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Library News: Week of July 18, 2021

The Summer Book Sale is this week on the main level of the Nobles County Library in Worthington.

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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 this week during regular business hours on the main level of the library. The sale is open to the public and not restricted to library card holders. There is a variety of adult fiction, science fiction and non-fiction books, young adult books, paperbacks, children's books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Watch for the bag sale at the end of the week!

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.

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: “Man With a Past” by Mary Connealy, “The Shadow” by James Patterson and Brian Sitts, “Forever My Own” by Tracie Peterson, “It’s Better This Way” by Debbie Macomber and “False Witness” by Karin Slaughter.

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New Books for Children: “Journey Beyond the Burrow” by Rina Heisel, “Snakes Smell With Their Tongues!: And Other Amazing Facts” by Thea Feldman, “Twinkle and the Fairy Flower Garden” by Katharine Holabird, “Baby-Sitters Little Sister, Karen’s Kittycat Club” by Katy Farina and “Ms. Frogbottom’s Field Trips, Fangs for Having Us!” by Nancy Krulik.

New Audiobook: “Dog Eat Dog” by David Rosenfelt.

New DVDs: “A Cinderella Story: Starstruck”, “Space Dogs, Tropical Adventure”, “Defending Jacob” and “The SpongeBob Movie, Sponge on the Run.”

Quote: “One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” Cassandra Clare

Youth Programming

Stop by the library, call 295-5340 or e-mail nobleslib@co.nobles.mn.us to sign up.

  • Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m., Teen Summer Reading Program.

  • Wednesdays: 10-11 a.m., Story Time (Preschool-Kindergarten).

  • Wednesdays: 1 to 2:30 p.m., Summer Reading Program (Grades 1-3).

  • Thursdays: 1 to 2:30 p.m., Summer Reading Program (Grades 4-5).

Earn library dollars for every 60 minutes you read or someone reads to you, to spend at the Nobles County Library Store.
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.

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