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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


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

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

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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…


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…

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Got Cabin Fever? We have the Cure!

Add your name to the list of Escape Room winners at Meinders Library this weekend.

Cabin Fever

No need to drive, we’ve brought the cabin to you!

Ten Locks

One Hour to Find the Cure

A few spots left…

  • Friday, January 12 @7:15pm                       Up to 8
  • Saturday, January 13 @5:30pm                  1-4 individuals
  • Saturday, January 13 @7:15pm                  1-4 individuals
  • Sunday, January 14 @3:45                           1-6 football widows (Go Vikings!)

Call Meinders at 825-6714 or stop by to reserve your time!

These spots go fast and are only open due to cancellations and creative rearranging.