By now, many of us have received 2020 Census information in the mail. Meinders Community Library is a registered Questionnaire Assistance Center. We’re here to answer any 2020 Census questions you may have and help you navigate the online census questionnaire.
It’s time for another large scale escape room! Join us for Showdown at the Calumet Inn on Saturday March 14th at 6:30pm. Appetizers will be provided and drinks and other food will be available for purchase. Pre-registration required. Ages 21+
To sign up your team or for more information, stop by Meinders Community Library or call us at 507-825-6714.
The Pipestone robotics team #3298 will be live-streamed from Grand Forks Friday and Saturday at the library. Today’s match times are listed below:
Match 10 @ 10:26am Won
Match 19 @ 11:37am Won
Match 29 @ 1:32pm Won
Match 40 @ 2:58pm
Match 49 @ 4:08pm
Match 55 @ 4:55pm
Match 62 @ 5:50pm
Match 71 @ 10:00am
Match 89 @ 12:06pm
Stop in to support the Arrow Bots as they meet this year’s challenges and compete against other techies from across the nation. If you can’t join us at Meinders Community Library, follow the link and watch them from work or from home!
Starting this Thursday, February 27th, Meinders Community Library will offer an evening storytime at 6:30pm on Thursdays. We will read books, sing songs, and do other fun activities to strengthen early literacy skills. Here are some new books for young readers, from toddlers to teens.
I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown & Jason “Rachel” Brown, illustrated by Anoosha Syed
My Mighty Journey: a Waterfall’s Story by John Coy, illustrated by Gaylord Schanilec
When Sadness Is at Your Door by Eva Eland
Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins
A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin
Fry Bread: a Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis
What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street? by Felicita Sala
Why? by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea, illustrated by Zachariah O’Hora
Who Is the Mystery Reader? by Mo Willems
Middle Grade Fiction
Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee
Allies by Allen Gratz
Best Friends by Shannon Hale
Major Impossible by Nathan Hale
Notorious by Gordon Korman
Thief Knots by Kate Milford
Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey
Bouncing Back by Scott Ostler
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Young Adult Fiction
The New David Espinoza by Fred Aceves
A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Shadowscent by P. M. Freestone
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern
One of Us Is Next by Karen McManus
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
Beetle Battles: One Scientist’s Journey of Adventure and Discovery by Doug Emlen
A Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz by Dita Kraus
Give Us the Vote!: Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot by Susan Goldman Rubin
My water story goes something like this: Growing up, my sister, our cadre of cousins, and I bopped around from one relative’s home to the next. While we may have gotten into a few pickles, our summer story was mostly sweet.
When the berries ripened on the Seattle river banks, all of our relatives from my granny to my aunts and uncles to the tiniest of cousins would pile into a variety of boats and barges and float down the river, stopping along the way to harvest the wild berries. When our buckets were filled, we returned to Granny’s house for an intense jam session. It wasn’t unusual to see bramble-scraped arms, berry-stained mouths, and paraffin-dipped fingertips. And smiles. Dozens of smiles that lasted all year long as we popped open our coveted jars of summer-fresh jam.
It might be why I can recite Bruce Degen’s Jamberry, as if it were a Shakespeare original.
Do you have a unique or interesting water story? Or one steeped in tradition like a good cup of tea? Has water (or the lack thereof) played an important role in your life? If so, Meinders Community Library would love to hear from you.
As a host community for the traveling exhibit of We Are Water MN this summer, we are gathering stories that convey your relationship to water. We are looking for 10-15 individuals who would like to share their water-related experiences through an interview that may make up part of the exhibit.
The interviews will take place between Wednesday, February 26 and Friday, February 28, and should be scheduled by the end of next week.
What are we looking for? Ways water has impacted you. If you are interested in sharing your story, please fill out the form below and let us know how to best reach you. If we can make it work, we will schedule you for an interview. Your voice is important to us, and your stories matter–no matter how big or small, or sweet or sour they may be.
Have you ever wondered how to make a beautiful meat and cheese board? To learn how, come to Meinders Community Library on Monday, February 3rd at 6:30pm. Registration requested so we have ample supplies for participants.
Due to the impending inclement weather, the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library have postponed their annual book sale. PAFL’s book sale will now be Friday January 31, Saturday February 1, and Sunday February 2. We will continue taking donations through next week.