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Keep reading to learn how everyone can stay on top of Meinders Happenings!

Meinders Community Library is moving into the broader social media arena to meet you where you’re at. Please follow/friend/tweet with us from the comfort of your preferred social media account.

Traditionalists, never fear. We will continue to provide email updates through our blog, and newspaper columns for our die hard readers.

Still like rabbit ears and radio programs? Our programming flyers can be found on the public access channel, and many of our programs are videotaped and shown at a later date. Likewise, we will try to up our game for our auditory patrons by utilizing the radio station to help you #GetConnectedAtMeinders.

May Programming Preview

2019 spring happenings

Our goal is to bring community members together to learn, share, and grow through common experiences. All our programs are free and open to the public, so please attend those that interest you and share with others who may also enjoy what we have to offer!

 

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April Programming Preview with Help from Our Youth

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and See STEAM in Action!

The Pipestone Area Robotics Team #3298, aka the ArrowBots, are battling their way to the top in Minneapolis this Friday and Saturday. To watch the qualifying rounds, simply follow the link below. These matches are streamed live and are super fun to watch!

Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional presented by the Medtronic Foundation

Match Red Alliance Blue Alliance Scores
Qualifications
6709 2232 3298 5637 3299 3026 *
5996 5172 3298 4198 5541 2181 *
2509 5913 2500 2513 3298 2823 *
3298 3630 3058 7180 3454 2825 *
3038 4536 4229 2846 3298 2855 *
7038 2846 7068 3298 4664 3751 *
3134 3007 3298 2052 2498 3244
3055 5434 2515 2518 3298 4549 *
3298 3407 2987 2879 3745 3630 *

If you have time between watching #3298 and our upcoming World War II program on Monday night, stop by the school to cheer for the Pipestone Area Speech team during their sub-section meet on Saturday. The first round starts at 10am, with the second round at 11:30 and finals expected to begin at 1:30.

At this point you may asking yourself: what does speech have to do with STEAM? To which I say, communication is an art. Performing is an art. So is writing. For months, these youth (and their un-pictured teammates) have worked hard to mold the written word into something compelling, informative, and artistic.

In short, speech is the basis for understanding an idea and providing a path for others to follow. Without communication, there is no STEAM. And without steam, there is no programming. Lucky for you, we have lots STEAMy activities headed your way.

2019 spring happenings

Our goal is to bring community members together to learn, share, and grow through common experiences. All our programs are free and open to the public, so please attend those that interest you and share with others who may also enjoy what we have to offer!

 

Posted in Meinders Happenings, Programs, STEAM Room, Teen Time, Writer's Group

Fall Events Set

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.