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Library News: Week of Nov. 15, 2021

Star Party is Thursday night at Minnesota West's Worthington campus.

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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. Note: The Worthington library will close at 5:30 p.m. Thursday due to the Star Party at Minnesota West.

Library hours to change: Beginning Nov. 22, the Nobles County Library in Worthington will close at 7 p.m. New hours will be 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 library is closed Sundays and holidays.

Thanksgiving closures: The Adrian and Worthington libraries will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 24, and will be closed Nov. 25-27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club: Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the library. 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 in Adrian: Every Saturday through May 21, excluding holiday weekends, for grades K-8. Visit the library for games from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring your favorite board game or play one available at the library.

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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 (toddlers-preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.

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

  • Nov. 22: Just Gurlz (girls Grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Nov. 23: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Scholastic Online

These electronic resources from Scholastic are available 24 hours a day on the Nobles County Library website, under Research>Digital Libraries. You can access these anywhere; all you need is your library card. These are easy to navigate and user-friendly.

BookFlix: For grades Pre-K to 3. Animated, talking storybooks, games and other activities.

TrueFlix: For grades 3 and up. Offers hundreds of units to supplement social studies and science learning.

FreedomFlix: For grades 4 and up. Improve social studies with more than 70 multimedia units offering students a look at the people, places and events that shaped our world.

ScienceFlix: For grades 3 and up. More than 50 complete scientific units in six areas, videos and articles at different reading levels as well as project and experiment ideas.

Scholastic Teachables: Over 30,000 resources for Pre-K through grade 6; activity sheets, lesson plans and more, covering all subjects and themes. Also 2,000+ Mini-Books.

Watch & Learn Library: For grades Pre-K to 3. More than 200 education videos with real-world footage in English or Spanish to build knowledge and expand vocabulary.

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Special program

Nov. 18: Winter Skies Star Party with Mike Lynch and Paul Seifert, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Minnesota West Community & Technical College, 1450 Collegeway, Worthington. Meet in the parking lot next to the observatory. Please register by calling the library at 295-5340 or e-mailing nobleslib@co.nobles.mn.us.

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

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