Library News: Week of Jan. 15, 2023

Author Mary Yungeberg to visit the Worthington library on Wednesday.

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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. The Nobles County Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

New at the Library

New Books for Adults: “Code 6” by James Grippando, “Something Old, Something New” by Amy Clipston, “The Stolen Hour” by Holly Black, “Sleep No More” by Jayne Ann Krentz, “Age of Vice” by Deepti Kapoor, “Code Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America’s Most Dangerous Female Spy — and the Sister She Betrayed” by Jim Popkin, “Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute” by Talia Hibbert, “The House in the Pines” by Ana Reyes, and “Love, Clancy: Diary of a Good Dog” by W. Bruce Cameron.

New Books for Children: “Pizza and Taco Rock Out!” by Stephen Shaskan, “Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen’s Birthday” by Katy Farina, “Blue, Barry & Pancakes Big Time Trouble” by Dan & Jason, “Groundhog Gets it Wrong” by Jess Townes, “We Are Here” by Tami Charles and “Beak & Ally, Snow Birds” by Norm Feuti.

Did You Know? So far for the Winter Reading Program, 128 people have signed up at the Nobles County Library in Worthington. Stop by to sign yourself up!

Special events

Jan. 18: 6 to 8 p.m., author visit with Mary Yungeberg


Jan. 25: 5 to 7 p.m., author visit with C.K. Van Dam

Feb. 1: 6 to 7 p.m., genealogist visit with Debbie Boe

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

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. Jan. 23, to discuss “Black Cake” by Charmaine Wilkerson. All are welcome!

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, Jan. 16: Closed.


Tuesday, Jan. 17: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 18: 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, Jan. 19: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 23: Wii (for grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 24: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Please visit for all library events.

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