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Holiday Happenings

Our Holiday Open House Winners:

  • Linda Taylor
  • Karen Halbersma
  • Ingrid Wielenberg
  • Marge Urlick
  • Leann Hoff
  • Sue Lingen

Stop by Meinders Library to claim your prize!

For the drawing, we asked everyone for a favorite read from 2018 and here are the books recommended by the community.

  • About My Mother…True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother by Peggy Rowe
  • Angels
  • Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Elena Vanishing by Elena Dunkle
  • The End
  • The Four Truths
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Gunflint Burning: Fire in the Boundary Waters by Cary Griffith
  • Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History by Bill O’Reilly
  • The Last Juror by John Grisham
  • The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  • Maeve Binchy (all her books)
  • Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer
  • The Narrows & The Poet by Michael Connelly
  • The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker
  • Reality-Based Leadership by Cy Wakeman
  • Shadow Children Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Such a Pretty Girl
  • Texas Trilogy by Sandra Brown
  • This Mortal Coil Series by Emily Suvada
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Meinders Community Library will be:

  • Closed Monday 12/24 for Christmas Eve
  • Closed Tuesday 12/25 for Christmas Day

We’ll be open regular hours Wednesday 12/26-Saturday 12/29, including the STEAM Room, with a special Crafternoon from 1:00-4:00 pm on Thursday.


Have a safe and happy holidays!

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.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Stop by the library to get your reading or traveling materials for the long holiday weekend.

We have audio books to entertain the littles while driving, magazines to entertain the relatives after turkey dinner, and movies to entertain overnight guests. Lastly, don’t forget to unwind with a book after the excitement dies down.

Meinders Community Library will be:

  • Open Wednesday from 10am until 8pm
  • Closed Thursday for Thanksgiving
  • Closed Friday for Thanksgiving
  • Open Saturday from 10am until 2pm

Please enjoy a happy and safe holiday weekend with family and friends!

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. 

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Come Write In! at Meinders Library

As autumn falls into the cozy rhythm of hot drinks and cold nights, writers across the globe challenge themselves to the unthinkable–write a novel in 30 days.

NaNoWriMo 2018 Twitter Header
National Novel Writing Month~ click here for more info

People write for a variety of reasons: health, wealth, passing along family histories and traditions, or just because. As people, we have opinions and experiences we want to share. We have personal demons we want to slay. We have imaginations that don’t sleep. All of these are valid reasons to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard.

To the roughly 80% of Americans who claim they want to write a book “someday”, let someday start today. 

Whether you want to write for publication or wish to remain in the writing closet for life, there is a sense of nobility and accomplishment from tackling the written word. Short stories, poetry, novels, articles, memoirs, or nitty gritty nonfiction, the writing form is endless, as are the ways in which individual writers string the 26 letters of the alphabet together–creating words, sentences, and pages.

Chapter upon chapter we become known to ourselves and to our readers. Writing is exhilarating, frustrating, and addictive.

Lucky for you, November 1st marks the start of National Novel Writing Month. Now is the time to explore your inner writer and join the ranks of like-minded people furiously penning their way toward 50,000 words.

Throughout the month, Meinders Library will host writing events beginning tonight at 6:00pm.

We invite anyone interested in the art of writing to join us this month on any or all of the following dates, regardless of whether you join NaNoWriMo or not:

  • Thursday November 1 @ 6:00pm
  • Sundays from 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesdays from 6:00pm-8pm

Light refreshments will be served and prizes can be earned during these informal and fun meet-ups with other area writers. All ages welcome.


For more information, please use the contact form below or stop in the library and talk with Emily or Jody.