Census takers are in high demand. For those interested in becoming a census taker, Meinders Community Library is hosting an information meeting with a census volunteer. Being part of the census team is a paid position.
Census Taker Information Meeting
Wednesday, November 20
During this open house event, you can ask questions about how to become a census taker and get help navigating the application process.
All Individuals Encouraged and Desired
Including, but not limited to: Native Spanish Speakers, Indigenous Individuals, Persons of Color, and Individuals from all Socio-Economic brackets
Computers are available to apply online.
Items needed to become a Census Taker:
- a social security number
- access to a vehicle
- a valid driver’s license
- males also need confirmation of Selective Service registration (this can be checked online with a social security number)
If you have any questions, stop by the library or call (507) 825-6714.
In honor of the 2019 Water Tower Festival, we are hosting an online escape room in conjunction with a drawing for a free kindle. Anyone can enter the drawing and/or join in the challenge to Escape to the Water Tower Festival.
- What do you win? A chance to win a free Kindle just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. With a Kindle (or Kindle App) and a PCLS library card, it’s easy to access free library books from our Overdrive catalog.
- If completing Escape to the Water Tower Festival, you also get the satisfaction of winning our first ever digital escape room, your name entered into the Kindle drawing, and a bonus drawing for a free e-book (value up to $15). Kudos to you! Your first name will be listed as an escape room winner on the blog.
- What do you have to do? Stop in the library and enter your name in the drawing.
- If completing the escape room, you must beat the challenges to enter your name into the bonus drawing.
- Who can enter? Anyone who uses Meinders Community Library for checking out books, borrowing DVDs, reading the paper, attending programs, or just hanging out.
- How many times can you enter? As many times as you use the library between now and July 1, 2019.
- When will winners be notified? We will contact winners by phone at the close of business on July 1 to verify eligibility. Winners will be posted on the blog July 2, or after verification.
- Who is eligible to win?
- Anyone 8-108 who is a resident of the Meinders Community Library service area.
- Winners must provide a valid phone number.
- Winners must be willing to pick up their prize at the library and have their photo taken for the blog.
Digital Escape Room
- Click on the library doors to enter the game.
- Complete the challenges found within.
- Once you’ve completed all the tasks, be sure to fill out the comment card on the last page to get your name in the drawings for the free kindle and e-book.
- Only one digital entry is accepted per person.
If you would like to learn how to make your own escape rooms, contact the library to sign up for our DIY Escape Room Workshop on Wednesday, June 19. This hands-on program is perfect for educators, parents, youth leaders, librarians, and coaches who want to challenge those around them in new and exciting ways.
Good luck, enjoy, and hope to see you at the Water Tower Festival next week!
Join us for a relaxing get-away during our annual Midwinter Staycation.
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!
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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.
Costumes not required. Registration is. Call, email, or stop by the library to reserve your spot.
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.
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.