes or straight seams, bring in your sewing questions (and items) and learn some quick sewing fixes that will take the stress out of you holiday season.

When: Tuesday, December 5 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: Meinders Community Library STEAM Room



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Cass Gilbert Capitol Program Monday

Meinders Library will be hosting Natalie Heneghan at 6:30pm on Monday, November 20.

The Cass Gilbert Society has been hunting down and rounding up the original furnishings from the Minnesota State Capitol. Of the roughly 1,600 pieces of furniture designed by Cass Gilbert, just over half are known to still exist.

On Monday, Ms. Heneghan will share her experiences tracking down these 100-year-old furnishings–including chairs, desks, and original windows–as well as the stories of these objects from then to now. In addition, she will talk about the pieces that are still at-large in hopes of gleaning tips on where to find more of these valuable furnishings.

To learn more about the Cass Gilbert Society, please click here.

To learn first hand about the art behind the architecture of our State Capitol, please join project manager Natalie Heneghan at the library.