Library News: Week of Feb. 13, 2022

Friends of the Library Book Club to meet Feb. 28.

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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.

New Books for Adults: “The Ursulina” by Brian Freeman, “Grace Parker’s Peach Pie” by Kay Correll, “One Nght on the Island” by Josie Silver, “Meet Me in the Margins” by Melissa Ferguson and “The Thousand Eyes” by A.K. Larkwood.

New Books for Children: “Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Tiny!” by Cari Meister, “This Little Pup” by Laura J. Bryant, “Apple and Magnolia” by Laura Gehl and Patricia Metola and “Hush, Little Trucker” by Kim Norman.

DVDs: “King Richard”, “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” and “This is Us” (Complete Fourth Season)

Quote: “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and to contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.” Sidney Sheldon


News and Notes

Friends of the Library Book Club: 6 p.m. Feb. 28, discussing “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett. All are welcome to join in person at the library or via Zoom. Contact the library to participate.

Author Visit: Author Allen Eskens will be at the Nobles County Library at 6:30 p.m. March 3. Eskens earned his journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from Hamline University. After law school he studied creative writing in the M.F.A. program at Minnesota State University Mankato. Eskens now lives with his wife, Joely, in greater Minnesota where he recently retired after practicing criminal law for 25 years. Please join us and learn how Eskens started his career, how his writing process works and his latest titles.

Wowbrary: The library now has a weekly newsletter available! It will be e-mailed every Wednesday to all patrons who have registered. It will show you, at most, 20 Top Choices of new library items. Other new items are categorized on the side for easy browsing.



and sign up, or let us know that you want to sign up.

Winter Reading Program: The Winter Reading Program continues through March 31. Sign up at the library for a punch card, read 12 books (or audio books/e-books) and then bring your completed punch card in for a prize. All participants are entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the program. (Must be 16 or older 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 book connects to the theme of the month and what we liked/disliked about the book. Call 295-5340 or e-mail to sign up.

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: Wii U for 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 for toddlers and preschoolers, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Feb. 21: Library closed for Presidents Day.
  • Feb. 22: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

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.

What To Read Next
“I want you to be very creative,” resident artist Bobbie Alsgaard Lien told Brienna Bahl’s class of first-grade students Thursday. “You’re artists now!”
Any resident within the city of Worthington can apply to get a nutritious, balanced meal delivered to their door. Both regular and special diet meals, such as salt-free or diabetic, are available.
Mahoney was named Education Minnesota Worthington’s Teacher of the Year in May 2022.
The Jackson County Libraries are hosting puzzle competitions at all three libraries on Feb. 25.