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Frankenfun at Meinders Library

Join us in celebrating 200 years of Frankenstein on Thursday, August 16.

The Bakken Museum is presenting a fun-filled day of activities and education in honor of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Events geared toward each age group will take place all day long. Find the one that suits your needs and bring a friend to this celebration.

Frankenstein

  • 10:30-11:30am    Activity Tables for ages 4+
  • 2:30-3:00pm        Finding Frankenstein for Families ages 6+
  • 3:00-4:00pm        Activity Tables for ages 6+
  • 6:30pm                 Finding Frankenstein ages tween through adult
  • 6:30-7:30pm        Frogs, Volts & Vinegar ages 9+ (registration required)

This programming is brought to you from State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist Grant.

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Volunteers provided by Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.

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Congrats, Pipestone Area Friends of the Library, for being an Evy Nordley Award Finalist (again!)

Even on the best of days, the library cannot function without help. Our silent, yet very supportive, Friends of the Library is responsible for providing refreshments at events, bringing in speakers, volunteering time, and supporting us financially.

On May 20, 2017, PAFL took a leap of faith, rallied the troops, and spent their time, talents, and treasures on our first ever Full STEAM Ahead event.

Besides paving the way for our $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant and our STEAM Room, this hands-on day of tinkering was selected as a top three finalist for the Evy Nordley Award by the Minnesota Association of Library Friends. Other finalists include Friends of the Brainerd Public Library (“CLUE Event”) and Friends of the Buffalo Library (“Reading Space Project”).

On October 11, Meinders Library will present on the journey from Full STEAM’s inception to its completion, and will share the continued community impact of this unique four hour program.

In 2016, Pipestone Area Friends of the Library received first place and $1,000 for the Meinders Library event, “Night at the Museum.” It is an honor to have our joint endeavor selected again as a finalist for the Evy Nordley Award and a cash prize. (3rd place: $250, 2nd place: $500, and 1st place: $1,000)

If you see a Friend, please let them know you appreciate their commitment to the Pipestone Community. If you have time, talents, or even the teeniest of treasures, please consider joining this amazing group.

Thanks, PAFL, and congratulations for having your hard work recognized on a state level.

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog Movie Night at Meinders

Join us at Meinders Library in Pipestone for a public viewing of the movie “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”.

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Based on the 1996 Minnesota Book Award winner, Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder, written by Kent Nerburn, the movie follows the story of two men from two distinct cultures working together to find a single voice. The journey weaves past and present, breaking down “myths and stereotypes of the Native American experience, revealing an America few ever see.”*

The movie has been shown in libraries and small theaters across the United States, to much acclaim.

To view the movie trailer, click here.

While the library will be closed August 6-11 for annual cleaning and maintenance, the doors will open for the movie screening at 6:15pm on Monday August 6.                          This event is free and open to the public.

Several copies of the book are still available at the library for checkout.

*Quote taken from the cover of the book, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”
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Last Call for Book Store Crawl

If you’ve ever wanted to step outside the big box(stores) and venture into the little-known, join us this Saturday for a book store crawl in Minneapolis.

This free adventure will take area bibliophiles on a tour of four niche bookstores and allow time for a quick meander around Lake Harriet for those inclined to stretch their legs after the bus ride.

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Stop by the library to sign up and reserve your spot!

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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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