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Library News: Week of Nov. 21, 2021

The library will be closed Thursday through Saturday in observance of Thanksgiving.

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WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 7 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. 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.

New at the Library

New Books for Adults: “All of Us Villains” by Amanda Food y and Christine Lynn Herman, “The Left-Handed Twin” by Thomas Perry, “All the Feels” by Olivia Dade, “These Precious Days” by Ann Patchett and “Never” by Ken Follett

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New Books for Children: “Go Ask Ozzie” by Patricia Polacco, “The Night the Reindeer Saved Christmas” by Raj Kaur Khaira and Kasia Nowowiejska, “The Nutcracker” by Jan Brett, “Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates” by Cheryl B. Klein and “Parker Shines On” by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry

New DVDs: “Old Bell”, “On the Rocks”, “The Stand”, “Escape Room, Tournament of Champions”, “Clarice” and “The Crown” (Season 4)

Quote: “The privilege we have in this country to borrow books from our public libraries is quite wonderful, really. It empowers all of us to keep on learning and exploring throughout our lives. That’s very special, because life is all about growing, changing and opening ourselves up to new ideas and information.” Elizabeth Taylor

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: 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.

  • Wednesday: Story Time (toddlers-preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving.

  • Nov. 29: Wii U (grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Nov. 30: 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.

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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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