The Volstead Act, which made the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages illegal, turns 100 this January. To commemorate this anniversary, Meinders Library will be hosting several Prohibition-themed events.
On Monday January 14th, we’ll explore Minnesota’s own connection to Prohibition with living history presenter Arn Kind at Meinders Library.
Join us at the Pipestone Country Club on Saturday January 19th and put your new Prohibition knowledge to the test with Wild & Wooly, a large scale escape room speakeasy.
This event is open to anyone over the age of 21. Assemble your teams, find your best flapper and gangster apparel, and call Meinders Library to reserve your spot.
We will also host a teen version of the escape room at the library on Saturday January 12th. Open to teens in grades 7-12.
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.
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
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:
Join the newly formed writer’s group on the 2nd Monday at 6:30pm.
Attend Doug Wolter’s author event this Saturday at 2:00pm.
Stop by on October 14 for our Patron Appreciation Open House between 2:00 and 4:00pm.
Read Andy Steiner’s book, How to Survive: the Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People, and discuss it with others at our Community Read book discussion at 6:00pm on October 30.
Sign up for Clue-less: an Escape Room Adventure and figure out who dunnit, with what and where. Pre-registration is required and will open on October 2.
Learn a new perspective by visiting with journalist and publisher, Andy Wahlberg. He owns Think Piece Publishing–Steiner’s publishing company.
Craft with us on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00am-1:00pm. Our first craft club will be held on October 14. Bring your crafting supplies and/or passions to share with other crafty people. We will be using our STEAM Room.
Brush up on your work force writing skills on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. From 4:00pm to 6:00pm, this Adult Writing Lab time is the perfect place to hone your resume and cover letter skills. Registration is not required.
Encourage your teen to join Teen Time on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm for some supervised fun. (Think Escape Room, Movie Nights, Indoor Golf, etc… and snacks. Always the snacks.)
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.
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.
Where’s Walrus? in Action
Teen Trial Run
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