Library News: Week of Jan. 22, 2023

Author C.K. Van Dam to visit Worthington library on Wednesday evening.

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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, 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 25: 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. 26: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 30: Wii (for grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 31: 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: “The Immunity Solution: Seven Weeks to Living Healthier and Longer” by Leo Nissola, MD, “The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill” by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch, “The Night Travelers” by Armando Lucas Correa, “Spare” by Prince Harry, “Just the Nicest Couple” by Mary Kubica, “You Must Remember This” by Kat Rosenfield, "All The Dangerous Things" by Stacy Willingham, “Easy Crochet for Beginners: Learn to Crochet With 35 Simple Projects” by Nicki Trench, “Small World” by Laura Zigman, “Dark of Night” by Colleen Coble, “Alligator Alley” by Mike Lawson, “Hard to Break” by Michael Ledwidge and “The Bluebird Bakery” by Lee Tobin McClain.

New large print books: “Book Lovers” by Emily Henry, “The Golden Couple” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, “Beautiful World, Where Are You?” by Sally Rooney and “In Five Years” by Rebecca Serle.

New books for children: “Horse & Buggy On Ice!” by Ethan Long and “Very Good Hats” by Emma Straub.

Did you know?: Last year, at the Nobles County Library in Worthington, patrons saved $804,880.01 by using the library and Adrian patrons saved $156,307.14!


Special events

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

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