Library News: Week of Oct. 16, 2022

Register by Wednesday to take part in Halloween Haunted House party.

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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.

Friends of the Library Book Club: The next gathering will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 24, discussing “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. Please join in person or on Zoom.


After-School Programming at the Nobles County Library in Worthington begins this week. Please stop by the library or call (507) 295-5340 to sign up your children. Participants are responsible for their own ride to and from the library.

Oct. 17: Wii (Grades 5-9), until 4:45 p.m.

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


Oct. 19: Story Time (Toddlers & Preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.

Oct. 20: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Oct. 24: Just Gurlz (Girls Grades 5-9), until 4:45 p.m.

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

Halloween Haunted House: For students in grades K-5. Join us for a movie, craft, games and a tour through the Haunted House. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume! Please register for one of the parties on or before Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the library front desk or call (507) 295-5340. Parties will be 10 to 11:30 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20; and noon to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Space is limited, so register early!

New at the Library

New books for adults: “Sinister Graves” by Marcie R. Rendon, “And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle” by Jon Meacham, “My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy” by Clint Hill, “The Christmas Spirit” by Debbie Macomber, “Thief of Fate” by Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets, “Marmee: A Novel of Little Women” by Sarah Miller, “The Boys From Biloxi” by John Grisham and “It Starts With Us” by Colleen Hoover.

New books for children: “Frizzy” by Claribel A. Ortega, “Owl and Penguin” by Vikram Madan, “Rainbow Fish and the Storyteller” by Marcus Pfister, “Grandma’s Farm” by Michael Garland, “Three Billy Goats Gruff” retold by Mac Barnett, “The Winter Bird” by Kate Banks, “Where is the North Pole?” by Megan Stine, “Uncercover Latina” by Aya De León and “Freestyle” by Gale Galligan.

Want to see more new items? Sign up to receive a complete list of new items weekly from the Nobles County Library! Visit and sign up for Wowbrary! (toward the bottom of the homepage). Once you sign up, you will receive an e-mail every Wednesday morning of everything new at the library.


New Library App: Download the Aspen LiDA app and login using your library card number. From there you can browse the Nobles County Library’s collections, see new materials, manage your library account, search and download electronic resources, store your library card digitally and much, much more.

Fun Fact: So far this year, Nobles County Library patrons in Worthington have saved $643,566 by using the library!

Author visits in Worthington

  • Adrian Lee, author of supernatural books, “How to Be a Christian Psychic”, “Mysterious Minnesota”, “Mysterious Midwest” and more, will speak from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24.
  • Kathie Hendricks “Kate Henry”, Luverne author of children’s books “Backyard Hockey”, “Please Don’t Eat the Cupcakes” and more, will present a children’s program from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and an adult program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8.
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