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Library News: Week of July 11, 2021

Organized summer reading program activities take a week off; other activities planned for youths.

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WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 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. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Summer Book Sale: The Summer Book Sale is July 19-24, during regular business hours on the main level of the library in Worthington. The book sale is open to all people, not just library card holders. Watch for the bag sale at the end of the week!

Minnesota State Park passes: Minnesota State Park passes are now 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.

Friends of the Library Book Club: All are welcome to join book club discussions. The next session will be at 7 p.m. July 26. The book being discussed is “Bliss” by Minnesota author Frederick Soukup. Zoom or in-person meeting is yet to be determined.

New Books for Adults: “Silver Tears” by Camilla Lackberg, “The Bone Code” by Kathy Reichs, “An Irish Hostage” by Charles Todd, “The Forest of Vanishing Stars” by Kristin Harmel and “The Cellist” by Daniel Silva.

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New Book for Children: “Grumpy Unicorn Saves the World” by Joey Spiotto.

New DVDs: “Sonic Boom, Robot Rising!”, “Sonic Boom, Go Team Sonic!” and “Heartland” (Season 13).

Quote: “A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You should live several lives while reading it.” William Styron

Youth Programming

There will be no organized Summer Reading programs the week of July 12.

  • Stop by the youth room to pick up an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Bingo card. Find all the items on the bingo sheet and return it to the library on or before July 16 to earn a library dollar.

  • Window I Spy is on the youth room window. Just grab the Window I Spy sheet in the youth room, go outside and see how many of each item on the I Spy sheet you can find. Drop it in the Window I Spy entry container for your chance to win library dollars.

  • Story Walk for All Ages: Walk through the story on the library lawn: “Have You Got My Purr?” then pick up a kitten craft from the youth room to make here or at home. Stop by the front desk once you are finished to receive your library dollar.

For youth programs in Adrian, stop in, call (507) 483-2541 or e-mail adrianlib@co.nobles.mn.us to sign up.

  • Tuesdays: 1 to 2 p.m., Elementary students read with Mrs. Shateen.

  • Wednesdays: 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Story Time, Grades Pre-K-2.

  • Wednesdays: 1 to 2 p.m., Games & Crafts, Grades 3-7.

Mark your calendars

July 26: Treasure Village, open for all ages, 10 a.m. at the Adrian Library and 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Worthington.

Sept. 2: Minnesota native 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 and how they felt about what they went through. She began her research in 2017 and will speak in-depth about her newest novel, “Never let Go, Survival of the Lake Shetek Women.” There will be time at the end for questions. This event is free and open to the public.

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

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