Library News: Week of Jan. 8, 2023

Winter Reading Program is now 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. The Nobles County Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

New at the Library

New Books for Adults: “An Affair of Spies” by Ronald H. Balson, “Home of the Heart” by Carolyn Brown, “So Long, Chester Wheeler” by Catherine Ryan Hyde, “Virgin River: Paradise Valley” by Robyn Carr, “Better the Blood” by Michael Bennett, “The Last Invitation” by Darby Kane, “The Fall of Númenor” by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Reluctant Countess” by Eloisa James, “Bad Days for Bad Men” by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, “The Vibrant Years” by Sonali Dev, “Prairie Up” by Benjamin Vogt, “Clive Cussler’s Hellburner: A Novel of the Oregon Files” by Mike Maden and “Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Brain Zone” by Don Colbert, MD

New Large Print Books for Adults: “The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves” by Alexandra Horowitz, “Wise Gals” by Nathalia Holt, “Lightning Down” by Tom Clavin, “Like the Wind” by Robin Lee Hatcher, “A Quilt for Christmas” by Melody Carlson, “The Lost Ticket” by Freya Sampson, “The Other Mrs.” By Mary Kubica, “The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell, “The Woman With the Star” by Pam Jenoff, “The Black Swan of Paris” Karen Robards, “Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World” by Andrea Pitzer, “To The Uttermost Ends of the Earth” by Phil Keith with Tom Calvin, “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty, “Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America” by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard, “Damn Lucky” by Kevin Maurer, “The Madness of Crowds” by Louise Penny, “The Escape Artist” by Jonathan Freedland, “The Marsh Queen” by Virginia Hartman and “The Lost Boys of Montauk” by Amanda M. Fairbanks.

New Books for Children: “Extraordinary Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life - Visual Encyclopedia”, “Those Who Helped Us” by Ken Mochizuki and Kiku Hughes, “Blurp’s Book of Manners” by Cindy Derby and “Waiting on Mr. Sloth” by Katy Hudson.

Did You Know? The top five adult fiction books checked out in 2022 at the Nobles County Library (Worthington branch) were: “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover, “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens, “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, “The Stolen Hours” by Allen Eskens and “The Wish” by Nicholas Sparks.


Special events

Jan. 18: 6 to 8 p.m., author visit with Mary Yungeberg

Jan. 25: 5 to 7 p.m., author visit with C.K. Van Dam

Feb. 1: 6 to 7 p.m., genealogist visit with Debbie Boe

Feb. 8: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., jewelry making with Myra

March 22, 6 to 8 p.m., Springo (Bingo)

Winter Reading Program: The Winter Reading Program begins Jan. 3rd and ends March 31. Visit either Nobles County library branch on or after Jan. 3 to sign up and get your punch card. Read 12 books (or audio/e-books) and bring your punch card back to choose your prize. After you’ve turned in your completed card(s), fill out a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize drawing in one of three categories — men, women and teen. You must be at least 16 years old to participate.

Friends of the Library Book Club: The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Jan. 23, to discuss “Black Cake” by Charmaine Wilkerson. All are welcome!

Youth Programming

Participants are responsible for their own ride to and from the library. Please stop by the library or call (507) 295-5340 to sign up your children


Monday, Jan. 9: Wii (for grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 10: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 11: Story Time (toddlers and preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.; Just Gurlz (for girls in grades 5-9) after school until 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 12: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 16: Closed.

Tuesday, Jan. 17: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Please visit for all library events.

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