Pipestone County Star, 01-29-2015
Book clubs are a great way to get to know people. Everyone reacts differently to every book they read and talking about those books with others brings a level of knowledge that is hard to find in other places. Unfortunately, the Meinders Library Book Club is no longer active, but there are several book clubs in Pipestone that are still reading.
The library is very interested in starting up a book club again, so if you are interested, please give us a call and let us know. We would LOVE to have a regular group, probably monthly, to read and discuss together. We don’t need a huge number of people – just a few. Once the community begins to see how much fun it can be, we’ll grow.
For those of you involved in church or private book clubs already, we have some great resources for you – including Book Club in a Tub if you need some suggestions for what to read. These kits (listed below) each contain 12 books and a study guide for the club leader and are available on a first come, first serve basis. They are currently housed at our regional office, but can be delivered within the week and have a 30 day check out period to allow for a full month of reading and the club meeting. If you are interested in any of the listed titles, please let a librarian know so we can place a hold for you and bring it here!
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, Kirsten Cronn-Mills
Frozen, Mary Casanova
The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls, Julie Schumacher
A Crooked Number, Nathan Jorgenson
Convergence at Two Harbors, Dennis Herschbach
Poems for Ordinary People, Carol Allis
Cul de Sac, Scott Wrobel
The Wolf at Twilight, Kent Nerburn
The Vanishing, Wendy Webb
Tell My Sons, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber
Available in June 2015:
Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger
Julia Gillian, Alison McGhee
The Round House, Louise Erdich
Rez Life, David Treuer
Abercrombie Trail, Candance Simar
My Life with Deth, David Ellefson
The Lighthouse Road, Peter Geye
The Keeper of Dawn, J.B. Hickman
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Shadow on the Mountain, Margi Preus
Mayor of the Universe, Lorna Landvik
Hope you have time to read this winter – nothing like a cozy blanket and a good book. Have a great day!
Winter Weather: We tend to follow the lead of Pipestone Area Schools. If the school is closed, we will also be closed. If the school closes early, we stay open for about a half hour afterwards to make sure all the kids can get picked up. If the school has a two hour late start, we are not affected and will open at our regular time of 10 AM.
PAFL Update: Pipestone Area Friends of the Library is looking for members – anyone who is a friend to Meinders Library is welcome to join! The Friends group works hard to promote the library, raise money for projects, and organize their yearly book sale, in addition to the HUGE amount of support they provide throughout the year. Call us for the date of the next meeting!
If you have questions or have a book you’d like to reserve or renew, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (507) 825-6714. The hours for Meinders Library are Monday through Thursday from 10 AM – 8 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM. Meinders Community Library is located at 1401 7th Street SW, on the south side of the high school.