Posted in Meinders Happenings, News

Bust the Midwinter Blues without Leaving Pipestone

Join us for a relaxing get-away during our annual Midwinter Staycation.

staycation 2019

Licensed yoga instructor and massage therapist, Jamie Risner, will lead us on a journey to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit.

Registration is not required for any session, although a limited number of yoga mats will be available for patrons who do not have their own. All skill levels are encouraged to join us for this soothing wake-up routine.

Library sessions are free and open to the public , though we ask participants to carefully consider bringing youth who may not be ready to embark on a day of rest and relaxation.

Per tradition, we will attend the One Act Play in support of our area students. This school sponsored activity comes complete with school activity fees. Likewise, lunch is not provided, though spa-snacks are.

Thankfully, Cooking and Conversation is considered a library event, and will include taste-testing a Keto-friendly salad, a spicy tea, and a deliciously nutritious appetizer. These recipes will end up in our community cookbook. Participants may bring a favorite recipe to share.

Boredom busters and brain teasers will be available throughout the day for participants to dabble with as needed. Dress comfortably, bring a good book, and prepare yourself to face the rest of winter head-on. This day is about you!

 

Posted in News, Programs

Escape into the 1920s at Meinders Library

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For one night only, the Pipestone Country Club will open a Wild & Wooly Prohibition-era Speakeasy.

This large-scale escape room is free and open to the public (21+). Gather clues, solve puzzles, and learn the password to earn entrance into the coveted speakeasy.

Beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday, you will be surrounded by 1920s fact-filled fun. Individuals, couples, or groups are invited to join the adventure.

Soup supper provided.

wild & wooly

Costumes not required. Registration is. Call, email, or stop by the library to reserve your spot.

meinders@pas.k12.mn.us

 

Posted in News, Winter Reading Program

Meinders Library Holiday Open House

2018 holiday open house
~treats available while supplies last~

We appreciate the community support we receive and would like to thank you with a little holiday treat.

From 10am to 3:00pm, we invite you to stop by the library and enter a prize drawing. Prizes will be drawn each hour and announced on the blog on Friday.

The first 100 patrons will receive a free beaded bookmark.

Posted in Books, Events and Presentations, News

Author Allen Eskens at Meinders

Saturday November 10 @ 2:00pm

Join award-winning Minnesota author, Allen Eskens, as he shares his newest book, “The Shadows We Hide.” This sequel to “The Life We Bury” will be released on November 13.

book cover of The Shadows We Hide

Refreshments will be provided by Pipestone Area Friends of the Library. Other sponsors of this program include the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund, as well as State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist grant.

Thanks to all who have made our Community Read possible. 

Posted in News, PAFL

PAFL Honored at Minnesota Library Association Conference

Last Thursday, Pipestone Area Friends of the Library won a statewide award from the Minnesota Association of Library Friends.

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For the second time in three years, PAFL has been the recipient of $1,000 for their support of library programming. During the first annual Full STEAM Ahead event in May 2017, members of PAFL backed Meinders Community Library staff in their crazy endeavor to host a hands on extravaganza of crafts, technology, and programming.

From the start, they asked, “What can we do?”

The answer: they did a lot. Their in-kind volunteer contribution was valued at more than $4,000. They secured donations from local businesses to feed our 111 Full STEAM Ahead participants. They found local hobbyists to present at our four-hour event and spent time and energy on marketing and promotion.

The success of our first Full STEAM Ahead paved the way for our $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant, as well as a $5,000 grant from the Pipestone Area Community Foundation and a handful of smaller donations.

We are forever indebted to our local Friends group for their ongoing support of our library and our community.