WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Adrian Branch Library, 214 Maine Ave., Adrian, is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

New Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club: The Nobles County Library is starting a new monthly book club. Meetings are tentatively planned at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the library. During the meeting, we'll discuss how each of our books connects to the theme of the month and what we liked/disliked about the book. Come connect and meet new people! Call 507-295-5340 or e-mail nobleslib@co.nobles.mn.us to sign up.

Fall Book Sale at Worthington: Nov. 1-6, during regular business hours on the main level of the library. There usually is a variety of adult fiction, science fiction and non-fiction books; young adult books, paperbacks, children’s books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Watch for the bag sale at the end of the week! Book sales are open to the public and not restricted to library card users.

Friends of the Library Book Club: The public is invited to join the book club discussions, and anyone interested in participating should contact the library. “Anxious People” by Fredrick Backman will be discussed at the meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 25.

New Books for Adults: “The Lights of Sugarberry Cove” by Heather Webber, “Last Girl Ghosted” by Lisa Unger, “Ice Angel” by Matthew Hart, “Foul Play” by Stuart Woods and “Catch Us When We Fall” by Juliette Fay.

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New Books for Children: “Little Bat in Night School” by Brian Lies, “I love You, Baby Burrito” by Angela Dominguez, “Isabel and Her Colores Go to School” by Alexandra Alessandri, “The Boxcar Children, The Beekeeper Mystery” by Gertrude Chandler Warner and “Sunny Makes a Splash” by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm.

Youth programming

Registration requested at the library or by calling 295-5340. Students are responsible for their own ride to and from the library, and should be picked up by 5 p.m.

  • Monday: Just Gurlz (girls in grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday: Story Time (toddlers-preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Thursday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Oct. 18: Wii U (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Oct. 19: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Halloween Haunted House for grades K-5: 10 to 11:30 a.m.; noon to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, and noon to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Wear your Halloween costume and join us for a movie, craft, games and a haunted house tour at the Worthington library. Please register for one of the parties on or before Oct. 20, as space is limited. Please stop by the library or call 295-5340.

Special programs

Oct. 28: Musical artist Dennis Warner will perform at 1 p.m. at the Adrian Senior Citizens Center, 120 N. Maine Ave., and at 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Worthington.

Nov. 18: Winter Skies Star Party with Mike Lynch and Paul Seifert, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Minnesota West Community & Technical College, 1450 College Way, Worthington. Meet in the northwest corner of the parking lot next to the observatory.

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