Library News: Week of Feb. 20, 2022

Author Allen Eskins to speak March 3 at Nobles County Library.

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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.

New Books for Adults: “The Cage” by Bonnie Kistler, “The Paris Apartment” by Lucy Foley, “Think of Me” by Frances Liardet, “Our American Friend” by Anna Pitoniak and “This Might Hurt” by Stephanie Wrobel.

New Books for Children: “Twinkle Makes a Wish” by Katharine Holabird and Sarah Warburton, “Mouse Seasons” by Leo Lionni, “Squidding Around: Prank You Very Much” by Kevin Sherry, “Investi Gators: Braver and Boulder” by John Patrick Green and “My Weirder-est School: Mr. Ott Is a Crackpot!” by Dan Gutman.

DVDs: “Encanto”

Quote: “A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.”


News and Notes

Friends of the Library Book Club: 6 p.m. Feb. 28, discussing “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett. All are welcome to join in person at the library or via Zoom. Contact the library to participate.

Author Visit: Author Allen Eskens will be at the Nobles County Library at 6:30 p.m. March 3. Eskens earned his journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from Hamline University. After law school he studied creative writing in the M.F.A. program at Minnesota State University Mankato. Eskens now lives with his wife, Joely, in greater Minnesota where he recently retired after practicing criminal law for 25 years. Please join us and learn how Eskens started his career, how his writing process works and his latest titles.

Winter Reading Program: The Winter Reading Program has reached the half-way point and continues through March 31. Sign up at the library for a punch card, read 12 books (or audio books/e-books) and return your completed punch card for a prize. All participants are entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the program. (Must be 16 or older to participate.)

Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club: Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. We’ll discuss how each book connects to the theme of the month and what we liked/disliked about the book. Call 295-5340 or e-mail to sign up.

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: Library closed for Presidents Day.
  • 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.; Wii U for grades 5-9 after school until 4:45.
  • Thursday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Feb. 28: Just Gurlz for girls in grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • March 1: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

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.

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