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Images of Spain Virtual Concert

Please enjoy the talents of conductor-composer-guitarist, Kevin Sherwin!

In lieu of a live program last week at Meinders Library, the ever-talented musician created a virtual concert for our community.

Kevin Sherwin, a graduate of Yale University, studied with Tali Roth at the Juilliard School, and subsequently with Christopher Ladd. Mr. Sherwin, during his time at Yale College, served as an apprentice conductor to Mark Bailey. He continues to work with Mr. Bailey on several ongoing projects related to the American Baroque Orchestra, including as a founding member of The Musica Vera Duo.~ from kevinsherwin.com

If you enjoyed this performance, you can listen to more of Kevin’s art-inspired music through the Bruce Museum Digital Series.

Kevin’s music goes well with a mug of morning coffee and good company.

happy listening~ jody

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Darth Tater’s Escape Room Adventure

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A long time ago in a library far, far away, Darth Tater set out to save the universe, bravely fighting his way through a galaxy of puzzles. He continues to fight to this day and needs your help.

Qualified recruits who complete this mission and submit the contact form below will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

Once you have completed the final puzzle, fill out the contact form below. All correct answers submitted by local participants before May 15 will be placed in a drawing for a gift card for a local business.

Gift cards provided by Pipestone Area Friends of the Library. Darth Tater’s adventures brought to you by the stir-crazy staff at Meinders Community Library.

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Guess the Librarian Winner Week 5

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Thanks to the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library and a bunch of area businesses, we have gift cards for our Guess the Librarian participants. Every time local participants guess correctly, their name will go into a weekly drawing. We will also be giving away a George Foreman grill at the end of our Guess the Librarian games, so keep guessing!

  • Week Five Winner: Danielle Evers

Winners can expect an email within the week with details. Thanks for playing and see you next week for more guessing fun!

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Guess the Librarian Winner Week 4

784CE5B9-76F1-40F2-84EC-7DD2824F7541Thanks to the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library and a bunch of area businesses, we have gift cards for our Guess the Librarian participants. Every time local participants guess correctly, their name will go into a weekly drawing. We will also be giving away a George Foreman grill at the end of our Guess the Librarian games, so keep guessing!

  • Week Four Winner: Jodie Minet

Winners can expect an email within the week with details. Thanks for playing and see you next week for more guessing fun!

 

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Guess the Librarian Winner Week 3

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Thanks to the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library and a bunch of area businesses, we have gift cards for our Guess the Librarian participants. Every time local participants guess correctly, their name will go into a weekly drawing.

  • Week Three Winner: Marissa Erdman

Winners can expect an email within the week with details. Thanks for playing and see you next week for more guessing fun!

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Book Spine Poetry

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April is National Poetry Month. On our Instagram, we’ll be posting book spine poetry throughout the month to celebrate. Tag us if you decide to create some spine poetry of your own!

And for some extra poetry fun, test your skills with this quiz from Book Riot and see if you can tell the difference between Romantic era poets and boy band lyrics.

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Cloud Gazing and Other Imaginative Things

20190901_132845I often see things that aren’t really there.

My bathroom ceiling has a swirly pattern that when viewed just right looks like boot prints hiking across a mountain trail.

My nightstand light casts shadows over the globes and blades of my ceiling fan that look like an angel taking flight.

I see schooners in the clouds and animals in the moss on a log. And no, I’m not hallucinating. I have what is called apophenia, also dubbed “patternicity” in the psychological world. 

This dubious gift allows my brain to perceive patterns in random data. I share it with many authors who tout apophenia as a secret weapon in writing, allowing us to connect events, clues, and characters in unique and satisfying ways. It’s probably why I’m seldom surprised by who-dunnits–an uncanny attribute my hubby hates when watching movies with me.

Fortunately, I’m often surprised and delighted by nearly everything in the physical world around me. Like my pre-covid stroll through a gardening department which turned an innocent cactus into an icon of spring.

Thanks to a heightened form of apophenia–or pareidolia, meaning “wrong image”–and a few photoshopped dots, the Easter Bunny has arrived!

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sending you and yours warm wishes~ jody

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Guess the Librarian Winners Weeks 1 & 2

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Thanks to the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library and a bunch of area businesses, we have gift cards for our Guess the Librarian participants. Every time local participants guess correctly, their name will go into a weekly drawing.

  • Week One Winner: Billie Brock
  • Week Two Winner: Linda Schulze

Winners can expect an email within the week with details. Thanks for playing and see you next week for more guessing fun!