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Library News: Week of Jan. 2, 2022

The Nobles County Library in Worthington will host author Kate Towle on Jan. 27.

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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.

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.)

Book Clubs: The Nobles County Library wants to work with you to get information out for upcoming programs, author visits and more. Please contact us with your information by calling 295-5340 or e-mail us at nobleslib@co.nobles.mn.us . We look forward to working together!

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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 nobleslib@co.nobles.mn.us 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 Library

New Books for Adults: “Invisible” by Danielle Steel, “Verity” by Colleen Hoover, “Targeted” by Stephen Hunter, “Where Do We Go From Here?” By Dr. David Jeremiah and “Winter Water” by Susanne Jansson.

New Books for Children: “Bear and Bird Learn to Share” by Jonny Lambert, “What is Love?” by Mac Barnett, “A Dinosaur Named Ruth” by Julia Lyon, “The Year We Learned to Fly” by Jacqueline Woodson and “Belle’s Playful Puppy” by Amy Sky Koster.

Quote: “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.” Neil Gaiman

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 (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.

  • Jan. 10: Just Gurlz (Girls grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

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

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