Library News: Week of Jan. 10, 2022

Winter Reading Program for readers aged 16 and older is under way.

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WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday closing: The public libraries in Worthington and Adrian will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Author Visit: Kate Towle will visit the Nobles County Library in Worthington at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Towle is the author of “Sweet Burden of Crossing,” a book detailing the story of two college students in the 1980s as they share a journey of father loss that binds them together and stretches their bond in deep, surprising ways.

Towle will lead an interactive presentation and discussion. Reading the book is not required. Please mark it on your calendars and join us!

Winter Reading Program: The Winter Reading Program begins Jan. 3, and ends March 31. Come in to either library branch starting Jan. 3 to sign up and get your punch card. Read 12 books (or audio books/e-books) and bring your punch card back to choose your prize! All participants are entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the program. (Must be at least 16 years old to participate.)


Friends of the Library Book Club: The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 31, to discuss “LaRose” by Minnesota author Louise Erdich. All are welcome to join! Contact the library to participate.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club: Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. We'll discuss how each of our books connects to the theme of the month and what we liked/disliked about the book. Call 295-5340 or e-mail to sign up.

Screen-Free Saturdays: The Adrian Branch library hosts Screen-Free Saturdays every Saturday through May 21 (excluding holiday weekends). Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to get out of the house and come play games from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the library. Bring your favorite board game or play one available at the library.

New at the LibraryNew Books for Adults: “The Marvelous Monroe Girls” by Shirley Jump, “The Family You Make” by Jill Shalvis, “Must Love Books” by Shauna Robinson, “The I-5 Killer” by Ann Rule and “A Borrowed Man” by Gene Wolfe

New Books for Children: “You Are Not Alone” by Alphabet Rockers, “Pea, Bee, & Jay” by Brian “Smitty” Smith, “Who Was the Voice of the People?” by Cesar Chavez, “Pete the Kitty: Wash Your Hands” by Kimberly and James Dean and “10 Little Tractors” by Annie Bailey

New DVD: “The French Dispatch”

New Audiobook: “Fear no Evil” by James Patterson

Youth programmingRegistration 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.


  • Wednesday: Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Monday: Library closed.
  • Tuesday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
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