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Library News: Week of Aug. 29, 2021

Both libraries will be closed Saturday and Monday in observance of Labor Day.

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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. The libraries will be closed Saturday and Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Minnesota State Park passes: Minnesota State Park passes are available for checkout from Wednesday through Tuesday for a weekend trip or vacation. You must be a Nobles County resident and Plum Creek Library card holder. The pass must be picked up in person by an adult. Reserve a Minnesota State Park Pass today at the Worthington or Adrian library.

Nobles County Library Computer Tutorials: The library will offer a guided tutorial for individuals to create their own gmail account to send and receive emails. Sessions are offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 and Sept. 15; or from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 22. Space is limited. Please call 295-5340 or stop by the library to reserve a spot.

New Books for Adults: “The Family Plot” by Megan Collins, “A Mother's Strength” by Allie Pleiter, “Chasing the Boogeyman” by Richard Chizmar, “Lost and Found Faith” by Laurel Blount and “Lightning Strike” by William Kent Krueger.

New Books for Children: “When We Fly” by Jess McGeachin, “Trick or Treat, Crankenstein” by Samantha Berger, “Good Housekeeping, Amazing Science” by Aubre Andrus, “Making Friends, Third Time’s a Charm” by Kristen Gudsnuk and “The Good, The Bad, And the Spooky” by Jory John and Pete Oswald.

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New DVDs: “Here Today”, “Those Who Wish Me Dead”, “Nobody” and “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”

New Electronic Resources

New electronic resources are available at nclibrary.org under Research>Digital Libraries. You can access these anywhere at any time with your library card.

  • NovelListPLus: Book recommendations, reviews, articles, booklists, etc.

  • Consumer Reports: Search their archive of expert, unbiased product reviews.

  • Auto Repair Source: Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

  • Legal Information Reference Center: Legal reference books, how-to instructions and Minnesota-specific legal forms.

  • Creativebug: Over 1,000 arts and crafts instructional videos.

  • AncestryLibrary is available for use inside the library. Research ancestors, census data, vital records, directories, photos and more.

Youth Programming

After-School Programs will begin the week of Sept. 13. Please stop by the library or call 295-5340 to sign up your children.

  • Sept. 14: After-School Program (Grades K-5) until 4:45 p.m.

  • Sept. 15: Story Time (Toddlers, Preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Sept. 15: Just Gurlz (girls in grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Sept. 16: After-School Program (Grades K-5) until 4:45 p.m.

  • Sept. 20: Wii (Grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Please visit nclibrary.org for all library events.

Mark your calendars

Thursday: Pamela Nowak will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the Nobles County Library in Worthington about how women survived the U.S.-Dakota War. She will speak in-depth about her newest novel, “Never let Go, Survival of the Lake Shetek Women.” Free and open to the public.

Sept. 21: “Moving Words” presented at 6:30 p.m. Come and listen to a panel of Minnesota authors at the library in Worthington.

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.

Watch our Facebook page and website for updates and future events.

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