Library News: Week of March 5, 2023

The Winter Reading Program continues through the end of this month.

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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

“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.
The organizations hope to create scholarships for high school graduates entering college in an agriculture-related field.

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 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: “A Calder at Heart” by Janet Dailey, “White Smoke” by John Gilstrap, “The Writing Retreat” by Julia Bartz, “The Last Kingdom” by Steve Berry, “Younger Forever: The Secrets to Living Your Longest Healthiest Life” by Mark Hyman, MD, “Forged in Love” by Mary Connealy, “The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents” Lisa Damour, Ph.D., “I have Some Questions For You” by Rebecca Makkai, “The Widow’s Hidden Past” Rebecca Kertz and “Best Served Hot” by Amanda Elliot.

New books for children: “Donald’s Happiest Adventures” by Lewis Trondheim and “Whale Done” by Stuart Gibbs.

Special events

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)


For incidents recorded the evening of March 17 through the early morning of March 21.
“We sent out delinquent letters Jan. 1, and we got a lot of those payments in,” Jacobs said. “We get a lot of people that paid because they don’t want their name in the paper.”
“Having the latest ultrasound technology available in our communities means we can provide efficient and accurate diagnoses in our hospitals, clinics and emergency departments."

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.

Nobles County Art Center

Seeking artists: Artists are sought to enter the annual Area Art Show. The event is open to artists in or within 100 miles of Worthington. Email the Art Center at or stop by the art center for a form to enter.

Art Club: Art Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to join!

The Art Center is located in the basement of the Nobles County Library. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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