Library News: Week of May 1, 2022

Book clubs scheduled to meet 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.

New Books for Adults: “The Hacienda” by Isabel Cañas, “Traitor” by David Hagberg, “When She Dreams” by Amanda Quick, “Blood Will Tell” by Heather Chavez and “Vigil Harbor” by Julia Glass

New Books for Children: “Mapmakers and the Lost Magic” by Cameron Chittock, “The Boxcar Children: The Mystery in the Magic Shop” by Gertrude Chandler Warner, “Spring Parade” by Camelia Kay, “Duck, Duck, Dad?” by Lorna Scobie and “Beak & Ally: The Big Storm” by Norm Feuti

New Audiobook: “Dream Town” by David Baldacci

New DVD: “Death on the Nile”


Quote: “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” Paul Sweeney

News and Notes

Friends of the Library Book Club: The next meeting is at 6 p.m. May 23, discussing “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by James Baldwin. All are welcome to join the book club discussions. Contact the library to participate.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club: The next meeting is at 6 p.m. May 11 in the library’s program room. March’s topic was Gravitational Manipulation and April’s topic was Your Favorite Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. We’ll discuss how each of our books connected to these themes and what we liked/disliked about the books at the next meeting. Call 295-5340 or e-mail to sign up.

Youth programming

After School programs: Register 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: Just Gurlz, for girls in grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • May 9: Wii U for grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • May 10: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Screen-Free Saturdays: The Adrian Branch library hosts Screen-Free Saturdays. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to 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. Screen Free Saturdays continue through May 21.

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