Library News: Week of Feb. 5, 2023

Virtual author talks offered every Tuesday in February.

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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.

Youth Programming

Participants are responsible for their own ride to and from the library. Please stop by the library or call (507) 295-5340 to sign up your children

Monday, Feb. 6: Wii (for grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

The District 518 Board of Education approved changes in employment for many employees at its March 21 meeting.
“The whole point of a roleplaying game is (that) you’re imagining yourself as an adventurer.”
We currently have positions open including K-12 teachers, school psychologists, speech and language pathologists, paraprofessionals, custodians and food service staff at all ISD 518 facilities.

Tuesday, Feb. 7: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Story Time (toddlers and preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.; Just Gurlz (for girls in grades 5-9) after school until 4:45 p.m.


Thursday, Feb. 9: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 13: Wii (for grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 14: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Please visit for all library events.

New at the Library

New Books for Adults: “Finding joy with an invisible chronic illness” by Christopher Martin, “The Midwife’s Touch” by Sue Harrison, “Gooseberry Patch: Mom’s Go-To Recipes”, “Sycamore Circle” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “Gooseberry Patch: Grandma's Favorites”, “Off The Deep End” by Lucinda Berry, “The Game Is A Footnote” by Vicki Delany, “Easy Cricut Crafts” by Cori George, “Don’t Open the Door” by Allison Brennan, “The End of Drum-Time” by Hanna Pylvainen, “Medicare for You” by Diane J. Omdahl, RN, MS, “Irish Coffee Murder" by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis and Barbara Ross, “The Devil’s Ransom” by Brad Taylor, “A Courage Undimmed” by Stephanie Graves and “Courtiers: Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor” by Valentine Low.

New Large Print Books: “Attention Span” by Gloria Mark, PhD, “Fen, Bog & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis” by Annie Proulx and “The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth, “Kidnapped in Texas” by Virginia Vaughan and “Forced to Hide” by Terri Reed.

New books for children: “My Little Pony: Sister Switch" by Megan Roth and Agnes Garbowska, “Undies, Please!” by Sumana Seeboruth and Ashleigh Corrin, "The Adventure Friends: Treasure Map” by Brandon Todd, "Shiny Snow Machines” by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker and "Oona in the Arctic” by Kelly DiPucchio.

Did You Know?: The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with more than 173 million items. (Source:


Special events

Feb. 7: Noon, Author Jeanne Cooney (virtual event), join us at the library.

Feb. 8: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., jewelry making with Myra

Feb. 14: 3 p.m., Lorna Landvik (virtual event), join us at the library.

Feb. 21: 7 p.m., Chad Lewis (virtual event) join us at the library.

Feb. 28: 7 p.m., Brian Freeman (virtual event) join us at the library.

March 8: 5:30 to 7 p.m., “On the Books” with Nobles County Attorney Joseph Sanow

March 22, 6 to 8 p.m., Springo (Bingo)

Winter Reading Program: The Winter Reading Program continues through March 31. Visit either Nobles County library branch to sign up and get your punch card. Read 12 books (or audio/e-books) and bring your punch card back to choose your prize. After you’ve turned in your completed card(s), fill out a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize drawing in one of three categories — men, women and teen. You must be at least 16 years old to participate.


Friends of the Library Book Club: The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Feb. 27, to discuss “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan. All are welcome!

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