Enjoy a little holiday cheer next week at the library.
If baking isn’t your cup of tea, enjoy an evening filled with soup, sandwiches and scrabble fun.
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.
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.
Yes, I know, grammar and punctuation is always the thing. And despite the title of this post sounding a bit strange, it conveys exactly what I want it to.
As it is written, I’d like to tell you a bit about community reads and how to survive them.
Monday October 30 @ 6:00pm: Community Book Discussion
Friday November 10 @ 6:30pm Books-n-Brew Book Club
Saturday November 11 @ 2:00pm Publisher’s Presentation on How to Survive with Adam Wahlberg
Tuesday November 21 @ 8:30am Early Bird Book Club
Overall, our programming goals at the library are simple: to bring community members together to learn, share and enjoy common experiences.
This fall, our focus is on you. Through a variety of speakers and events, we aim to show that everyone’s story is unique, important and worthy of being noted. This doesn’t mean everyone needs to become an author. Rather, it means everyone needs to become the author of their own lives.
That’s the beauty of living. Every moment provides opportunity. And every opportunity provides a moment for growth.
Here’s how you can grow with us this fall:
Still convinced I’m talking about writing your life story? This fall, I might be, as November is National Novel Writing Month. Meinders Library has officially declared itself a Come Write In! location for area writers. Throughout the month of November, we will host several writing sessions, get-togethers, and other crazy writing stuff with the sole purpose of helping you pen the book you always dreamed of writing.
So, if that includes you, please ask Jody all about the ins and outs of NaNoWriMo or check out their website at nanowrimo.org and start outlining your book now.
Our weekend of escaping is officially over.
Thanks to all of our wonderful new friends and escapees. We had a blast watching you crack the codes and solve the mystery of I.M. deRyter’s writing journey. Mugged had a 55% solve rate! Go, teams.
Also, a huge thanks goes to GrandStay Hotel and Suites, Pipestone, for all the wonderful props to make Meinders Inn and Suites look and feel authentic. Your little touches in setting the stage made our escape room super awesome.
Our Escapees beating the 70 minute mark for the win in Mugged: an Escape Room Adventure
Contrary to popular belief, the STEAM Room at Meinders Library isn’t a sauna. Rather, STEAM represents all the wonderful aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. It is hands-on learning when you don’t realize you’re learning. It is the process of engaging in your world in a myriad of ways.
For those who attended our Full Steam Ahead event in May, our STEAM Room represents crafts, activities, presentations, and the process of building, failing and trying again. It was rainmakers and greeting cards. Kites and knitting. Spinning and quilling. It was running cricut machines, experimenting with 3D pens, and programming robots.
All these things and more are the future of our STEAM Room and STEAM events. With your help, it can be much, much more.
Two months ago, we applied for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. Last week, we made the top 200. This week, voting will begin. Anyone with a valid email address and a passion for learning can support our cause and nudge it toward a $25,000 win.
To provide community access to tools, education and experiences necessary to ignite new passions and learn new skills.
By creating a welcoming environment that pairs learning and fun, the STEAM Room at Meinders Library will provide programming and hands on opportunities to help individuals of all ages successfully understand and engage in the world at large.
VOTE FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR $25,000
Beginning Wednesday, August 16th, you can invest in your community. For ten days, individuals with a valid email can vote up to ten times per day for our cause. That’s 100 votes per person.
The top 40 causes with the most votes wins.