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Rain or Shine, It’s STEAM Time

Escape the rain by solving STEAMED

Saturday May 19 from 10am to 2pm

STEAMED Escape
All winners will find a prize locked away in the trunks.

Throughout this mini quest, you will solve five puzzles that relate to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Along the way, you will earn clues that will give you access to the final puzzle.

Too challenging? The small trunk has simple locks for our smallest learners.

If puzzle-solving drives you crazy, you can still escape the impending weather with 30 other hands-on activities including paper crafts, robotics, building challenges and more. Designed for the young and the young at heart, our Full STEAM Ahead event has something to offer everyone who is not yet done learning.

Stop by for a few minutes, or stay for the day.

Join us at Meinders Library for a day of fun!

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New to the Children’s Section at Meinders

In preparation for Full STEAM Ahead this Saturday, we have rearranged our children’s section, as well as added a few things to round out your tiny tot’s experience at the library.

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With our already wonderful collection of picture books, our new STEM toys create an engaging atmosphere for our youngest learners. From Airplane Engineering to Gears, Gears, and more Gears, little hands and little minds will delight in our upgrades.

Stop in this Saturday between 10am and 2pm to check out what we’ve done.

Also, please consider joining us each Tuesday for Story Time at 10:30am. 

Individuals of all ages and interests are encouraged to stop by the library for part or all of our Full STEAM Ahead event during this open house program.

Full Steam Ahead 2018We have over 30 hands on activities for those 1-101. Inspired by the maker space movement and the tinkering opportunities it provides, Meinders Library is thrilled to be able to offer innovative tools, kits, and supplies to all members of our community.

A huge thanks goes to the following for making this 2nd Annual Event happen: Pipestone Area Friends of the Library, Coborn’s, Hank’s Foods, Pepsi, and State Farm agent, Michelle Cheeseman. Thanks to the generosity of these individuals, lunch will be provided.

#OnlyinPipestone!

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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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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Meinders

Try your luck at our newest Escape Room.

Charmed Sign

During this community event, teams will compete to find the clues, crack the codes, and be the first to unlock Paddy’s treasure.

A $10 burger bar will be available after the second session for participants to commiserate or celebrate as they deem necessary. Dessert complements of Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.

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This event is sponsored by or in partnership with the following: PAFL, Pipestone Country Club, and our State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. 

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Antique Appraisals March 24 at Meinders

MARK MORAN

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 Moranm1953@gmail.com.

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 meinders@pas.k12.mn.us.

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Cured: Cabin Fever Reliever

A few groups have yet to lock themselves into the Meinders Library escape room, but many staunch Midwestern souls have already braved the winter blues and busted free from their Cabin Fever.

The countdown begins…

Just Over An Hour…

JUST UNDER AN HOUR…

R12
Third Place: R12 cured their blues in 58 minutes!

Tied for 1st at 54 Minutes…

The Paige Turners (Gavin and Jessica Winter, Paige Ahrendt, Keri Prins, Jill Boucher, Liz Winsel, and Janet Bush) and The Boys Club (unavailable for photo shoot, but if you’ve seen one Wacker boy, you’ve seen them all, plus Avery Wagner)!

Additional campers included students who worked twice as hard to finish cracking the codes within their limited class times:

  • 1/2 MassCom class: unlocked 7 of 10 locks and started communicating like rock stars toward the end.
  • 3 and 4 year French Students: unlocked 8 of 10, half of which were written in French! Ooh la la!
  • ELL Students, Teacher and Interpreter: 10 of 10 with added time, clues in several languages, and lots of fun.
  • Several classes yet to go through…

Thanks for all who played. We enjoy your time in the escape room as much as you do!

Until next time…